Tottenham approached Newcastle last week regarding the services of striker, Andy Carroll, but following a straight refusal from the Tyneside club, Redknapp will now chase one of Ajax’s prized assets.
Suarez lit up the World Cup last summer with some wonderful performances for Uruguay and even managed to single handedly propel his country into the last 4 of the World’s premier competition with an infamous handball on the line against Ghana.
Ajax are said to have placed a £16.8million asking price on the striker’s head, which is a stark reduction to his value following the World Cup. After the competition in South Africa, then manager, Martin Jol, convinced the Uruguyan striker to stay in Holland and the club refused to listen to offers below £25million.
However, with Jol out of the picture, the Dutch club are willing to cash in on the striker that has hit 110 goals in just 154 matches. Spurs will certainly have competition though, his lowered asking price will surely alert major European competition for the striker signature.
When asked about Suarez, Redknapp said, “He’s a good player but we haven’t made any offer for him,”
“I’ve watched him loads of times; he’s not an out-and-out striker but he could play anywhere.”
Goal.com have reported that Spurs plan to make a move for the World Cup star next week once they have tied up a deal with LA Galaxy to bring David Beckham to White Hart Lane. It has been rumoured that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been in the market for a marquee striker for some time and Suarez would fit the bill.
The Uruguyan is facing a domestic ban in Holland until February 4th so should any deal go through this month he would have already played his last game in an Ajax shirt. However unlikely a deal of this magnitude may seem, it certainly would be an eye-opener and a testament to the future intent of the North London club.
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