Spurs New Favourites To Sign £15m Striker

By on July 7, 2010

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By Football Talk.

Tottenham have been boosted in their pursuit of striker Edinson Cavani after Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini ruled out a move to Inter Milan, leaving Spurs in pole position for the £15m forward.

The 23-year-old Uruguay international has been linked with both Spurs and Inter Milan in recent weeks and it was thought a move to the San Siro was on the cards, but Zamparini insists he wont be doing any deal with Rafa Benitez’s side.

“I will never hand Cavani to Inter,” Zamparini told the Italian ReteRete24 Web site. “I will never begin negotiations with the Nerazzurri, both because I don’t think they are genuinely interested and I didn’t like the attitude of some of their directors.”

Cavani has been representing Uruguay at the World Cup and formed part of an impressive attack along with Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez. The 23-year-old netted 13 goals in 34 games last season for Palermo, helping them to a 5th place finish in Serie A.

Tottenham have made firm enquiries for the 6ft striker and rumours surfaced last week that they had even submitted an offer for both Cavani and his team-mate Kjaer, but this was quickly dismissed as speculation by Spurs. Harry Redknapp is keen to shack-up his strike force ahead of next season with Robbie Keane linked with a move back to Celtic and Roman Pavlyuchenko also likely to leave White Hart Lane.

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12 Comments

  1. TMWNN

    July 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I hope this is more nonsense from yet another two bob site.

    Forlan? Yes.

    Suarez? Maybe.

    Cavani? Who?

  2. Iver Biggen

    July 7, 2010 at 11:31 am

    He is only Championship standard in England and in EPL Blackpool have better strikers than Cavani.

    I would rather promote Obika to first team than paying a penny for this absolutely useless so called striker.

    • Mark

      July 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      I completely agree, I hardly think he was impressive at the WC.

      I really hope this is a load of rubbish, we already have a better player in Keane so why bother?

      Obika for me all the way.

  3. chris

    July 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Lets be clear, i play with betther strikers on Monday nights at Goals in Eltham!!

  4. polarper

    July 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    ?? are you guys serious? cavani is top class! one of the better young strikers in europe at the moment. I would love to have him put on the spurs jersy!

  5. alan

    July 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Are you serious, i have seen this guy in three games and what a load of rubbish he was, know wonder his chairman is trying to get rid.
    Please Spurs dont do it

  6. Dale

    July 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Look it’s as simple as this, the main story says this lad “formed an impressive attack along with Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez” even I would form a impressive attack with these two! The guy has been unimpressive, is overrated and best of all over there and thats where he should be left, simples!!

  7. maddy ahmadinejad

    July 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I think what people tend to forget regarding Edinson Cavani is that he is, using a professional football term, completely shit.

  8. delspurs

    July 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I was’nt over impressed with cavani performances in the wc i think a better striker to go for would be Huntalaar. Even though he has not featured much in the wc , he would adapt quicker to the pl and is a better finisher than cavani .

  9. Joelyid

    July 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Cavani was no where near the top of the goal tally in Italy, a far slower and generally sub standard league to the Premier. Would be a decent addition just wouldn’t be bringing us forward in anyway, i think we should go for podolski again. COYS

  10. Enorme Nuez

    July 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    £15m is too much. Yes he had a decent World Cup, but it is the World Cup, you should be doing your best. Besides he wasn’t a starter until the Netherlands match.

  11. Roy Singh

    July 8, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Good stricker – but definately not worth 15 M. Still worth our while to seek & mould kids from the lower English leagues.

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