Spurs told they should have gone for Prem rivals’ star summer signing

Former Spurs midfielder Darren Anderton feels that his old side should have done more to beat London rivals Crystal Palace to the signature of Yohan Cabaye.

The France international recently became the Eagles’ record buy after switching to Selhurst Park from Paris Saint-Germain in a £10m deal.

With the playmaker having a proven record in the Premier League from his spell at Newcastle – where he worked under now Palace chief, Alan Pardew – and two Ligue 1 winner’s medals to his name from his time in Paris, his move to Palace has been hailed as a real coup for the capital-based club.

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And Anderton believes that Tottenham should have swooped in ahead of their local and divisional rivals to land the silky pass-master:

“I’m a little bit disappointed that we didn’t go for Cabaye. Previously when he was at Newcastle I remember he was out injured and they didn’t win a game.” He wrote on Kicca.

“Then he came back and they won about eight games out of 10. He was magnificent. Off the back of that he moved to PSG and did the same for them.

“I think Cabaye suits the Tottenham mould of being a flair player. He’s a wonderful passer with great, great ability.

“But he’s gone to Palace and with no disrespect to them he is possibly more suited to Spurs. He obviously has a great admiration for Pardew at Palace.”

Anderton also wrote of his admiration of Saido Berahino, whom he feels Spurs should be pushing to sign from West Bromwich Albion:

“I think Berahino would be a good fit for Spurs. He’s hungry, young, English and wants to do well. His pace will stretch teams and he plays with Harry Kane for the Under 21s.”