Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United target Vedad Ibisevic has welcomed the interest from the Premier League clubs, but insists that he will not leave Bundesliga side Hoffenheim at the end of the season.
Bosnian International Ibisevic has been at Hoffenheim since 2007, with the 24-year-old striker scoring 22 goals in 46 league appearances for the German side and is an integral part of the team at the Carl-Benz Stadion, which were promoted from the second division in Germany last year and are now leading Bayern Munich by 3 points at the top of the Bundesliga. Ibisevic’s performances in Germany have brought the forward to the attention of Spurs and the Red Devils, who are both reportedly, keen to lure the Bosnian to the Premiership.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is desperate to add another striker to his squad at White Hart Lane in January, with only Roman Pavlyuchenko, Darren Bent and youngster Fraizer Campbell recognised front-men at the North London club.
While, Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to be willing to wait until next summer to try and land Ibisevic as he already has the dilemma of Argentine International Carlos Tevez, who is a target for Real Madrid to deal with in January.
However, Ibisevic has stated that he intends to remain at the Bundesliga side and see out his contract with the German club, which runs out in 2010.
“The enquiries from other clubs make me a bit proud,” Ibisevic told the Bild newspaper.
“But I will definitively stay with Hoffenheim next season.”