Rumours persist linking Juande Ramos with this England international and the speculation seems to have increased on what must be one of the most unlikely moves in recent memory!
Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce is resigned to losing England International Emile Heskey in the January transfer window, with Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur the likely destination for the target-man, and has already started to look for his successor. Middlesbrough’s Egyptian striker Mido is the man being earmarked to replace the England forward. (Premiershiplatest.com)
TOTTENHAM look set to face a fight to land Wigan man Emile Heskey in January following reports that Aston Villa and Liverpool are now keen on the striker.
The north Londoners had been linked with the forward all summer and were believed to have made a £10m bid.
Although a move failed to materalise, Latics chairman Dave Whelan has since said that the club would not stand in the England man’s way if he wanted to leave the JJB in January – providing the price was right.
That has put Spurs on red alert, although they now look to be facing stiff competition from Villa and the forward’s former club Liverpool, who are both thought to be considering offers of £3m. (thisislocallondon.co.uk)
This speculation from these sources seems very far fetched and also very contradictory. One report seems to suggest that the north London club are willing to put in a bid three times higher than from the likes of Liverpool and Aston Villa. Emile was pretty good against Croatia and he may well have a part to play Fabio’s World Cup Qualifying campaign but I simply do not see him ever joining Spurs or indeed the other two sides mentioned in these reports.
Heskey is, in my opinion, not good enough to ply his trade at a top-six side and if I were Steve Bruce I would rest easy as I would imagine that the bids will not be flooding in for the 30-year-old forward. Do Spurs, Villa or Liverpool fans think that there is any validity in these reports and could the former Leicester man really be making a move to any of this trio of clubs?