Tottenham Re-Enter £17.2m La Liga Striker Race

Real Madrid striker still in Redknapp’s sights!

SOCCER: MAR 07 Spanish League - Real Madrid at Atletico De Madrid

The Rumour

Tottenham have re-entered the race to sign Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The Holland international has accepted he does not have a future at the Bernabeu after being sidelined from the club’s training camp in Ireland.
Madrid have already accepted a £15.5million bid from Stuttgart that could rise to £17.2m, but the 25-year-old is in no rush to complete the move and will wait to see what other offers arise.

Spurs spoke to Madrid last month about a triple swoop for Huntelaar, Arjen Robben and Gabriel Heinze after initially considering former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The players’ high wages and desire for Champions League football proved a stumbling block. However, despite having many admirers, other bids for Huntelaar have barely materialised.

The Source: (Daily Mail)

The Analysis

Previous reports suggested that Klaas had decided a move to the Bundesliga was best for his career after a stuttering time at Real Madrid but this source suggests that Spurs may still have a shot at bringing the former Ajax man to White Hart Lane.

Harry Redknapp wants to completely reshape his team, or so the constant speculation would have us believe, and apparently he wants a whole new strike force with the likes of Darren Bent and Roman Pavyluchenko very likely to make way for new additions.

Huntelaar is a prolific goal scorer who arrived at the Bernabeu only to see managers chopped and changed and a new President elected, now he seems to have no choice but to make way for the latest set of Galacticos.

The Likelihood

Huntelaar to Tottenham: Would be a top notch signing if they can pull it off!

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