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Tottenham boss Redknapp plans 10m summer swoop for Milito after running rule over Argentina strike

25 Mar 2009 08:33:14

Tottenham boss Redknapp plans 10m summer swoop for Milito after running rule over Argentina strike

Argentina striker Diego Milito was among the players Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp looked at during Genoa's victory over Udinese at the weekend.  The Spurs manager was so impressed by the 29-year-old that he is rumoured to be lining up a £10million summer bid for the forward. Milito, who has previously been linked with Spurs, was on the scoresheet at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the 2-0 win that took Genoa to fourth in Serie A, with centre back Domenico Criscito also impressing.   Redknapp travelled to Italy the day after Spurs' victory over Chelsea and has suggested he will continue to build his squad at White Hart Lane after signing five players during the January transfer window.   Jermain Defoe, one of Redknapp's arrivals, has had his protective boot taken off his injured foot and could be back in April.   That means the striker could play a part in Spurs' push for European qualification through their Barclays Premier League finish.   They are three points behind seventh-placed Wigan, with their recent results helped by the form of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who has bounced back after a series of high-profile blunders at the start of the season.   'Harry Redknapp has trusted me, which has been a key factor to improve my football within the team,' Gomes told Brazilian newspaper O Globo.   Gomes' stunning save from John Terry enabled Spurs to record a victory over Chelsea at the weekend.   'I was very excited after the Chelsea game because the fans offered me a standing ovation,' Gomes added.   'That is one of the reasons why I moved to England and rejected big offers in the summer.   'In the last few months, I didn't feel good because I was the target of criticism. It was not fair but I accepted it and right now things are much better.   'Hearing the fans sing your name is something special and is great for every player and even more for a foreigner. Gomes added: 'If we played like we're playing now at the start of the season, who knows what sort of position we might be in now.   'But there's no point in looking back on what might have been, because now we have got ourselves in a good position.'


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