A few days ago you could have secured a price of 10/1 on Tom Huddlestone signing for Sunderland this summer but that figure has dropped considerably in the wake of speculation over the midfielder’s future.
Tom returned from a long term injury at the start of the previous campaign but rarely had a chance to impress Andre Villas-Boas until injuries among the squad gave the midfielder an opportunity towards the end of the season.
Thudd was, however, impressive in some of those appearances prompting AVB to declare that he hoped the 26 year old would stay at the club.
“So it is difficult to break into the team. But with performances like this he is able to get more chances, definitely,” Andre said after the Wigan game in April.
However, at this stage of the player’s career it seems that he is desperate for a move that would virtually guarantee a starting place on a regular basis. Fulham and newly promoted Hull are also thought to be interested in Tom’s signature but Sunderland have emerged as front runners for the deal that would close a very frustrating finish to his Spurs career.