Gallas arrived at the club for a medical yesterday ahead of signing a one year deal with the White Hart Lane outfit. While Gallas left Arsenal after failing to secure a 2 year deal with somewhat high wage demands, it is believed that the former Chelsea man will take a pay cut to join Spurs as he is relishing the opportunity to get back into Premier League football.
Although Gallas is no spring chicken at the age of 32, manager Harry Redknapp still believes the Frenchman can play a big part in Tottenham’s season:
“He’s been an Arsenal player but he was at Chelsea before that and playing abroad before he arrived there.”
“It’s not like we would be signing Tony Adams. He’s a good player and he would be a very useful addition to our squad.”
While the signature of the French international could be seen as a rather controversial one, with key injuries to defenders Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate, manager Harry Redknapp is in desperate need to provide cover to a defensive line which hasn’t always looked secure, as shown in their 3-2 defeat to Swiss side Young Boys earlier in the week.
However, Galla’s may not be the only French player to arrive at Spurs over the next few weeks as manager Redknapp is looking to bring in former Portsmouth defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra on a season long loan, after he was told he could leave current club Real Madrid by manager Jose Mourinho.
Diarra enjoyed the best spell of his career while working under Redknapp at Pompy, and Harry will hope he can bring out the best in the French international once more to help Spurs secure a strong Premier League and Champions League campaign this season.
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