Harry Redknapp wants to increase firepower at White Hart Lane.
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The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is a target for Tottenham Hotspur this transfer window and his club Ajax have indicated privately that they would be prepared to sell the player for a fee of around £17m.
The decision on Suarez was the key issue at the club before Harry Redknapp raised the possibility of the loan signing of David Beckham on Friday which has dominated over the weekend. However, there are doubts among key figures at Spurs as to whether signing Beckham until March would be a wise move – and even Redknapp is thought to be less sure than he might have indicated.
Redknapp, whose side play Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow, has been told by chairman Daniel Levy he will have funds to spend in the transfer window but a priority is a striker with Robbie Keane on his way out this month. (Independent)
Luis Suarez isn’t the most popular player in the world at present – and indeed came seventh on this site’s list of the most hated people in football.
Despite the controversy surrounding the Uruguayan who was red carded for handling the ball on the line against Ghana at the World Cup and earned a seven match ban for biting an opponent’s shoulder while playing for Ajax, he is a very talented footballer indeed.
There have been plenty of players who have come to the UK from Holland with impressive goalscoring records, and Suarez’s is up there with the best. However, for every Ruud van Nistelrooy there is a Mateja Kezman, and Spurs will be wary of being stung.
Suarez does seem to have a natural finishing ability and movement to enable him to stand out from the crowd though, and could be an excellent signing for Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window – though he has played in Europe for Ajax this season and is currently cup-tied from the UEFA Champions League.
If he scored the goals for Spurs that he is capable of, the fans would soon forget the infamous incidents that earned him his shady reputation.
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