White Hart Lane boss looks to Hamburg star to add more strength in depth.
Harry Redknapp is apparently setting his sights on impressive young Dutch international winger Eljero Elia as he looks to further strengthen his White Hart Lane squad ahead of next seasons Champions League campaign. The 21 year old Hamburg man is part of Holland’s World Cup squad and has been a big hit in the Bundesliga since his move from FC Twente last summer.
The Tottenham boss is looking at additions that will offer multiple options and £12m rated Eljero Elia is a player who whilst working very well as an out and out winger also has the ability to play as a striker alongside a target man. The speedy pint sized attacker may well consider a move to the Premier League but could perhaps be a little deterred by the possibility of not being a first choice starter.
Seen as one of the hottest prospects in Dutch football Elia has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester City and has also been courted by interest in Italy. Even though the youngster had a good season his club failed to finish in the top six and therefore will miss out on the chance to perform in Europe and given the manner in which Elia faired during Hamburg’s run to the Europa League Semi Finals one would imagine the chance to ply his trade in the Champions League may be a tempting offer to consider.