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Everton and Tottenham ‘lining up move’ for Swedish striker

How exactly does a football club ‘line up a move’ for a player? Don’t they just phone up the selling club, ask if the player is available to sign and what compensation (if any) they require for his services? Or perhaps it’s an expression used by newspapers who haven’t got a foggiest about where this Swedish veteran striker will wind up, but have heard a whisper that he might return to the Premier League again this season.

The Daily Mail have looked at the list of clubs in the top flight and picked two that might plausibly sign Henrik Larsson from Helsingborg. After his performances at Euro 2008, it’s highly questionable that the Swede can reach the heights he achieved with Celtic or Barcelona, and it would very much be a stop-gap solution to a club’s shortage of strikers.

Henrik Larsson is being linked with a move to Everton or Tottenham after a series of bitter rows with Helsingborg chairman Sten-Inge Fredin.

Oh yes, that’s exactly what a player does after a bitter row with his club chairman. Demand a move to Everton or Tottenham, it’s the natural course of action. Perhaps this one is best treated with a pinch of salt, it’s hard to see either set of fans particularly pleased with this signing.

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