According to this source Spanish giants Real Madrid are looking to replace Robinho with one of Juande Ramos’s Tottenham squad, but who is it?
Real Madrid has let Robinho go to Man City without having a replacement to move into the team, so they are now drawing up a shortlist of targets to prepare for the January transfer window.
According to the Spanish sports journal AS, the Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the favourite to arrive at the Bernabeau in January, now that the Spanish giants have 40 million euros to spend from the sale of Robinho.
Huntelar will cost around €25million euros, but he is expected to be lined up as the natural successor to Ruud Van Nistelroy, who, although he is still a great goalscorer, is now 32 years old and his body may not be able to take the strain as in previous years.
For a real attacker/winger to replace Robinho, there are not too many choices available and it is said that Aaron Lennon could be the perfect choice. He needs to gain a little stregth, but with the massive array of midfielders at White Hart Lane, it is possible that Lennon may be surplus to requirements by January.
One thing is for sure. Madrid will be splashing the cash in January. (footylatest.com)
Aaron Lennon had a poor season last time around and many believed he may well be leaving the club and this term he is yet to finish a match and could well find first team football harder to come by given the raft of quality names Ramos has brought in, all of which makes it very hard to believe this story! Would Bernd Schuster be sitting down thinking of how he could get over the loss of the £32.5m Brazilian and then somewhat randomly consider a Spurs player who hasn’t really performed well consistently for the best part of 18 months, I think not! Still if they did come in for the £12m rated England winger then Juande wouldn’t think twice about taking the money. Do Spurs think that Lennon has much of a first team future at White Hart Lane and why has his form dipped so dramatically since his heady early days when he was a joy to watch?