While the stories that have emerged today concerning Bryan Ruiz have stopped short of suggesting that he has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea, they do infer that the FC Twente striker may be holding out for a move to Spurs.
Firstly, the Costa Rican dealt with the rumours surrounding a move to Fulham whose manager Martin Jol would have seen plenty of Ruiz during his time with Ajax.
“There were other candidates”, is all we would say on the matter, after the links surfaced.
However, after the player scored at the weekend having appeared as a substitute in the game against AZ he told reporters,
“I hope that my goal has removed any doubt from the minds of Spurs and any other clubs.
“The reluctance of clubs cannot be to do with my technical skills. I showed what I can do last season with Twente.
“My physical condition is not a concern. I am fit.”
It’s thought that Harry Redknapp will run the final rule over the player in tonight’s Champions League qualifier between FC Twente and Benfica, and if he decides that Bryan Ruiz is the man to solve Spurs’ striking problems, it seems that the man himself is more than happy to come to White Hart Lane.