Tottenham targeting two strikers as they look to replace flop
Emmanuel Adebayor is set to be axed by Andre Villas-Boas at the end of the season and the Tottenham manager is searching for options to replace the striker. A report in the Independent suggests that Spurs are targeting Braga striker Eder and Internacional frontman Leandro Damiao to add more firepower upfront.
Adebayor sparkled during his loan spell at White Hart Lane last season and was the club’s top scorer with 17 goals in the league. He made his move permanent last summer but has since managed only 2 league goals this season.
The Togo international was recently punished by the club for returning late from the African Cup of Nations duty and is said to be close to the exit door. Jermain Defoe is the club’s only other recognized striker but the England frontman has been sidelined with injuries.
Villas-Boas has stated his desire to strengthen his attack but failed in his attempts to sign Damiao during the January transfer window. However, the Tottenham manager is set to renew his interest in the Brazilian at the end of the season but could face competition from Napoli for the player’s signature.
Another name on Spurs’ target list is Braga striker Eder, who played under Villas-Boas during the latter’s time at Academica in 2009-10. The Portugal international joined Braga this season and has managed 11 goals in 16 league appearances.