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Tottenham Now ‘Strong Favourites’ To Sign Lille Forward

Tottenham are leading Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign prolific Lille striker Moussa Sow, according to reports in French.

Tottenham are leading Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign prolific Lille striker Moussa Sow, according to reports in France.

Sow has been a huge hit at Lille since his move from Rennes in 2009, scoring an impressive 29 goals in 48 games. This form has alerted the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham to his talents with all three linked with a move in recent months.

The Senegal international’s future is in doubt after he claimed talks over a contract extension had broken down and talked up the possibility of a move to the Premier League.

He hinted his preferred destination would be Arsenal, but according to French radio station RMC, it’s North London rivals Tottenham who are ‘strong favourites’ to sign the 25-year-old in the January transfer window.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to add a striker to his squad, with Roman Pavlyuchenko certain to leave White Hart Lane this winter, and it seems £18m rated Sow is high on his wish-list.



  1. Guest

    December 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    There should be no speculation on high profile transfer targets for Wenger,it NEVER happens except in panic. If he is not a teenager,free agent or near retirement age,AW will save money to his only educated bargain-instinct and hide behind quoted numbers,not quality which costs money. This WIN-WIN formula,where people do not expect too much from a bargain,and if it works Wenger will be congratulated as a genius,so no speculation on high profile transfers are close to reality,EVER.

    • Mr Finch

      December 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Go whine somewhere else you embarrassment.

  2. Homer Simpson

    December 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I’m seen this clown twice this season and he looks wasteful. I wouldn’t want him at my time or in the Premier League.

  3. oz

    December 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    how do you lead a race where theres no proof that anyone is in the race.if someone wants him they buy him transfers dont open for a few weeks so how do you lead just made up rubbish every day.

    • Football Talk

      December 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm


      The ‘race’ refers to the teams who are interested in the player. Sow will have been watched by several teams from europe. Currently, according to reports in France, Spurs are the favourites of those interested teams to sign him. What’s so difficult to understand?

      A transfer doesn’t just happen overnight and teams are constantly scouting and enquiring for players, not just in the transfer windows. So it’s very possible that at this point in time, Spurs have made the most contact regarding Sow, hence they are seen as ‘winning the race’. Of course their interest may not result in them buying Sow, but that doesn’t mean their not after him.

      What kind of ‘proof’ do you want? Its very unlikely a manager will come out mid-season and say “I’m looking at buying player X this January”. So its left to the media to report on the rumours. Then it’s up to you what you believe.

      • Miles

        December 14, 2011 at 4:28 am

        @Football Talk: If as you put it, Spurs have made the most contact regarding Sow, then it shouldn’t be seen that “Spurs is winning the race. On the contrary, everyone and anyone who understands football would have said that “Spurs is desperate to sign Sow”. I hope that isn’t too difficult for you to understand?

  4. Chauser

    December 14, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Alice has left wonderland.

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