White Hart Lane boss keen on Dutch wing wizard.
Tottenham Hotspur are considering a monstrous move for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben in the hope the Netherlands international is prepared to swap Champions League football for a shot at Champions League qualification.
The 27 year has been at the club since 2009 however he has been recommended to Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp by Rafael van der Vaart as the perfect signing to bolster their chances of sealing a top four spot this season. It will not be easy though. Firstly Spurs will have to tempt Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich with enough money for them to feel it would make financial sense, secondly Robben would need to be tempted into a return to the Premier League, a competition he had success with whilst at Chelsea.
Should Robben seriously be tempted by a Europa League campaign and a top four finish then maybe the White Hart Lane side could be onto something. Redknapp does hold a good card in van der Vaart who would provide Robben with a good idea with regards to life in North London but the one barrier currently in the way of Tottenham starting to make a move is the size of their current squad.
Harry Redknapp has been linked with many prospective new signings but one wonders if he needs any more wingers given that his first choice pairing of Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are two of the North London club’s brightest talents.
The Tottenham boss has of course been fighting off interest in Croatian international Luka Modric and perhaps a move to bring in such an established star would help appease the want-away star.
27 year old Dutch international Robben has been a huge success at the Allianz Arena since his move from Real Madrid to Bavaria back in August of 2009. In his two seasons at the Bundesliga side he has collected a domestic double and become a prolific goalscorer in the process, netting an astonishing 36 goals in 54 matches, a return a striker would be envious of.
The boss who purchased Robben, Louis Van Gaal, has now left Bayern Munich and perhaps this could lead the former Chelsea man into considering his future but a move to Tottenham would be something of a coup. The fact that his international team-mate Rafael Van der Vaart is at the club may help seal a deal but if Redknapp did pull off this signing it would be something of a huge surprise.
Redknapp has however been told by chairman Daniel Levy that he must sell before he can buy and rather than offload any of his big names he is looking to offload a number of his squad players to help fund any new additions. The likes of David Bentley, Robbie Keane, Niko Kranjcar, Alan Hutton, Giovani dos Santos, Wilson Palacios and Sebastien Bassong are all reportedly available to interest parties.