Paul Robinson believes that Sami Khedira could be a valuable signing for Tottenham Hotspur due to the experience he has under his belt and suggested that the midfielder’s age should not really put the North Londoners off from signing him.
Khedira, who has fallen out of favour at Juventus admitted in an interview to Sky Sports last week that playing in the Premier League has always been a dream of his.
He even hinted that he would be open to a move to Spurs by admitting that he cannot say no to reuniting with Jose Mourinho, who he worked with at Real Madrid.
There was a mixed reaction from the Tottenham fan base to the suggestions of signing Khedira, with some feeling that he could be a decent temporary stop-gap until Oliver Skipp is ready, while others questioned if he still has the legs to cope with the intensity of the Premier League.
Robinson believes that the World Cup winner could still have a lot to offer Spurs despite being in the latter stages of his career at 33.
The former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider: “Look at the likes of Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic, players can play on a lot longer than they used to.
“Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic will be one of the fittest, if not the fittest in their squads.
“Professional footballers look after themselves and go on a lot longer. They are monitored on a daily basis.
“We no longer have players retiring at 30, 32 unless it is a really bad injury. Players are fitter and stronger and it is helping them elongate their careers.
“There is no reason why Khedira would not do that, he has a huge amount to offer, but you are not going to sign him on a three-year contract.”
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