Tottenham weigh up City swoop this summer

Manchester City defender Micah Richards

Tottenham has expressed their desire to sign £15million-rated Manchester City defender Micah Richards, following a failed attempt last summer – according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Manager Harry Redknapp unsuccessfully tried to lure the Englishman to White Hart Lane last year, but is now hopeful to seal a deal with the 22-year-old after Roberto Mancini found no place for the youngster in his starting XI, beginning in just 11 of City’s 27 Premier League games this season.

It has been reported that Richards’ advisors have alerted a handful of clubs of the player’s potential availability in the summer, mostly due to Mancini’s interest in signing Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Ajax’s Gregory Van der Wiel in the summer.

Spurs may well sort out a deal for Richards, as a dressing room bust-up between current full-back Alan Hutton and manager Harry Rednknapp may see a vacancy open up for the City defender.

Richards has represented England on 12 occasions since his debut back in 2006, scoring one goal.

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