Nou Camp back up attacker on White Hart Lane radar.
Tottenham are closing in on a shock move for Barcelona’s Dutch attacking star Ibrahim Afellay.
Spurs chief scout Ian Broomfield watched the exciting target in the Audi Cup clash with Brazilian club Internacional in Germany last night.
Afellay played the first half – enough time to let Broomfield send a report back to Harry Redknapp about his form.
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Tottenham are said to be on the verge of signing Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. The Dutch international is said to be keen on a move to White Hart Lane and Harry Redknapp is ready to offer the European Champions £7m for the player.
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Harry Redknapp is keen to get his summer spending under way after spending a vast portion of the pre-season dealing with Luka Modric related speculation. The White Hart Lane boss has made no secret of his desire to improve the club’s attacking options and is closing in on a deal to sign talented Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay, a player who seems destined to leave the Nou Camp this summer.
The 25 year old arrived at Barcelona in January and struggled to get a spot in Pep Guardiola’s stellar starting line-up, which was to be expected, however the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Udinese will only further restrict the former PSV Eindhoven man’s hopes of forging a career at the La Liga giants.
Afellay is a quick thinking adaptable attacker who is used primarily on the wings but is also known for being effective as an advanced midfielder. Given that Tottenham have the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon as starting wide options one would wonder where the Dutchman would fit in to the first team but nonetheless Redknapp is keen to complete a deal to sign the Utrecht born Barca man.
Chairman Daniel Levy has however stated that Redknapp must sell before he can buy and with that in mind a number of squad players are said to be available for the right price, that list reportedly includes Robbie Keane, David Bentley, Niko Kranjcar, Wilson Palacios and Giovani dos Santos, among others.