Spurs: Edmond Tapsoba could repeat Berbatov success
The Lilywhites could be set to repeat a success of old.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still in the hunt for defensive reinforcements, despite their pursuit having seemingly gone cold in recent weeks…
Are Tottenham Hotspur signing Edmond Tapsoba?
However, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano clearly seeks to reignite their interest, reminding fans that the possibility remains that they will capture Edmond Tapsoba.
The Bayer Leverkusen centre-back has been a longstanding target of Ange Postecoglou’s, with this latest report reinforcing that claim.
Speaking in his CaughtOffside column, the Italian journalist noted:
“Edmond Tapsoba remains a player to watch. Tottenham are still working on this one, he remains a top target for Spurs in defence. Still, it’s not an easy deal to get done because Bayer Leverkusen are asking for a big fee but Spurs are still trying to find a way.”
Just as he tweeted earlier in the month, Tapsoba clearly remains the “top target” for the Australian manager, whilst the German outfit are still holding out for around €70m (£60m) to sanction his departure.
How good is Edmond Tapsoba?
Whilst Heung-min Son might be their most famous recent export from the club in particular, it is worth noting the success earned over a decade ago when they tempted Dimitar Berbatov to White Hart Lane.
Having lit up the Bundesliga, with 33 goal contributions in his final year before moving, his 2006 switch saw him take that first step into English football, which he would dominate for a period.
That first year with Spurs showcased his truly exceptional talents, as a lackadaisical but exceptional footballer who had all the talent in the world. He would score 23 times and assist 15 across all competitions, and follow it up with a further 37 goal contributions the year after.
The Bulgarian superstar capped off his time at the club by winning the League Cup too, which disappointingly remains their most recent piece of silverware.
Already he had announced himself as one of the Premier League’s paramount centre forwards, which unsurprisingly drew the interest of clubs much bigger than the Lilywhites: most notably the dominant force that was Manchester United.
The pull of Sir Alex Ferguson proved indisputable, and he would switch north London for Old Trafford with ease, transferring in a deal that at the very least recouped a healthy £30.75m.