We are short of strikers after all

Lyon striker Fred is set for talks with Spurs in the next 48 hours over a proposed transfer to White Hart Lane. Reports indicate the move will cost Spurs around £9 million.

This would suggest to me that Ramos plans to offload at least one of Bent or Defoe in the transfer window. It looks like any Berbatov deal will likely wait until the Summer if he decides he wants to leave with Champions League football a non starter for next season.

Bent appears to be the obvious choice with Defoe having quite a few games recently, albeit a lot of them as a substitute.

The thing is, I can’t see us recouping anywhere near the £16m that was paid for Bent. An Aston Villa or Manchester City may take a chance on him but I’d imagine the figure would be no more than £10m.

As far as Fred is concerned, is he really what Spurs need? Is it another Comolli special or is it actually a player Ramos wants? Would a World class striker really have been that close to signing for Middlesbrough? Time will tell.

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