With the news this week that Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is set to leave the club this summer, it is no surprise that several of the world’s biggest sides are being linked with his services.
A club that could take advantage of his availability is Tottenham Hotspur. With the ‘partnership’ with Real Madrid yet to take effect, Daniel Levy could finally make the most of this heavily one-way relationship.
Spurs for some time now have been linked with the £25million-rated Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, and such a price tag could prevent the club from moving for Mauricio Pochettino’s former player, with previous windows showing that such a high figure for one player does not always work.
As a result Khedira could pose the perfect alternative for the North London side.
Despite being linked with Manchester United, such rumours are destined to happen over the summer period. Already linked with Bastian Schweinsteiger, media reports surrounding United should always be taken with a pinch of salt.
Signing someone of the German’s calibre would make a huge statement from Mauricio Pochettino. Despite a focus on implementing youth into his side, the international star could be the influx of experience the former Southampton boss needs in his midfield.
Whether Tottenham are able to get him, or even if he is willing to join the club is doubtful. Although Daniel Levy must take advantage of the Madrid bond, and this could be the perfect way to start.
Could Tottenham make a move for the long-term Arsenal target? It would certainly make the statement they certainly need to challenge for the top-four next season.