Italian international greatly interests White Hart Lane boss.
T0TTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp is ready to bid for Italian target man Luca Toni – if he cannot seal a deal for Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Toni, 32, finds himself surplus to requirements at Bayern Munich despite a prolific spell with the German giants – and Spurs are one of several clubs to have enquired about him.
People Sport revealed last week that Redknapp is trying to land Real Madrid’s Van Nistelrooy. But he is reluctant to agree a £70,000-a-week twoyear deal with the ex-Manchester United goal machine because he has yet to prove his fitness after a serious knee injury.
The Source: (Sunday People)
This source suggests that the Italian international is surplus to requirements at Bayern Munich and that is somewhat misleading, even though the former Fiorentina man missed a huge chunk of last season he still finished as top scorer at the club and given his fantastic record at the Allianz Arena, 57 goals in two seasons, I really don’t think it will be easy for Harry Redknapp to persuade the German side to sell.
The Spurs boss will have to sell one or two of his four strikers first in order to make room for the veteran hitman and it does seem likely that first to leave will be Roman Pavyluchenko who is said to be close to a move to Roma.
Luca Toni is something of a late starter, not receiving his first Serie A start until the age of 24 so in many ways his age is a little misleading as at 32 he appears to be at his peak, as evidenced in his fantastic record in the Bundesliga. He has the stature and stamina to make it in the Premier League and would be a great signing.
Toni to Spurs: Would be a tough deal to secure but one well worth making an effort for.