Fresh twist in Spurs pursuit of Italy striker - reports

Published Add your comment

Tottenham's hopes of signing Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi this summer could be scuppered by Juventus, it has been claimed.

According to Rossi's agent, Federico Pastorello, Juve have registered their interest in the Italy international, although Rossi may yet remain at El Madrigal.

"It is logical that Juventus want to find out about him because he is a top player," said Pastorello.

"At the beginning of the summer it seemed that things would move very quickly, but at the moment we are unsure what will happen.

"A number of clubs have shown interest since the end of the season, but the only thing I can say at the moment is that he has a five-year contract with Villarreal."

Spurs are thought to be keeping a keen eye on Rossi, having failed in an initial bid to bring him to White Hart Lane during the January transfer window.


Harry Redknapp confirmed this week that Spurs had an offer of £18 million rebuffed for the former Manchester United forward, and the 64-year-old concedes the club will have to increase that bid by a substantial margin in order to secure Rossi's services.

"Rossi's top drawer," the Spurs boss told Sky Sports News. "He's a clever player.

"He gets it into feet, he holds the ball up, he scores goals, and he's the Italy centre-forward now.

"We tried to get him last year and I think the fee was £18million. That looks cheap now but he was a player we nearly had last year."

Spurs have also been linked with Espanyol's Pablo Osvaldo and Chelsea star Didier Drogba in their pursuit of a goalscorer of proven quality.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again