So it’ll come as a major shock to many that The Telegraph report that new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring John O’Shea to White Hart Lane.
The former Manchester United defender, who currently plays for Sunderland, only has a year left on his contract at the Stadium of Light.
And Spurs are ready to test the Black Cats’ resolve with a £3 million bid for the 33-year old Republic of Ireland international.
The North London club are on the hunt for a centre back that can slot straight into the back four with Michael Dawson’s future up in the air.
However any deal could depend on whether Mackems boss Gus Poyet can lure Swansea City defender Ashley Williams to the Stadium of Light this summer having made a £4 million bid.
Tottenham fans. I highly doubt that a proposed transfer for John O’Shea is going to get you excited this summer but would he be a decent utility squad addition? Let us know your thoughts below.
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