With Franco Baldini likely to stay as Director of Football irrespective of what happens with the manager’s job, Spurs are being linked with just about every free Italian player on the market. With concerns remaining over Younes Kaboul, central defence is one area that the club needs to address and that has led to rumours over Parma’s experienced Gabriel Paletta.
Born in Argentina but capped by Italy this week, 28 year old Paletta was on Liverpool’s books for a season but even Reds’ fans would have to possess an exceptionally good memory to recall his contribution. Having been signed from Banfield in 2006, the defender made eight appearances, most of which came outside of the Premier League.
In 2007 it was back to Argentina with Boca Juniors before a move to Parma in 2010 where he has finally settled as a first choice. Paletta has a contract until 2017 but the report claims that Spurs will go in with a summer bid.
Doubts over Kaboul are real but how much truth is in this story? Paletta is a better player than the one that appeared at Anfield but will be slot into the White Hart Lane defence and who will he replace?