With the ink about to dry on Pienaar’s contract, the transfer rumour mill has switched its attention to Spurs strike force and continues to speculate as to who may be arriving and who will be making way for them this month.
Darren Bent has now been unveiled at Aston Villa and there has naturally been much speculation as to who will take his place at the Stadium of Light.
Roman Pavlyuchenko had already been linked earlier in the month, but the rumours are getting stronger with Bent’s departure and are likely to remain until Steve Bruce makes his next move. However, The Evening Standard have reported that Peter Crouch is actually Bruce’s preferred target.
Meanwhile, Robbie Keane’s move to Birmingham was apparently a non-starter, with the player even suggesting that it was all a publicity stunt on behalf of the Midlands Club. You feel that a better publicity stunt would involve a Ronaldinho or a Ronaldo rather than a Keane, but who can say? West Ham are now strongly linked with Keane and are could be in a desperate enough position to give in to his pay demands.
So who’s coming in? Not Mirko Vucinic apparently, with his agent having stated that the player is happy at Roma. The Evening Standard has picked up on Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano and this one looks like it will gain a bit of momentum. Now 30, Fabiano has maintained better than a goal every other game throughout his career.
Out of favour at Sevilla, could Fabiano finally be the next striker at Spurs, or is this just more paper talk?