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Spurs urged to sign 33-year-old who can make a similar impact as Zlatan Ibrahimovic
By Bruce Grove -

Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham to make a move for Juventus midfielder, Sami Khedira, claiming that he might be on the wrong side of 30 but he can still make an impact.

The German midfielder has been frozen out of the first team in Turin as the Italians look to get him off their books.

He recently spoke to Sky Sports and he admitted that he would love to play in the Premier League and he even hailed Mourinho as the best manager that he has played under.

He will be a free agent at the end of this season and Robinson has urged his former team to make a move for him.

He used the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as references to explain that Khedira might be older but he is experienced enough to help Tottenham and the Lilywhites should take a chance on him with a short term deal.

“Look at the likes of Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic, players can play on a lot longer than they used to,” he told Football Insider.

“Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic will be one of the fittest, if not the fittest in their squads.

“Professional footballers look after themselves and go on a lot longer. They are monitored on a daily basis.

“We no longer have players retiring at 30, 32 unless it is a really bad injury. Players are fitter and stronger and it is helping them elongate their careers.

“There is no reason why Khedira would not do that, he has a huge amount to offer, but you are not going to sign him on a three-year contract.”

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MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
1 year ago

COYFS!!!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Adding steel to the team recruiting Khedera would be a positive appointment.
Having misgivings about peripheral Bergwijn my preference is Bale or Lo Celso tomorrow.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Adding steel to the team recruiting Khedera would be a positive appointment.
Having misgivings about peripheral Bergwijn my preference is Bale or Lo Celso tomorrow.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 year ago

I think Lo Celso waiting in the wings if and when Ndombele tires or picks up a first half yellow is probably the way to go.

I’m not sure Jose will start `Bale – I’m 50/50 on that

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

The problem with Bergwijn is that getting easily mustled out of it he frequently runs down dead alleys and errs with his final delivery.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

I am tempted to play Bale against Chelsea.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 year ago

If Lamela was fit I’d be tempted to start with him – but he isn’t, so Bale just about gets the nod over Stevie B

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

If selected huge match for Joe Rodon. Let’s hope he can handle the pressure.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Need keeping close tabs on Messrs Mount, Werner and Pullisic et al.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Sometimes a situation like this can be the perfect storm for a young debutant starter. Or it could backfire big time, I’d go Sanchez Dier, or even Japhet and Dier being cautious. However, perhaps it’s better to just go for it?

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Funny how nobody even considers Moura as a first 11 player anymore. Truth is, he’s a willing character with pace and work rate and not a great deal more at the top level.

I said that Amsterdam was a freak game for him, yet we still get told leaving him on the bench in the final was the ONLY reason we lost. If he was that good Bergwjin and Lamela wouldn’t seem like more viable options would they?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yes a bad call by Poch at the time dropping Moura for the CL final. Clearly not the only reason we lost but possibly a contributory one dropping the player who got us to the Final seemed an odd decision but a fairly predictable one when heart ruled head!

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

I’ve had my say on it DD, we conceded an early pen which tore up the game plan somewhat.. Moura was brought on with ample time to make an impact, in fact at a time when his injection of pace should have been most effective as a sub but to no avail. I don’t think it was the massive clanger people make it out to be. So many other factors in that match.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

He’s a good squad player, no more no less. If the team is flying he’ll click in and he does have a finish when on form, or he gets stuck in reasonably well if we’re defending as a team.

I’d say he’s a bit more limited than some of the other options, yes. Maybe no one will cement that third attacking spot this season? Perhaps that’s for the best in a way, play the one in the best current form or who suits the oppo most.

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