‘A different mentality’ – Heskey believes rumoured target will have ‘massive impact’ on Spurs squad

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Dom Le Roy

Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Sami Khedira could have a massive impact on Jose Mourinho’s squad given the experience he has of winning some of the biggest trophies in world football.

Khedira has been completely frozen out of the first-team picture at Juventus since the arrival of Andrea Pirlo.

Football Italia reported last month that the 33-year-old is on both Tottenham’s and Everton’s radar with the Toffees currently being the front runners for his signature.

The World Cup winner has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, admitting in an interview to Sky Sports last month that he could not say no to either Mourinho or Carlo Ancelotti, having played under both managers during his time at Real Madrid.

Some Spurs fans on social media are not particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of signing the German international as they believe he is well past his best.

However, Heskey believes that Khedira is exactly the kind of signing that the Spurs squad need if they are going to win the title this season.

The former England striker told HITC: “(Proven winners) make a massive impact because everyone looks up to them. It gives everyone a lift because it shows where the club is going. It’s nothing but positivity when someone like that comes into the changing room.

“He’d fit in (at Tottenham) in the sense of giving you people who understand what it is to win things. Having that within Tottenham would really push them to be title challengers. People at the moment are saying ‘yeah they are at the top but will they fall away’?

“If you bring more and more players like him in, it will give a different mentality.”

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