Exclusive: Robinson claims Levy to block 'Top-class, ready-made signing' at Spurs
Paul Robinson insisted Daniel Levy will rule out a move for Diego Godin this summer as the defender is not a “Tottenham signing”.
The former White Hart Lane keeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was interested to see if the Spurs chairman will change his transfer policy now Jose Mourinho is the manager.
According to the Mirror, Mourinho is interested in acquiring the services of the 34-year-old who snubbed an offer to join him at Manchester United.
Godin, currently in his first season at Inter Milan, has had an indifferent start at the San Siro but started 16 out of 25 league games.
When asked if he would like to see the Uruguayan lining up for the Lilywhites next year, Robinson told Football Insider: “I would much rather see Godin than Lovren. I do not think Lovren would improve what they have got but they do need to strengthen.
“Godin is 34, so he could be brought in to help the likes of Tanganga with his experience but it is not a Daniel Levy or a Tottenham signing. At 34 you are not going to get many years out of him. It is a top-class, ready-made signing but you would only get him as a short-term fix.
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“This was always going to be interesting when Jose Mourinho came in because he and Daniel Levy have very different transfer policies.”
Godin was regarded as one of Europe’s top defenders whilst serving under the stewardship of Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.
With Jan Vertonghen out of contract in June Spurs are likely to be in the market for a new centre-back, Dejan Lovren having been linked last month.
In other Tottenham news, Darren Bent has told Football Insider 26-year-old does not have long left at Spurs.