White Hart Lane and Anfield side battle for extra striking options.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez wants to keep star striker Hugo Rodallega – but admits he fears losing his best players.
Rodallega has delayed talks about extending a contract that expires at the end of the season, as Liverpool and Tottenham weigh up deadline-beating moves.
Martinez is keen to make the Colombian stay, but admits that the lure of top clubs will always make his job difficult – as he found when star man Charles N’Zogbia left for Aston Villa earlier this summer.
The Latics chief hopes a pay-rise – and maybe even a get-out price clause – will solve the Rodallega problem.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Who’s need is greater? Well Tottenham last term were far too reliant on goals from the midfield, which came via Rafael Van der Vaart and Gareth Bale fairly regularly and with Robbie Keane gone and Peter Crouch rumoured to be on his way to Stoke City, perhaps Hugo Rodallega would be more needed at White Hart Lane than on Merseyside?
Kenny Dalglish has Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez as his first choice strike pairing, the Uruguayan has netted twice in two games and admittedly the former Newcastle United man has been a bit off the pace at the start of the campaign. Liverpool have Dirk Kuyt as a possible back up and may well sell David N’Gog to Bolton.
Colombian international Rodallega has been a crucial player for the Latics, netting 19 times in the past two seasons and Roberto Martinez will not want to lose the striker, not least as Charles N’Zogbia has already left this summer.