It seems that Spurs and Juventus have crossed paths over several players this summer including Giuseppi Rossi and Mirko Vucinic and there is an interesting story emerging over Hamburg’s Dutch winger Eljero Elia.
Elia plays as a left winger or as part of the front three and fans may remember some cameo performances that he put in the wing for Holland at the 2010 World Cup.
The stories have picked up on the suggestions that Harry Redknapp is frustrated at the latest injury to Steven Pienaar and may see Elia as a more able back up to Gareth Bale. The player also has a decent scoring record and could be a better ‘like for like’ replacement when Bale doesn’t feature.
Talks between Juve and Hamburg have broken down and the suggestion is that Spurs could step in and hijack the deal. Once again however, the fee will be an issue and whereas the Turin side were looking at £15m, the Germans were holding out for more but Elia looks an exciting player and more like Gareth Bale in his wing play.