According to ‘Footybunker.com’, it has been reported that Arsenal are making a shock move for out of favour Spurs striker Jermain Defoe. The deadly striker is unhappy with the lack of playing time, leading to speculation that the striker could force a move out of White Hart Lane in January.
The Gunners at the moment rely heavily on Dutch hit-man Robin Van Persie to weigh in on the goals. Should Arsenal consider Defoe as a serious option, he could prove worthy and be the perfect player to complement the Dutch striker.
Arsenal are currently lacking in strikers, they only have the Dutchman and Marouane Chamakh as recognisable strikers. The Moroccan has failed to make an impact in the Premier League and by signing Defoe, even if he’s not everyone’s favoured choice, could offer them something different up front. Defoe is not shy in front of goal and with a team like Arsenal who creates a whole host of chances; it could potentially be a desirable match.
It is speculated that Arsene is looking to bring in an experienced striker, and with the Tottenham assassin currently valued at £10m, it could turn out to be a wise move to bid for the 29-year-old. In the long run Defoe is not the best investment, he is getting older and there will probably be no sell on value after, but on the pitch Defoe would give more significance and value in an area that does require strengthening. Like Harry Redknapp said on the Parker transfer “no disrespect to the chairman but he understands business, I understand football.”
However, Harry Redknapp would be reluctant to sell Defoe to a rival club that is also vying a top four finish. Why would Spurs want to help strengthen the club’s competition? From an Arsenal perspective, signing Defoe could be seen as a positive move even if he does play for your fiercest rivals.