Tottenham Close In On £3.5m Midfield Veteran Patrick Vieira

This move could take some getting used to!

Patrick Vieira arrives for training with Inter Milan the day he is linked with Tottenham

The Rumour

Tottenham remain locked in talks with Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira.

The Daily Express says Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and chairman Daniel Levy are already in negotiations with Inter about trying to sign former Arsenal captain Vieira.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s transfer to Barcelona could also help Vieira tie up a move to White Hart Lane. He wants a £1m pay-off from Inter.

The Source: (Daily Express as reported on

The Analysis

I am sure when Tottenham fans first heard of this potential swoop they must have done a double take and questioned the validity of such a deal but now it appears that this could well become a reality as Harry Redknapp continues negotiations with the former Arsenal captain about a move to White Hart Lane.

33 year old Vieira still has a couple of good years left him and he may well like the idea of a move back to the Premier League and It’s a little surprising that Arsenal haven’t made a move for their former favourite, especially given the lack of a experienced battling defensive midfielder.

If the Inter Milan man does move to White Hart Lane I am sure he will still get a good reception from his former fans given the years of great service he gave to the Gunners.

The Likelihood

Vieira to Spurs: What would have seemed like an unlikely transfer months ago seems a little nearer to becoming a reality now.

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