Carrick welcomes Davids deal
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Carrick believes that Edgar Davids will be a 'terrific signing' for Spurs.Michael Carrick believes that Edgar Davids will be a 'terrific signing' if, as expected, the Dutch international completes his move to Tottenham.
The vastly experienced midfielder is at White Hart Lane to discuss personal terms and complete a medical ahead of a shock move to Martin Jol's progressive side.
Whist Spurs have aggressively pursued a policy of recruiting the best young domestic talent over the past 12 months, including the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Wayne Routledge, the signing of Internazionale star Davids would add a wealth of experience to the side.
Carrick, who will hope to partner the former Juventus and Barcelona man in the centre of the Spurs midfield next season, has now expressed his delight that the London side are close to completing their coup.
"He'll be a terrific signing, any world class player the club can sign is going to be an asset to the squad," Carrick told Sky Sports News.
"There's a bit of excitement around the camp at the moment and hopefully it can be all signed, sealed and delivered.
"It is a young squad and there's a lot of lads in their early 20s.
"If we can get in experience, he's obviously a world class player, he can pass on advice to the younger boys and help them along. It's going to be great for the club."
Whilst the Spurs side are yet to meet their prospective new team-mate, Carrick has voiced his desire to start training alongside the iconic figure as soon as possible.
"We haven't (said hello) we've just come off the training ground and I'm not sure," Carrick continued.
"I think he's doing his medical and stuff, hopefully we'll meet up tomorrow and get started."