With the summer transfer window set to open in a matter of days, the focus is firmly on striker links to White Hart Lane with at least five forwards currently in the frame for a trip to the right side of North London. There may be links to other positions in the following weeks but for now, the attention is firmly on the real need at the club but which of these names, if any, will be wearing a Lilywhite shirt next season?
David Villa – 31 years old and surplus to requirements at Barcelona – it’s currently claimed that Tottenham have opened talks with a view to a £10m deal.
Leandro Damiao – the name that refuses to go away – at least until he signs for someone else. Leandro’s prolific record has worsened very slightly in the last few months but he remains a huge prospect and at 23 – two years older than Neymar – is it time to test himself outside of his home country?
Christian Benteke – Firmly linked with a move away from Villa Park, the Belgian international scored 23 goals in 39 games for Paul Lambert’s men last season. Lambert himself has urged the player to stay put but that hasn’t stopped rumours of a £20m deal elsewhere.
Lisandro Lopez – Almost certain to leave Lyon after leaving the pitch in tears following the club’s final game of the season, Lopez is 30 and consistently averages a goal every other game. One rumour suggests Spurs were in for the player in January but offered a derisory 6 million Euros.
Spurs could be back but will need to up their bid.
Eder –Another familiar name, this had been a breakthrough season for Eder with 13 goals in 18 games before injury ended his campaign. That hasn’t stopped suggestions that Spurs are in for the player with £8m dangled for a striker who Braga value in the region of £16m.
The rumours will continue but will any of those names be at White Hart Lane next season? Who do you prefer?