Spurs want to sign Giuseppe Rossi to replace the misfiring Roberto Soldado.
Tottenham want to sign in-form Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi from Serie A side Parma when the transfer window reopens in January, reports The Daily Express.
Rossi has been in blistering form for Parma this term, scoring 12 goals in just 14 appearances. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa have bagged more in Europe’s top five leagues – meaning Spurs are going to have shell out a large fee if they want to snap up their man.
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Rossi has already played in the Premier League, representing Manchester United between 2005 and 2007 where he was rated as one of the most promising prospects in world football. However, a series of injuries curtailed his career, and despite a successful stint in La Liga with Vilarreal, he has never truly fulfilled his potential.
Now fit and healthy, and at the age of 26, it looks as though Rossi might finally be blossoming into the player he always threatened to be.
Despite spending £26m on Roberto Soldado during the summer, Spurs still need reinforcements up front. The Spanish striker has not scored the goals manager Andre Villas-Boas expected him to, and while he is giving Soldado repeated chances in the first-team, AVB’s patience appears to be running thin.
The Spain international has scored just once from open play in the league this season and England forward Jermain Defoe is making a compelling case to replace Soldado with some fine performances in the Europa League.
Reports suggest Tottenham’s sporting director Franco Baldini is already in contact with the Italian club, who are unlikely to want to sell. Spurs have shown to be shrewd negotiators in recent seasons however, and still have money to spend following the £85m Gareth Bale during the summer.