Juande Ramos appears to have taken a leaf out of Rafael Benitez’s transfer books. The Tottenham Hotspur manager has been reported by Sky Sports to be eyeing the Almeria duo Alvaro Negredo and Mane.
Negredo is a highly rated centre forward while his team mate Mane is a left back with a versatility to play in midfield. Ramos needs to shore up his backline and strengthen his attack and no doubt that these two players fit the bill.
But whether Ramos would be able to lure the layers to White Hart Lane is another thing altogether. Negredo has been impressive so far in his first ever season in La Liga after being transferred from Real Madrod’s B team Castilla to Almeria in the summer and has sparked interest in a number of top European clubs. Real though do have a buy back option although the player as well as Mane has a contract with the newly promoted Spanish first division side until 2010.
But the duo may well change their minds about sticking to their contract should Juande Ramos decide to go all out for them this month. After all, playing for Spurs in the Premiership would be a better option than fighting relegation in La Liga.