Robinson: Tottenham should sign free agent Khedira in the summer
Former Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson believes the club should look at signing Sami Khedira when he becomes a free agent in the summer, despite his age.
The World Cup winner is planning a move away from Juventus when his contract expires in June 2021.
Khedira is allowed to discuss a potential move with Spurs in January under the Bosman ruling. He is now aged 33, which means Spurs would only get a few years out of the player.
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According to Robinson, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho could utilise Khedira’s experience.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “Look at the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, players can play on a lot longer than they used to.
“Ronaldo and Ibahimovic 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.”
Khedira was linked with a move to North London recently after he responded to claims about a reunion with Mourinho.
Khedira said he would ‘never say no’ to a reunion and also spoke about his dream of playing in the Premier League.
Spurs may need to move fast if they want to bring the player in on a free transfer.
News of his availability in June has already alerted Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton.
They view Khedira as a shrewd signing which could improve their midfield options going forward.
It looks like Khedira is nearing a Premier League debut despite being in the twilight years of his career.