Tottenham to break the bank for guaranteed class – report
We think that Mauricio Pochettino should concentrate on the forward line before he does anything else in the transfer market this summer.
Because the strikers in this squad are just not up to scratch by comparison with other Premier League teams who expect to be challenging for the top four come May 2015.
Of course Roberto Soldado has only been at the club for one season and he may explode into life under new management. He’s still a very good player despite a poor goal return for his big fee.
But, even if that does happen, Tottenham will need to add at least one more top forward.
Reports today suggest that Tottenham are about to make a bid for a classic number nine.
Romelu Lukaku has been linked to the club before and reports today suggest that Tottenham are prepared to pay £20m in an attempt to secure the services of the brilliant Belgian.
The Metro says:
Tottenham are set to launch an ambitious £20million offer for Romelu Lukaku – after the striker told Chelsea he wants to leave for good this summer.
Spurs are long-term admirers in the player and made an approach to sign him at the end of last season, only to be told by Chelsea that no decision has been made on the player’s future.
Having only played a bit part in The World Cup – he lost his place in the starting line up to Divock Origi – Lukaku will feel that he still has lots to prove. But he’s had a couple of superb seasons in The Premier league scoring lots of goals at clubs outside of the elite.
It’s not as if he’s been banging in goals for a side that is in The Champions League. He’s done the business at Everton and West Brom where goal scoring isn’t taken as a given.
We think that Lukaku is tailor-made for The Premier league with his pace, power,running ability and lovely touch.
It’s a no-brainer and Tottenham should do all they can to sign the player this summer, because he’s proven Premier League quality.
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