Football FanCast guest columnist Steve Wheeler hopes talk of Tottenham looking to secure a deal with Inter for Muntari reaches fruition.
One thing that I am sure Harry Redknapp has learnt in recent weeks is that without Aaron Lennon and Luka Modric Tottenham look vulnerable and stagnant going forward, with the diagonal ball up to Crouch seemingly our only other option. Unfortunately we don’t have that driving force from midfield and a player who can take the game to the opposition from central areas; something you can guarantee that Harry will be looking to resolve in January. The Brazilian Sandro is a player that has already been linked in recent weeks with a £14m move, whilst rumours in many Sunday papers today is that the club is in negotiations with Inter Milan to sign Sulley Muntari. A good player indeed and a move that I believe will be extremely welcomed by all.
Whilst my knowledge of Sandro is slightly limited, I’m fully aware of Muntari’s traits and what he has to offer and the Ghanaian is certainly a player that can provide that much needed dynamism in the centre alongside Wilson Palacios. As much as I love Huddlestone and believe there are certain games where his passing ability is invaluable, especially at the Lane, away from home and against the better midfields in the country we need players who can provide us with a little bit more. Muntari is a more attacked minded version of Palacios and you do sense that they would be an ideal complement for each other and would finally provide us with a strong central midfield pairing that we have been crying out for in years. It is a midfield that isn’t a soft touch and wouldn’t get bullied, which in truth has been our problem for as long as I care to remember.
I know Muntari in the past few months has been adamant that he wishes to remain in Milan and prove himself, but the lack of regular starts must tell Sulley that Mourinho may no longer fancy him. You would think that Harry would be in a prime position then to take advantage of the situation and look to reunite himself with a player, who in the past months has openly admitted his admiration for his former boss; therefore you really wouldn’t foresee a problem in persuading him to move to London should Tottenham reach an agreement with Inter.
If rumours are to be believed then the wheels of this deal is already in motion and for me it is one that I hope reaches fruition. It will be a positive move for the football club and would be the ideal foil to play alongside Palacios. Although it will be harsh on Big Tom, who has played well this season, we do need a little more dynamism in the midfield if we have any hope of mixing against the big boys in the coming seasons.
Would Muntari be a welcome addition to WHL?