Marco Borriello
Marco Borriello [Reuters] Reuters

The agent of AS Roma striker Marco Borriello has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the Italian international in January.

The 31-year-old has featured 11 times in the Serie A, making six starts and scoring one goal this season. Rudi Garcia fielded Borriello to lead Roma's strike force after his first choice strikers Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro were out of action for the most part of the season with injury.

Borriello's representative Carlo Cavalieri claims his client is happy in Italy, but insists his playing time could be limited especially after the return of Totti and Destro from injury. He revealed that he was in contact with various clubs while in London and confirmed Spurs' interest in the striker's services.

"Marco is very happy in Rome and with Roma, but clearly the recovery of Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro from injury is reducing his space and he'd like to play more," Cavalieri said, as quoted in the Mirror.

"His profile is very much appreciated in England, as they are looking for players like this. Being here in London I had the chance to talk to various clubs. Tottenham?"

"Yes, they were among them. For the moment he is happy at Roma, then we'll see what happens over the next few days," Borriello's agent said.

The north London club share a good relationship with the Italian outfit. They first acquired the services of Franco Baldini as the Spurs's technical director, who played a huge role in bringing Erik Lamela to White Hart Lane for a club record transfer fee in the summer.

The Spurs have Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as their first choice strikers. The Spaniard has failed to fire for the north London side while the England international's appearances were limited in the league. The poor run in the Premier League saw the White Hart Lane board show the door to Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese boss forced the Togo international striker to spend time with the reserve team. However, Adebayor has found his form back for the Spurs under interim manager Tim Sherwood as his double helped the north London side seal a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.