Even though this isn’t a Spurs story linking the club with Klass-Jan Huntelaar, expect one to come along very soon. For the time being however it’s his compatriot, Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel who is under the spotlight and if nothing else, he should encourage healthy extra cash through additional shirt lettering sales.
Van Wolfswinkel (let’s just call him VW from now on) isn’t quite in Huntelaar’s class as yet and has so far gained only one senior cap for Holland. He is only 23 however and is enjoying something of a breakthrough season in Portugal. It’s also suggested that Spurs scouts were in the stands to see VW claim the only goal as Sporting beat Benfica recently.
His stats suggest promise but they don’t, as yet, seem to justify a price tag of £20m that is being claimed in some quarters.
If Spurs don’t tempt the Hunter then they may try to land the Wolf but with the figures involved, I know which one I’d rather see at the Lane next season (it’s Huntelaar by the way).

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  1. Remember him being linked with us when Jol was in charge. Good player and seems to have a good attitude too, I’d like him at the lane. Would still rather Huntelaar tho.

    • Im not to sure about his attitude on the pitch he looks a good player and works hard but…….. he said recently he will go to a club if the give him a lot of money! Just puts me off a little bit .

  2. Have watched him & he’s totally overated, Fork kuyt has a better first touch, he’s also a lazy gitt i wouldn’t pay 2ml for him let alone 20

  3. Dutch mate of mine used to live 5 mins from Ajax academy and lives and breathes footy and Ajax. He watched every star come through from being kids – he says the Hunter is the most lethal player he’s ever seen in the box. Total goal machine since he was 10 top of the stats per minute played every level and every country he’s played, right up to the current time. He is exactly what we need, so i would look no further. Assuming we don’t blow the CL race and leave him turning us down again.

  4. Van Wolfswinkel sounds like another Postiga,no thanks! Hunterlaar is the answer! We have been crying out for an elite striker since we got Champs League,Hunterlaar is the most achievable target of an elite striker and with VDV to help aswell Hunterlaar is a big and better possibility

  5. Should’ve gone for Huntelaar after his little stint in Milan – He looks quite settled at Schalke now and has a good partnership with Raul – We need CL footy to entice him, and words from Rafa

  6. stop pissing about with maybe’s and spend some real cash
    on a top striker and 2 top quality centre backs a left back for cover for akotto and a goal keeper for cover for brad kasper shimicheal

  7. pointless signings in january from harry all past it and certainly no better than we already had. how our season has fallen off after january is totaly down to this. We should have strengthened better in january with bigger signing. Every club that wants succsess does this to prevent a drop off after christmas with injurys.

  8. VW would not cut in the PL. I’ve watched both year in year out and think that KJH would do ok at the lane but would need at least 1 year to adjust to the tempo of the PL but I cannot imagine him leaving Schalke as they will play in the CL next year and on current form we seem to be destined for the Europa League.

  9. Spurs should have signed Huntelaar together with VDV. Now that would be very difficult. But there isn’t anyone at the club who has the proper knowledge and expertise to propose affordable and effective players, specially those playing in foreign leagues, who can solve some of Spurs pending problems and shortcomings and improve the team.

  10. 2012 STRIKER TARGETS
    STRIKER NAME—AGE—FEE—GPG—INT GOALS

    Edinson Cavani, 25, £50m – 0.47 – 11 in 37 URU
    Gonzalo Higuain, 24, £35m – 0.46 – 12 in 23 ARG
    Seydou Doumbia, 24, £25m – 0.63 – 1 in 19 IVO
    Giuseppe Rossi, 25, £24m – 0.40 – 6 in 27 ITA
    Fernando Torres, 28, £24m – 0.41 – 27 in 91 SPA
    Fernando Llorente, 27, £25m – 0.37 – 7 in 20 SPA
    Leandro Damiao, 22, £20m – 0.63 – 1 in 5 BRA
    Loic Remy, 25, £20m – 0.38 – 4 in 17 FRA
    Daniel Sturridge, 22, £18m – 0.29 – 0 in 2 ENG
    Olivier Giroud, 25, £17m – 0.44 – 1 in 3 FRA
    Alvaro Negredo, 26, £16m – 0.38 – 5 in 7 SPA
    Lukas Podolski, 26, £16m – 0.39 – 43 in 95 GER
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 28, £16m – 0.65 – 31 in 50 NET
    Roberto Soldado, 26, £16m – 0.48 – 3 in 3 SPA
    Robert Lewandowski, 23, £16m – 0.38 – 13 in 40 POL
    Lucas Barrios, 27, £15m – 0.47 – 6 in 21 PAR
    Burak Yilmaz, 26, £12m – *0.49 – 3 in 15 TUR
    Pablo Osvaldo, 26, £12m – 0.32 – 0 in 2 ITA
    Jose Rondon, 22, £10m – 0.34 – 6 in 22 VEN
    Demba Ba, 26, £7m – 0.51 – 5 in 12 SEN
    Luuk De Jong, 21, £8.5m – 0.43 – 1 in 7 NET
    Bas Dost, 22, £7m – *0.45 – 5 in 10 U21 NET
    Matías Suárez, 23, £8m – 0.30 – 0 in 0 ARG
    Gary Hooper, 24, £6m – *0.54 – 0 in 0 ENG
    Jordan Rhodes, 21, £5m – 0.53 – 6 in 7 U21 SCO
    John Guidetti, 19, £5m – 0.64 – 4 in 10 U21 SWE
    Abel Hernandez, 21, £5m – 0.29 – 3 in 8 URU
    * GPG in last 5 years

    • The Fucking Gap, 52years, £fucking priceless- 5and widening- unlimited in OUR SHADOWS!
      MIND THE FUCKING GAP HAHA HAHAOHOHOHOHOHOHO

      • O’Dear,anather gooner,with the mental capacity,of a 2 year old.Grow up.As for being rude.Well Your clubs name is Arsenal.Just think what we could all do with that.Then again the clubs name,probab’ily denotes where you get most of your brain from.I repeat grow up.

  11. Huntelaar – 29 when next season kicks off, and was not impressive in Italian or Spanish leagues – means that we will look elsewhere….

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