Even Harry Redknapp is laughing at the idea of this White Hart Lane player exchange rumour.
HARRY REDKNAPP is plotting a sensational summer swoop for Bobby Zamora which will see Peter Crouch offered to Fulham in part-exchange.
Zamora, 30, flopped during a disastrous six-month spell at Tottenham in 2003 before he was offloaded to West Ham as part of the deal which took Jermain Defoe to Spurs for the first time.
But that will not stop long-term admirer Redknapp trying to take him back to White Hart Lane.
The Spurs boss is in the market for at least two new strikers and sees Zamora as the perfect complement to a big-money signing. However, players must be moved on before chairman Daniel Levy will sanction any bids.
Tottenham, despite their strict wage structure, will have no problems offering Zamora a salary hike from the £50,000 a week he currently pockets at Fulham.
This makes little to no sense at all. As well as Bobby Zamora has done at Fulham, the former Tottenham man is still by no means a much better striking option than Peter Crouch or indeed Harry Redknapp’s other attacking options, Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe.
The White Hart Lane boss has been frantically, if you believe every report, looking for a new striker or two with the likes of Diego Forlan, Giuseppe Rossi and others on his wish-list, therefore it would seem odd that a move Zamora, who is by no means prolific would suddenly appear to be a wise option.
Zamora’s stint at Tottenham was of course memorable for the England international’s profligacy in front of goal. The Londoner managed to score just one Carling Cup goal in 18 appearances before he was sold to West Ham where his career got back on track.
At Fulham Zamora has netted 40 goals in a tad over 150 appearances, but to be fair to the former Brighton hotshot he does a lot of hard work and should not just be judged on his goal-scoring. That said, he would appear to not offer an improvement on what Redknapp already possesses and at 30 is clearly not a long term solution to the problem.
For his part Crouch is also being chased by QPR and Stoke City and would appear to be on his way out after a poor season at Tottenham last term where he only managed four Premier League goals all season.