Spurs are considering making another bid to sign Vieira from Inter Milan in January.
Spurs tried to buy Vieira in the summer only for the deal to collapse after the midfielder admitted he couldn’t join them because he’d played for their fierce rivals Arsenal for nine years.
But Tottenham understand that Vieira is still desperate to return to the Premier League and could change his mind about going to White Hart Lane if he doesn’t get enough first team football in Serie A at Inter.
Vieira admits he is a huge fan of Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp and said: “I have a big respect for the manager.
“He is somebody I could work under because I really like the personality he’s got and every player I know who has worked with him have been really happy.” (Evening Standard)
So it appears, at least to this source, that Harry Redknapp has not extinguished all hope of signing the former Arsenal captain. The 33 year old Inter Milan midfielder has been coming off the bench for much of this season so far but could be used more extensively as the season wears on.
The battling Frenchman could no doubt do a useful job at White Hart Lane and his vast experience and Premier League know how could go a long way to pushing Tottenham ever closer to the promised land of the top four.
However, Could Patrick Vieira really sign for his former club’s arch enemies?