Juande Ramos is considering a swoop for this La Liga ace to help fill the void at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is weighing up a possible bid for Real Zaragoza’s Brazilian striker Ricardo Oliveira.
He spent some time last season on loan at the Spanish club from AC Milan, but was unable to prevent his team being relegated from La Liga.
Zaragoza signed him at the end of the season for £7.8m but Oliveira is likely to be moved straight on for a profit.
Ramos will be on the lookout for additions to his forward line, having lost Robbie Keane to Liverpool, and with the prospect of Dimitar Berbatov also leaving. (Daily Mail)
Now that the deal for Ricardo’s teammate Diego Milito appears to have fallen through, Ramos is said to be after the former AC Milan man, who managed to score 17 goals in Real Zaragoza’s relegation season last term. The 28-year-old was a hit at Real Betis, before a stuttering time at the San Siro was ended when Zaragoza snared the Brazilian international.
The Spanish side needs cash to avoid mounting debts that will come from being out of the top tier and, with Milito not budging, Oliveira seems set to leave to help balance the books. An adaptable striker who could be a useful addition, but of course there will be the usual concern as to how South Americans tend to fare in England to consider. Do Spurs think that Ricardo could be the man to spearhead the club’s new-look attack?