Former Tottenham target Lisandro Lopez released by Qatari outfit, now a free agent

The Argentine was heavily linked with a move to Spurs in 2013.

Back in 2013 Tottenham Hotspur were being heavily linked with the signature of the then Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez. The Argentine forward was linked with a move to Spurs by The Mirror in July, who claimed Franco Baldini was ready to finalise a move for the player.

Lopez was ready to leave French side Lyon after four successful seasons at the club. He scored 82 goals in 166 games for the club and was also a Argentine international during his time at the club.

But a move to Spurs never materialised and he ended up making a shock move to Qatar. He joined big spending outfit Al-Gharafah, who also had the likes of recent West Ham signing Nene on their books.

But he struggled to meet lofty expectations during his time in the Middle East.

In the space of a year-and-a-half he went from being courted by Tottenham to being released by the Qatari outfit. He was relieved of his contract earlier this week and is now a free agent.

The days of Tottenham chasing him are now unfortunately gone. Lisandro is no longer a hot commodity in European football despite his previously excellent goalscoring records at both Lyon and Porto.

It was reported today by ESPN Brazil that he is on the verge of signing a deal with Brazilian side Internacional, where he would join Manchester United flop Anderson.

But as for Lisandro to Tottenham, it is surely now safe to say that one is not going to happen any time soon.

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