Could Spurs look to £12m ‘flop’ to solve their striker problems?

Kostas Mitroglou

Following Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League, Kostas Mitroglou is available for transfer this summer.

With Tim Sherwood being relieved of managerial duties at Tottenham following the culmination of an uninspiring season, the White Hart Lane playing squad is set to be assessed this summer.

One area of contention is in attack, with Emmanuel Adebayor seemingly the only proven player that Spurs can rely on.

Although Harry Kane has shown the required promise and Roberto Soldado can only improve, the North London club are being linked with a host of new strikers in the press.

Although the likes of Loic Remy and numerous others are being coined as potential targets, Spurs could well look to London rivals Fulham for a striker that could be a shrewd acquisition.

The Cottagers’ acquisition of Kostas Mitroglou in January was seen as something of a coup, with the Greece international showing lethal form for Olympiakos both domestically and in the Champions League.

The forward’s time in England has been blighted by injuries, with Felix Magath’s charges not getting the best from their big-money signing.

However, with Fulham set to offload their highest earners, the Greek attacker looks almost certain to leave Craven Cottage.

Available for around £10 million, Mitroglou will be in demand given his reputation in his homeland, and was linked to some major clubs before moving to Fulham.

The 26-year-old is set to lead the line for Greece at the World Cup and a goal or two could well spark interest in the forward’s services.

Tottenham are looking for an attacker with a proven record of hitting the net and although his time at Fulham has been less than convincing, a move for Mitroglou could well be a shrewd decision.

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