Tottenham are plotting a move to steal Lacina Traore from Everton’s grasp this summer, according to reports from The Metro.

The giant Ivorian striker spent the latter half of last season on loan at Goodison Park from Monaco, who sent him away to gain experience straight after snatching his signature from Anzhi Makhachkala in a £14m deal.

He managed just one appearance in an injury hit spell on Merseyside, but rumours have suggested that Everton chief Roberto Martinez is ready to ask the Ligue 1 heavyweights if he can keep the 6ft. 8” goal-getter for another campaign.

But now Spurs are also in the fight, and are willing to cough up £2m to get Traore in for the 2014/15 campaign.

As well as Everton, Hull and West Ham are also keen, yet none of the trio are likely to offer such a figure for one season, which could see Tottenham win the race.

The Londoners are desperate to push ahead with transfer plans despite being without a manager, with chairman Daniel Levy willing to sanction move for top stars over the coming weeks.

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  • sheikh352
    6 months ago

    It all depends on the service he receives. Lack of quality service wrecked Soldado’s confidence and, ultimately, his season. At 6’8″, you’d expect his head to be on the end of several Christian Eriksen free kicks – but who will provide decent crosses for him from open play? I have my doubts that we have the personnel needed to take full advantage of his size. We also need to find someone who can take a good corner because a huge forward can be a big asset, close to the goalmouth, We’ve been lacking in the corner-taking department since Darren Anderton left the Club.

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