This source suggests that Harry is closing in on the classy wide man.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Martin Petrov gathers pace
Harry Redknapp stepped up his interest in Martin Petrov, of Manchester City, last night after Luka Modric broke a leg during Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 victory over Birmingham City.
Tottenham have had a longstanding interest in the Bulgaria winger, but have pulled out of previous moves because of concerns about his knee injury and age.
Petrov has been an unused substitute for City’s three league matches this season and his chances of starting have been adversely affected by the high-profile arrivals. At 30, his signing would highlight Tottenham’s change in transfer strategy under Redknapp, who is less concerned about buying players with a sell-on value than Daniel Levy, his chairman. (Times Online)
Martin Petrov showed at the tail end of last season and during his Pre-season matches for the Eastlands outfit that he still has the pace and trickery to prove a very able to solution to the Luka Modric injury issue.
The Bulgarian International has been on linked with moves to White Hart Lane on several occasions even as far as before he ever moved to Man City and now it appears he is very much surplus to requirements and could be allowed to leave for as little as £5m.
Although the wrong side of 30 there are signs that the former Atletico Madrid man has plenty in the tank and is well worth making a move for, and even when Luka is back from his lay off Petrov could still be a useful man to have around in case Harry opts to try the Croatian man back in central midfield.