Spurs have a good team, they just don’t have a good striker! This was further demonstrated on Tuesday night against Blackpool, in a game where they had ample opportunities and only managed to take one (and one of the hardest ones at that).
So it appears that the top priority for ‘Arry this Summer will be signing someone who can put the ball in the net. The man that 4-4-2.com has linked with Spurs is PSG striker Guillaume Hoarau…no, i’m not sure how you pronounce it either.
Hoarau had a frustrating start to his career, he signed for La Havre in Ligue 2 and struggled to break into the first team under a couple of different managers, he spent most of his time in the reserves as well as a couple of loan spells where he did look like a player with potential and demonstrated his scoring ability. He finally got his opportunity under new manager Jean-Marc Nobilo who installed him as the sides first choice striker, and he repaid the faith shown in him playing in all 38 league games and managed 28 goals.
Iin January 2008 it was announced that Hoarau was signing for Paris Saint-Germain. The transfer cost £425,000 and helped La Havre to promotion before he linked up with his new team. In his first season the tall striker managed 17 goals in 33 games, and from there he has attracted interest from a host of different clubs.
The tall striker is often described as a cross between Peter Crouch and Karim Benzema, he is very tall at 6’4 and extremely strong in the air, but as well as that he is quick, strong and very hard working. This combination of pace and power would make him a great asset to Premier League sides.
Numerous clubs in the Premiership have supposedly approached PSG over the signing of the player including Aston Villa, Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers as well as French sides Auxerre, Marseille and Lyon. Well it now appears that Tottenham are looking to take the player to White Hart Lane.
The offer coming from Harry Redknapp is thought to be starting at £11million, although there is suggestion that it might take more than that to convince PSG to sell the striker. The French international may feel it is time to move even though he still plays a big part for the Paris side, a move to Tottenham would be a big step forward in his career. There might be a lot of interest from other clubs as well and should that be the case it could take a fee closer to £15million to secure the player.
I think Hoarau has every possibility to be a top striker in the Premier League, his height mixed with speed and footballing brain could make the ideal combination, and the idea of a fast Peter Crouch who can actually head the ball could be particularly exciting for Spurs fans!
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