Spurs Set To Sign ex-Arsenal Captain

By on August 19, 2010

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Written by Football talk.

Ex-Arsenal captain William Gallas is set to have a medical with Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow, according to Sky Sports News.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has already confirmed him interest in bringing Gallas to White Hart Lane this summer but it now seems the deal have moved a step closer.

Gallas is available on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season after failing to agree a contract extension. The Gunners were sticking to their over 30’s policy by only offering the defender a one-year deal, while Gallas is looking for at least a two-year contract.

If Sky Sports reports are accurate, it may prove to be a controversial move for the 33-year-old France international. Although he was hardly held in Arsenal legendary status, the gunners faithful may still vent their anger at a former captain joining their bitter rivals.

It will also be interesting to see how the tottenham fans welcome Gallas should he make the move. Will they be happy to sign what may be seen as an Arsenal ‘reject’ or will they see this as getting one over their foes?

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8 Comments

  1. davspurs

    August 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    We need players of his experience and his hunger for success. He is a bit of a maverick but we need a player like him. To stop us imploding in games he will shout at some of our rabbits in headlights when the going gets tough Gallas will give them the bottle to tackle it.

  2. ronaldbiggs

    August 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Yep have to agree, when the matches start to back up and the back line is stretched Gallas will be a welcome player.

    Vast experience not a problem for me coming from the A***nal

  3. bc

    August 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    You are welcome to him, the fella was a disruptive twat and its no coincidence that our lack of trophies started when he arrived. That said he is not bad going forward and is a reasonable defender, certainly as good as Bassong and fitter than Woodgate and King. Then again he is fitter than Djourou, as good as Nordveit and Koscielny if not better. So it must be his attitude and the fact that no one in the squad likes him as reasons for his release.

  4. Tenerife property

    August 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    We need some experienced cover for defence as at the moment it is shambolic. Is Gallas the right player? Well he has pedigree and has played for top clubs. He also has plenty of experience so getting him on a free is hardly a risk at all. I wouldlike to see Spurs sign a quality CB in his 20´s as well though.

  5. Dixta

    August 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    harry will work his magic on the “difficult personality” side of things. he will be a very good signing. no issue with the gooner link, in fact it will motivate him probably given that he had a bit of an acrimoneous ending there. i look fwd to gooners telling us that they got the better deal with s*l and they’d be right, but that wont detract from the fact that he will be a decent shout for us for a year. maybe we can loan the gooners ben alnwick, they need some keeper cover.

  6. davepain

    August 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    You can have him, you’ll need a defender without lead for legs if you’re guna beat young boys in the second leg, haha!

  7. dixta

    August 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    apparently this is gonna be theo’s year..and cesc..wilshere..nasri..yawn

  8. The Blaster

    August 20, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Hey…if ‘Arry can work some magic over Billy so he doesn’t brood and passive-aggressive the team to death, then all well and good. The guy’s a great defender, but I remember seeing some footage on the site of Arsenal players all fooling around in training, and it almost seemed as if Gallas was the head Gangsta and the rest his lackeys… like he was the dude who had to be constantly kept happy. The personality dynamics may work completely differently in a different team, but when he was here I know some of the younger cheeky f**kers felt a bit repressed. The benefit of having experienced players only really works if the young players look up to them, and in that respect, Gallas was no Bergkamp.

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