Spurs’ samba star strike target in ‘come and get me’ plea

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Tottenham Hotspur will renew their interest in Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

Having failed in a bid to bring a striker to White Hart Lane in the January window, long-term target Fabiano, 30, has opened the door for a move to Spurs by announcing he wants to leave the club he has spent the last six seasons at reports talkSPORT.

The Brazilian international has struggled for fitness in recent months which has resulted in a large amount of time spent warming the bench at Andalucia, though he has still managed 12 goals in 29 appearances this season.

Fabiano signed a contract extension to 2013 last summer, and with it included a €30m release clause should another club come calling, but Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is not prepared to part with such a large amount of money on a player of Fabiano’s age.


Speaking to GloboEsporte, Fabiano discussed his intentions to negotiate a transfer away from the Roman Sanchez Pizjuan but admitted he will have to wait until the end of the current campaign.

“I will sit down and talk with the leaders, and see what is best for both parties, because my cycle in Sevilla is over," he confirmed.

“These past months have been difficult, there has been much speculation and injury, and the coach has decided to bench me. I went four consecutive games without playing, but I have to accept and take every opportunity.”

Fabiano’s experience will be a major plus for Redknapp and Tottenham, particularly as they are looking to build and develop their squad around becoming an established Champions League side, in their continued pursuit for European honours.

"I have won the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Cup and I have played Champions League football. There have been many [good] things during the last years," reflected Fabiano.

Tottenham may face competition for the much sought after player’s signature who was the subject of bids from Corinthians and Santos in his native Brazil, as well as Inter Milan in January, but a move was ruled out by Sevilla who were not prepared to listen to any offers at that time.

But a summer move to White Hart Lane is back on the cards now, and Spurs fans will be buoyed by Fabiano’s emphatic desire to quit the La Liga side.

“I feel like I have a thorn nailed into me and I want it removed,” he concluded.

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