Uruguay hitman Diego Forlan could be closing in on his second stint in the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur sizing up a bid for the Inter Milan player.
Forlan, who for three years between 2001 and 2004 plied his trade for Manchester United, has not fitted in very well at the Nerazzurri after his signing for the club last summer, and has been made available for a transfer out of the club. That has alerted Tottenham, who have made no secret of their ambitions of buying a world-class striker this off-season, and could be tempted into making a bid for Forlan despite his late years.
Forlan, who turned 33 last month, had a number of stellar seasons at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid after leaving the Red Devils, helping his stock rise as one of the most prolific strikers in the world. His performances at the 2010 World Cup only did more to seal that status, with the Uruguayan getting awarded the Golden Ball for being the tournament’s best player.
Forlan went onto win the Copa America with his national side the following year, but saw his career graph hit a snag after he joined Inter last summer, scoring only twice in his 14 games for the misfiring Serie A side.
With new coach Andrea Stramaccioni keen to shaking things up at the club, Forlan could be allowed to leave for an agreeable price, which is likely to reignite Tottenham’s interest in their long-term target.