Baldini’s pick

by Matthew Harris on June 21, 2013

It was inevitable that Spurs would be linked with any number of AS Roma players as soon as their former Technical Director Franco Baldini arrived at our club. Currently, as many as four current employees of the Serie A side have been mentioned in connection with a move – Pablo Osvaldo, Erik Lamela, Marquinhos and Miralem Pjanic are the names in the frame but who, if any, is ready to join up with Baldini at the Lane?

Reports are split but the name that appears more often than most is that of Osvaldo, which is odd considering that the pair are said to have had a tempestuous relationship during Baldini’s tenure at the club.

Stats however show that the Argentinean born, Italian international is a goal every other game man and in Serie A that’s an impressive return.

Of the remaining three players, Lamela’s record doesn’t match up to his striking partner while Pjanic looks to be staying put.

“Miralem is concentrated solely on Roma,” Pjanic’s representative, Michele Gerbino said.

“He is very happy with the Giallorossi and has the utmost respect for the club, so I am convinced they will continue together with reciprocal satisfaction.”

So for now, Pablo Osvaldo looks the most likely recruit, if there is any truth is any of these claims.

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