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Tottenham line up move for South American ace

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to move for Malaga hitman Jose Salomon Rondon according to The Sun.

Reports from Spanish sports daily MARCA recently suggested Tottenham boss Andres Villas-Boas wanted Rondon at White Hart Lane, and claimed the North London club were ready to pay €15 million for the 22-year-old.

However, with the Andaluz club now in turmoil following revelations of financial difficulty, The Sun suggest Spurs could make a bid of around £10 million for the Caracas-born star – who still has two years left on a contract that includes a €20 million buy-out clause.

Rondon scored 11 goals in 37 La Liga games for the Spanish club last season and helped Malaga to a fourth place finish – securing Uefa Champions League football for the first time in their history in the process.

With the retirement of Ruud van Nistelrooy, the former Las Palmas player is the Andaluz club’s only natural forward, and was recently quoted as saying that he sees his future at la Rosaleda however he is now quoted as saying: “If the situation is not fixed it is normal that players would leave.”

Tottenham meanwhile, begin their tour of the United States next week with Villas-Boas looking ahead to his first season in the Spurs hotseat.

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