Spurs make enquiry to sign attacking magician

Jovane Cabral

Today was a big day for Tottenham Hotspur.

Not because they unveiled a new signing or made positive strides in the transfer window, but because their Amazon Prime documentary All or Nothing was finally released.

Already we've seen snippets of Jose Mourinho and Harry Kane embroiled in some quite fantastic moments of television that have now gone viral.

It's a fascinating insight into the club and just where things went wrong last season. Even Dele Alli was called out in an analysis segment for being too lazy. 

Someone who hasn't been lazy this summer, though, is Daniel Levy.

Tottenham's recruitment team have done plenty of work already this summer and Spurs have welcomed three new faces through the door.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty arrived from Southampton and Wolves respectively while Joe Hart was also snapped up on a free transfer. All of that was done for a collective £27m. Talk about a bargain. 

Daniel Levy

However, Spurs are willing to spend if they find the right player this summer. Their new target, for example, is worth something in the region of £22.4m.

Football Insider revealed on Monday that the north Londoners were tracking Sporting Lisbon winger Jovane Cabral.

Spurs have approached Sporting in a bid to prise him away from Portugal with Levy expressing an interest in the 22-year-old. 

West Ham were interested in the attacker earlier this season and at the time, the player was quoted at €20m to €25m by A Bola (via Sport Witness). 

Whether that price tag has changed from early August, however, remains to be seen. 

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GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Cabral is one of the most exciting young players in Portugal at the moment and his ceiling is absurdly high.

Alongside Bruno Fernandes, now of Manchester United, he established one of the most dangerous combinations in the country. 

"Jovane in the past has had his ups and downs, many ups and downs, and I think it was always due to the fact that he stayed a little moonstruck when things went well and very low when things went wrong," Fernandes said about Cabral. 

Considering his age, you can excuse a little immaturity, especially when he plays like he does.


In 2019/20, the flanker scored six times and registered two assists but it's his dribbling that stands out. He performed 2.3 successful dribbles per match and also unleashes 2.9 shots an outing.

If you compare that to the rest of the Spurs squad, he is ahead of both Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min in regards to shooting.

He also tops the latter when it comes to successful take-ons. No wonder he's been deemed "electrifying" by Football Insider.

This is a player who terrorizes defences and if you need any evidence of how Sporting develop young players, just look at Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernandes. 

It is a wonderful place to learn your football education. 

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