Barcelona transfer news: Valverde wants striker urgently, targets two Premier League flops

Another option is Fernando Llorente, a player Valverde knows well from his time in the Basque Country.

The Tottenham man is no stranger to limited opportunities, having spent the majority of his time in north London playing second fiddle to Harry Kane.

Spurs could be willing to do business with the 33-year-old out of contract in the summer.

Llorente has also been linked with a return home to Bilbao, where he spent his entire youth career.