More news regarding just how Juande plans to spend the cash he is apparently destined to receive for his strike pairing. Will this target make up for losing the Bulgarian ace?
Tottenham are preparing for life after Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane by making a move for Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin.
They have opened talks with his club Zenit St Petersburg and are prepared to more for the playmaker who was one of the stars of this summer’s tournament in Austria and Switzerland if they can agree some middle ground with Zenit over the asking price.
Konstantin Sarsaniya, an official with the UEFA Cup winners, has confirmed that Tottenham have opened negotiations and said: ‘We have been in contact with Tottenham.
‘This English club is really interested in acquiring Andrei but our understanding is that €27 million (£21.5 million) is too high a price for them. For Spurs it is unacceptable. They are ready to pay approximately €20 million (£15.9 million) for Arshavin.’ (The Metro)
The source above seems confident that talks are already underway between representatives of the north London club and Zenit and, if that is the case, then I guess a move for the attacking midfielder could be a distinct possibility. Whilst the player wouldn’t obviously serve as a replacement for either Berbs or Keane, he would fill the role of a man behind the one-striker formation that Juande supposedly favours using. It was a formation he used to great effect with Kanoute at Sevilla, and perhaps he wishes to adopt this again at White Hart Lane? Do Spurs fans think that such a formation would suit the club?