Harry Redknapp wants to bring Villarreal striker Nilmar to White Hart Lane.
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Tottenham will enquire about the services of Villarreal forward Nilmar at the end of the season.
Spurs made a late bid for his team mate Giuseppe Rossi in the final hours of the last transfer window only to have their reported £35m offer rejected by the club and they will return to El Madrigal for his fellow forward. With Rossi having been priced out of a move, Nilmar has emerged as a viable target for the Londoners with manager Harry Redknapp keen to include a nippy, lithe forward to his ranks with West Ham loanee Robbie Keane having almost certainly played his last game for the club.
Nilmar is an established Brazilian international and has been an instrumental part of the Yellow Submarines rise to third in the table this season. With 10 goals to his name in the Primera Division he is only two shy of Rossi in the goalscoring charts despite often playing a slightly deeper role than the Italian and he would certainly add another string to Tottenham’s bow should he make the switch to White Hart Lane.
The 26-year-old is valued at around £18m
Having just lost out on the Olympic Stadium, Tottenham will have lots of extra cash and it looks like they have decided how to spend it.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp sees the Brazilian forward Nilmar as an ideal replacement for Robbie Keane.
But ‘Arry has had problems recruiting strikers from Spain – Luis Fabiano, Diego Forlan, Sergio Aguerro – and he may have similar problems in persuading Nilmar to move to North London.
If Tottenham secure Champions League football it will make the process a lot easier.
On paper this deal could be a perfect fit for Spurs, but as Harry has found out: it is easier to get pick-pocketed than to buy a striker in Spain.