It seems a former Spurs boss is keen on signing a Tottenham player who has come in for a fair bit of criticism.
Hamburg SV boss Martin Jol is keen to sign Didier Zokora for a second time, according to the latest reports out of Germany.
The ex Spurs manager is not exactly light in the pocket anymore after they grudgingly sold Dutch ace Rafael van der Vaart to Real Madrid and it being claimed that he now has his heart set on reuniting with Zokora.
The all-action midfielder joined the north London club in 2006 after impressing Jol – then at Spurs – with his displays for Saint-Etienne and the Ivory Coast, but the sense so far is that the 27-year-old is not as highly regarded by new boss Juande Ramos.
Added to this the now intense competition for midfield places at White Hart Lane, which has even prompted Ramos to use Zokora in defense during a recent friendly with Borussia Dortmund.
With Luka Modric, Jermaine Jenas, Giovani dos Santos, David Bentley, Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale all contenders for a midfield spot, something has to give, and if Jol is ready to cough up £8million this could very well be Zokora. (goal.com)
I think it would be fair to say that the Ivorian has been a disappointment since he moved to White Hart Lane, and it does seem his first-team chances will be limited, given the excellent additions to the squad. Zokora is often mocked for the way he seems to expend a great deal of time and energy in order to formulate a five-yard sideway pass, and it does seem that Juande Ramos may well be looking to phase him out into nothing more than a squad player.
If Martin Jol is indeed ready to offer such a fee for the former Saint Etienne man, then the north London club would probably take it. Would Spurs fans be against selling Didier?