White Hart Lane side prepare surprise Emirates Stadium raid.
Tottenham’s desire to bring in much needed goal-scoring additions will lead White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino to make an offer for Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski.
The German international is reportedly frustrated with the lack of first team action handed to him by Arsene Wenger over the past 18 months and the arrivals of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez have no doubt left the former Koln man concerned about his future prospects at the Emirates Stadium.
The 29 year old is yet to start a Premier League fixture this season, this despite the fact that both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are sidelined, though the versatile striker may well be against a move to Spurs given the contentious nature of such a switch.
A move to Arsenal’s arch rivals would clearly not endear Podolski to his Gunners fan-base though they would perhaps understand such a transfer given the lack of opportunities he has received of late.
Arsenal signed Podolski in July 2012 and he has racked up a reasonable tally of 28 goals from 74 appearances of which 20 were from the bench.
Pochettino has received the backing of chairman Daniel Levy to make an opening £10m bid for Podolski, who cost Arsenal £11m, as he seeks to strengthen his failing attack.
Tottenham’s current crop of strikers Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Harry Kane and Emmanuel Adebayor have managed just one Premier League goal between them this season, hence Pochettino’s move to bring in a January addition to boost his side’s chances of securing a coveted top four finish.