Arsenal to complete shock summer swoop for French star?

4354393Metro have a claim that has literally shocked us here in the Football Transfer Tavern and our punters cannot believe it.

The publication have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul is ready to jump ship and join bitter rivals Arsenal – in a move not dissimilar to Sol Campbell’s all those years ago.

It is news that has gone down like a lead balloon here in the tavern, and as our regulars go and fill their pint glasses, they note that should Spurs allow Kaboul to leave and for Arsenal to boot, they will certainly face some tough questions from fans.

This is not to mention the obvious abuse Kaboul is likely to get if he completes the switch across North London!

Our regulars note that after the club’s defending of late, it is perhaps a good idea to allow Kaboul to leave White Hart Lane!

In all seriousness, the French defender defecting to their North London rivals would be a huge blow for Tim Sherwood in an already rather difficult season, and we can only imagine how the board would even go about explaining this.

After losing Campbell on a free back on 2001, the same simply cannot be allowed to happen again, and Spurs either need to sell Kaboul abroad, or offer the former Auxerre defender a new deal he cannot refuse – well according to our regulars anyway.

Is there even a snippet of truth in the latest developments regarding Kaboul defecting to join Arsenal? Let us know your thoughts below.

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