Harry Redknapp was spotted this week in France, scoping out potential transfer targets Loic Remy and Eden Hazard ahead of what could Tottenham’s first title winning season in over 50 years.
Spurs have won plaudits from all corners for their attacking brand of football this season that took them to within three points of Premier League leaders Manchester City before Saturday.
However title talk was stopped in its tracks this weekend as lowly Wolves became only the third team to take anything away from White Hart Lane this season.
Now Harry Redknapp’s men have been accused of bottling it when the going got tough – so who can they bring in during the January window to bolster their chances of securing a historic league crown?
The worst kept transfer secret – Spurs desperately want to add a striker to their squad, not only to bolster their options up front but also in case a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor can’t be reached because of his wage demands.
The £22 million rated striker could have been a Spurs players three years ago but proved to be the one that got away, and that looks to be the case this time around after the player himself revealed he won’t be going anywhere in January.
A powerful, mobile striker with an eye for goal, Remy is in a rich vein of form and would be an excellent purchase for Redknapp if Adebayor were to leave…
What are the chances: Slim to none in January, although Spurs will renew their interest over the summer.
When Harry Redknapp is involved, the old football adage remains true; you can never have too many good players.
Redknapp revealed he is in the market for that ‘could make a difference' in January and if there is one man who fulfills that criteria, it’s Lillie’s Eden Hazard.
One of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe, Hazard has proved himself one of the most technically gifted players on the continent, and would fit superbly with Tottenham’s slick brand of football.
What are the chances: Tottenham would face some serious competition for his signature – and although Hazard is destined to leave Lille, it won’t be until the summer.
The latest Brazilian wonderkid off the production line, Ganso's agent have been reportedly spotted in public discussing a £15 million switch to White Hart Lane.
Both Milan clubs have been linked with a move for the Brazilian international but if reports are to be believed then Tottenham are in the driving seat.
What are the chances: The fairly regular string of reports suggesting talks have been held between the two parties indicates there is some substance to this rumour, and the fee is not astronomical given his age and potential. Once again though, the summer will be the right time for Redknapp.
As soon as Chelsea declared their interest in Gary Cahill, Spurs switched their attention to another man that could provide cover at the back. Enter Chris Samba.
The giant Congolese Blackburn defender has put in a transfer request and should leave Ewood Park in January, with Spurs ready to swoop.
What are the chances: Highly likely – Samba is relatively cheap, has been impressive this season, and would favour a move to White Hart Lane.
Cast your mind back to December and Tottenham’s vital match against Chelsea. Aaron Lennon limps off and Spurs become an unbalanced shadow of their first half selves, with Rafael van der Vaart marooned on the right wing.
Redknapp admitted after the game that Tottenham’s vulnerability on the right wing may cost them, and although Lennon is now back in action, cover is needed.
Krasic, also pursued by Chelsea and Arsenal if reports are to be believed, wouldn’t necessarily fall into the category of cover – Junior Hoilett may be the man for that job – but if Redknapp is true to his word and only brings in players that can instantly improve the first team, then Krasic is the right man.
What are the chances: In Tottenham’s world class midfield, Aaron Lennon is the relative weak link when put alongside the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale and Scott Parker, although he has impressed this season.
The arrival of Krasic would certainly improve the quartet and the fact he is available on loan sweetens the deal - but it remains only vague paper talk at the moment.
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