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Spurs Rival Liverpool For £7m Huntelaar

Tottenham Hotspur have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Schalke’s Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who could be available for just £7m this January.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Spurs are linked with Liverpool target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.


Tottenham Hotspur have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar this January, according the Independent.

The Dutchman is one of the most prolific strikers in Europe – with career stats of 254 goals in 389 games testament to this – and the former AC Milan and Real Madrid man proved his worth again with a clinical strike during a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates a fortnight ago.

However, Schalke have allowed him to enter the final year of his contract and discussions over an extension have been postponed until early December, with Huntelaar showing no signs he’s ready to commit his long-term future to the Bundesliga outfit.

Schalke are still hopeful they can persuade Huntelaar to stay but if fresh terms aren’t agreed by January, the player will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club. The German’s are keen to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season and the Independent claim he could be available for just £7m when the transfer window re-opens.

There are question marks over the future of Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor but even if the Togo international does stay at White Hart Lane, he will be off to the African Cup of Nations in January leaving Andre Villas-Boas heavily reliant on Jermaine Defoe up front.

Daniel Levy doesn’t usually consider buying players with little sell-on value and at 29-years-old, it’s unlikely Spurs would be able to see a return on any investment made in Huntelaar, but this hasn’t detracted the Spurs supremo from renewing his interest in the goal-scoring Dutchman after previously looking at him in 2009 and 2010.

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However, Spurs will face stiff competition from Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers desperate to land Huntelaar as a partner for Luis Suarez at Anfield.

Would Spurs and Liverpool fans like Huntelaar at their clubs? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. alec

    November 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    surely he would come to liverpool because of the partenership of him and suarez again were the ripped apart any team in the dutch league! hopefully suarez still keeps in touch with him and can prusuade him to come lfc

  2. miki

    November 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    no chance, spurs should snap him up, the dutch league is not a patch on the epl, and he would thrive on cross balls from bales and lennon

  3. bubblehead

    November 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I for one would love to see him come to spurs i think we need him badly

  4. Jojo

    November 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Lmao Spurs scouts once again scouting Liverpool scouts

  5. Liverpool fans

    November 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    What happen to the spurs? Full load of striker in the changing room but still looking to buy more striker? What a rubbish and shame.

    • Acton_Yid

      November 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      How do just 2 strikers in Defoe and Adebayor equal “a full load of strikers in the changing room”…what a dumb comment !

  6. Acton_Yid

    November 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    How do just 2 strikers in Defoe and Adebayor equal “a full load of strikers in the changing room”…what an idiotic comment !

  7. Oluwaseun

    November 7, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Hmm true talk before yesterday’s game, i talk about juventus strength is there midfield and dat really show yesterday night, back to RDM he can never buy experience he will build it gradually, imagine michael essien on d bench last nyte or malouda am very sure we get our 3 points last nyte. 2 questions dat came to my mind thruout d nyte: wat apened to raimo cos i remember one of d highly rated young defensive midfielder in barca b4 he came to chelsea nd i expected him to play immediately ramires was pull out, d second question; wat apened to daniel last nyte dat he couldn’t make d bench wen bro torres was busy chasing shadows around d pitch?.. Chelsea unda RDM has played 3 big teams lost 2 nd draw 1, baba olowo can lose to everybody buh if we lose to d top 4 teams in england i see one tin sack! Sack!! Sack!!!

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