Spurs plot January swoop for leading Euro striker - reports

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Tottenham's uncharacteristically quiet exploits in the summer transfer window will result in a flurry of January activity, as the club prepare a mid-season move for Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

According to reports, the 28-year-old Dutchman is being lined up by the north Londoners to forge a partnership with fellow compatriot Rafa Van der Vaart.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been attracted by Huntelaar's astonishing start to the season, after netting 12 goals in just six games for the Bundesliga club.

Equally impressive is Huntelaar's international form, with 28 goals in 45 appearances for the Netherlands - a 0.62 goals-per-game ratio, that places him 7th in Holland's list of all-time top goalscorers.


Huntelaar continued his fine form for the Oranje army in last week's 11-0 thrashing of San Marino, scoring a hat-trick and unquestionably adding to his resale value if, and when Spurs come calling.

As the leading marksman in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, with a return of ten goals in just five appearances, after also missing two games through injury, it is clear to see why Tottenham have been attracted to the predatory striker.

The only question mark that remains, is whether or not Spurs have the funds, or the capacity to accommodate the €25million-rated Huntelaar in their ranks at White Hart Lane.

But after the deadline day sale of Peter Crouch to Stoke City for £10million, and the departure of Robbie Keane to LA Galaxy, it appears there is room for Spurs to add to their forward line, in addition to the loan arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City.

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