During Harry Redknapp’s finest wheeling and dealing days, a major tournament would be invariably followed by a flood of new players at his club, most of whom were relatively unknown before those tournaments began.
If our ex manager were still here, he might just be looking at the Olympics’ top scorer Moussa Konate – then again, because the Senegalese striker is the right side of 30 maybe he wouldn’t.
However, although Tottenham’s name may or may not be involved, it is likely that a great deal of speculation regarding the 19 year old’s future will follow once the Olympics is over.
His assistant coach at Senegal, Aliou Cisse is certain as to where he wants Konate to play.
“Moussa is only 19 and he already has four goals. I do hope one of the English clubs come and sign him,” Cisse said.
Konate is currently at Maccabi Tel Aviv where his record of eight goals in 42 appearances isn’t that spectacular. However, he seems to rise to the bigger occasion and has two strikes in his three full caps along with the four goals at London 2012 so far.
There is no suggestion whatsoever that Spurs are linked but as a fourth striking option this could be a good shout. Furthermore, the club have been connected with worse strikers than Moussa Konate in the last 12 months.