Catalan giants eye up White Hart Lane goal machine.
Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing up a move for Jermain Defoe to bolster his strike force in January.
Defoe has been in scintillating form for Spurs this season and has caught the attention of the Barcelona manager.
The Spurs striker is currently the Premier League’s joint top scorer with 11 goals, and bagged an astonishing five goals against Wigan earlier this month.
Since returning to White Hart Lane last January, Defoe has continued to improve and on current form could be considered the best finisher in the Premier League.
It is thought that only a huge offer in the region of £25m would persuade Harry Redknapp to part with Tottenham hit man.
However, it is unlikely Defoe would move again in the near future, fearing he may damage his chances of going to next summer’s World Cup in South Africa. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
There is no doubting the natural instinctive talent that Jermain Defoe possesses and his recent five goal glut against Wigan merely displayed what a great many already know, and that is that the England international just can’t stop scoring. Since his return to White Hart Lane from Pompey the nippy striker has been in fine form and whilst it’s not surprising that some of the European elite are interested in the former West Ham man, I have to say I was surprised to see Barcelona in the frame for the services of the 27 year old.
Pepe Guardiola has some of the finest attacking talent in world football at his disposal and the switching of Samuel Eto’o for Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only increased the potential in the front line at the Nou Camp outfit. After Sunday’s win over arch rivals Real Madrid the Catalan side finds itself at the top of the La Liga with a very healthy 30 goals from their first 12 games and at present have strikers in two of the top three spots in the goalscoring charts, so why a move for Defoe?
Given the fact that Harry Redknapp is clearly a huge admirer of the player he at first honed at West Ham and then purchased whilst at Portsmouth I sincerely doubt whether he would allow the Beckon boy to leave at any price.