With Tottenham Hotspur almost certain to look for a new striker in the summer, they could do a lot worse than consider this ex-Manchester United man.
Mame Biram Diouf did not have the best of times during his last stint in English football.
The Senegalese striker had few chances in the Manchester United first-team and was later sold to German club Hannover – where he has flourished.
Diouf ended last season with 17 goals and eight assists and this year he has seven goals and four assists to date.
After setting up two goals last weekend, Diouf got back to his scoring ways on Saturday, netting twice in his side’s 3-1 victory at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
And despite his current chairman reportedly hoping to extend his current deal, the fact that it expires in a matter of months suggests the 26-year-old could be set to test himself elsewhere…or return for a spot of unfinished business in England.
While Stoke City and Cardiff City have been most heavily linked with the striker, it is another Premier League side who may be wise to consider a move.
Tottenham Hotspur are regularly linked with new goal-scorers, with few actually arriving. And despite the resurgence of Emmanuel Adebayor, the loss of Jermain Defoe means Tim Sherwood will almost certainly delve into the summer transfer market in an attempt to strengthen his striking options.
After such a big-spending summer, it may seem strange to suggest next time round they should look closely at a free-agent, but Diouf has consistently proved to be a goal-threat in the Bundesliga, as well as being an effective and regular provider for his teammates.
He has experience – if only brief – of playing in England and he may now feel he is ready to be a regular and effective starter for a Premier League side.
Daniel Levy is known to like a bargain or two, and given his recent record, Diouf certainly appears to be that if he does not extend his current deal at Hannover.
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