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€14M Is The Price But Is It The Answer To The Striker Crisis?

Diego Forlan - Athletico Madrid Striker

I don’t know about you, but I like to have something to read in the morning when I’m on my way to work. I tried reading an actual book, but it’s too early to care what’s about to happen to Paddington Bear and I ended up just looking at the pictures.

So then I tried reading a newspaper. I worked out that on top of the bus fare, it was costing me £5 extra a week to read some pretentious guff about Tracey Emin, or the latest non-story from the never-ending circus that is Katie Price. But then my prayers were answered. By the Metro….

The Metro is the commuter’s paper of choice. Essentially it carries hard-hitting news stories, alongside pictures of kittens getting their heads stuck in things (awww…cute). Basically, it’s something for everyone. However, there was this one story for all those Tottenham fans stuck in traffic whilst the bloke next to them bellowed down his phone  all over the bus.

Diego Forlan has confirmed that he is considering a move to the Premiership, and has implied that Tottenham would be his first choice. Remember Forlan? Came to Man United and was rubbish, then went to Spain and became good, then went to the World Cup and became a footballing genius.

He apparently told reporters that he would leave Athletico Madrid, if there was ‘a nice offer for the team and me.’ He was apparently asked if he would consider a move to Spurs. Tottenham allegedly made a £12 million bid for the 31 year old, but Forlan denied this. He did however find the story about Harry Redknapp getting mugged during a recent visit to Madrid, funny.


Really, it’s a bit of a typical Metro story, in that it’s designed to amuse you briefly whilst you travel to work. But there may be some truth in the fact that Forlan fancies a move back to England. At 31, there’d be a few clubs keeping an eye on him, and he showed his quality at the World Cup for Uruguay. £12 million seems a bit steep to me, but Tottenham might not think so.

All you Tottenham fans out there, would you welcome him to White Hart Lane? Spurs have a wealth of midfield talent at their disposal. Would Forlan make much more of a difference?

Follow Peter Turner on Twitter @petermagpie

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