With Dimitar heading for a WHL exit, Juande Ramos set his sights on a hot shot replacement!
Juande Ramos sees Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz, 26, as the ideal man to fill Berbatov’s boots and will now step up the chase for the Paraguayan.
A Spurs source said: “Ramos was resigned to losing Berbatov from the moment he took over but he won’t let him go unless there is somebody already in to replace him.
“United will give Spurs a bit of time — but Ramos cannot afford to wait too long.”(News of the World)
Roque proved his worth last term when he arguably proved himself to be the bargain buy of the season. Paul Ince will be loathed to lose the striker but he may find it hard to keep his top stars at the club as big clubs circle overhead. Santa Cruz is a great team player who has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, another bonus for Tottenham in the chase for the Paraguayan is the fact that they’re main competitors for the 26 year olds signature would be Man United who appear of course will have added Berbatov to their team sheet and therefore will no longer be chasing the Rovers star. Do Spurs fans see Roque as an adequate replacement for the exit bound Bulgarian?