Juande Ramos is considering a very sneaky move for a midfielder who happens to be very high up on the Liverpool wishlist!
Tottenham are ready to put a spanner in Liverpool’s transfer’s plans by making a move for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry if Robbie Keane winds up at Anfield.
Spurs are still furious over what they perceive to be the tapping up of their star strikers and have filed complaints to the Premier League over the Kop club’s pursuit of Republic of Ireland international Keane and Manchester United’s desire to buy Dimitar Berbatov.
It seems likely that the Londoners will sell the Bulgaria forward to Barcelona if they submit a concrete bid rather than allow him to move to Old Trafford.
Keane may not have any other suitors so Spurs may reluctantly have to let him head to Merseyside.
They may also reignite previous interest in Spurs fan Barry, who was a Tottenham target a couple of years ago.
Villa have also fallen out with Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez over what they deem to be unsettling tactics for their prize asset and would be far more receptive to a Spurs bid for their skipper, who has burnt too many bridges to remain with the Midlands club. (The Metro)
Gareth Barry is the kind of player who could do wonders at White Hart Lane, forming an interesting central midfield partnership with Luka Modric. Rafa’s interest in the Aston Villa skipper may have lessened after being rejected a couple of times, due to the bids not being deemed worthy by Martin O’Neill. Clearly if Benitez does snare Keane, then he would have even less funds to offer the Midlands club and therefore Ramos has an even better shot at clinching the England international. Do Tottenham fans think that bidding for Barry would be a wise move?