ESPN is reporting this morning how Lazio striker Miroslav Klose turned down the chance to join Tottenham this summer.
It was widely reported at the time that Tottenham were in the hunt for a striker or two and Klose was apparantley one of their targets.
Spurs even made an enquiry about the Germany international’s services, but the player himself wasn’t keen on the move.
Instead, Klose – who has a contract at Lazio until 2014 – decided to say in Italy and see out the remainder of his deal with the Serie A club.
This type of loyalty will surely be admired by Lazio fans as Klose looks to have another successful campaign in front of goal.
As for Spurs, this was perhaps the story of their summer in the transfer market. They were in for a number of players, but not too many came off.
Had they secured Champions League football – something they missed out on due to Chelsea winning last year’s tournament – it could have been very different.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Tottenham go in for Klose again in January.
The 34-year-old has never played in England of course and he might want to try it at least once before he retires.
For now though, he is very happy at Lazio.