Transfer Rumours: 10 Strikers That Tottenham Could Sign This Summer
It's no secret that Tottenham have been looking for a new top class striker for some time now and if it was meant to be a secret, well then, it wasn't kept quiet very well.
Having failed to sign a new striker in the January transfer window as many fans had been hoping for, Redknapp will now be looking to offload some of the fringe players like Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos in order to raise funds and create squad space for new players.
It's also no secret that it's a marquee signing that Tottenham are after as a statement of intent, if not just to appease Luka Modric, then to also push them back into the top four.
With Harry Redknapp in charge there are always going to be many names banded about by the media, some as ridiculous as Samuel Eto'o.
However, here are the top 10 strikers that Tottenham have much more of a chance of signing this summer transfer window.
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Nationality: Argentinian (Italian citezenship)
Current Club: RCD Espanyol
Pablo Osvaldo is a name that wasn't put about that much in January but following some good performances for Espanyol he has suddenly put himself on numerous clubs radars.
Spurs will face tough competition for his signature though, with Fulham also thought to be quite keen and that could set up an over the top bidding war.
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Nationality: Italian (American-born)
Current Club: Villarreal
It looked like Tottenham's hopes of securing Giuseppe Rossi were gone as soon as it was reported that Barcelona had shown an interest, but since then it has been reported that his move to the Catalan giants has stalled and it looks like the whole deal could be off.
This will have revived Tottenham's hopes and provided they can sell their fringe strikers soon enough, they should be able to wrap up what could be a very smart buy.
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Current Club: Internacional
Tottenham have a very good chance of wrapping this signing up before the end of the summer thanks to their partnership with Internacional.
However, it should be noted that he is not another Sandro. Leandro Damiao, although very talented, still has key parts of his game to develop and could take a while to settle in at England.
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Current Club: Athletic Bilbao
Perhaps Spurs could take advantage of their August friendly with Bilbao and use the chance to speak to the club bosses and Llorente himself to see if they can secure a move.
Llorente was a very key player for the club last season though so he won't come cheap, and if other clubs are interested, Spurs will want to bid sooner rather than later.
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Current Club: Roma
Vucinic has attracted much attention from the Premier League before, in fact he's attracted clubs from right around Europe so it's no surprise that Tottenham have been linked to the player now.
Whether or not Redknapp really does have his eye on him will only be revealed over the coming months, but the move all depends on what new Roma boss Luis Enrique has planned for the clubs future.
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Current Club: Atletico Madrid
Despite a phenomenal World Cup last year, Forlan has faded slightly in his club form over the past season and that will probably make him a cheaper option for Tottenham than some of the others on this list.
He is, however, still a class act and can still cut it at the top. Having failed at Manchester United in his younger days, Forlan could now take one last shot at cracking the Premier League.
Nationality: Mexican (English-born)
Current Club: Jaguares
Although many rumours may have suggested that Pedroza has signed already there has not been any official confirmation from the club, nor any official confirmation of even interest in the player.
However at just under £1million as an expected fee, Tottenham could always do worse business and if it doesn't work out then it won't be a huge sum of money lost.
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Current Club: Sunderland
Although the rumours of a move for Asamoah Gyan were recently dismissed by Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn, they have recently cropped up again with numerous sources saying that a move could still go through.
The advantages are that Gyan has experience in the Premier League already with Sunderland and on a good day can compete with the best, but whether Tottenham would be right to put their "top four" burdens on his shoulders is uncertain.
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Current Club: VfB Stuttgart
Although his name has not been put at the forefront of reporting media rumours, Pogrebnyak could be an under the radar signing for Tottenham.
If Redknapp chooses to retain Roman Pavlyuchenko out of his current striker line up, then Pogrebnyak could be a very good option to sign to play alongside his compatriot. He'd probably be one of the cheaper options too.
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Current Club: Porto
Although Chelsea are the heavy favourites to sign Falcao, and the club would certainly not be pleased if Tottenham retained Modric then stole Falcao from under their noses, the Whiet Hart Lane club are still in the running for the striker.
Falcao had a great season last year, especially in the Europa League, and even if Chelsea do beat Tottenham to his signing, it may open up a move for Didier Drogba to switch clubs instead.