White Hart Lane side make squad re-shuffle plans.
Marseille’s £20m Remy is target for title-chasing Tottenham
Tottenham are laying ambitious plans in the transfer market to ensure this season’s Premier League title challenge is not a one-off.
Marseille’s £20million France striker Loic Remy and Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul are the primary targets as chairman Daniel Levy plans to bring in four quality signings before the start of next season.
Levy is determined to continue the momentum gained by challenging Manchester City and Manchester United this season and believes new star names will persuade Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to stay.
He has also not given up hope of keeping manager Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane, even if England come calling after Euro 2012.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Tottenham will apparently send scouts to watch Loic Remy in action for Marseille as they take on Ligue 1 title holders Lille and the White Hart Lane side’s interest in Magpies keeper Tim Krul will be significantly increased if the Dutchman does not get the improved contract he is said to be chasing.
A move to bring in a young keeper is clearly a wise one given that Tottenham’s first choice keeper, Brad Friedel, is 40 years of age and back up Heuelho Gomes is overly prone to blunders. Newcastle United custodian Tim Krul has been in fine form this term and St James’ Park boss Alan Pardew will be loathed to lose the 23 year old but if he can not convince owner Mike Ashley to splash out on improved terms for the big Dutchman then he may well be tempted by a move to North London.
Loic Remy’s agent has stated that his client would consider a move to the Premier League but a move for the French international may have to wait until the summer as Marseille’s continued involvement in the Champions League may lead the 24 year old striker to put off talk of a Stade Velodrome exit until the end of the season.
The Daily Mail has reported that Redknapp could well be ready to offload five of his first team squad to make way for new additions. The players said to be vulnerable to a White Hart Lane exit are as follows…