With January edging ever closer it seems that Harry Redknapp is looking to further bolster his squad in the striking department to secure another season dining at Europe’s top table. His first team already boasts an attacking line that is the envy of 70% of the Premiership, but with the financial gain of Champions League qualification Harry can once and for all lose his ‘Del Boy’ tag of previous seasons and start looking at splashing the cash.
Here we take a look at 5 possible candidates that could soon be winging their way to the lane.
Diego Forlan. The Athletico Madrid frontman hasn’t got the fondest of memories of England but after spending 6 net bursting seasons in the Primera Division for firstly Villareal and now at the Vicente Calderon would the lure of a chance to prove his doubters wrong and set alight the Premier League be too much to take. Oh and the healthy wage packet he would pick up may play a part. Has been linked with a host of Premiership clubs over the last 2 seasons, so Spurs could face tough opposition if the chance to sign him arose.
Roque Santa Cruz. Has cost Manchester City approx £900,000 a game so far since his £17.5 million transfer from Blackburn in 2009. His quality has never been in doubt and when he has had a consistent run of games he really is a goal threat both airily and on the deck unfortunately actually getting him onto the pitch is somewhat of a problem. Hopefully his injury troubles are behind him now and with Mancini’s blessing to escape his Eastland’s nightmare could he be Spurs answer.
Nolan Roux. Harry has already sent scouts to watch £3 million rated youngster. Roux is lighting the French Ligue 1 alight this season and Spurs will have to do some impressing to prize him away from Brest. Has been strongly linked with Olympique Lyon in the past and is said to have Spanish admirers too.
Emmanuel Adebayor. Another forward who is looking to leave the blue moon at Manchester City. Signed for £25 million by Mark Hughes and hit the ground running in his first season, unfortunately Hughes’ departure and Mancini’s arrival have meant more time sat in the stands than on the pitch. And with Sheikh Mansour’s desire to buy seemingly every player on the planet Adebayor is not the type to sit around and gather dust. Has of late been getting occasional starts though.
Gabriel Agbonlahor. Harry had been thought to be planning a £22 million raid on Aston Villa for the jet heeled striker, Gabby’s injury literally the day after this news broke put it on the back burner but, with his return to fitness seemingly on the horizon could Spurs offer him consistent European football which would no-doubt lead to international reckoning for the young brummie.
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