Monday, March 30, 2009

A Big Move for Spurs?

World Cup winning defender Fabio Cannavaro could be moving to Spurs in the summer. His contract runs out at Real Madrid in June and it is more than likely than Real will not try to retain his services. He's long been linked with a move to Naples to finish his career, but if Spurs were to offer a big payday and first-team football at a high level, it would be hard to turn down.

Harry is clearly looking for cover in the center of defense in the summer, with Ledley King needing a good bit of rest throughout the season. At 35 years of age, Cannavaro is no spring chicken, but has least one season of football left in him. Could he have two seasons left in him? Only his physio and his legs know the answer to that question.

My other question would be if Cannavaro would be happy at Spurs, especially if when fit, King and Jonathan Woodgate would be the first choice center back pairing? Cannavaro has looked a step slow this season at Madrid, and while his quality is unquestionable, I have the same feelings about him as I did about our rumored move for Marco Materazzi in January, thanks but not thanks.

I know this is not the popular opinion, but I think the best course for Spurs is to find good players, who are not seeing the twilight of their careers. One player her and there wouldn't be bad, lending maturity to the squad, but Harry shouldn't make a habit of buying older players, and I still don't think Cannavaro would be the right fit at the Lane, though it would be pretty cool to have a World Cup winner at the club.

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