Davids still has options
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham could have jumped the gun in announcing the capture of Edgar Davids.Tottenham could have jumped the gun in announcing the capture of Edgar Davids from Internazionale.
Spurs said on Tuesday that Davids had agreed to move to White Hart Lane, where he would undergo a medical and finalise personal terms on a free transfer from Inter.
However, Davids' lawyer Rob Geerling says that several British clubs are still talking to Inter over a move for the tenacious Dutchman.
Middlesbrough and Everton are also thought to be trying to sign Davids, and Geerling says the 32-year-old has not yet made a final decision.
"Edgar has offers from several British clubs, who are talking to Inter," said Geerling.
"Edgar is waiting to see what is happening with those clubs."
Although Spurs do seem favourites, Geerling hinted that the lack of European football at the North Londoners could yet act against them, with both Boro and Everton involved in European competition.
"[Martin] Jol knows the player and he knows his qualities, and it is vice versa for Edgar," Geerling told The Guardian.
"Edgar likes to play at the highest level. There are pros and cons for all the relevant clubs."
Spurs still seem confident of signing Davids, but they will want to tie up the deal as soon as possible to avoid losing out on the experienced midfield man.