Report: Sunderland turn to Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul after Lombaerts hitch

Kaboul And Gallas

Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham's Younes Kaboul.

Sunderland are interested in signing Tottenham's Younes Kaboul, report The Sun.

Kaboul is the current Spurs captain but is available for transfer this summer after making only seven Premier League appearances last season.

The Black Cats were attempting to sign Nicolas Lombaerts only for the move to hit a hitch, and Kaboul has emerged as an alternative instead.

The Sun report Sunderland are willing to commit up to £3 million to seal a deal for the Frenchman.

Risky move

Kaboul may come cheap, but he is available from Tottenham for a reason, mainly due to his recent injury history.

Even though he is 29, he has not played more than 13 league games for three seasons. He made 33 Premier League appearances in 2011/12, but since then has made just 21 in total.

The centre-back is a very talented player when fit, earning international honours for France seasons ago, but this seems like a distant memory at this point.

A change of surroundings would benefit him, and Spurs recent signings of Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld spell the end for him realistically, and selling him is the club's best option - whether it would prove successful for Sunderland though is another matter.

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