At the start of the weekend, an isolated story linking Spurs with a summer bid for James Milner began to gather momentum and aside from Monday’s post match inquests, it’s rather dominating today’s headlines. With the current uncertainty over the manager’s position, any transfer story has to be viewed with a degree of speculation but would this be as bad a move as it first sounds?
As a comparison, it’s worth looking at Gareth Barry’s loan move to Everton – one that the Toffees are hoping to make permanent at the end of the summer. At 33, Barry is almost an ever present in the Everton side and with more game time is having one of his better seasons.
Milner is five years younger and has made 20 appearances for Manchester City in this campaign, although a proportion of those would have come from the subs bench. He is by no means everyone’s favourite but his crossing and striking of a dead ball are positive aspects of his game and come in areas where Spurs have struggled in recent times.
James Milner to White Hart Lane – is it such a bad proposition?