£20m Spurs target makes decision on future

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Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo has again moved to quash speculation he is interested in a move to Tottenham, instead suggesting he is happy to remain in Barcelona.

The 25-year-old netted 13 times in 22 La Liga starts last term, with his goalscoring prowess reportedly alerting a number of clubs in England and on the continent.

It had been alleged that Spurs were considering a £20 million offer for the former Fiorentina forward but, as far as Osvaldo is concerned, he won't be moving to White Hart Lane.

"I'm happy to be here," Osvaldo told El Mundo Deportivo. "I'm only thinking about Espanyol and it shows that I want to stay.

"I'm focused on the work here and on the team.

"I would like to be (captain) in order to show that I want to stay.

"But that is for my team-mates to decide, they are the ones who should choose.

"I feel very part of the team's identity and I'm very committed to the project. I would love to be captain."


It would now appear that Spurs will have to look elsewhere in their pursuit of forward reinforcements, although Harry Redknapp has been told by chairman Daniel Levy that he must sell before significant investment can be made.

Spurs duo Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane have been linked with moves away from the club, while Villareal's Giuseppe Rossi and Brazilian youngster Leandro Damiao have been tipped to go the other way.

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