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Tottenham Ready to Swoop for £5m Premier League Ace

Redknapp wants to snap up Giant striker with bags of experience.

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The Rumour

Tottenham are ready to make a £5million swoop for Aston Villa striker John Carew following months of speculation.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been strongly linked with a move for the big Norwegian as he looks to shake up his strike force and reports now claim that an offer is set to go in.

Carew still has two years left on his contract at Villa Park and although Martin O’Neill has always said he wants to keep hold of the player, he may be tempted to cash in.

O’Neill already has Emile Heskey in his squad and he may also want the cash raised from the sale of Carew to fund a deal to bring Peter Crouch back to the club.

The Source: (Eat Sleep Sport)

The Analysis

Aston Villa and Spurs seem inextricably linked this summer with a number players linked with exits to the other, the likes of David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas are consistently referenced as potential Martin O’Neill swoops and Ashley Young is always connected with a move to White Hart Lane.

John Carew is a big favourite of the Villa supporters and he has repaid that faith with two strong seasons, finishing with 13 and 15 goals respectively. The 29 year old has the stature and presence to make it in the Premier League and has proven to be more than capable of doing a good job and I am not surprised that Harry Redknapp has earmarked the former Valencia and Roma man as a potential signing.

The Spurs boss appears to want to alter his striking line up and wants a big man to play up front with either Robbie Keane or Jermain Defoe and he isn’t too keen on Roman Pavyluchenko and is therefore considering a move for the Norwegian international.

The Likelihood

Carew to Tottenham: Would be hard to get him to leave Aston Villa but if Martin O’Neill wants cash from the sale for a Peter Crouch bid then he may not have a choice.

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