Negredo exit talk pits Tottenham against Arsenal again

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has put several English clubs on alert after declaring his interest in a move to England, The Evening Standard has reported.

Negredo, 27, has been with Sevilla since 2009, and has since gone on to be an international for the Spanish national teams, earning 12 caps. However, he has come out recently to admit his admiration for the Premier League:

“The Premier League is a great competition, I really like it and I think my style of football would be well suited to it.”

After playing 152 games for Sevilla and scoring an impressive 66 goals, including a season high 27 in the 2010/11 season, Negredo admits that his time in Spain might be coming to an end soon.

“There comes a time when a cycle come to an end and I don’t know whether my time will be sooner or later. I haven’t thought about it a lot, but I wouldn’t mind playing abroad.”

The comments have put clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham on alert, with all three sides being linked to a number of strikers in recent weeks. Arsenal are still struggling to find a regular goalscorer to replace the loss of Robin Van Persie, whilst Spurs are looking for partners for Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.

A fee of around the £18 million mark is expected for Negredo if he does decide to move. He has also spoken to his Spanish teammates, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres, both with Chelsea, admitting that his conversations with the pair paint the Premier League contributed to his interest in a move to England.

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