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Tottenham to Bid £12.2m for Brazilian International the Moment they Qualify for Champions League Group Stage

White Hart Lane keen to start spending!

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JOHANNESBURG, June 29, 2010 Brazil's Luis Fabiano gestures to spectators during the 2010 World Cup round of 16 soccer match against Chile at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 28, 2010.

Tottenham are prepared to splash their Champions League cash on Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano if they see off Young Boys.

Spurs face the Swiss side tonight in the first leg of their play-off to reach Europe’s elite club competition. Qualification to the group stage would be worth at least £10 million and could set the wheels in motion for a bid for the Brazil World Cup 2010 star.

The 29-year-old had appeared close to a switch to Marseille, but the deal fell through at the weekend due to his £12.2m valuation. With the Spanish side already targeting FC Twente attacker Bryan Ruiz as Fabiano’s replacement, Spurs are expected to launch into action if they progress next Wednesday after the second meeting. (Goal.com)

First off, surely that valuation is a little on the short side. We may be talking about a 29 year old but Luis Fabiano is a striker in the peak of his form right now. A player who has scored 95 goals in the past five La Liga seasons and a player who can not stop scoring for his country to boot.

He is a player that Harry Redknapp has apparently been tracking for some time and this source suggests a bid is on the cards and as the White Hart Lane boss has not brought in any one as yet and is probably champing at the bit to get some new faces in before its too late.

However that being said, do the north London side really need strengthening? They have a great squad at present and have four quality strikers any more additions in this area would surely only occur if Robbie Keane or Roman Pavlyuchenko left the club.

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