Thursday, 8 January 2009

Spurs Weigh Up £8million Offer For Former Arsenal & Newcastle Target?


Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly weighing up an £8million offer for former Arsenal target Gokhan Inler at Serie A side Udinese, with Spurs manager Harry Redknapp keen to add a defensive midfielder to the squad at White Hart lane this month.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger revealed recently that Inler had been a target for the Premier League club last summer, but insisted that Inler was no longer on his radar and that Arsenal would not be reigniting their interest in bringing the Swiss International to the Emirates Stadium.

24-year-old Inler has been at Udinese since joining from FC Zurich in 2007 and has made 43 appearances for the Italian side during his time at the Stadio Friuli. Inler also has 23 caps for Switzerland since making his debut in 2006 and was one of their stars at EURO 2008 last summer.

Redknapp is understood to be willing to offer £8million for Inler as the former Portsmouth boss searches for an out-and-out defensive midfielder to play alongside playmaker Luka Modric in the centre of the Tottenham midfield.

Inler had also been linked with Spurs’ Premiership rivals Newcastle United last summer, but like Arsenal the Magpies interest in the Swiss player seems to have cooled, leaving the path clear for Tottenham to make their move.

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