White Hart Lane midfielder set for Stadium of Light switch.
Sunderland are on the verge of signing England midfielder Tom Huddlestone from Tottenham, according to the London Evening Standard.
The two clubs have reportedly agreed a fee for the player this week, believed to be in the region of £5million. Fulham were understood to be interested in signing Huddlestone this summer, but were unable to meet or better Sunderland’s offer. The player has now been given permission to travel to Sunderland for contract discussions and to bang out personal terms.
Huddlestone, 26, has been pushed further down the pecking order following the arrival of Paulinho for £17million from Corinthians this summer, along with talented midfielders Lewis Holtby, Moussa Dembele, Sandro and Scott Parker already at the club, Huddlestone’s game time would become sparse, thus opening up a move to the Stadium of Light.
The England midfielder’s recent injury woes has made him a risk for most teams, but Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is not afraid of them. Already retooling his squad ahead of the new season, Huddlestone will be one of three potential quality additions he will make this week, with both Juventus’ Emanuele Giaccherini and Velez’s Gino Peruzzi both believed to be on their way to the North East.
Tottenham are wasting no time to find a replacement for Tom Huddlestone. The club, along with Liverpool are believed to be in talks with Ajax star Christian Eriksen, after his agent admitted that his client was in negotiations with two clubs, with Sky Sports understanding they were the Premier League duo.