White Hart Lane side keen on Dutch international veteran.
Harry Redknapp is preparing a big money offer for soon to be out of contract Hamburg striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The Dutch international has stated his intention to leave his Bundesliga side after they refused to allow the 33 year old to pursue a move back to Real Madrid in January and now the White Hart Lane boss is hoping to lure the former Man United man to the Premier League.
Redknapp has stated his displeasure at his current crop of strikers and their lack of success this term, especially during the North London club’s Premier League campaign, and will look to make the Dutch goal machine an offer he will find hard to refuse as he plans to take advantage of the fact that the experienced striker would cost nothing by offering a substantial contract offer.
Whilst clearly a move for the veteran would be more of a short term solution to the club’s faltering fire-power issues there is no denying that Van Nistelrooy still has a lot to offer. The predatory finisher has netted 16 goals in 41 games for Hamburg and whilst at Real Madrid managed 64 goals in 96 appearances despite lengthy injury problems during his spell at the Bernabeu.
Tottenham boss Redknapp had attempted to sign Van Nistelrooy last January and apparently talks had begun on such a move but in the end a move to Hamburg was completed but this summer a move may prove more successful.
So far this season Spurs striking quartet of Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko has netted just 11 Premier League goals between them as opposed to the combined total of 37 last term. This has led to the top four chasers making numerous attempts to land big names strikers both last summer and in January with reported moves for the likes of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Fernando Llorente, Diego Forlan and Giuseppe Rossi all failing to bear fruit.