A queue is forming behind this England international, and Juande Ramos’ need seems greatest, so is he about to make a move for what could be a bargain of the season?!
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is understood to be weighing up a bid for England International Emile Heskey at Wigan Athletic in the January transfer window. With the Merseyside club to join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa in the race for the signature of the forward, according to reports.
30-year-old Heskey is a former Reds player, having spent four years at Anfield after a then record £11million transfer from Leicester City in 2000. Ironically Heskey was considered surplus to requirements at Liverpool on the arrival of Benitez in 2004 from Valencia and was sold to Birmingham City. (Premiershiplastest.com)
Given the rapidly worsening fortunes of the north London club, Ramos can be forgiven for feeling a little desperate, but will he try to trump the likes of Liverpool and Aston Villa to sign up Emile Heskey? This source seems to think so, and maybe it’s not as wildly unlikely as it would have been six months ago.
Once again, Tottenham lacked firepower on the weekend, with Darren Bent trying his level best to eek out something for the White Hart Lane outfit without success. Given that the former Liverpool man wouldn’t necessarily be certain of first-team action at either Villa Park and Anfield, he could just as easily opt for a move south and would cost in the region of £3m. Therefore, it wouldn’t be the most expensive risk for Ramos to take.
Do Spurs fans think that a move for the late bloomer would help or hinder their chances of avoiding the mother of all relegation battles?