Redknapp gets closer to getting his man.
Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Inter Milan regarding a move for Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari in January, according to the player’s agent.
The 25-year-old sealed a £12.7 million switch from Portsmouth to the San Siro in summer 2008, and made 27 Serie A appearances under Jose Mourinho last season to help the Nerazzuri seal the Serie A title.
However, his regular place in the side has since been put at risk following the arrivals of Thiago Motta and Wesley Sneijder from Genoa and Real Madrid respectively.
The midfielder has reportedly been struggling for fitness in recent weeks having fasted during the Islamic month of Ramadan, and was booed off as he was substituted at the weekend, leading to more speculation questioning his future.
And after reports surfaced tipping Spurs’ supremo Harry Redknapp to try and bring Muntari back to England in January – joining Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar in following the former Pompey boss to White Hart Lane – the player’s representitive Frank Schreier has revealed that the two clubs are talking.
“It could happen, but I am not able to make a full comment at the moment as it is a long way away,” he told Sport.co.uk.
“The two clubs are still talking about this case.” (Four Four Two)
All the signs seem to point to this move actually becoming a reality rather than just crazy speculation. Sulley Muntari might be just what Harry Redknapp needs in his Tottenham midfield and a move back to the Premier League may be just what the Inter Milan man needs to rejuvenate a career that has stuttered this season.
Harry and Sulley clearly know and like each other and the Ghanaian was key to Portsmouth‘s successful Premier League season and FA Cup win a couple of years back and it wouldn’t surprise me if this deal did indeed get done. Jose Mourinho is reportedly after a fee in the region of £16m for the talented 25 year old and that seems like a pretty fair price to me.