Here we are again! Another story from the Metro with which to tantalise your taste buds. Who keeps bringing that paper into the Tavern, that’s what I’d like to know. Anyway, this one involves Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham who are apparently keen on recruiting some talent up front in preparation for next season.
The latest name to be linked to White Hart Lane is West Bromwich Albion’s Nigerian attacker, Peter Odemwingie. The 29 year old has been in good form for West Bromwich since signing for them from Russia’s Lokomotiv Moscow. So far this season he’s scored 13 goals in 29 appearances for the Baggies, making him one of the league’s top goalscorers. He’s one ahead of Tottenham’s top scorer, Rafael Van Der Vaart, so it’s little surprise that Harry Redknapp is keen to sign the striker.
Born in Uzbekistan, Odeminwingie elected to play for Nigeria and so far has collected 52 caps for the Super Eagles. His reputation as a goalscorer was cemented whilst at Lille, where he scored 23 goals in 75 appearances. He’s been one of the stars of West Brom’s season, and his excellent form has contributed to a healthy league position that should see the ‘boing boing’ Baggies safe this time around!
According to the Metro, a move to Spurs would suit everyone. Odemwingie is rumoured to want European football, and is probably keen to show the racists who forced him out of Lokomotiv, just want they’re missing. Redknapp is keen to enlist a goalscorer to reinforce a Tottenham attack that has only managed 74 goals so far this season (with only 27 of those goals coming from the strikers.)
West Brom would be reluctant to sell Odemwingie, but every player has his price. They only paid £2.5 million for him in August, but his good form has probably trebled that figure or possibly quadrupled it. Tottenham can afford to offer a substantial figure, and expect West Brom to take them to the cleaners if they have to.
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