With his team’s much-discussed and seemingly unending problems in defense, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is reported to be weighing up a move for highly-rated Nigerian defender, Taye Taiwo. 25-year-old Taiwo wants out of French outfit Marseille amid reported interest from Europe’s big leagues.
Taiwo is currently valued at around £5 million but the Nigerian’s contract is up at the end of the season, and with the player not interested in signing a new one with Marseille, a free transfer move seems inevitable. The left-back, who has been at the Stade Velodrome since 2004 and is known for his powerful shot and marauding runs, has made his position very clear,
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“I have decided not to extend my deal. In June I want to change club,” he told Nigerian newspaper La Nation. I don’t want to reveal who we are negotiating with, but it’s a club that plays in one of the three major European leagues.”
Having pushed Gareth Bale successfully forward to the left-wing position, Spurs are now short of cover at left-back and the shrewd Harry Redknapp has no doubt seen the value in bringing in an experienced international for nothing come the summer. However, Spurs will have a battle on their hands to obtain the Nigerian’s signature, with Benfica, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid all keen on the attacking left-back.
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