Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is known to be in the hunt for a striker and Milan’s Jan-Klaas Huntelaar has been tipped to move to White Hart Lane.
Redknapp, who said he wants a ’special’ player to add potency to the Spurs’ strike force, claims he was priced out of a move for Sevilla star Luis Fabiano.
Redknapp had previously emphasized his keenness to sign a player who would give his team a major boost in quality, similar to Fernando Torres’ capture by Liverpool three years ago.
And the truth is that Luis Fabiano can very well be Tottenham’s Torres. Surely Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane are all good strikers, but Fabiano is simply on another level.
The 29-year-old, who is a regular in Brazil’s first-team, has scored 62 goals in 127 matches for Sevilla since he made his move to Spain from Porto in 2005.
He is a fast, consistent team player who could provide Redknapp the option of shifting with the different types of forwards who would be at his disposal.
Meanwhile Huntelaar has been unlucky in his career since moving away from Ajax.
In his time at Real Madrid, he lived in the shadows of top striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and fan favorite Raul.
And now at Milan, Filippo Inzaghi, Marco Borriello and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic are surely to get their chances ahead of him.
Huntelaar is not enjoying his game and – after two seasons in which he scored less than 10 goals in each – he is undoubtedly not psychologically fit to move to the Premier League.
Fabiano, on the other hand, has been a first-team player in the Champions League for years now.
With Sevilla’s elimination from Europe’s top club championship, he might be tempted to move to White Hart Lane to play European football.
Fabiano has peaked in his development as a footballer and can prove he deserves a hefty transfer fee should Redknapp wisely ask his chairman to loosen his purse strings.
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