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Juventus striker snubbed Spurs offer

Iaquinta had a spell on loan at Cesena last season. (©GettyImages)
Iaquinta had a spell on loan at Cesena last season. (©GettyImages).

Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta may regret turning down the opportunity to join Tottenham, after falling down the pecking order in Turin.

In a recent interview with Tutto Juve, the Italian's father, and agent, Giuseppe, spoke of the frustration his son is currently experiencing, because of poor treatment at the hands of the Serie A giants.

After Antonio Conte chose to sign Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner on a season-long loan deal, Iaquinta has seen first-team opportunities further limited at Juve this campaign.

He remains under contract at the Juventus Stadium until 2013, but if his situation doesn't change then he'll be pushing for a move, when the transfer window reopens in January.

"There have been no serious proposals from any clubs," explained Iaquinta senior. "We cannot say we have rejected any sides, because there never were any.

"In the past, before the injuries, we rejected the likes of Zenit St. Petersburg and Tottenham, for the sake of Juventus."

The arrival of Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane - a new manager, with new ideas and transfer targets - means it is unclear whether Spurs still hold an interest in signing Iaquinta.

After completing a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer, there is reason to believe that Villas-Boas will put available funds into strengthening other areas of his side, which brings no more certainty to the 32-year-old's future.

"Where we are going we do not know," added the forward's representative. "At the moment, he trains on his own. But we have never been hostile to Juve."

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