One of the men who helped West Brom to a 2-2 draw at the weekend is the latest in a long line of strikers to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane. Peter Odemwingie may well have been seeking a move away from the Hawthorns had Roy Hodgson’s men been relegated but as safety beckons, he could stay put.
The player had this to say: “My intention is to continue playing in England and if West Brom is not relegated I’m only too happy to stay. It’s likely they will offer me a new contract in the summer”.
There appears therefore to be no real substance to the headlines that link the player to Spurs, but meanwhile the chase for Romelu Lukaku could well be decided shortly. Spurs are still rumoured to be interested but if they lose out on his signature then they could look to another Belgian striker in Bjorn Vleminckx. At just 22, Vleminckx has impressed in Holland this season and is averaging over a goal every other game. His club NEC Nijmegen are rumoured to be prepared to part with the player for just £6m.
This may well be more in Tottenham’s price bracket and it’s interesting if nothing else, to see transfer fees coming down all the time for strikers linked with a summer move to Spurs.