As if having 6′7″ Peter Crouch wasn’t enough Tottenham are being linked with a move for Valencia striker Nikola Zigic by the Daily Mirror who, at 6′8″, is the tallest man in professional football. The 29-year-old Serbian striker, who made his name in his homeland with a particularly impressive spell at Red Star Belgrade, proved a success in Spain at Racing Santander but has failed to make an impact at Valencia despite a highly successful loan spell back at former club Racing earlier this year.
Tottenham have been told they must sell players before they buy any in but a number of players are said to be on their way out of White Hart Lane including two striker in Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko. The sale of the duo would leave Spurs with just Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch as proven strikers on the books and there are suggestions that manager Harry Redknapp sees the giant Serbian as a strong possibility as goalscoring competition for the duo.
Zigic scored a remarkable 68 goals in 72 games for his first club Backa Topola which led to early interest and moves throughout his homeland before he settled at Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade in 2003. Impressive performances led to a move to a bigger league and in 2006 he joined Racing, whilst snubbing Werder Bremen and Manchester City, where he proved a big hit. This led to a move to Valencia the following season but Zigic has only made 19 league appearances in 2 years at the club. His ability is still there as proven in his loan spell earlier this season where he hit an impressive 13 goals in 19 league appearances for Racing.
Zigic has been linked with a move to England for some time now but the big man has previously rejected all talk of a move to the Premiership. Whether he’ll turn down a fight for a top 4 spot with Spurs in favour of rotting away at Valencia is highly unlikely though and it’s a deal that Redknapp should look to push through.
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