Tottenham have been linked with a January move for former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo.
He said: “Someone said that Alvaro Negredo would be good for Spurs, but a) I don’t think he’d want to come back to the Premier League, as he had a very negative experience [with Manchester City]. And b) I imagine he’d be one of the players Gary Neville will be looking to put his arm around, quite simply because he knows him and will know of him. I imagine Neville will lean upon him quite heavily.”
The Yahoo report claimed last month that Spurs were looking at Negredo as a potential loan target in January, as cover for Harry Kane should he get injured or lose form as the season wears on.
The 30-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 49 games for Manchester City, has found himself on the outskirts at Valencia this term, making his last appearance at the beginning of October.
Former head coach Nuno dropped Negredo from his first-team, and the forward was not recalled to the set-up this weekend, when Phil Neville took interim charge of the side against Barcelona.
However, Collymore believes that Negreo is going to return to prominence at the Mestalla following the appointment of Gary Neville as manager.
He will be aware of the striker having spent time in England, and Collymore thinks that Neville will look to bring Negredo back into the first-team fold to build his team around the Spanish forward.
Tottenham surely need to bring a new striker to White Hart Lane in January, but with the appointment of Neville at Valencia, it does not look as if Negredo will be that man anymore.