Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is reportedly seeking a £4.3 million pay-off from the Bernabeu giants, which could help facilitate a summer switch to the Premier League. Huntelaar's future in the Spanish capital - along with several of his fellow countrymen - has been cast into doubt following the return of former president Florentino Perez, who has already splashed more than €200 million on stellar signings including Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. The striker has been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs, while Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart had agreed a deal with Real, only for the player to snub the opportunity to join the German outfit. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp confirmed on Friday that he was interested in bringing the ex-Ajax goal-getter, who has totalled 143 league goals in 203 club appearances to date, to White Hart Lane. But he conceded that he was reluctant to shell out silly money to land Huntelaar, saying: "his wages are beyond us ... I can't see it happening." However, the Dutchman is now believed to be seeking a £4.3 million going-away-present from the 31-time la Liga champions, which would allow him to accept a considerably lower amount of wages from prospective new employers. The striker is believed to currently earn £55,000 per week after tax in Spain. NEWS: Italians mull Huntelaar move NEWS: Redknapp - Huntelaar wages beyond us NEWS: Redknapp - I am in hunt for Huntelaar NEWS: Huntelaar switch to Stuttgart collapses NEWS: Stuttgart set to seal Huntelaar deal NEWS: Real deny Arsenal approach for Huntelaar NEWS: New bidders enter Huntelaar hunt NEWS: Pardeza: Huntelaar sale close to conclusion NEWS: Huntelaar stalling over Stuttgart deal NEWS: Stuttgart hopeful of Huntelaar deal NEWS: Real in advanced talks over Huntelaar sale NEWS: Stuttgart bid to bag Huntelaar NEWS: Arnold Muhren: Huntelaar would shine at Manchester United
25 July 2009
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