To good an opportunity to pass up?
Tottenham could sign Brazilian striker Adriano for free in the January transfer window, the 27 year-old, who is in the middle of a one-year contract with Brazilian club Flamengo, is keen for a return to Europe.
Adriano is said to have a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave for nothing in January if a European club come in for him.
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That is sure to alert Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, who first signalled his interest in the former Inter Milan player last summer.
Adriano is desperate to secure a World Cup squad place and has indentified a move back to Europe as key to achieving his ambition. (Telegraph)
Yes Adriano may be carrying a few extra pounds and yes he may not be the striker he once was, but we are talking about a Brazilian international who has won four Serie A titles and wouldn’t cost a penny, so surely it is a deal that Harry will consider?
The Inter Milan man, on loan at his former club Flamengo, has had three shockingly poor seasons at the San Siro but has been in top form at the Rio based side and the 27 year old is very keen to fight his way back into the World Cup set up and if he sees his chances may lie in a move back to Europe then surely he could be encouraged to sign a short term deal that wouldn’t break the bank at White Hart Lane.