Oh sweet Jesus!
Word has it that Harry Redknapp is trying to lure his former Portsmouth defender back to White Hart Lane. Despite being quoted earlier in the season as saying he would be unwilling to bring Campbell back to Spurs, mainly due to the controversy surrounding his move to arch rivals Arsenal, the Tottenham boss is still a big admirer. He described Campbell as being among “the top six central defenders in the Premier League”, going on to state that he’s “still a fantastic player”.
Spurs had started the season in great form, but back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea have knocked the gloss off a tad, and are currently in the midst of a defensive crisis. Long-term injuries to Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson have prevented them taking any part so far this season. To rub salt in the wound, Sunday’s London derby saw both Sebastien Bassong and the perennially crocked Ledley King withdrawn with injuries, leaving the North London club with virtually no genuine centre-halves to choose from.
The big question is, how would Spurs fans react to a return of their ‘turncoat’ former captain? Every visit to White Hart Lane has provided a very hostile response from the home fans. Abuse at last season’s match against Portsmouth led to arrests, and this was over seven years on from the infamous move to the Gunners.
Although only a rumour at the moment, this move could set even more tongues wagging in what is turning out to be a magnificently controversial season so far, and its only late September! (Off the Post)
Whilst most rumours of this magnitude need to be taken with a pinch of salt, I would recommend a bucket load of the stuff for this particular nugget of speculation. Harry may well be losing centre backs to injury the way some of us lose coins down the back of sofas but any attempt to bring Sol back to White Hart Lane will surely be met with fervent opposition.