Tottenham in hunt for Argentinian striker

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Lisandro Lopez

Argentinian striker Lisandro Lopez could be heading to Tottenham in the summer after he has reveled he intends to leave Lyon at the end of the season.

The Metro report that Andre Villas Boas would be interested in bringing the 30-year-old to White Hart Lane as he looks to shake up his squad during the close season.


AVB has grown frustrated with the inconsistency of Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor. Adebayor had a successful loan spell at Tottenham last season. His 17 league goals in 33 games helped the club secure a top four finish only to have their place in the Champions League cruelly snatched away as Chelsea won the competition.

Adebayor has been disappointing

It was enough to convince the club to sign him permanently but he has failed to deliver this season. The inconsistency that blighted his career at Monaco and Manchester City has followed him to White Hart Lane as he has only scored three league goals in 20 appearances.

AVB needs a more reliable striker if Tottenham are going to become serious challengers for major honours. He has turned his attention to Lopez who has hit 79 goals in 156 games for Lyon since his €24 million switch from FC Porto four years ago.

During his four years at Porto he scored 63 goals in 143 games and helped his club win seven trophies. His goals tally has reached double figures every year since 2005-06.

Lopez has fallen out with Lyon boss

Lopez is looking to leave Lyon after falling out with manager Remi Garde. Lopez said: “I don’t think it is possible for me to continue here. Before the end of the season I’m going to meet with the president and the coach and we’ll see.”

His contract expires at the end of next season and Tottenham could get him for as little as £5m.

AVB hopes his consistency will help Tottenham avoid the sort of lean spells that saw them miss out on the Champions League this year and have put their chances of qualifying for next year’s competition in jeopardy.

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