This Portsmouth man should be the top priority when the new Tottenham boss plans his January re-shuffle!
It’s well known that Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will want to snare some of his former Portsmouth charges at the soonest possible opportunity.
In particular, reports have suggested that ‘Arry is particularly keen to continue working with fast-developing utility man Lassana Diarra, who has been a class apart for Pompey this season.
The 23-year-old former Chelsea and Arsenal man, though, is also coveted by Manchester United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson, who registered a £12 million interest in him last summer.
Now, Fergie is tipped to battle Redknapp in the New Year for the Frenchman’s services. The Scot is on red alert after learning that Owen Hargreaves, who covers a similar range of positions as Diarra, is likely to miss the rest of the season.
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has also been tipped to bid for Diarra, whose days at Fratton Park could be numbered. The player is keen to make himself a mainstay of Les Bleus and may feel he needs to be back in the glaring spotlight before that can happen. (goal.com)
Of all the players linked with a move to White Hart Lane over the past year, the one who I feel would make the biggest impact is Lassana Diarra, and the speculation surrounding a possible move to Tottenham began way before Harry Redknapp was installed as the new boss. Therefore, one can only assume that the chances of the talented Frenchman joining the north London club have only increased.
Diarra may not be keen on a move to Old Trafford, given the danger that he may end up warming the bench, as Sir Alex has a wealth of central midfielders on the payroll and the former Le Havre wasn’t best pleased at being a perennial sub at Chelsea and Arsenal . He may instead opt to continue his blossoming relationship with Harry. Do Spurs fans think that Lassana will fill the hole in the midfield ably?