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Tottenham and Arsenal on course for Spanish transfer battle
- Updated: 23 August, 2012
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be set to fight it out for the signature of Spanish international star Bojan Krkic according to TalkSPORT.
Reports suggest Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger could enter the bidding for the AS Roma striker as Arsenal look to replace Robin van Persie, while it is believed Spurs manager Andres Villas-Boas is also on the lookout for one more forward before the close of the transfer window.
TalkSPORT quote Barcelona-based daily Sport as the source of their information and suggest AC Milan, Valencia and Atletico Madrid are also showing interest in the 21-year-old former Barcelona man.
Bojan left the Catalan club last summer after Roma paid a fee reported to be in the region of €12 million for his services. The deal included a buy-back clause which enables Barcelona to buy the player back – should they wish, next summer. However, the Spanish international had a disappointing season in Italy, where he struggled to establish himself despite featuring in 33 games and scoring seven goals.
Bojan is a graduate of Barcelona’s famed la Masia youth academy and played over one hundred games for the La Liga giants before heading to Italy last summer to link up with former Barca B team coach Luis Enrique.
Arsenal were rocked by the exit of star striker Van Persie last week but Wenger has also been busy in the transfer window, securing the services of Lukas Poldolski, Olivier Giroud and Spanish star Santi Cazorla.
Spurs meanwhile, paid Manchester City £5 million to take Emmanual Adebayor to White Hart Lane earlier this week as new boss Villas-Boas begins his first season in the Tottenham hotseat.Follow @icentrocampista