Spurs will move for Heinze

TOTTENHAM will try to bring former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze back to England from Real Madrid in the summer.

TOTTENHAM will try to bring former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze back to England from Real Madrid in the summer for a fee of around �4m. (Various)

The 30-year-old left-back departed Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in 2007 and has since then been a first choice in the position under both Bernd Schuster and current coach Juande Ramos.

However, with his contract due to expire in 2010, Real are considering cashing in on the player's value this summer before he becomes eligible to start discussing a free transfer with other clubs.

A fee of around �4 million and wages in the region of �60,000-a-week would prove little obstacle to Spurs, though PSV Eindhoven are also believed to be taking an interest in the experienced international.


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Heinze has made 19 appearances for Real this season, scoring two goals in the process.

When Heinze left Manchester United, Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez sought to sign him but Sir Alex Ferguson was reluctant to allow the player to join a Premier League rival.

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However, Redknapp's interest now paves the way for a return to England for a defender who was a popular figure among United supporters before the emergence of current left back Patrice Evra.

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