Tottenham Transfer Rumors: Spurs Set to Bid on Espanyol's Osvaldo
Tottenham Transfer Rumors See Spurs Set to Bid On Espanyol Striker Pablo Osvaldo
Tottenham's transfer rumors coming into this summer's transfer window have primarily centered in two areas: striker and goalkeeper. Manager Harry Redknapp managed to attribute his team's late-season slide to lackluster performances in both of those areas, and has set his sights on improving both areas of his squad.
Now, according to a report from Mirror Football, it would seem that Redknapp is close to landing his first target, in Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo.
Spurs are prepared to offer £14 million to the Spanish club in return for Osvaldo's services, and look likely to offer the striker a contract worth £65,000 a week for next season. They're not the only ones bidding on Osvaldo's services, as Atletico Madrid is reportedly in on the race as well.
Must Read: English Premier League Power Rankings: Week 35.
But, the North London club seems to have the edge, as reports indicate that Madrid's bid was just £10 million for the 25-year-old.
Should Spurs land the Italian-Argentine national, it increases the likelihood that either Roman Pavlyuchenko or Jermaine Defoe are headed out of White Hart Lane this summer. Both players were uninspiring at best, and downright poor at worst, and Redknapp seems set on attempting to boost his team's strike force.
Osvaldo should be able to do just that. He showed himself to be quite the talent with Espanyol, netting 12 goals in 22 games with the team this season. Assuming he can bring that scoring touch to White Hart Lane, Redknapp and Tottenham figure to be getting a major upgrade at one of their weakest positions at the moment.
Spurs aren't done yet, and this is far from a done deal, but it looks likely that the team will be in the driver's seat to land this promising striker and immediately boost their offense for next season.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?