Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs Go After Another Striker, Sell Captain

Frank WagnerCorrespondent IAugust 21, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Leandro Damiao of Brazil reacts after scoring during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on August 7, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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It looks like Tottenham are not waiting until they get the Luka Modric transfer money from Real Madrid to splash the cash around.

Tuesday has been an eventful day for Spurs in this summer transfer window. The club finally signed a much-needed striker in Emmanuel Adebayor, set up to bid for a few new people and released a former captain.

Here's the latest transfer news from the Lane and how it could impact the club's season.


New and Improved Damião Bid

Look, we all know Adebayor is not the overall solution to Spurs' problems at striker.

Thankfully, it looks like Tottenham may not be done addressing the position.

According to Brazilian organization Globo Esporte, Spurs have sent a delegation to Porto Alegre to try to persuade Internacional to part with their striker, Leandro Damião.

Tottenham have failed in two bids for the 23-year-old, worth £10 million and £14 million. Now, the club is willing to up the offer to a club record, surpassing the £16.5 million they paid for Modric.

The Brazilian would certainly be a great addition to the club and would provide some missing quality at the striker position.


Spurs Go after Willian

With Adebayor signed and the crisis at the striker position somewhat lessened, Tottenham seem to have turned their eyes to the attacking midfield position.

With Tom Huddlestone reported to be possibly on his way out, Spurs are apparently going after Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazilian star Willian.

The midfielder was a target for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas last year while he was at Chelsea, but the deal was never made.

The 24-year-old would provide Spurs with another potential substitute for the half-way-out-the-door Modric, whose creativeness and invention will be sorely missed.


Oh Captain, My Captain, Fallen to QPR

It looks as though Tottenham are set to part ways with current skipper Michael Dawson.

Spurs accepted a £7.5 million bid from Queens Park Rangers for the defender, who was named captain by manager Andre Villas-Boas mere days ago.

The move is not a completely shocking one, as the England international has struggled mightily with injuries in the recent past. Last season, the 28-year-old was only able to compete in seven matches for Tottenham.

With Younes Kaboul, William Gallas, Steven Caulker and new recruit Jan Vertonghen the only other options in the centre of defense, though, the sale of Dawson provides questions on the depth of the position.

According to the Mirror, that depth may be provided by the 34-year-old Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho, who is not of any use to Real Madrid at the moment.



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