News on the grapevine of an audacious move by Juande Ramos for the mother of all Dimitar Berbatov potential replacements….
Tottenham are preparing for life without Dimitar Berbatov by trying to sign Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Tottenham are attempting to seal another massive coup in the transfer market by bringing former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy back to England as a replacement for Dimitar Berbatov, according to TPC and COYS sources.
The Dutch striker will be 32 at the start of July but he has been the focal point of the Netherlands sensational efforts at UEFA EURO 2008 so far and has surprisingly been deemed surplus to requirement at Real Madrid despite scoring 41 goals in 61 league games for the Spanish champions. Van Nistelrooy more than proved himself in English football when he struck 95 times in 150 appearances for the Old Trafford club.
Juande Ramos would be looking for a striker of Van Nistelrooy’s pedigree to replace Berbatov if the Bulgarian leaves the club and the price for a player who has scored 32 times in 63 matches for his country will not be restrictive due to his age. His wages may be an obvious sticking point as will Tottenham’s pulling power against a number of likely other interested parties. (The Proud Cockerel)
Whilst £20m-rated Ruud may be getting on a bit, he certainly hasn’t lost his goalscoring touch. It would be amazing if Real were trying to offload the Dutchman, considering his amazing strike rate for the La Liga champions. However, if Dimitar did decide to up sticks and leave, then the arrival of one of the most feared finishers on the planet would take the sting out of the Bulgarian’s exit. Do Spurs consider this deal a possibility or more mindless speculation?