Redknapp reveals his admiration for Brazilian striker

By on July 13, 2010

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By Ross Mackiewicz.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his interest in Sevilla’s Brazilian front man Luis Fabiano. The 29 year old was an integral figure within Brazil’s World Cup setup over the course of last month where they were subsequently humbled by the Netherlands in the last eight.  He scored three goals in total with an impressive double coming against the Ivory Coast in the group stage although his second had a clear hint of handball irregularity during it’s build up.

Speaking to ESPN Soccernet, the Spurs boss confirmed that he is a keen admirer of the Brazilians abilities. However the club has not been in contact with the Spanish outfit over the acquisition of his services as Redknapp admitted his wages could prove to be too much for the North Londoners books.

“Yes, I like him. He’s a fabulous player and would be a brilliant addition to any team.” revealed Redknapp.

“It was put to us that he might be available, but we’ve not made contact with his club Sevilla and, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t sat down to discuss any transfer targets with our chairman Daniel Levy, apart from trying to do a deal with Joe Cole.”

“I am not unhappy with the squad I have, but of course if a special player came along I would look at it, and Fabiano is a special player all right.”

“For sure, he is a class act, but I don’t know what he earns. He might be on mega money, so it might prove to be impossible for us.”

Despite the interest the former FC Porto striker had been heavily linked with moves to Manchester United and AC Milan. Recently Sevilla’s sporting director Ramon Rodriguez revealed that he had been in constant contact with the player during the course of the World Cup finals and fully believes that he will be continuing his trade in southern Spain next season.

“I spoke to Luis almost every day when he was in South Africa and his main, and I believe only, idea is to remain at Sevilla.’ said Rodriguez.

Since his introduction into La Liga five years ago Fabiano has scored 94 goals in 190 appearances for The Rojiblancos.

Do you believe Spurs should be investing in a player of the calibre of Fabiano? Or should Redknapp be looking at alternative options? Let us know.

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