Gomes keen for Spurs switch
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Portuguese international, who came to the fore at Euro 2000, had previously said that the weather was too cold in England - when linked with a move to Liverpool - but seems to have changed his mind.
"Nuno Gomes would love to play for Tottenham Hotspur next season," his agent Eric Manasse told 'Sport First'.
"He is a good player and Spurs are a club he would love to play for. He is very interested in a move."
Fiorentina are cash-strapped after their relegation from Serie A and Gomes could leave for a cut-price £5 million.
14 goals in 31 games for Portugal is a testament to the ability of Gomes and Spurs would hope the striker could transform that ratio into The Premiership.
Spurs could face competition from Premiership new boys Birmingham City for Gomes.
Blues boss Steve Bruce is keen to bring in a top quality striker for next season and he is thought to looking at Gomes having missed out on Internazionale ace Mohammed Kallon.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Belgian youngster Jonathan Blondel opted for Spurs ahead of Manchester United with first team opportunities in mind.
"At United they wanted to put me in the Under-19 squad. The fact that Spurs offered me a four-year contract felt like an act of faith in me," added Blondel.