A deal worth considering?
Former Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids could be the latest former Tottenham Hotspur player to join Premier League basement club Portsmouth, according to reports.
The 36-year-old, who has been without a club since his contract at Ajax expired last summer, made 40 league appearances for Spurs from 2005-07, netting once.
But, according to the Daily Mail, the former Dutch international – who won 74 caps for Holland – could be set for a return to English football, with Pompey boss Paul Hart believed to be keen to recruit ‘The Pitbull’.
Championship outfit Leicester City have reportedly been in secret talks to sign the former Barcelona and Inter Milan battler.
However, they could now find themselves unable to match the wages offered by new Portsmouth owner Ali Al Faraj, who is thought to be willing to fund a deal to bring Davids back to the Premier League after a two-year absence.
Should Davids sign on the dotted line at Fratton Park, he will join a growing list of either former or current Spurs players plying their trade with the south-coast club, following the arrivals of Jamie O’Hara, Michael Brown, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Younes Kaboul. (Four Four Two)
Whilst it appears that Pompey want the 36 year old battling midfielder, perhaps it would be worth Rafa considering a short term contract for the determined customer?
Yes clearly Edgar Davids is getting on a bit but given the paucity of options in our midfield with Alberto Aquilani still on the mend, Xabi Alonso gone, Lucas just about keeping his head above water and Javier Mascherano being a shadow of his former self, perhaps bringing in the out of contract Dutchman could be a useful addition to our relatively thin squad.
There is no doubting the experience and ability of the former Tottenham, Ajax, Juventus and AC Milan man and given that the 36 year old managed to take part in over half of the Eredivisie calendar last season he still appears to have the legs, for a short term deal at least, so why not?