It is no secret that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is looking to bolster Spurs’ attacking options and the Daily Mirror is reporting that he is considering a move for Serie A striker Edinson Cavani. A £24 million move is being touted for the Napoli striker who has been in top form this season.
The 23-year-old, who is on loan from Palermo, has hit 10 goals in 18 Serie A appearances for Napoli this season, in addition to 7 goals in Europe, and has a buy out clause of 30 million Euros.
Cavani is a player with international experience, having played in the 2010 World Cup for Uruguay and netted in the 3rd place playoff match against Germany. Interest from Inter Milan and Cavani’s desire to stay in Italy may rebuff Redknapp’s attempts to sign the striker and in turn force him to turn his attentions towards Cavani’s Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez.
A new striker will be at the top of the list for Harry Redknapp in January, despite Jermain Defoe netting twice in the FA Cup match against Charlton at White Hart Lane yesterday. With Robbie Keane looking set to leave, neither Peter Crouch nor Roman Pavlyuchenko performing consistently and Redknapp getting nowhere in attempts to sign Newcastle’s Andy Carroll, Cavani could solve Tottenham’s striking worries as they look to compete in both the Premier League and Champions League in the coming months.