According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham are leading West Ham the race to sign Juventus ace Sami Khedira on a free transfer in January.
TMW suggest that Juve are trying to terminate the German World Cup winner’s current deal in order for either Spurs or the Hammers to pick him up for nothing.
Calcio Mercato claimed earlier this year that West Ham boss David Moyes wanted to bring Khedira to the London Stadium.
And Juve News claimed last week that the Hammers could be set to open talks to sign the German World Cup winner imminently.
Tottenham now appear to be favourites to sign the 33-year-old, however.
Khedira admitted that he would never say no if Jose Mourinho tried to sign him, when speaking to Sky Germany.
The Portuguese boss once suggested that there is no better player in world football than the German in his specific position (Soccer Souls).
Tottenham leading West Ham in Khedira race?
TMW now suggest that Spurs are the club who are showing most interest in the Juventus midfielder. The Hammers, meanwhile, are said to be monitoring developments.
Khedira is incredibly injury prone and may well be past his best. The Juve man still possesses great quality, however, and he is incredibly experienced.
The German just doesn’t fit into the the category of players David Moyes has suggested he wants to bring to the London Stadium, however. So perhaps Khedira will be more suited to Tottenham.
West Ham fans shouldn’t worry too much though. There are younger, better and most cost effective options out there for us. Khedira is on £130,000 per week after all. And he will surely demand similar wages wherever he moves next.
Sure he’s available on a free. Those wages over the course of two or three years would still represent quite the outlay, however.
Only time will tell where Khedira will be plying his trade post January. It seems more likely that the German’s next destination will be the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium rather than the London Stadium, however.