Just spent a few minutes checking the latest transfer news and wanted to pass along some info.
Most media outlets are reporting that Ajax striker Luis Suarez is on the brink of being transferred to Liverpool, only a day after Ajax stated that it would take a massive bid to pry the player from Amsterdam. Ajax also recently stated that they do not expect Luis to be moving this month, guess that was all a ploy to raise the transfer fee as only a week ago, Tottenham was the likely destination for a fee in the region of 15 million pounds. To Ajax if the trasfer goes through for the reported 22-25 million pounds, fair play to them. Business is business and they did a nice bit of it in a short period of time to raise his value. To Liverpool, be careful what you wish for, you may get it (*cough cough Joe Cole cough cough*) and it may sound like sour grapes, but with Agger stating he wants out, Carra aging rapidly and Glen Johnson not able to defend a lick, how do you plan on winning anything if you score 3 but concede 4? Oh well, I hope that this forces us to check in on the player we have scouted nearly 30 times in the last 2 years, Porto striker Hulk.
This sounds like I have been beating the same drum for close to 2 months now, but I cannot stress how much I feel that he would be able to fill all of our striking needs. Strong, fast, smart, deadly shot, clinical free-kick taker and a bit of an angry streak (which may or may not be a good thing). He is the top goal-scorer of the Portuguese League as well as one of the leading assist men. Able to beat his marker with speed, strength or just a bit of Brazilian trickery, he would represent a massive move in the right direction for our beloved Spurs. While his price may be a bit high, the Daily Mail reported that his price is somewhere between 24 and 80 (which may be some kind of mistake), I do not see the harm in putting in a bid for 30-35 million pounds. Yes, I do not know Spurs actual amount of money to play around with, but since we will be guaranteed at least 14 million pounds for this years Champions League progress, plus the impending departure of players such as Keane, dos Santos and one or two others, we should be able to drop that amount of money in a proven goal-scorer. Personally, if I had the choice between shelling out close to 30-35 million for Hulk or Carroll, it would be the Brazilian without a moments hesitation.
Here are a few videos to get you all on board:
Do you agree that he would be a fantastic addition to Spurs and be able to lead our severly lacking front-line? Let me hear your opinion!
And of course there are many other rumors running rampant about us getting this player and that, but lets just ignore those and focus on the best move for the club!
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