It would be fair to say there were plenty of transfer rumours surrounding Spurs during the summer, yet few appeared to focus on Lazio striker Miroslav Klose. The German striker has now revealed that Andre Villas-Boas did try and take him to White Hart Lane, but he decided to respect his current contract and remain in Italy.
Spurs made no secret of the fact that they were chasing attacking options over the summer, especially as the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor hovered in the balance at one point. However, Klose’s name was rarely mentioned and this makes this recent revelation by the 34-year-old extremely surprising indeed.
The former Bayern Munich striker made the comments in an interview with Sportal.it as he said, “Tottenham came looking for me, but I signed for Lazio until 2014 and I intend to respect that contract.”
There’s no doubt that Klose would have been a very interesting purchase for the club, although whether or not he would have been a worthwhile option is another matter. Despite being one of the greats in German football over the years, after managing a superb haul of 64 goals in 124 games for his country, his advancing years mean that he would have surely struggled to become a regular in AVB’s team.
Of course, following Spurs’ dreadful start to the new campaign, the signing of Klose might have actually been a fantastic piece of business. Still, now that the team have had time to recover over the international break, there are hopes that AVB can finally stamp his authority on the squad and start to mastermind some victories. Having drawn the previous two home games 1-1, supporters are hoping that three points might just be round the corner as the club prepare for the visit of QPR on Sunday afternoon.