While already boasting one of the best attacking forces on the planet, Barcelona seems to be pondering a bid for English goal scoring machine Jermaine Defoe. The Spurs striker has done nothing but impress this campaign, as he leads the Premier League in goals with eleven, including a shocking five goal display last week against Wigan. With Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola looking to sure up his attack in the January transfer window, reports say Barcelona are willing to pay £25 million for the in form striker.
Although there are few players who would deny an opportunity to play for one of the most decorated and popular soccer clubs in the world, Barcelona will have to deal with something completely out of their control in Defoe’s decision. With World Cup 2010 just around the corner, it is widely believed a move to Spain could increase his risk of failing to be named in the final squad.
Whether the deal ever goes through or not, it is hard to see one of England’s top goal scoring talents being left home this summer. We will keep an eye on the situation and be sure to keep you updated.