White Hart Lane outfit close in on Goodison Park playmaker.
SPURS have moved for Everton’s Steven Pienaar as they start building for what they hope will be an assault on next season’s Champions League.
Chairman Daniel Levy met with representatives of the South African playmaker yesterday to discuss a deal.
Pienaar’s people then headed off to meet Everton officials for talks about a new contract at Goodison Park.
The ace, 28, has only one year left on his current deal and the signs are he is ready to quit.
And should Everton fail to persuade Pienaar to stay, Spurs have an interesting carrot to dangle in their direction – Robbie Keane.
The striker , who briefly played across Stanley Park for Liverpool, is back at Spurs having spent the second half of the season at Celtic.
However, it is difficult to see any long-term future for the Irish star, 29, at White Hart Lane and a switch back to Merseyside, with Pienaar going the other way, could suit all parties.
The South African joined Everton from German side Borussia Dortmund for £2million three years ago and has been a huge hit, scoring 11 goals in his 106 appearances.
He started his professional career in the famed Ajax Academy, playing more than 100 games before his move to Germany.
His seven goals in 37 appearances this season have cemented his place in South Africa’s squad for next month’s World Cup finals. (The Sun)
If this deal is indeed offered it would be interesting to see what David Moyes would do. Arguably the Goodison Park outfit is in more need of strikers than those who provide the ammunition. With the likes of Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta providing alternative sources of assists the Toffees could well do with another prolific marksman to play up alongside Louis Saha.
Its a move that Robbie Keane may well welcome. A chance to get regular first team football and lets face it the Tottenham man has never had any problems scoring Premier League goals its just that Harry Redknapp has decided the Irishman is expendable. Whilst its true that scoring goals in the SPL is not that tough you can still not argue with the successful spell the 29 year old has put in at Parkhead. 15 goals in 16 starts is a pretty damn good return during what has hardly been a great season at Celtic Park.
Would £14m rated Steven Pienaar be interested in such a move? Well definitely more so if the White Hart Lane side secures that top four finish and perhaps a move to London interests the former Ajax man. He is a talented playmaker who could offer an alternative attacking option for the north London side.