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09-06-2011, 08:10 PM #1
With Lassana Diarra`s claim that he wants to leave Madrid this summer, Tottenham are obviously linked with trying to sign the French international once more.
Despite Jose Mourinho apparently wanting the retain Diarra as a squad player because of his versatility, Diarra has made it clear that he wants to leave for regular football, with a return to the Premiership being his preferred destination, after spending time with Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth. With a price-tag of around £15m, Diarra won`t come cheaply, but it is expected that Spurs, Man United and Liverpool will be interested in bringing him back to England.
Man United will see Diarra as an ideal replacement for the released Owen Hargreaves, whilst Liverpool may look at him as an alternative to an overpriced Jordan Henderson, whilst Harry would probably see the player as an upgrade on Wilson Palacios, even though he is thought to be close to doing a deal for Scott Parker. Harry`s past relationship with the player from their time at Portsmouth may well give Spurs a genuine chance of signing him, though if the player is looking for big money, Spurs might struggle to compete.
From Tottenham`s perspective, the idea of bringing in Parker and Diarra to replace Palacios and Jenas, might be ambitious, but it would certainly be an upgrade and major statement of intent, but might well depend on the clubs ability to move on Wilson and Jermaine, before they can make a serious attempt to bring the new boys in.
You would assume that with money generated from the sales of O`Hara, Jenas and Palacios, there wouldn`t be a huge outlay required to bring in these two players and if we added them to a central midfield of Modric, Sandro and Huddlestone, there is a superb array of talent in a well balanced central midfield, whilst also giving Harry options in selection and formation for the new season...
09-06-2011, 08:14 PM #2
I moved your post to his transfer thread so we dont have 2 separate discussions about the same player.