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Tottenham must keep Tom Huddlestone

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Huddlestone deserves role at Tottenham (©GettyImages)
Huddlestone deserves role at Tottenham (©GettyImages).

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be sold this summer but, should the London club let him go?

Huddlestone signed for Spurs in 2005 and he has made 188 appearances, scoring 15 goals and providing 27 assists but he could be set to leave north London this summer.

Huddlestone was injured for the 2011/12 season and made only 21 appearances for Spurs last season, many coming from the bench. 

However, he offers Spurs' head coach Andre Villas-Boas a completely different option to other midfielders and should be given another chance.

Huddlestone has a certain skill-set that few midfielders can boast in the modern game. He has a range of passing with the likes of Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo and has a powerful shot. He is also strong and is not easily muscled off the ball.

With Spurs coach AVB seemingly switching to a 4-3-3 system next season Huddlestone fits perfectly in a midfield trio.

Despite Huddlestone being slow, Spurs have midfielders which can cover his weaknesses. Spurs have currently got Lewis Holtby, Sandro, Paulinho and Moussa Dembele, who are all fast high pressing midfield players and can cover the English midfielder and allow him time to pick his passes and open the opposition up.

Huddlestone is only 26 and would hope to break back into the England squad - he has currently four caps for his country.

The 26-year-old was a key component in Spurs' first fourth place finish and their Champions League run the year after. 

Huddlestone could be key to Spurs' Champions League push next year if he stays with his previous experience in obtaining it at the club and his unique skill-set giving Spurs an option many clubs would envy. 

 

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