Croatian star Corluka poised to complete £7 million Spurs move
SPURS, who won the Feyenoord Jubilee Tournament with an easy 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, are poised to complete a £7million transfer for defender Vedran Corluka from Manchester City, writes Patrick Mooney. The Croatia international, who join
SPURS, who won the Feyenoord Jubilee Tournament with an easy 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, are poised to complete a £7million transfer for defender Vedran Corluka from Manchester City, writes Patrick Mooney.
The Croatia international, who joined City from Dinamo Zagreb last year, is set to sign a four-year deal and put an end to Tottenham's defensive worries.
The Lilywhites are in urgent need of options at the back with skipper Ledley King unlikely to start every week and Younes Kaboul poised to join Portsmouth. Ramos rested Jonathan Southgate and Michael Dawson on Sunday and paired two midfielders, Tom Huddlestone and Didier Zokora, in the middle.
Spurs have also made a fresh move for Valencia striker David Villa, while a deal for Andrei Arshavin is still on the cards.
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Tottenham have bid £15million but his club Zenit St Petersburg are holding out for £24m.
But Derby keeper Stephen Bywater will not be joining the Ramos revolution after Spurs pulled out of the deal.
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The Lilywhites have already attracted some high quality players for the new season, and their latest signing, David Bentley, announced his arrival with a debut goal in the 2-0 defeat of Celtic in the Feyenood opener on Friday.
Darren Bent's sizzling pre-season form continued in Holland when he grabbed the opener, seizing on a terrible back-pass from Paul Hartley to round keeper Artur Boruc and slot home from a tight angle.
Tottenham made light work of brushing aside their Bundesliga opponents in their second game in Rotterdam with goals from Bent, Giovanni dos Santos and Jamie O'Hara.
l Spurs round off their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Seria A runners-up Roma at the Lane on Sunday.