Sunday, 12 October 2008

Spurs Weigh Up January Offer For 'Rosinaldo'?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly weighing up a bid for Torino playmaker Alessandro Rosina when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The News of the World.

Italian International Rosina has had several run ins with the hierarchy at the Granata, with the midfielder openly criticising Torino president Urbano Cairo this season for not bringing in enough players to the club during the summer.

24-year-old Rosina has been at Torino since joining from Parma in 2005 and has become a crowd favourite at Il Toro, who have dubbed the player ‘Rosinaldo’ for his Brazilian style of play and flair. Rosina has scored 29 goals in 112 appearances for Torino and gained his one and only cap for Italy in 2007 against South Africa.

Rosina had been linked with a move to Spurs’ Premier League rivals Everton last year, but opted to stay in Serie A with Torino.

However, Torino have enjoyed a good working relationship with teams from the Premiership in recent times, with David Di Michele joining West Ham United and Vince Grella signing for Blackburn Rovers during the summer.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is desperate to find the players in the January window to bolster a squad at White Hart Lane that has endured their worst start to a season for 96 years. With the former Sevilla coach gaining control over transfers at the North London club due to the imminent departure of sporting director Damien Comoli.

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