Old Trafford or White Hart Lane? Where will Lassana Diarra decide to opt for?
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Lassana Diarra will be at the centre of a bidding war in January as Manchester United and Tottenham both prepare bids for Real Madrid player.
Diarra has suffered from a lack of game time this season with manager Jose Mourinho preferring other options ahead of him. He did not even start against Barcelona in a match that seemed to demand his combative qualities and the 25-year-old is about to cut his losses and leave the Bernabeu.
The defensive midfielder has no shortage of admirers in England and United and Tottenham are both desperate to acquire his signature
If he signed for Spurs he would become only the second player after William Gallas to play for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, it is thought that Diarra would favour a move to Old Trafford where he could work with Sir Alex Ferguson and add yet another of Europe’s big clubs to an impressive looking CV. (Sportingo)
This should be interesting. Lassana Diarra doesn’t get much of a look in at the Bernabeu and the French international is willing to turn his back on the La Liga giants in the search of regular first team football and is now a firm target of both Tottenham and Man United.
Whilst Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are clearly doing very well and are more likely to secure the top club honours there is also no denying just how far Harry Redknapp’s north London side has come over the past 18 months and given that Diarra has played in London before he may have more affinity with a move to the capital than to the north.
Both Premier League clubs appear to after new central midfield options and the 25 year old Parisian will have his work cut out deciding where his career would best be suited as there seems little point sticking around at Real Madrid waiting for the likes of Sami Khedira to get injured.
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