Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly leading the chase for Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard, with a host of other Premier League clubs interested in the former Wigan Athletic player. Bolton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Everton, Sunderland and West Ham United have also been linked with Bullard recently.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is said to be a big fan of the all-action midfielder, having seen Bullard close-up as a youngster, when Redknapp was in charge at West Ham. However, 29-year-old Bullard did not play a single senior game for the Hammers between 1999-2001 and made the switch to Peterborough United before joining the Latics in 2003 and then arriving at Craven Cottage in 2006.
After his arrival at the Cottagers, Bullard had to sit out most of his first season with the Cottagers due to a dislocated kneecap, which ruled him out for nine months. His return to the side towards the end of last season saw Fulham manage to avoid relegation on the last day of the campaign, with many thinking Roy Hodgson’s side were dead and buried weeks before.
Now a source close to Redknapp has claimed that the former Portsmouth manager is to make a move to bring Bullard to White Hart Lane in January. It is believed that Bullard is ready to quit Fulham in order to progress his career, with no shortage of suitors in the Premiership for the midfielder, who is valued at around £4million.
A source close to Redknapp told the News of the World: “Harry is an admirer of the boy and I’m sure will try to get him in January given the circumstances surrounding him.
“If the boy is ready to leave Fulham then Harry would have to be interested.”