Tottenham Hotspur Move For Luis Garcia: Bye Bye Keane and Berbatov?

Danny BrownAnalyst IJuly 10, 2008

With all the talk of Chelsea's war chest for new manager Luis Felipe Scolari, as well as the ongoing transfer saga of Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham Hotspur have stayed under the radar. Yet the London club is possibly making some of the best buys of the summer.

As well as the addition of Luka Modric, Giovani dos Dantos and Heurelho Gomes to an already talented squad, Spurs boss Juande Ramos is now looking at capturing exciting Espanyol forward Luis Garcia.

Garcia is a formidable talent in front of goal-as well as scoring 24 goals in 79 games for Espanyol, he's also equally adept at laying them on for his strike partners.

If Spurs are to buy Garcia, it will likely cost them around $15 million, although for someone with Garcia's talent that's an extremely competitive fee.

With the news that Spurs are also after attacking midfielder/striker David Bentley and (potentially) another attacking midfielder in Dutch whizkid Rafael Van der Vaart, question marks must now be raised over the futures of strikers Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.

Although Spurs deny that any of these two players must move, Berbatov has made no secret of the fact that he would like to play elsewhere, while Keane is attracting the interests of Liverpool.

Whatever happens, if Spurs do sign Garcia and Bentley it will take their summer spending to over $100 million. While sporting eyes may be on Chelsea and Manchester United, the activity over at Spurs could lead to a surprise package in this season's Premier League.