Tottenham step up striker pursuit with player + money deal

Tottenham’s search for a striker seems to have been kicked up a notch as they look to take Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke to the capital. However, the twist in the tale is that to get him there they have offered Jermain Defoe, which is a bit of a head scratcher.

Yes, Benteke impressed us all with his athleticism and natural ability in front of goal, but if you are looking to strengthen your frontline then surely you don’t want to be getting rid of your top scoring striker?

The deal would also include a hefty lump of cash if the Mirror are to be believed, which shows just how valued the Belgian is valued up in the Midlands.

Spurs have been on the hunt for a goalscorer for some time now as Emmanuel Adebayor is set to flee to France after another disappointing season at White Hart Lane and Gareth Bale continues to be linked away.

David Villa, Leandro Damiao and Jackson Martinez have all been mentioned for the forward berths for next season, and with the thought that rivals Arsenal stole the last champions League place fresh in their memories they will want to inject as many goals as they can into the squad.

Hey AVB, Peter Crouch is available…