The name of Asamoah Gyan keeps cropping up in connection with a move to White Hart Lane and the latest rumour suggests that Spurs would be prepared to offer £5m plus Jermain Defoe in an attempt to secure the Ghanaian international.
It seems in some quarters that Spurs fans believe this to be an attractive deal but is it really? Gyan averages over a goal every other game for his country but at club level it’s around one in three at best. While Defoe had a poor campaign last year, he has shown in the past that he is capable of 20 goals a season, whereas Gyan has yet to prove that.
Judging by Gyan’s penalty in the World Cup, there doesn’t seem to be much to choose between them from 12 yards but other than that, there isn’t much comparison.
Defoe has come in for some stick on here recently, but if this proposition is true, maybe Steve Bruce would be getting the better end of the deal by some distance.