Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Everton and Tottenham have been joined by three Championship sides in the race to sign Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, with the Germany international expected to leave the Italians in Juventus.
Khedira, 33, is yet to play a single match this season for Juventus under Andrea Pirlo despite recovering from knee surgery and a muscle problem which limited him to just 12 appearances last season. Now, he is in the final year of his contract.
In January, he is expected to move on with Juve looking to sell. Khedira recently told Sky Sports: “I always had this dream and it has never come true – to be a part of the Premier League. If it is possible it will an honour to be a part of the Premier League.”
The report claims Everton and Tottenham are interested in 77-time international Khedira, but they face competition from three Championship clubs in the form of AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford.
TBR’s view – Would Khedira really consider the Championship?
Even if it meant he would join a side that are likely to be promoted? That seems unlikely. But a move to Tottenham or Everton would also see Khedira struggle for game time – with Spurs and Everton making signings in the summer in that position.
Khedira needs to join a club in the lower half of the table, if he is to join a Premier League team but start week in, week out. The likes of Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Newcastle, West Ham, for example.
He will be available on a free in January to non-Italian sides under the Bosman ruling, but such a deal would only see Khedira move to the aforementioned Premier League sides in the summer. A cut-price figure is also likely.