Tottenham reviving interest in summer strike target

After being rebuffed in their attempts to sign several high profile targets, Spurs are now ready to take another look at Leandro Damiao.

The forward was being linked with a move to White Hart Lane over the past two transfer windows but a move failed to materialized due to a supposed lack of funding on Tottenham’s side.

That looks to have changed now however after Harry Redknapp’s side underwent such a tremendous first half to the Premier League season that sees them currently involved in a race for the title.

In a bid to make that extra push for the top spot, Redknapp hinted in late December that January would see a ‘major signing’ for the side as they look to evolve once more.

The North London outfit have steadily grown each season and despite failing to cope well with European football as a distraction last campaign, things are looking more hopeful this term.

One can see why Spurs would look to sign Damiao with the front line being one of their weakest areas of the pitch.

The side have been relying heavily on Emmanuel Adebayor to shoulder scoring duties for mot of the term and have only Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko as backup.

With Adebayor out due to a contract clause, Defoe was forced to hold the attacking line on his own in the 3-2 loss against Manchester City and looked vulnerable at times.

Pavlyuchenko continues to be linked with a move back to Russian and his £8m sale would fund any moves Spurs would make for themselves.

22 year-old Damiao has scored 52 goals in 86 appearances for Internacional and earned his first caps for the Brazilian national side in 2011 thanks to his club form.

Redknapp will undoubtedly be hoping to sign Adebayor on a permanent deal but with the immediate matter of scoring, a £22m move for Damiao is certainly a revived possibility.

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