posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 01:31 PM
Zenit St Petersburg claim that Alexander Kerzhakov has emerged as a target for Tottenham.
The news is a little surprising considering the wealth of attacking options open to Martin Jol with Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Fredi Kanoute all
vying for places up front at White Hart Lane.
With rumours persisting regarding Chelsea's alleged interest in top scorer Defoe, it may transpire that Spurs are continuing to scout abroad for
long-term targets despite their determination to keep the England international.
However, after the ill-fated record capture of Ukrainian Sergei Rebrov, another dip into the Eastern European market would perhaps be a bold one.
Russian sources claim the 22-year-old is rated in the €16 million class after a glut of goals in the Uefa Cup this season.
Kerzhakov has bagged five goals in the competition, including a hat-trick against AEK Athens. Spurs are understood to have been alerted by that
display and sent representatives to watch the 2-1 defeat in Lille, where he again got on the scoresheet.
The speedy striker has netted 30 goals in his last two seasons with Zenit and is a regular international for Russia after making his debut against