• Brighton beats Tottenham in the race to sign Nicolas Gonzalez
  • Brighton plans to give the Argentinian a chance at redemption
  • Tottenham interim coach will need  to skim the market for available players

Brighton needs firepower on the pitch, and it appears that the club pinning that obligation on Nicolas Gonzales.

The team has reportedly agreed to a £25 million (nearly $35 million) deal, a development that scorns the original plans of Tottenham Hotspur.

But unlike most targets, Gonzalez is not a player that some teams may gamble on.

The fact remains that the 23-year-old did not have an impressive stint during the 2020-21 season. He accounted for only three goals and had a frustrating outing against Chile recently.

Regardless, this has not turned off any interest from Brighton.

For Tottenham, this development shuts down any plans they had for the Argentine forward.

The Spurs had Gonzalez on their radar, someone who has had comparisons with players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Kempes, Sky Italia reported.

Aside from Gonzalez, Tottenham also missed the chance in locking up Mike Maignan and Gigi Donnarumma.

Hence, interim head coach Ryan Mason may have to skim the market once more and look for other players to join them at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) celebrates with teammates Nicolas Gonzalez (L) and Giovani Lo Celso
Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) celebrates with teammates Nicolas Gonzalez (L) and Giovani Lo Celso Getty Images | MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP

In related news, Son Heung-min is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Tottenham.

According to Fabrizio Romano via The Boot Room, both sides are confident of sealing a new deal. The 28-year-old forward has been one of their priorities since November 2020.

It is no secret that the Spurs are determined to keep the South Korean in the fold, and it seems that the feeling is mutual.