White Hart Lane boss makes a move for Uruguayan international.
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Tottenham will make an official approach for Ajax forward Luis Suarez next week as they set about completing the final part of their January recruitment jigsaw, Goal.com UK can reveal.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has identified the World Cup star as his No.1 striker target after dropping his interest in Andy Carroll, and has authorised chairman Daniel Levy to open formal talks on a deal.
Spurs, whose interest in Suarez was first revealed by Goal.com UK last summer, have made an informal enquiry for the Uruguayan this week and have been told by Ajax that the player is available for €20 million (£16.8m).
This is regarded by club officials as a significant reduction on the £25m fee that Spurs were quoted for Suarez last summer, when the player was convinced to stay at Ajax by former manager Martin Jol. (Goal.com)
Harry Redknapp has been bemoaning his club’s lack of cutting edge so a move for Uruguayan international Luis Suarez would make a great deal of sense. The 23 year old has been a phenomenal success at the Amsterdam Arena but the striker wants to leave the Eredivisie side and would no doubt be very keen on a move to the Premier League club.
Suarez is currently in the middle of a seven match ban he received for biting an opponent and has also reportedly very unhappy since Martin Jol left the club in December and is actively seeking to force a move from Ajax.
Luckily for the former Groningen man Ajax are in a bit of a financial mess and therefore they realise they will need to sell one or two of their prized assets and they may well accept Tottenham’s bid so they can quickly bank the cash in January.
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