Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, the 23 year old Sporting Lisbon striker, has generated lots of interest from multiple clubs. Scoring 18 goals for Sporting Lisbon in 39 appearances, there is no surprise as to why Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle are all interested in signing the Dutch star.
However, Wolfswinkel recently told goal.com that he would only move clubs if they “want to pay a lot of money to the club and to me”. Moving for £4.5 million in June 2011 to Sporting Lisbon, it appears that Wolfswinkel has his current club at best interest. But who could tempt Wolfswinkel away from Portugal?
For me, there are only 3 clubs: Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur.
King Kenny has definitely felt the strain this season. His only achievement has been winning the Carling Cup in January, but simultaneously Liverpool’s poor Premier League record has seen them being overtaken by their Merseyside rivals, Everton.
But, with the last 3 managers who won the Carling Cup (excluding Sir Alex Ferguson) being sacked in the same season, it would be no surprise to see a new manager take the reigns at Anfield. However, due to the poor number of goals being scored by Liverpool, it may be time to say goodbye to Kuyt, Carroll and Suarez and see a new revamped strike force be introduced to the club. Likeliness – 6/10
Possibly one of the shocks of the season has been the sensational form of Newcastle. Sitting in 6th place in the Premier League and still being mathematically possible to achieve a place in the Champions League, it clearly shows that Newcastle are not struggling in attack.
Their starting 2 strikers, Cisse and Ba, work well together and it would be stupid for Pardew to prevent their partnership from flourishing even further. If Wolfswinkel was to come to Newcastle it would be unlikely that he would receive first team football constantly which is something he is desperate for. Likeliness – 3/10
Scoring goals has not been a problem for the North London club. Yet, with Adebayor looking likely to return to Manchester City due to his high wage demand, it would be no surprise to see world-class strikers be attracted by Tottenham’s style of play.
Scoring 56 goals in 31 Premier League games clearly shows that Spurs have the attacking force which any Striker would love to be on the end of. However, with targets such as Remy and Hazard being top of Tottenham’s list, would Spurs have the excess money to make this purchase if their prioritised ones succeeded? Likeliness – 7/10
Who do you think will sign Wolfswinkel? Or will he stay? Leave your thoughts below. Follow me – @matt_davis95
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