Arsene Wenger wants to bring White Hart Lane striker to the Emirates Stadium, really?
ARSENE WENGER has targeted Jermain Defoe as the man to fire a title challenge next season.
Arsene Wenger is desperate to add a top-class Premier League goalscorer to his squad after another year of failure at the Emirates.
And he believes Tottenham’s unsettled striker Jermain Defoe is the man who can fi nally add a cutting edge to Arsenal’s pretty build-up play.
Spurs are willing to listento offers of around £10m for the England striker, who endured a frustrating campaign at White Hart Lane blighted by injury, loss of form and long spells on the bench.
And boss Harry Redknapp has already started planning for life after Defoe by stepping up his efforts to sign Didier Drogba.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Really? Whilst there is no doubting that Arsene Wenger could do with adding another effective attacking option to his Gunners squad, would a move for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe be the answer? Would Harry Redknapp allow such a move anyway?
For some time now Arsenal have depended too heavily on Robin Van Persie for goals, albeit Emmanuel Adebayor did have one stand out season before he left for Eastlands, the Dutchman also suffers with recurring injury problems that seem to rule him out for huge chunks of every season.
Wenger has the likes of Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela as back up but none of these options has really clicked and therefore a move for a new striker makes a great deal of sense but does a move for Defoe solve the problem, probably not.
The 28 year old England international just had the worst season of his career in terms of his goal return, managing just four Premier League goals from 22 appearances, a stat made all the more worse when you consider the goals came in matches against Blackpool, Wolves and West Brom.
Harry Redknapp appears to be looking to freshen things up in the attacking department though and has been linked with a plethora of strikers in recent weeks. Defoe, Robbie Keane, Peter Crouch, and to a lesser extent, Roman Pavlyuchenko all failed to get going last term and as a result probably cost the North London club a top four spot.
That said, it would be mighty strange that Defoe would be an Arsenal target, especially as Wenger clearly likes to bring in cheaper foreign talent, especially of the youthful variety, therefore making a move for the Tottenham front man very unlikely indeed.