Harry Redknapp wants to bring former Old Trafford flop turned La Liga goal machine to White Hart Lane.
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has admitted to taking a fond liking towards Atletico Madrid frontman Diego Forlan. Redknapp took a trip to the Spanish capital of Madrid on Thursday to watch the Uruguayan in action against local rivals Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey.
The Spurs manager has had a long time admiration for Forlan and would love to land his signature at White Hart Lane, but the 31 year old must take a wage reduction in order to play for Spurs.
Redknapp stated: ‘He’s an interesting player. I didn’t speak to anyone last night about him, I just went and watched the game really. Diego Forlan has been mentioned but we are not going to get near their wages.’
The £16m rated Uruguayan has already spent some time in England when he played for Manchester United and was remembered for his lack of goal tally, only scoring 17 goals in 95 appearances for the Red Devils. Forlan, however, impressed at last summer’s World Cup, where he was awarded the Golden Ball for best player and scored an impressive five goals in Uruguay’s unexpected surge to the semi-finals.
If Forlan is going to move to North London, he will have to cut his wages from £100,000 a week reported that he is on at Atletico to around half that price to accomodate Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and the White Hart Lane wage bill. Redknapp has a high interest in the striker and Forlan himself has admitted he would love to play in the Premiership again.
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