Websites are picking up on a story that seems to have humble origins in the Haringey Independent as they predict a January move from Spurs for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. Contrary to some reports, this isn’t a new link as the Bosnian’s name featured fairly regularly during the summer but is it anything more than a complete non-starter?
Spurs arguably have the need for a new centre forward and with Emmanuel Adebayor currently in the middle of a string of niggling injuries, there have been no options when it comes to resting Jermain Defoe.
AVB may insist that he has those options but there is also a possibility, probably a slim one, of Ade leaving in the January window.
So if Spurs have a need, would City be willing to sell? Dzeko has been a bench player to a great degree and while he may be unhappy, that’s unlikely to change at White Hart Lane. As an impact forward, he’s been vital to his current club at times, most notably when he came off the bench to win the game against Fulham earlier this month.
It’s a potentially interesting prospect but once again, is it any more than just paper talk?