Tottenham Hotspur recently beat many Premier League rivals to the much coveted signature of Bundesliga star Lewis Holtby. The Schalke midfielder agreed a pre-contract agreement with the club that will see him arrive at White Hart Lane on a free transfer in the summer.
The deal was a coup considering the high interest in the talented player from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and many more. It also represents another step forward for the side who have really began to settle into the transition period under Portuguese boss Andre Villas Boas in recent weeks - which sees them lying third in the Premier League ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal.
So could they go all out to try pip everybody else to another Bundesliga star?
One area where they certainly need to improve is in the striking options as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor remain the only two-real front line centre forwards at the club. While Clint Dempsey can do a job in the position they are still very thin on the ground.
While a deal in January may not be possible for the player in question a summer move would not be a ridiculous notion for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.
Dortmund have become every neutrals favourite team in the Champions League this season for their swashbuckling style of play but are off the pace in the Bundesliga. While the German league continues to thrive many players still dream of playing abroad and for Lewandowski the general consensus is that he will look for a move in the summer.
The most openly suggested destination has been Manchester United but considering their current plethora of striking options such a deal may be problematic.
Spurs on the other hand would need Lewandowski and his deceptive pace and devastating finishing would make him an excellent addition to AVB’s team. While they continue to be linked with the likes of Brazilian Leandro Damiao the cultural aspect of British football would be a lot easier for the Pole to grasp; he already speaks good English for one.
With price quotes ranging from £12-£18 million he may seem pricy but he could prove to be as good a buy as Dimitar Berbatov when he arrived at White Hart Lane; also from the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
If Tottenham remain in the top-four and therefore earn Champions League qualification there would be little reason to suggest that Lewandowski would not consider it an option.
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