Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi

A Tottenham striking target of the high value, high grade variety that’s emerged in the last few weeks is former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi.

The Fiorentina front-man has proved himself to be a prolific goalscorer since leaving Old Trafford back in 2007, first claiming 54 goals in 134 La Liga appearances at Villarreal during a four and a half-year spell with the Yellow-Submarines.

The 26 year-old then joined the Serie A outfit in summer 2012, and after a six-month bout on the sidelines, has produced a return of 15 goals in 20 outings so far this season.

More than simply an astute finisher however, the 5 foot 8 Carrington academy product is an incredibly intelligent footballer, capable of linking up with the midfield and finding pockets of space in front of opposition defences. He’s even featured in winger-forward roles on occasion throughout his senior career.

Tottenham were heavily linked with a £30million bid last month, before Andre Villas-Boas was given the boot by Daniel Levy.

It’s believed the Lilywhites’ transfer interest remains intact through Technical Director Franco Baldini, but with the Spurs chief still reluctant to trust Tim Sherwood with the full powers of the White Hart Lane purse, the new Tottenham gaffer may have to settle for a less lucratively priced striking option this January.