A price tag has now been placed on this Harry Redknapp target, and it’s a price well worth paying!
Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has now admitted that the club could be ready to sell Lukas Podolski – but says he will cost €15 million.
The 23-year-old Germany striker has told the club he wants to leave in January after failing to establish himself in the first-team, and former club Cologne, who have first option on the striker, have repeatedly stressed their desire to sign the player.
Podolski has also been strongly linked with Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham.
Beckenbauer has revealed the club could be tempted to sell at the right price as the player does not fit into the Bayern system.
“Everything in life has its price,” he told Bild.
“Two and a half years ago, we paid €10m (£8.4m). Now, the fee is €15m (£13m).
“You cannot keep a professional if he is unhappy, on the bench and not playing.
“Poldi does not quite fit into our way of playing. He is a top-class striker when he has space in front of him as he has the pace to run clear.
“But the teams we play against are usually very defensive, so we need players who can get into the penalty area – Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni in particular.” (Setanta Sports)
Podolski is surely one of the best players out there actively looking for a move, rather than simply being rumour fodder. The German international has shown his best form at international level, and has the ability to be a Premier League success. He has been consistently linked with a move to White Hart Lane, and perhaps the links the club have with their former favourite and current Bayern Munich manager Jurgen Klinsmann could help any potential move. Do Tottenham fans feel that Lukas would be a player well worth signing?