Tottenham Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
With the end of the 2012/13 season fast approaching, the summer transfer window will be open and Tottenham will no doubt set out to make more improvements to their squad.
There have been rumours, talks of deals and names everyone wants to see join Andre Villas Boas’ current set-up. Here’s a look at the players who have been linked with a move to White Hart Lane within the last few weeks.
Spurs are reportedly considering an approach for Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero.
The Spaniard, who moved from Villarreal to the Viola last summer, has featured in all but one of the Italians’ 33 league matches so far this season, with 10 assists to his name. The 28-year-old’s impressive performances have grabbed the attention of several top clubs, including AVB’s side.
Valero was a West Bromwich Albion player for three years, after joining the Baggies in 2008 from Mallorca. However, following a poor debut season, he spent the next two campaigns on loan at Mallorca and Villarreal, joining the latter permanently in 2011.
Tottenham will make an ambitious move for former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song if they qualify for the Champions League next season.
Song left Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal for Barcelona in a £15m deal last summer but has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the Nou Camp.
The Cameroonian is unlikely to go back to Arsenal having left the club on bad terms and the Sunday People report that Spurs are ready to pounce.
Spurs are one of many Premier League clubs showing signs of interest in on-loan striker Andy Carroll. With the only out-and-out strikers at the club being the injury troubled Jermain Defoe and the frustrating Emmanuel Adebayor, it’s thought Tottenham will look to sign a striker during the summer.
They value Carroll far below what Liverpool will be asking for – however, Chairman Daniel Levy has proved himself an astute mover in the transfer market in the past and a cut price deal cannot be ruled out.
According to the Mirror, Spurs are making a £10million bid for Hamburg’s South Korean star Son Heung-Min – but will have to raise their offer for the player seen as a potential replacement for Gareth Bale.
Spurs are now negotiating with the Bundesliga club for their talented attacker and hope to agree a price ahead of signing rivals in England and Europe.
Son is seen as one of the major captures of the summer window and Levy is prepared to pay a big fee for the 21-year-old because his value will is expected to soar.
The Porto forward has been closely followed by Spurs scouts this season, and are weighing up their attacking options ahead of the summer.
Reports in Spain suggest that Atsu would complement Spurs’ style as he is powerful and can instigate quick attacks from midfield.
They also suggest that he has a bright future ahead of him too, which is why Spurs have been keeping a tab on him.
AVB has a good understanding of the Portuguese market, having previously managed Porto, this could prove a bonus during any potential negotiations.
Tottenham are hoping to make the most of the stalling in contract talks between Leon Osman and his club Everton according to The Metro.
Reports suggested that negotiations had broken down regarding a new deal for the England star.
The 31 year old midfielder has two years remaining on his current deal and Everton were thought to be keen to persuade Osman to commit his future to the club.
But talks have now been put on hold which has alerted the interest of Tottenham.
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Italy striker Pablo Osvaldo has fuelled speculation that he could be set to make a summer move to Tottenham after travelling to London two weeks ago, according to Talk Sport.
Osvaldo’s future at Roma has been in doubt for some time now and the Argentine-born player has cut an increasingly isolated figure of late.
Feyenoord midfielder Clasie is one of the hottest prospects in Dutch football and he has already played five times for the Netherlands.
Andre Villas Boas could see the 21-year-old as the perfect long-term replacement to Scott Parker.
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- Chelsea Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
- Manchester United Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
- Arsenal Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
- Manchester City Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
- Liverpool Summer Transfer Targets Episode 2
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