Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Luis Fabiano Not Affordable for Tottenham, Says Harry Redknapp

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said that he would love to have a ‘special player’ like Luis Fabiano in his squad, but has also admitted Tottenham can not afford Fabiano.

Following his excellent show for Brazil in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2010, a number of clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, AC Milan and now Tottenham Hotspur have shown their interest in the Sevilla striker. Fabiano is also interested to move to a bigger club like Manchester United or AC Milan.

Given his recent form with Brazil and performance for Sevilla over the last few years, it is pretty much understandable that Luis Fabiano would expect a high salary and that is what Redknapp is concerned about.

Harry Redknapp said to the media, "Yes, I like him. He's a fabulous player and would be a brilliant addition to any team.

It was put to us that he might be available but we've not made contact with Sevilla.

To be perfectly honest, I haven't sat down to discuss any transfer targets with our chairman Daniel Levy — apart from trying to do a deal with Joe Cole...

Fabiano is a special player and a class act but I don't know what he earns. He might be on mega money, so it might prove to be impossible for us.”

Luis Fabiano joined Sevilla in a move from Porto in 2005 and has so far played 190 La Liga matches and netted 62 goals. With Brazil, his scoring rate is much better as he has 28 goals to his cap in 43 international appearances. Sevilla is not interested to lose their hold on the player, but the Spanish club could come to the negotiation table, if the player insists a move.

Luis Fabiano has already made it clear that he would only move to a traditionally big club like Manchester United or AC Milan. He is now 29, so it is pretty much understandable that this is perhaps the last chance for the former Sao Paulo star to make a move to a big club in Europe.

So, it is less likely that Tottenham’s Champions League offer and Manchester City’s big money deal would lure him away from Sevilla.

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