Spurs lining up shock move for ex-Manchester United defender

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on adding former Manchester United man John O'Shea to their squad for next season.

The Telegraph claim to have exclusive information that with only one-year left on John O'Shea's Sunderland contract £3 million may be enough to prise him away from the Stadium of Light.

Mauricio Pochettino is surprisingly eyeing Republic of Ireland John O'Shea defender as someone who he can slot straight into the side.

The news will be a shock to Spurs fans who have seen the club linked with a number of higher calibre players in recent weeks, including Pochettino's former defender Dejan Lovren. If this rumour is the start of things to come for Tottenham then it will be a far cry from their spending last summer that saw them pay over £100 million for new players.

O'Shea's versatility is his main strength; he has played at centre-back, left-back and in the midfield for both Man United and Sunderland, and this is thought to be an attractive attribute for Spurs.

As with all bizarre transfer news this latest rumour as brought a whole host of jibes from all over Twitter.



But it might not actually be as terrible as you first think. The Sunderland man had a very solid 2013/14 season, and was a key figure in keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League.

His immense experience at domestic and European level from his 12-years playing for Man United could also be of great benefit to Tottenham's youthful side.

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