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Spurs set for £15m swoop for exciting EPL star

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards is a transfer target for Tottenham reports the Daily Mail.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp failed in his attempt to sign the 22-year-old full-back last summer, but is rumoured to be preparing to renew his interest when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

Richards has been in decent form for Manchester City this season, featuring in 20 of their 41 games.

But his long-term future at Eastlands remains in doubt, with Citizens boss Roberto Mancini reportedly looking to bring Barcelona star Dani Alves to the club as a potential replacement at right-back.


 

Richards’ advisors are said to have alerted a number of Barclays Premier League clubs to the player’s potential availability in the summer, with Tottenham heading the queue of interested parties.

Redknapp is prepared to offer up to £15million in order to bring Richards to White Hart Lane, and is encouraged by early indications that he is open to leaving City – a club he has been with for the past ten years, graduating from the youth academy and making his first-team debut in October 2005.

Spurs currently have a number of options at right-back with Alan Hutton, Vedran Corluka and Kyle Walker – who is currently on loan at Aston Villa.

But with doubts over the former two players credentials in what has developed into a bit of a problem position for the Tottenham manager, Richards is seen as a long-term successor.

Another attraction for Spurs’ coaching staff is the potential for Richards to help develop the early promise shown by Walker in a mentoring capacity, and so they will be doing all they can to bring him to White Hart Lane in the summer.

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