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Tottenham Agree £28m Palermo Pair Deal: Harry Redknapp Just Added More Quality to his Champions League Squad

White Hart Lane boss reportedly set to seal duo signing.

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SOCCER/FUTBOL WORLD CUP 2010 OCTAVOS DE FINAL URUGUAY VS COREA Action photo of Edinson Cavani of Uruguay (L) and Cha Du Ri of Korea (R), during game of the 2010 World Cup held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth South Africa./Foto de accion de Edinson Cavani de Uruguay (I) y Cha Du Ri de Corea (D), durantejuego de la Copa del Mundo 2010 celebrado en el Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Sudafrica. 26 June 2010 MEXSPORT/ETZEL ESPINOSA Photo via Newscom

Palermo have accepted Tottenham’s £28million double bid for Simon Kjaer and Edinson Cavani.

A host of clubs have been linked with the highly-rated pair with Palermo resigned to losing the star duo this summer.

The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Inter Milan have been credited with an interest in Danish international Kjaer, while City and Wolfsburg are thought to be keen on Cavani.

However, Tottenham are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by making a double bid for both players.

Zamparini claims Spurs have tabled a bid of €35million (£28million) for Kjaer and Cavani and that the offer was too good to turn down.

“Tottenham have bid €35million, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave,” Zamparini told Sky Italia television.

“We will reinvest the money for these players,” said Zamparini. “The midfield is my biggest concern, whereas in defence and attack we are fairly covered.”

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to bolster his squad as he prepares for the Champions League next season and landing Kjaer and Cavani would be a major coup for the White Hart Lane outfit. (Sporting Life)

If indeed this source is correct and a deal has been done then Harry Redknapp has added even more strength in depth and quality to his White Hart Lane squad. Both Simon Kjaer and Edinson Cavani give Tottenham more options to play with and help go some way to giving the Spurs boss a side that can realistically challenge for another top four finish and a decent European run.

Given the injury concerns over centre back pairing Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King and to a lesser extent Michael Dawson, the signing of Danish youngster Kjaer make a great deal of sense. In two seasons in Serie A he has shown great maturity and a great deal of potential. 23 year old Cavani is an adaptable attacker who works well on the wing but perhaps more effectively as part of a strike pairing. He has proved himself very capable during his three years at the Sicilian side and has had a good World Cup with Uruguay where he has formed part of a highly effective attacking trio alongside Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez.

One wonders if this spells the end for the likes of Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko because Daniel Levy will be keen to recoup some of this spending by offloading some of the club’s squad players.


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