Tottenham will scout Argentine international Lisandro Lopez on Thursday evening, when the north London club travel to France for a Europa League match. Andre Villas-Boas' men face Olympique Lyon in the second leg of the two clubs' Round of 32 tie, with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg last week.

The Metro reports the 30-year-old striker could have joined the White Hart Lane club last summer, when Spurs were negotiating for former team mate Hugo Lloris. However, the deal fell through at the last minute and he remained at the Stade Gerland.

Lisandro Lopez

Lopez has made over 100 appearances for Lyon since signing in 2009 and has 10 goals from 25 appearances this season, making him an ideal foil to Jermaine Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor in AVB's side.

The ex-Chelsea boss is struggling at the moment to extract the best from his present strike force, which has only these two forwards. The Portuguese did hint that new signings were being considered but apart from rumours linking Brazil forward Leandro Damiao and David Villa, no additions were made. The only player who joined the club was German midfielder Lewis Holtby.

Brad Friedel on Europa League Tie

Meanwhile, Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes the UEFA Europa League tie against Lyon is far from over, even if his side have a first leg lead. However, he did also say that Gareth Bale's late winner at the Lane did make the Premier League side favourites to progress.

"The second goal was very important because 1-1 going to Lyon might tip the balance to them, but at 2-1 it gives the balance to us. It is two good teams both trying to progress and it's by no means a massive advantage, just a small advantage. They are going to have come out and try to score and hopefully that will leave it a bit open at the back and could leave chances for us," the ex-American international said.

Kick-off at the Stade Gerland for the second leg of the Tottenham - Lyon tie is at 6pm GMT. Read an IBTimes UK preview of the match and get information on where to watch it live in the UK.