Spurs makes me happy, you... not so much :)
- Aug 3, 2011
Being link recently with Lavezzi and now Gaitan, think we are trying to get someone to help Lamela settle into life in london... anyway pretty decent player, thou we do have alot of talent in midfield at the moment.Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a January bid for Benfica atttacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, according to reports.
Gaitan, 25, was linked with a summer switch to Manchester United, who are believed to have been quoted a price of £25 million by Benfica, before eventually ending their interest.
Atheltic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas later emerged as the club's key midfield targets.
According to online publication Tuttomercatoweb, Spurs have now emerged as the most likely destination for Gaitan.
An Argentina international, Gaitan has played six times for his country and has contributed 13 league goals to Benfica since joining the Portuguese club in 2010 from Boca Juniors.
Tottenham were the Premier League's biggest spenders in the summer transfer window.
Spurs reinvested the £85m earned from selling forward Gareth Bale to Real Madid on seven new players at a cost of £107m.
United manager David Moyes is expected to continue his search for a new midfielder in the January transfer window, after seeing bids for Herrera and Fabregas turned down this summer.