Cruzeiro striker Moreno ponders Spurs move

May 25, 2008

Bolivian forward Marcelo Moreno is deciding whether to move to Tottenham Hotspur or Shakhtar Donetsk, according to the player's father.

The Cruzeiro striker's performances in the Copa Libertadores, where he has scored eight goals, apparently piqued the interest of Roma, Shakhtar and Tottenham.

Reports in the Bolivian press suggest that, with an initial bid from Spurs turned down, Moreno was in Donetsk pondering a move to Shakhtar - but a second offer from the London club has complicated matters.

The player's father, Mauro Martins, said: 'The first offer from Tottenham was declined by the Cruzeiro board because they wanted all the money in one go.

'Marcelo really liked Donetsk, but we are waiting as this new deal also seems important.

'There is a chance to go to Tottenham, but only if they pay the whole fee at once.'