It had been hoped that the rumours linking Spurs with a move for Juventus striker Amauri would go away but there are many stories around at the moment suggesting that a January fee of £20m for the striker has already been agreed.
Much has been made of the player’s bright start to the Serie A season with his loan side Parma but seven goals in eleven matches at the beginning of 2011-12 do not mask a disappointing career overall.
The stories were sparked by his agent’s comments about a swift move out of Italy,
“Amauri is about to sign for an English club,” said Ernesto Bronzetti.
That statement combined with Spurs’ search for a striker had the press putting two and two together and not making a number nine in this case, but there is an assertion that it’s a done deal.
Amauri’s overall record averages around a goal every three games at best. He was won a single solitary cap for Italy and you have to ask why Juve have farmed him out in the first place.
Let’s hope this is another bit of gossip that passes as swiftly as it arrived.