White Hart Lane boss admits being interested in Brazilian international.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he is interested in bringing Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano to the club.
The 29-year-old Sevilla forward impressed during this summer’s World Cup and is on Tottenham’s wanted list as they look to improve the squad ahead of the new season.
Fabiano has long been linked with a move away from the Spanish club, where he has been for five years, with AC Milan thought to be long-term admirers.
Spurs are set to play in next season’s UEFA Champions League having finished fourth in the Premier League last term, and Redknapp is looking for a ‘special player’ to come into White Hart Lane.
However, the Tottenham boss did admit that the Brazilian’s wages may be a possible stumbling point.
“Yes, I like him,” Redknapp told ESPN Soccernet. “He’s a fabulous player and would be a brilliant addition to any team.
“It was put to us that he might be available, but we’ve not made contact with his club Sevilla and, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t sat down to discuss any transfer targets with our chairman Daniel Levy, apart from trying to do a deal with Joe Cole.
“I am not unhappy with the squad I have, but of course if a special player came along I would look at it, and Fabiano is a special player all right. (Sky Sports)
Yes indeed Luis Fabiano is a special player but is he one who Tottenham are ready to splash the cash on? The signs are that the La Liga side would want around £18m for the Brazilian and his wages would surely dwarf those already at the club. It could be that the 29 year old will use interest from other sides to try and push for as many options as possible and you have to wonder if Manchester City might not get involved and drive the price up even more.
He has been a veritable goal machine in La Liga and impressed in patches during the World Cup, but do Tottenham need another forward?