Tottenham plan £36m double striker swoop

Published Add your comment

Football News

Tottenham plan to mount a renewed top four challenge next season by attempting to sign two top class strikers this summer, according to the Guardian.

The report claims Internacional forward Leandro Damiao and Valencia's Roberto Soldado are the two key targets for the north London club as they look to secure Champions League qualification next season after their near miss this term.

Despite missing out on a top four spot this season, Andre Villas-Boas hopes to demonstrate the club's ambition by signing Soldado and Damiao, and persuading Gareth Bale to sign a new contract.

Damiao has been a long-standing target for Spurs, and efforts were made to bring him to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

A fee in the region of £16m could be enough to bring Internacional president Giovanni Luigi - with whom Tottenham enjoy a good working relationship - to the negotiating table.

Soldado would be more expensive - probably around the £20m mark. But that would represent something of a steal for a player who reportedly was valued at £30m just a year ago.

Tottenham scouts have been fixtures at the Mestalla this season, and have been impressed by the Spain international's performances.

The 27-year-old former-Real Madrid academy player was recruited to Valencia as a replacement for Barcelona-bound David Villa, and he's scored 27 goals in all competitions this term.

To pay for such extravagant outlay, the report claims Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will sanction the sale of several squad players.

Scott Parker and Tom Huddlestone will be made available, while Emmanuel Adebayor could be sold after a below-par season. William Gallas is out of contract.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again