According to reports in Italy, Juventus striker Amauri is set for a move to Tottenham Hotspur in January. (Controcampo)
The Brazilian born Italian moved to Juventus for £20 million in 2008 and had in impressive first season in Turin. However, the striker’s form has since deteriorated and this season he has not been involved as Juventus have reached the summit of Serie A.
It now looks as if Harry Redknapp has won the battle for the forward’s signature, with a wage packet of 35,000 a week rumoured to be enough to tempt Amauri to North London.
With Roman Pavlyuchenko’s future up in arms, the striker is apparently looked upon as a good back up to Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermaine Defoe.
Despite Juventus splashing out £20 million just over 3 years ago, the club are prepared to cut their losses on the striker with a solitary international cap for Italy with the transfer fee set to be small.
The player’s agent Enersto Bronzetti confirmed the rumours at the weekend, stating that Amauri ‘is close to signing for an English club.’
Although the deal may not be set in stone yet, with Bronzetti not ruling out Amauri staying in Italy, ‘Of course, if a top Italian club were to make an offer, then it would be difficult to say no, and Napoli are one of them.’