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Spurs in race for Porto star

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Tottenham Hotspur are back in the race for FC Porto striker Radamel Falcao.

The former River Plate player was in great form for the Portuguese Liga side last season, and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be considering a summer move for the forward.

Falcao scored 29 goals in 36 appearances for Os Dragões during the 2009-10 campaign, although the former European Champions could only manage a third place finish come the end of the season.

The 24-year-old Colombian was a revelation in his early career, shining for his Argentine side after making his debut at the age of 20. A serious cruciate injury hampered his progress in January 2006, and Falcao struggled to regain top form until 2007.

A promise to return to his best was matched with a string of crucial goals for the Primera División side at the start of the 07/08 season, and the club would reject an €8 million bid from Deportivo La Coruna at the end of that season.

The following campaign was a disappointment for both the player and club, with the Argentine giants finishing bottom for the first time in their history.

It signaled the highly-anticipated move to europe of Falcao, with Porto beating a string of clubs to the international's signature for a bargain fee in the region of €4 million.

The Daily Mail reports that Porto will now want a fee in the region of £15 million for the striker, who is renowned for his ability in the air.

Spurs have been linked with Falcao in the past, with the north London side missing out on the forward three years ago. Redknapp is thought to be looking to offload some of his strikers from the Lane, and could move for the Colombian once others exit the club.

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