Tom Huddlestone admits he would consider leaving Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder has struggled with injury in recent times, and this has made it difficult to stake a claim as a first team regular at White Hart Lane. During the course of the past three seasons, the 26-year-old has been restricted to just 31 Premier League appearances.
Fulham, coached by former Spurs manager Martin Jol, were keen to sign Huddlestone in the New Year, but no deal could be agreed. But looking ahead to next season, the former Derby County man admits he may have to seek a transfer when the window reopens.
“There are times when I think I might need a move, especially if you don’t play for a few months,” Huddlestone, who has four international caps for England, told the Daily Mirror. “I am 26. I missed a year to 18 months through injury. You just want to play every game, and if that opportunity is not at Tottenham then I will have to look elsewhere.”
Huddlestone has only made six starts in the league this season, but he was involved for the last half-hour of the 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday. This result keeps the Londoners well in the hunt for UEFA Champions League football next season, but such an achievement may not persuade him to stay if he isn’t going to be involved more often.