According to the Metro ourselves and Fulham are being linked with Tottenham’s midfielder Tom Huddlestone, and personally I don’t mind it.
He came on yesterday against Man City and rather randomly helped to change the game. He has never really had a consistent period where he’s played week in and week out for a number of years, with the 09-10 season being his most successful in terms of appearances. There isn’t much in the report as you might expect, but here is some of the text:
‘Since returning from injury he has found it tough to find a place in Andre Villas-Boas’ plans, other than as a fringe player.
Spurs are expected to add to their midfield options during the summer by delving into the transfer market with Porto star Joao Moutinho still on their radar, and Huddlestone could be allowed to leave for the right price.
Fulham boss Martin Jol, wh worked with Huddlestone at Spurs, would love to take the Nottingham native across London to Craven Cottage but Villa boss Paul Lambert is also keen on a swoop for the 26-year-old – if the Midlanders stay up.’
He’s one of those players I’ve often thought would do alright at a club like ours, and could really benefit from playing every week. He’s had a few injuries during his career, which might make that perhaps unrealistic, but would I have him in our squad? Absolutely. Tottenham probably think the same, and as they look to go on to greater things, players like Huddlestone could be a valuable commodity. I don’t think he’d cost the earth, and as I’ve said many-a-time, I’d like to see us add some Premiership experience to what is a very important area of the pitch.
He’s scored a few screamers in his time, though not recently as his hair has reached rather epic levels. Again it’s tough to look too much into the future with our Premiership status still uncertain and the report not looking have to much substance. Still I wouldn’t mind it personally.