Redknapp seals the deal!
Sevilla have signed Tottenham’s Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora for an undisclosed fee.
The move had stalled after Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido insisted they would not meet the valuation, but agreement was reached on Wednesday.
Boss Harry Redknapp has been hoping to recoup at least the £8.2m they paid French club St Etienne for Zokora’s services after the 2006 World Cup.
Zokora, 28, made 134 appearances for Spurs and has signed a four-year deal.
The deal includes a 30m Euro release clause, and Zokora will be presented next Wednesday.
Sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo has revealed Zokora’s desire to join them was crucial in sealing the deal.
“Every Sevillista should be happy,” he told the club website. “We have to thank the president and the board for the effort they made in this signing. Zokora was our main objective for this season. (BBC Sport)
Well this was on the cards for some time now, Didier Zokora was deemed as surplus to requirements by Harry Redknapp and after three years and over 100 starts for the north London club he has now left. His determination was valued by the White Hart Lane fans but far too often he seemed short on ability and vanished from games whilst every now and then amazing all with an 80 yard run which implied he had the ability to be Tottenham’s answer to Patrick Vieira, however he never came close to those dizzy heights!