A deal too good to ignore?
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp could offer Ruud van Nistelrooy a dramatic return to England if Roman Pavlyuchenko leaves the club.
The Russian striker wants regular starts ahead of next summer’s World Cup and the former Manchester United striker is available as Real Madrid look to trim their squad.
Redknapp would rather have the experienced Van Nistelrooy in reserve than the unsettled Russian.
Tottenham asked about Van Nistelrooy in June when a three-man Spurs delegation headed by Chairman Daniel Levy met with Real officials.
At the time Van Nistelrooy’s £90,000-a-week wage demands put Tottenham off but negotiations could reopen if Pavlyuchenko is sold.
Real are desperate to get rid of players and are still hopeful that Arjen Robben will be snapped up by a Premier League club and that Wesley Sneijder will move to Inter Milan. (Daily Mail)
Harry Redknapp is keen to have four strikers at his disposal and with Roman Pavyluchenko reportedly set to quit the club, a move for Real Madrid’s Dutch hitman would make sense, but would it be a big financial risk?
The La Liga side are said to be willing to let the 33 year old leave the club for a fee of around
£6m and whilst his wage demands are excessive they are probably no more than a great many Premier League stars.
Those who think the former Man United is a washed up has-been are mistaken. Whilst he missed huge chunks of last term injured he still managed to net ten goals in twelve matches and has been a success in Spain leading the club to back to back League titles in his first two seasons but now finds himself low down the pecking order and will be keen to return to the Premier League where he was of course a stunning success.