CSKA Moscow’s hitman striker Seydou Doumbia could be heading to White Hart Lane according to the Mirror. The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League in the past saying it would be a ‘dream’ to play one day.
He said “”Before I came [to Moscow], a big London club were interested in me. However, with work permit problems it was complicated.”
With Doumbia having a whole host of admirers from Europe’s elite clubs, it’s a good thing that the Ivorian has openly expressed his admiration for Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp . He told Skysports “I am very interested in playing in the English league. Harry Redknapp is a coach African players love, so who knows? …my dream is to play in the Premier League, everyone knows that.”
Talks of Tottenham offering Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko in a player- plus- cash deal is rubbish, as the Russian stated “as a former Spartak player, I will never sign for Zenit or CSKA.”
It is evident that the Ivorian talisman wants a move but do Tottenham really need him? With the vast array of talent up front in Adebayor, Defoe, Van Der Vaart and possibly Pavlyuchenko depending if he stays, Doumbia would find it difficult to break through the first team.
In saying that, with Adebayor being a loan, offering Spurs no real guarantee he will be with them in the long run and Defoe getting older, Doumbia could be the answer. Just looking at his goal scoring record, I must say it is pretty impressive. He has been a revelation since his arrival scoring 24 goals in 34 along the way,notching up a hat-trick against Russian big -spenders Anzhi Makhachkala in his last appearance. He has also scored four goals in the first three matches of the group stage in this year’s Champions League campaign. A remarkable goal to return ratio considering it’s his debut season in the Champions League.
Seydou Doumbia is bright prospect and could become a huge hit if he were to land his ‘dream move’.