x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp interested in Gervinho

Tottenham Hotspur are considering making an offer for Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, 23, that would further jeopardise Aaron Lennon's place at the club.

Tottenham Hotspur are considering making an offer for Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, 23, that would further jeopardise Aaron Lennon's place at the club.

The England winger, 24, has had a problematic relationship with Harry Redknapp, culminating with a public complaint about the manager's handling of an illness that forced him to withdraw from a Champions League tie at Real Madrid.

Redknapp, who has also expressed an interest in Lille playmaker Eden Hazard, has watched the Belgian's teammate Gervinho twice in the past week and is aware that he is entering the final season of his contract with the French side. The African has scored 14 times in 30 league games this season and can play on the wing or as a second striker.

Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, Tottenham intend to fund incoming transfers with player sales and are seeking to move on a number of senior figures.

David Bentley, Heurelho Gomes, Alan Hutton, Jermaine Jenas, Robbie Keane, Wilson Palacios, Sebastien Bassong and Roman Pavyluchenko have all been placed on the market.

 

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