Tottenham Hotspur were previously linked with a move for Mohamed Diame, but have since turned to Wigan's James McCarthy. However, Spurs should go back in for Diame. 

Spurs are tipped to sell Scott Parker and are actively looking for a replacement. Parker, who struggled last season with injury, is now 32 and is not in Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas' future plans. Parker was cover for Sandro last season.

The north London club have only recently been linked with McCarthy, and Wigan have quoted Spurs £10million. The club should look elsewhere at that price.

Spurs were linked with West Ham's Mohamed Diame in January and the Senegalese international would be a better and cheaper signing.

Diame is rumoured to have a release clause between £3.5 and £7million, and would be a relative bargain. West Ham are interested in Scott Parker and a potential swap deal could also be in the offing.

Diame joined West Ham from Wigan on a free last summer and was one of the club's best players last season.

Diame is tall, strong, quick and agile. He is very skillful for a defensive midfielder and has a decent shot on him.

Diame's most notable performance was when he came on at half-time and helped West Ham beat Chelsea in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has scored three goals in 34 appearances for the Hammers. He is regular for Senegal with 15 caps.

With the imminent exit of Parker, Spurs need a new, young defensive midfielder and Diame fits the bill. Diame has plenty of Premier League experience and would be good competition for Sandro at Spurs.


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