Stuttgart land Huntelaar

20 July 2009 01:18
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has agreed to join Stuttgart from Real Madrid despite being linked with two Premier League sides, according to reports in Germany. Arsenal were rumoured to be contemplating a late bid for the striker after the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City but the offer reportedly never came. Tottenham have also been linked with the 25-year-old for some time but it was said that the North Londoners failed to make a substantial bid. Stuttgart are keen to replace striker Mario Gomez after his departure to Bayern Munich earlier this summer and it now looks likely that they have secured their man for a reported £20million. Huntelaar has only been at the Bernabeu six months but following the big money signings of attacking trio Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the frontman is seen as surplus to requirements. The player's advisor Arnold Oosterver refused to confirm the move but did say a decision would be made on Monday. "There is no decision made actually," he told the Deutsche Presseagentur. "The only thing for sure at this point is that it will be this Monday when he says yes or no to those offers that are on the table." Despite his short stay in Spain Huntelaar still possesses an enviable scoring record, with eight goals from 20 appearances.

Source: SKY_Sports