Goodness me, there’s never a dull moment where transfer rumours are concerned. No sooner had Robbie Keane’s move to Liverpool been all-but confirmed, Tottenham are linked to a player who most would rate more highly than the Irishman. Could Spurs’ strikeforce be better next season that last after all?
The Guardian report that the North London club are firmly in the hunt for David Villa, a signing which would delight the White Hart Lane faithful. The 26-year-old was the top goalscorer at Euro 2008 and one would imagine he’ll have no problems scoring goals in the Premier League. However, if they are to add the Spaniard to their squad, it ain’t going to come cheap and they’ll have a rival bidder or two by the sounds of things.
Real Madrid are believed to be preparing a €40m [£31.5m] bid for Villa and his agent, José Luis Tamargo, invited Spurs to do the same. "Many clubs have contacted me about the chances of a player who is guaranteed to score goals in England," he said. "But I am convinced if Spurs present an offer, Valencia will study the subject."
He later added: "David likes London and likes how Tottenham play with Juande Ramos [the manager]. This is a club that excites him."
Tottenham fans will hope that this isn’t a ploy by Tamargo to ensure that Real Madrid don’t land the striker on the cheap, but perhaps the lure of playing for Juande Ramos in London will ensure that they bag the hitman. Spurs fans, surely this would more than make up for losing Robbie Keane and even Dimitar Berbatov ?