Besiktas continuing to show interest in Spurs attackers

Now Tottenham have completed the signing of Robert Soldado from Valencia, questions have started rising about the future of several strikers at White Hart Lane.

The focus of the attention has been on Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe who are both becoming targets for several clubs in both the Premier League and Europe.

Out of all the teams pursuing the strikers, Turkish side Besiktas are seemingly the most desperate to sign either or both the strikers to bolster their front line before the Turkish league starts up again in a couple weeks time.

Besiktas are apparently willing to pay a staggering £3m a year in wages for Defoe should the England international decide to move away from Spurs in the near future.

It comes after the Istanbul side were unable to reach an agreement on the value of Adebayor killing off any possibility of striking a deal with the club.

But The Turks are going to face some fierce competition for Defoe with QPR also weighing up the possibilities of making a move for the forward in the near future.

Harry Redknapp has previously managed Defoe during his spells at Portsmouth and Tottenham and sees the striker as someone who could certainly help the club bounce back into the top flight after getting relegated last season.

With Tottenham having made several big signings in recent weeks to bolster their attack, it could spell the end of Defoe’s long relationship with Tottenham.

Defoe has been one of the most prominent figures at Spurs since rejoining from Portsmouth in 2008 and has scored 47 goals in 123 league matches for the club.

He was also an ever-present member of the squad last season where he played in all but 4 of Tottenham’s league games an scoring 11 goals to help the team’s European push.

However, Adebayor’s future looks a lot more uncertain having struggled for consistent form for much of last season having only scored 5 goals in 25 games for Tottenham.

That was some way off his form from the season before where had scored 17 goals in 34 appearances whilst on loan from Man City.

With the new arrivals, Defoe and Adebayor know that they will need to deliver consistently on the pitch if they are to ensure that they get first team football for much of the coming season.

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!