Spurs keen on Suazo signing

Tottenham Hotspur will face competition from Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Chilean starlet Humberto Suazo.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Europe after smashing 44 goals in 85 starts to help Monterrey win the Mexican League.

Spurs are believed to be keen to bolster their squad in the January transfer window as Harry Redknapp’s men look to build on their impressive start to the season.

Meanwhile, reports suggest Tottenham will use the money gained from the sale of Roman Pavlyuchenko – linked with Arsenal and Liverpool – to lure Suazo to White Hart Lane.

Monterrey president Jorge Urdiales admits the Mexican side are flattered by the interest shown in their stocky striker from both Spurs and Atletico, but will only sell Suazo at the right price.

“We will listen to and discuss any offers we receive from Europe,” Urdiales told Excelsior.

“I am very proud that it is being said that Atletico Madrid is interested in a player of our team, but for the moment there isn’t anything formal.

“We are going to sit down and have conversations when we receive an offer for Suazo, but it’s €20 million that have to be paid for him because he is still under contract with us and we are not going to sell him for less money.”

Suazo should feature in next summer’s World Cup and club president Urdiales admits the scoring sensation has the potential to succeed on a bigger stage.

“We have to offer Suazo the opportunity to grow and succeed elsewhere,” he added.

“He wants to play in Europe and we will leave it down to the player and his representatives.”