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Fulham interested in transfer listed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder

Tom Huddlestone has been deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, but he could be a perfect fit at Fulham under his old boss Martin Jol.

Richard Heathcote

Tom Huddlestone will leave White Hart Lane this summer if someone offers up a decent fee, and it looks like Fulham may be interested in paying up for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder. Of course, we do have to consider the source, but claim that Fulham are interested and are expected to make a bid.

As Goal notes, Fulham had a bid for Huddlestone rejected in January due to Sandro's injury. With Sandro on the mend and Paulinho coming in, Andre Villas-Boas and Company are much more willing to sell Huddlestone.

While I'm certainly not taking a report from Goal as gospel, this rumor makes sense given that Fulham were previously interested, Spurs don't particularly need Huddlestone and Fulham are in need of a creative passing midfielder. Fulham have strengthened their center of midfielder by adding Derek Boateng this summer, but he's a pure defensive midfielder and not much of a passer. He's a tough tackling and athletic player with a bit of a mean streak, so he'd make a perfect partner for Huddlestone in the center. Hudd is a guy who needs to be protected if he's going to start at the Premier League level, and Boateng is perfect for the job.

If Fulham make a bid of £6m, their rumored January bid, Spurs would probably let Huddlestone go without hesitation. However, with the Cottagers less desperate and Spurs not really needing him at the moment, that's probably not going to be their opening offer. I expect Huddlestone to leave this summer, but not without a bit of haggling between Daniel Levy, Franco Baldini and interested parties.

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