According to this source, Juande Ramos is planning a bid for yet another striker, this time he is reportedly moving for a highly-rated Serie A star.
Tottenham Hotspur have launched a bid to sign Milan striker Marco Borriello, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Spurs have had a miserable start to the new season, losing both of their opening Premiership games, including a home defeat to Sunderland at the weekend.
The North London club have already lost forward Robbie Keane to Liverpool this summer, and are almost certain to be forced to sell his prolific strike partner from last season, Dimitar Berbatov, to Manchester United before the end of the transfer window.
Juande Ramos is absolutely desperate to bring in a forward replacement before September 1 and, according to the Corriere, Milan hitman Borriello could be the man.
Milan only bought back the other half of Borriello’s contract from Genoa several weeks ago, following a stunning 2007/08 campaign for the Rossoblu. The 26-year-old Borriello, who had scored just 11 goals in the top-flight in his entire career prior to last season, exploded into life in the port city, scoring a stunning 19 goals, and finishing in third in the race for the Capocannoniere. (goal.com)
£14m-rated striker Borriello has only just arrived back at the San Siro after a fantastic season out on loan, so this is indeed an audacious move by Tottenham. Something of a late bloomer, the 26-year-old didn’t have much of a look-in over the first five years he was signed to Milan, spending much of it out on loan. However his sterling efforts for mid-table Serie A side Genoa were enough to get him an international call-up, as he finished just behind Juve pair Del Piero and Trezeguet in the goalscoring charts.
The strongly-built striker has many facets to his game, and could be the kind of marksman who could do well in the English game. Do Spurs fans think this deal could actually be completed or will the club end the transfer window without a new striker purchase?