Goodison Park outfit tries to play hard-ball over White Hart Lane striker offer.
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Everton are ready to make a loan move for Robbie Keane as Spurs step us their interest in Steven Pienaar.
Harry Redknapp is a big admirer of South Africa winger Pienaar, who is out of contract at Goodison Park in the summer. He could be available for as little as £1.5million.
Everton could be tempted to take the money rather than lose the 28-year-old for nothing in the summer.
Pienaar’s form has been indifferent this season, although he will be eligible to play in the Champions League.
The fee is less than Everton supremo Bill Kenwright wants as the club try to raise money to fund a move for a new striker.
One option for them is to ask for Spurs’ Republic of Ireland forward Keane to be included as part of any deal for Pienaar.
Everton manager David Moyes rates Keane and could be interest in taking him on if there is no fee and if and Spurs pay some of his wages. (Daily Mirror)
Would this deal make a great deal of sense for Harry Redknapp? One would imagine that Robbie Keane’s value is far more than the £1.5m it would take to snap up contract rebel Steven Pienaar, so unless Everton are prepared to put up some cash to sweeten the deal then Tottenham may opt to pass on the South African international, after all they can pick up the 28 year old for nothing in the summer anyway.
Clearly Redknapp is an admirer of the Everton attacking midfielder but this deal seems very one sided in the Merseyside club’s favour. David Moyes knows he will lose the former Ajax man in the summer and if he wants to get anything for his services then he must do a deal this month.
The Toffees could do with an injection of firepower and Robbie Keane is a proven goalscorer and would be worth at least £6m in today’s market and given that Everton’s current crop of recognised strikers have managed just four goals between them in a combined total of 21 Premier League starts, there need may well be greater than Tottenham’s.
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