Tottenham to smash transfer record for striker?
Tottenham fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern were left disappointed in January following the clubs failure to sign a centre forward, although sources at the Epping Forest Guardian reckon the clubs supporters may be smiling in the summer.
The club are reportedly ready to smash their transfer record with a £22 million bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes his side are just a couple of major signings short of having a team capable of challenging for the title, and has made securing a world class centre forward his number one priority for the summer.
Higuain fits the bill, with the Argentine having a fantastic goal scoring record for Real Madrid, and at international level with Argentina.
He doesn’t always play regularly at the Bernabeau however, with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo often picked ahead of him for the loan striker role.
He has still managed ten goals in 27 appearances this season, and is understood to fancy a switch to the Premier League at the end of the season.
Tottenham’s previous record transfer was the £17m spent on David Bentley, and know they will have to trump that figure still with Real wanting over £20m for the Argentine.
The Spanish giants have been linked with a big money move themselves for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, and may look to offer Higuain as part of the package to bring the Welshman to Spain.