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Tottenham Close In On Diego Forlan Deal: Striker Wants £160k a Week!

White Hart Lane boss hoping to land Uruguayan veteran hotshot.

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Tottenham are making a new move for Uruguay star Diego Forlan and hope to sign the Atletico Madrid ace on a FREE transfer.

Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is set to offer former Manchester United hitman Forlan, 32, a stunning personal package after hearing he could move from the Spanish side for nothing.

Forlan was the joint top scorer at last summers World Cup finals, as well as winning the Golden Ball award as the tournaments best player.

However, his transfer value has fallen after a disappointing season and now People Sport can reveal Atletico will let him go without a fee.

The big snag is Forlans wages. He is on a staggering £160,000-a-week, which Spurs could not match but they are trying to get near.

SOURCE: People

Whilst clearly Diego Forlan would be asking for a fairly hefty salary, the fact that he would be available on a free transfer would of course save Tottenham a great deal of money and the Uruguayan intenrnational is known to be a player that Harry Redknapp is a big admirer of.

The 32 year old striker may have struggled last term, netting just ten goals, this was mostly down to the fact that the Atletico Madrid man had barely had a break in 18 months, helping Uruguay to the latter stages of the World Cup had come at a cost to his club form.

That said, the former Man United man has been a phenomenal success in Spain, scoring 54 goals in three seasons with Villarreal before notching up 96 goals in 195 appearances at the Vicente Calderon club. It seems that La Liga side is ready to freshen up their attacking options and could also be set to sell Sergio Aguero to Man City.

Tottenham have been looking to improve their attacking options for some time but Harry Redknapp has failed in a succession of bids for high profile strikers and whilst clearly Forlan is in the Autumn of his career he still has what it takes to make an impact in the Premier League, where he did of course struggle at Old Trafford before a move to Spain re-ignited his career.

Last season Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe notched up just eight Premier League goals between them and whilst Russian Roman Pavlyuchenko faired better, scoring ten from 18 starts, Redknapp will be very keen to bring in a new addition or two to help boost his options in the attacking third.

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