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Rumour: Tottenham plan double swoop for Cardiff City duo David Marshall and Steven Caulker

Squawka News
08 May 2014, 02:30 IST
Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to raid Cardiff City in the summer transfer window and swoop for two of the Welsh side’s players, which will include one of their former defenders.

Spurs are looking to bolster their defence, with Danny Rose, Michael Dawson and co. failing to impress this season.

First on the list, according to the Mirror, is one of the goalkeepers of the year in David Marshall, who Spurs are interested in bringing to north London. Marshall has excelled at the Welsh side this season, but after they were relegated at the weekend it seems Vincent Tan will be aiming to offload his highest earners in order to reduce the wage bill.

Marshall has made more saves than any other Premier League keeper this season and signed a new four-year contract in February. However, he is willing to move for pastures new to test himself at the highest level and to allow himself to claim the number one spot for Scotland.

Spurs are also lining up a move for former centre-back, Steven Caulker. The colossal figure has been the heartbeat of the Cardiff squad this season and is expected to move out of Wales as there is a release clause in his contract which means he can move for a fee of £6 million.

Spurs have had a fragile back-line all season, with the likes of Walker, Naughton, Dawson and Vertonghen having come under intense scrutiny. The new manager in the summer will look to instantly reinforce the defence at White Hart Lane.

Steven Caulker scored five Premier League goals this season for Cardiff City, making him their third-highest goalscorer.

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