The transfer gossip columns haven’t ruled out the possibility of Spurs signing a striker in the transfer window to replace the departing Jermain Defoe who will leave the club at the end of next month. Today there are two names in the frame, one of which is very familiar while the other is a relatively new link.
Fabio Quagliarella is a 30 year old centre forward with plenty of experience and 25 full Italian caps to his name. He’s currently at Juventus but down the pecking order after the arrival of Carlos Tevez and it’s thought that the player could be allowed to leave in January for a fee in the region of £6m.
Quagliarella has played for eight professional clubs – all based in Italy – and throughout his career he is averaging around a goal every three games at best.
Meanwhile, our old favourite Dimitar Berbatov is doing the rounds again. At present their seems to be one isolated story today although it’s not quite clear why it’s reappeared as there doesn’t seem to be any new developments.
The Bulgarian is 32, two years’ older than Quagliarella but his scoring record is better and he obviously has Premiership experience. At £1.5m, Berbatov is by far the better of the two links but is there really any chance of either of them coming to fruition?