Harry Redknapp looks to bring Atletico Madrid striker to White Hart Lane.
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Tottenham have approached Atletico Madrid over a move for Diego Forlan as a deal was finally agreed for Robbie Keane to join West Ham until at least the end of the season.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is desperate to bolster his strikeforce before the transfer window closes and chairman Daniel Levy is considering a £9 million bid for Uruguayan star Forlan after making contact with Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish club have now suggested they would be prepared to sell the former Manchester United striker due to financial problems, having put Spurs off with a prohibitive pricetag as recently as last Friday.
But Forlan’s wage demands – believed to be around £80,000-a-week – could scupper the deal and insiders at White Hart Lane are doubtful over whether an agreement will be reached.
The Londoners also have reservations as, at 31, Forlan would have very little sell-on value if he was to leave the club during the course of his contract, one of the club’s key criteria when recruiting new signings.
Harry Redknapp has been frantically trying to sign a striker before the transfer window slams shut and it appears that he is in negotiations to bring in Uruguayan hot shot Diego Forlan to White Hart Lane but as this source points outs, wages could be an issue.
However if the North London club could land the 31 year old for £9m that would be some way below what Atletico Madrid have been valuing the former Man United man in recent months and the amount he is requesting in salary is not that dissimilar to what Steven Pienaar managed to wrangle from Tottenham and arguably the addition of a striker is far and away more important than the capture of the Everton man who would, injuries permitting, only be a squad player and not a first team regular.
Robbie Keane’s move to West Ham appears to be almost done and dusted and the Irish man will be out to prove any doubters wrong and in doing so will help the Upton Park side in their relegation scrap.