Despite scoring in both Premier League matches so far, Tottenham have been pretty toothless, although many would argue that’s more down to the lack of creativity and invention than firepower. Nevertheless, while Darren Bent continues to plough a lone furrow up front, Spurs could be short of goals and it’s clear that a striker is a priority for manager Juande Ramos.
The Daily Telegraph report that the Spaniard’s latest target (and there have been many!) is a young man named Marco Borriello, currently plying his trade for AC Milan. The club have a big chunk of cash after selling Robbie Keane to Liverpool for £20 million, and it’s burning an almighty hole in their pocket.
According to reports in Italy, Spurs are ready to make a move for Borriello, 26, as manager Juande Ramos looks to bring in a replacement for Manchester United target Berbatov.
Following Milan’s summer captures of Andriy Shevchenko and Ronaldinho, Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport suggests that Borriello’s first-team role is in doubt, with Filippo Inzaghi and Alexandre Pato also ahead of him in coach Carlo Ancellotti’s pecking order.
Borriello was highly impressive last season, where he spent the year at Genoa, scoring 19 league goals, and his fine form has subsequently attracted a host of interested suitors across Europe.
Milan, who had co-owned Borriello, completed the buy-out of the player’s contract in June, but it is understood Ancellotti does not hold the player in high regard and would gladly welcome a bid from Spurs.
This sounds encouraging, although Spurs fans should note that the player is currently injured, surely Tottenham should be drafting in someone who is raring to go and will provide an immediate attacking option? In addition, will signing a Milan reject alleviate the striking situation at White Hart Lane?