Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Spurs To Join Liverpool In Race For £15million Argentine International?

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has reportedly identified Argentine International striker Fernando Cavenaghi at Ligue 1 club Bordeaux as a potential transfer target in the January transfer window, with Premier League rivals Liverpool also linked with a move for the former River Plate front-man, according to reports.

Redknapp is only to aware of the shortage of strikers at White Hart Lane, with new signing Roman Pavlyuchenko, Darren Bent and on loan Fraizer Campbell the only recognised forward’s at the North London club, following the departure of Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United and Robbie Keane to Liverpool in the summer.

The former Portsmouth boss is heavily tipped to raid Pompey for England International Jermain Defoe in January, with Argentine Cavenaghi now also reportedly on the Spurs manager’s wish list.

25-year-old Cavenaghi joined Bordeaux from Russian side Spartak Moscow in January 2007 and scored 22 goals in 35 appearances for Bordeaux last season, with sources close to the French club suggesting a move to a top European side in January is likely.

Cavenaghi is understood to be valued in the region of £15million, with Redknapp in pole position ahead of counterpart Rafa Benitez to land the Striker due to the Reds boss having to sell in January before he can bring in new faces to Anfield. There will be no such financial restraints for Redknapp, who is certain to receive a huge transfer kitty in January to bolster the squad at Tottenham in the winter transfer window.

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