While the Ibrahim Afellay stories start to gather pace, Spurs are rumoured to be heading for Spain as part of a double swoop with Barcelona’s Afellay and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo firmly on their radar.
The rumours seem to have started after Real Madrid stated that they wouldn’t be using a buy back clause to capture Negredo, who left them in 2007 to head first to Almeira and then on to Seville.
Negredo averages just under a goal every other game in Spain and has three goals in five matches for his country. At 26 next month, he seems to be approaching his best form and the Premier League could be a good setting for his talents next season.
It is believed that Negredo will cost around £18m and while his name hasn’t appeared thus far in connection with a move to White Hart Lane, he does seem to be one of the better options, provided Tottenham can meet the fee and assuming the Spaniards are willing to sell.