Anfield striker search moves on to White Hart Lane.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is ready to test Tottenham with a £10million offer for unsettled Jermain Defoe.
Dalglish is looking to shake up his attack this month after Liverpool’s faltering form has left them struggling to finish in the top four.
The proven scoring record of Defoe would add a new dimension to the Anfield attack – and Liverpool hope to agree a fee with Spurs despite the Londoners’ title ambitions. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wants a new striker himself and watched Marseille’s Loic Remy yesterday.
If Redknapp adds a new face, that would push Defoe further down the pecking order and nearer the White Hart Lane exit.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Aside from the fact that Jermain Defoe, at 29, does not exactly conform to Liverpool’s youth-based transfer policy the England international may well be a wise, and fairly cost effective, way to boost Anfield’s attacking options. Kenny Dalglish has been linked with moves for a plethora of possible additions in this area and given Luis Suarez’s ban and Andy Carroll’s average form a new signing may well be needed if the Merseyside club are to challenge for that all important top four spot.
Defoe is a proven Premier League marksman and even though he has only started seven Premier League games the former West Ham & Portsmouth man has still managed to net seven goals, which is more than any Liverpool player has managed this season.
Harry Redknapp will be loathed to lose the striker, especially if Roman Pavlyuchenko also pushes for a Tottenham exit but clearly Defoe wants to be playing regular first team football as he looks to book his spot in the England squad for the Euro 2012 finals.
Liverpool have managed just 24 goals in 21 Premier League matches this season and have struggled, especially at home, to break down defensively minded opposition. Defoe is a predatory finisher who could well be tempted by a move to the club this month.