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Ruud for £1.25 Million? Yes Please!

By | 8th June 2009

ruud-van-nistelrooyThe transfer rumor mill is in full force once again, and almost all of the rumors revolve around some up and coming Spanish club that goes by the name of Real Madrid (surely a rip-off of the MLS side Real Salt Lake). This time the rumors concern Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has a rumored price tag of just £1.25 million.

Tottenham are the team of choice for English newspapers in this rumor, and it comes as a big surprise that more teams aren’t lining up a move for the former Manchester United striker. He may be getting up there in terms of years, but the 32 year old still has many goals left in him. In only six La Liga appearances this past season he managed to net four goals – a typically impressive van Nistelrooy goals to game ratio.

At such a bargain basement price, Ruud van Nistelrooy would be a great addition to most Premier League sides. Tottenham would be a great fit for the prolific Dutchman, as the combination of the quick and skillful Robbie Keane would complement the pure finishing ability of one of the Premier League’s all time leading goalscorers.

Furthermore, there are no reports of a move being possible, but Sir Alex Ferguson will have to take a good hard look at such a bargain, as United have tried and failed to replace Ruud since he left the club three years ago. He may sit behind Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov in the pecking order, but van Nistelrooy only needs half a chance to grab a goal – and Fergie has been looking to add to his striking department.

At less than £2 million, I’d love to see Ruud van Nistelrooy back in the Premier League. Whether it’s Tottenham or another club, it’s anyone’s guess at this stage.

Would Ruud be a good fit at Tottenham? Is the Dutchman too old? Have your say in the comments section below!

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  1. Naguib Anam says:


  2. Geoff S. says:

    MLS anyone?

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