One of the more bizarre transfer rumours of the summer has emerged from the Mirror today, with them claiming we are ‘considering’ a cut-price move for former Spurs centre-back Steven Caulker.
The 6ft 3′ defender is currently playing in Turkey with Alanyaspor and is reportedly available for £2m – something that’s said to have alerted Steve Bruce, with him being a ‘long-term admirer’ of the centre-back.
Caulker, now 27, has played for Spurs, Liverpool, Cardiff, Southampton, Swansea and QPR but hasn’t ever lived up to his early potential in England, with him now 27 and out in the Turkish Super Lig as a result.
He may be available on the cheap, but a new centre-back is the last of our worries, not to mention the fact he’s outside of Mike Ashley’s preferred transfer blue print at the age of 27.
Fenerbahce have been linked with a move for the centre-back according to the Mirror, however they claim that Bruce has made enquiries about his fitness after being ‘impressed’ by his pre-season performances.
The only way I can see this one being true is if Clark wants out for first-team football and we’re looking at a cut–price replacement? Even then, this would seem a silly move to me, with Clark being a much more reliable player – both in terms of his fitness and form when called upon.