Solid answer to a problematic area?
Having failed to complete a last gasp deal to bring former West Ham man Anton Ferdinand Harry Redknapp may try a lot harder to make the Sunderland centre back a Tottenham man come January, not least because his defence is once again decimated by injuries.
The club’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea cost a whole lot more than pride as defender Sebastien Bassong and Ledley King were forced off the pitch with injuries to add to the treatment room that already plays host to Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson, leaving the north London club with some serious defensive headaches.
January can’t come soon enough for the White Hart Lane outfit and it seems inevitable the club will have to spend the moment the transfer window re-opens to help plug the gap caused by having some injury prone customers to deal with.
Anton Ferdinand’s spell at the Stadium of Light hasn’t been a hugely successful one and he would probably jump at the chance of a move back down south and Steve Bruce is apparently not averse to such a move as long as the club makes up for the £8m they spent on the 24 year old last August.
He is a decent, if unspectacular, player but one who has the ability to progress and become a more solid and dependable figure who has a good grounding in Premier League experience and could well offer Redknapp another option should yet more problems befall his current crop of centre backs.