The name of Pablo Osvaldo is doing the transfer rumour rounds at the moment as the Espanyol striker continues to be linked with a move to Spurs where some papers are suggesting he could link up with Didier Drogba.

Osvaldo is a 25 year old Argentine-born Italy under-21 international who has been a hit in Spain, where he averages over a goal every other game. In total, he has played for six clubs in his brief career and prior to his latest move, his scoring record was less than impressive.

His stock has risen considerably in the last season however and it is believed that £14m would be required to prise him away from his present employers. Some managers may look at the fact that he has yet to play a full international and with his poor record prior to this campaign, could view Osvaldo as a ‘one season wonder’. Harry Redknapp however, could be the one to take a gamble.

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  1. I think we have a problem in trying to attract top rate players.
    Its a bit of a catch 22 scenario. No new stadium, no new money, small stadium, less money, less money = wages cap. I don’t know what the cap stands at, I have heard the figure of £75,000 per week.
    Until we can increase revenue income we will not get these high flying strikers.

    • But that is the point. Osvaldo is NOT a high flying striker. 3 seasons ago, he hadn’t played a top flight match yet. Only second tier Argentina & Italian clubs until he joined Bologna & Fiorentina. The problem is Man City (and co) have caused foreign teams to inflate prices and put huge release clauses in. If City (and co) come knocking, they could easily unsettle the player and force a move. With a release clause there, then the club is protected. Osvaldo cost 4.5m EURO a couple of seasons ago. What the HELL is 14m got to do with anything? The wage cap is fine. There really is no point in Spurs going above that. West Ham constantly go above the amount they should be capping at, and they end up with paying off Ljungberg and Benni McCarthy. Imagine if we allowed salaries of 100k? Bentley and Robbie Keane would be on that now & not playing. We really cannot afford that….yet…

  2. No No No! He just signed for Espanyol why would he leave now? Klass Jan Huntleaar please and if we cant afford Aguero then Sturridge or Gamerio can do a decent job aswell- we do not even need world class strikers- just ones who will put the ball in the back of the net! Although Aguero would be amazing in a spurs shirt….COYS!

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