Spurs prepare clear-out to reinforce forward line - reports

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Harry Redknapp will have to sell in order to bring in new players at White Hart Lane, according to reports.

According to a report in The Metro, Tottenham have identified Espanyol’s Pablo Osvaldo as one option for the striker position, an area the club are desperately looking to strengthen in north London.

In order to free up the funds for such a signing, Spurs will reportedly have to sell a number of players.

At the head of that queue is Niko Krancjar. The Tottenham Hotspur wide man has been linked with a move to Fiorentina, and it's claimed he's keen to leave White Hart Lane after opportunities became limited in the first team.

However, Spurs' asking price of £12 million has supposedly led to a number of clubs turning their attentions elsewhere. However, it would appear that the might be able to work out a deal with Fiorentina if further reports are to be believed.


Osvaldo has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past 18 months. After an indifferent spell with Fiorentina, the forward spent the second half of last year on loan at Espanyol, where he scored seven times in 20 appearances.

The move was made permanent last August for a fee of £4.1 million. After a 13-goal campaign, Espanyol are now reportedly demanding £20 million for Osvaldo, who is the second La Liga striker to appear on the Tottenham Hotspur radar after the club were linked with a £35 million move for Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi.

In addition to Krancjar, Spurs are also reportedly looking for suitors to bid for the services of Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, and Roman Pavlyuchenko in order to raise the necessary funds for their desired new-look forward line.

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