Odemwingie on Tottenham’s radar

Tottenham are set to make a shock swoop for West Brom hitman Peter Odemwingie, according to the Mirror.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is in the market for a new striker and has now turned his attentions to Odemwingie.

He rates the Nigerian highly although any move will hinge on whether Peter Crouch leaves White Hart Lane.

The England striker is surplus to requirements in North London and Redknapp is trying to sell him to raise funds and get him off the wage bill.

Odemwingie would certainly guarantee goals after scoring 15 in his debut season at the Hawthorns.

His contributions went a long way to securing The Baggies status as a Premier League side and it’s uncertain as to whether they’d let him leave.

It’s been reported that they are trying to tie him down to a new three-year deal and it’s thought he is keen to remain at the club.

However the lure of a top-six club could change the 30-year-old’s mind whilst West Brom would expect to make a sizeable profit on the £1.5 million they paid for him last summer.

Redknapps hunt for a new striker comes after the trio of Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Crouch managed only 17 league goals between the in the last campaign.

Porto duo Radamel Falcao and Hulk along with Villareal’s Giuseppe Rossi have also been linked but Odemwingie now seems to be Redknapp’s prime target.