Tottenham Agree Deal for Serie A Midfield Maestro: Bargain of the Summer?

Has Harry found the right man to give his White Hart Lane side yet more strength in depth?

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Sports News - March 13, 2010

THOMAS HITZLSPERGER could be set for a summer move to Harry Redknapp’s Spurs.
The former Aston Villa midfielder, 27, left Stuttgart in January to join Serie A side Lazio but has struggled to make his mark in Italy.

Now reports in Rome claim Spurs have already agreed a deal for the German, who can leave Lazio at the end of the season on a free transfer.

Hitzlsperger is thought to be keen on a return to English football after five seasons with Villa earlier in his career.

The Hammer is expected to be part of Germany boss Joachim Loew’s World Cup finals squad this summer. (The Sun)

Thomas Hitzlsperger is one of those players I have always admired and I was always a little surprised he took quite so long to reach his peak. The idea that he may be on his way to White Hart Lane is an interesting one but not sure if this source may have gotten a little too carried away, claiming as it does that a deal is almost done.

The 27 year old midfielder spent four years at Aston Villa before making a move back to his homeland when he signed for Stuttgart where he really stared to prove himself and make himself a fixture in the national team set up. In 2007 he was instrumental in taking his side to their first Bundesliga title in 15 years and then after five years back in Germany he decided to give Serie A a try and I think its fair to say things haven’t quite gone according to plan.

After moving to Rome in January Hitzelsperger has managed just three starts for the Italian side who are currently struggling at the wrong end of the table. Harry Redknapp has repeatedly references his desire to bring another central midfielder option to White Hart Lane and I think a move for a long range sharp shooter and intelligent distributor such as the Lazio man would make good sense.

Tottenham have good quality options across the park at present but one can see why Redknapp would want more battling midfielders to pick from, especially if Jermaine Jenas does as expected and leave the club in the summer.

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