Tottenham news – Walker joins Villa, Leeds want Woodgate, Keane to snub Birmingham

Leeds want Woodgate.

Championship side Leeds United have expressed an interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Woodgate on loan, providing he is available to bid for.

Goal.com reports that Leeds manager Simon Grayson is keen to add to his squad and bolster his defensive options and former England defender Woodgate fits the bill.

Woodgate began his professional career at Leeds between 1998 and 2003 making over 100 league appearances for the Yorkshire based side and Spurs manager Harry Redknapp believes a spell away from White Hart Lane and playing regular football would benefit the recovery process for the centre-back.

Walker joins Villa.

Young defender Kyle Walker has departed White Hart Lane and moved to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in his quest for more first-team action.

The former Sheffield United wingback has become increasingly frustrated at the lack of first team opportunities under Harry Redknapp and despite a loan spell at Championship leaders QPR earlier in the season; he has decided to move again to give competition to injury-ridden full back Luke Young.

The Birmingham Mail says today that Walker has passed a medical and he could be in the squad for the weekend match for Gerard Houllier’s side.

Keane to snub Birmingham.

It seems apparent that Irish striker Robbie Keane’s proposed move to Birmingham City has broken down after the Spurs forward made it known he did not want to move to the Midlands.

It was highly expected that Keane would join Alex McLeish’s side within the coming days but Keane is not happy moving up North.

According to Goal.com, London rivals West Ham United are now in the driving seat to sign the Republic of Ireland international but talks will only begin providing the Hammers can match Birmingham’s bid of £7m.

It is believed Birmingham will not give up their hunt for Keane, but may begin looking for other striking options, including Manchester City’s Brazilian goals corer Jo.

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