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.

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  1. This is woefully inaccurate.

    Amauri went on loan to Parma last January and scored 7 in 11. He returned to Juventus in the Summer and has not been given a squad number. In fact Juventus have stated that he can leave for free in January.

    Some articles are describing him as a £20 Million Player because that is how much Juventus paid for him.

    A bit of research.

  2. Short term replacement for Pavlechenko who we should get £7mil for Free signing Harry could get alot out of him big strong player probably keen as mustard to impress 31 not bad age….

  3. Your so wide of the mark with this article. For a nominal fee basically that means spurs will pay-out remaining wages on his contract
    Personally think he’s worth a punt has all the attributes needed for pl & good backup for Ade

  4. I think a good striker who is bit under the radar is Teo Gutierrez from Racing Club of the Argentinian first division. He is very technical, he can create as well as finish a play. IMO, he is better than his compatriot Falcao.

  5. He’s a good striker, i use to rate him when he played up front with Miccoli but his spell at Juve really lowered my opinion of him and he kind of fell off the charts.

    There are plenty of strikers I’d take before him, young and old. As for more experienced strikers; Drogba and Tevez(we can be hopeful, can’t we?), Huntelaar, Negredo and Soldado (just 26, still have their prime time ahead of them), even M. Owen could have a chance to finish his career on top. Of course we also still have the option to sign Ade on a permanent deal (hopeful but unlikely).

    We’ve been linked with plenty of younger strikers and imo these few have the chance of making an impact in the PL;
    S. Doumbia is the real deal he can do everything, he’s got flair, pace, exceptional heading ability, he’s a very clinical finisher and has already given praise for Harry. Of all the strikers we’ve been linked with he should be the top priority, we also have the Ivorian Coulibaly who i truly think will be the next Eto’o.
    Damiao has been hyped up a bit too much and might take some time to adapt to the PL but once he does he’s got the potential to be a great striker. Derdiyok is more of a second striker but at 6’3 he can get the job done. Moussa Sow’s been scoring for fun, and i think even Dembele and Agbonlahor(Lennon, Bale, Walker, Agbonlahor.. our team would have insane pace) should be considered.

    Unless Modric leaves in Jan. and starts a mass exodus at Tottenham we should only be looking to buy a Striker and maybe a CB but we can surely wait till next summer for that with Dawson and Gallas coming back and K&K in great form.

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