Tottenham are weighing up a bid for Everton midfielder Leon Osman it is reported in the Metro.The player has been a consistent performer for Everton for over ten years but is now considering leaving the club.
The Everton manager David Moyes looks likely to leave in the summer after 11 years in charge. Osman has always been one of Moyes most trusted players, so is wary of signing an extension to his current contract until he knows who will be the next man in the hot seat.
Follow Moyes out of the door
Similarly to Moyes, Osman feels the club has gone as far as it can on its resources and fancies a final challenge before he retires. He made his long overdue England debut last year, and now at 31 years old, he wants to play Champions League football.
The move is reminiscent of Mikel Arteta leaving Goodison a couple of seasons ago to join Arsenal.
He also left after a loyal spell at Everton, because the club were unable to take the next step into regular Champions League campaigners.
Ease the pressure on Bale
Andre Villas-Boas is keen to sign a midfielder capable of doing the dirty work as well as being a ball player and most importantly a goalscorer.
Osman ticks all those boxes and would be a welcome addition to the Spurs squad.
Current central midfielders Scott Parker, Mousa Dembélé, Sandro and Tom Huddlestone have just two Premier League goals between them this season. Spurs wide players, most notably Gareth Bale, have been providing the firepower and AVB wants to ease the burden on them for next season.
Whether or not Spurs qualify for the Champions League may play a part in Osman’s decision, but it is unlikely any other of the top four teams in England will consider bidding for him.