Tottenham To Hijack Man City’s Move For £24m-Rated Striker?

By on July 5, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Tottenham hijack Man City move for Negredo?

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Tottenham Hotspur are being tipped to try and hijack Manchester City’s move for £24m-rated striker Alvaro Negredo, according to the Mirror.

The report claims the 27-year-old had attracted interest from City as well as Atletico Madrid – who were looking to replace Radamel Falcao – this summer until the La Liga outfit pulled out of the race, seemingly giving Manuel Pellegrini a clear run at the prolific striker.

However, the Mirror claim that Sevilla sporting director Monchi has revealed that a second club from the Premier League has entered the chase and although he refused to reveal any names, the newspaper suggest Tottenham are the club in question.

While City are understood to be the firm favourites to sign Negredo this summer, the Mirror claims Spurs are now showing a strong interest and could try and make a late move to hijack the deal.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen on strengthening his strike-force as he tries to assemble a squad capable of qualifying for the Champions League next season, and Negredo would certainly give them an added goal threat up front.

But the north Londoners will have it all to do if they do try and gazump City, with the newspaper claiming the Eastlanders were deep in negotiations with Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido on Thursday. However, they may have to dig deep to seal the deal as the BBC believe the Spanish outfit value Negredo at £24m.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    David Villa is a better option for spurs.

  2. HeavyRiffs

    July 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Transfer fee, wages, CL football, three reasons they won’t be hijacking any City deals.

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