The Spanish centre-forward joined Sevilla back in 2009-10, but it wasn’t until the next season that he really began to make his mark. Since then, he’s been scoring approximately one goal every two games.
Last season, things got even better. He smashed home 31 goals in 42 games and became La Liga’s top (Spanish) scorer. No wonder those clubs who have stayed away in the past are starting to get real with their interest.
According to The Mirror, Manchester City have a strong interest in the 27-year-old, Atletico Madrid were interested in the past and now Tottenham are in the mix. City are thought to be in pole position, whilst Spurs are keeping tabs on the situation, ready to swoop should the opportunity present itself.
It’s my feeling that Alvaro Negredo is the best summer acquisition that Spurs can make. Isn’t he exactly what Tottenham need at this moment in time?
Much has been made of Spurs’ weaknesses upfront. Whilst Gareth Bale carried a lot of the weight last season, it can’t be assumed that he’ll be able to repeat the feat next year. Tottenham need more options than Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor, because that pairing have proven to be unreliable.
Signing a world-class striker like Negredo could be what the club needs to catapult them into a top four slot next season.
The Spaniard is dominant in the air, quick along the ground and has technical ability to match. Whilst he’s not exactly a flair player, he’s smart enough to take up good positions and has the ability to convert opportunities. His goal-scoring record more or less speaks for itself.
What strikes me most about Negredo, however, is that he’s built like he’d fit well in the Premier League. He’s physically imposing, energetic and isn’t easily bullied. He’s not exactly your typical Spanish striker and this should help him adapt to English football quickly.
Negredo himself, at 27-years-old is probably in the peak years of his career. There’s never been a better time to sign him. But do Spurs and Andre Villas-Boas have what it takes to make a deal happen?
What’s your take? Should Spurs battle it out with Manchester City to sign Alvaro Negredo
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