Huddlestone considering Tottenham exit in search of more playing time

Tom Huddlestone could seek a move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer in an attempt to play more regularly, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Huddlestone was one of the players introduced by Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas during the weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Spurs a goal down to the now-former champions. Along with Jermain Defoe and Lewis Holtby, Huddlestone helped inspire a 3-1 victory, playing in Gareth Bale for the game-clinching third goal.

But Huddlestone hasn’t started a Premier League match under Villas-Boas since November, falling behind Scott Parker and Mousa Dembele in the midfield pecking order, with the currently injured Brazil international Sandro also one of the Portuguese’s preferred choices.

Huddlestone was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the January transfer window and admits that, while he wasn’t close to leaving then, it is something that he has thought long and hard about.

There are times when I think I might need a move, especially if you don’t play for a few months, Huddlestone said. “I am 26. I missed a year to 18 months through injury. You just want to play every game, and if that opportunity is not at Tottenham then I will have to look elsewhere.

He continued: “It’s been a frustrating few months. There was talk about [a move to] Fulham in January, although nothing was that close to happening where I thought it would be possible.

I have been fully focused on getting us in to the top four and staying there. The manager has reassured me that I am in his plans even though time-wise on the pitch it hasn’t always been shown that way.

You can’t really judge it over the last five games or whatever. You’ve got to see the bigger picture throughout the whole season and speak to the manager and see if you’re in his plans or not.

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