Is Harry ready to seal this White Hart Lane departure?
Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas has started learning Italian as he prepares for a summer move to Inter Milan.
Inter boss Jose Mourinho has previously stated his admiration for the all action midfielder and would be keen to push through an £8million deal when the transfer window opens.
Jenas, 27, has fallen down the pecking order at Spurs and has grown frustrated with a lack of first-team football this season.
He is currently sidelined with a groin injury, but aims to be back in two weeks.
A series of talks between Spurs, Inter and the player’s representatives have already begun and the England star is adamant he is not prepared to continue sitting on the bench. (Daily Mirror)
Now this would be a big surprise in my book. To go from being surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane to making a move to Italian champions Inter Milan would be a shockingly unlikely move but we have been hearing rumours to this effect for the best part of a year. Clearly we have some quality players ahead of the former England international and the 27 year old is finding it hard to get a look in but to be fair when he has been selected by Harry Redknapp he hasn’t exactly impressed.
Would Tottenham accept £8m from Jose Mourinho, yes probably, but it would be great if some sort of swap deal could be sorted that would see Sulley Muntari going the other way but I realise I may be asking a bit too much with that one, but it is worth noting that the former Portsmouth man has not settled in Italy very well and may be keen to rejoin his former boss back in the Premier League.
I think its fair to say that Jenas has had something of a love/hate relationship with the Spurs faithful and he has never quite delivered on his move from Newcastle and in four and a half years he has been far more miss than hit. If he could restart his career at the San Siro then I would wish him all the best but my gut instinct tells me such a move is not that likely and he may be better suited to moving to another Premier League club, one who could offer him regular first team football and perhaps he would be better off as the proverbial big fish in a smaller pond.
Also, maybe Jermaine is learning Italian for completely different reasons, maybe he has pulled an Italian model?