Zokora eyes Wearside switch

23 June 2009 05:14
Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora hopes to clinch a switch to Sunderland after a proposed transfer to Sevilla fell through. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international seems certain to leave White Hart Lane this summer and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Pascal Chimbonda, Steed Malbranque and Teemu Tainio who all left north London for Wearside last year. Zokora's agent, Rachel Anderson, told the Sunderland Echo: "Didier would definitely prefer to stay in the Premier League. He'd do very well at Sunderland, they're an absolutely massive club. "There aren't many clubs Didier would leave Tottenham for but I think Sunderland are one. "If the terms of the deal are decent and the move is an adventure, then he'd be interested. I think he'd bring a different dimension to Sunderland. "Whether they're prepared to pay the fee Tottenham are asking, which I've been told is 'double figure millions', remains to be seen. They paid £8million for him, he's improved and so they want more. "He has three or four English clubs interested, and a couple of Spanish clubs, one of which is very keen but may be struggling to match his fee, and another which can afford it."

Source: ESA