Cardiff defender Steven Caulker could be set to return to his former club Tottenham according to the Daily Mirror.
The defender was sold to the Welsh club last season for £9 million and impressed in the Bluebirds defence despite the club ultimately being relegated after just one season in the Premier League.
Cardiff are reportedly £160 million in debt and may be forced to sell off some of their star players in order to keep their finances under control. Part of that debt is owed to Tottenham, as Cardiff have not paid the fee for Caulker in full, and Tottenham could use this debt as an advantage over Liverpool, who are also interested in Caulker, to try and secure the deal.
The move was met with some surprise last season as Caulker had been regarded as one of Tottenham’s most promising youngsters and had even managed to earn his first England cap in 2012, scoring on his debut against Sweden.
Caulker played in every one of Cardiff’s league games this season, contributing 5 goals from defence. Tottenham have not yet decided whether they will make a move for the player they deemed dispensable last season, but perhaps they decided to structure the transfer in such a way that they would be able to re-sign the player again in the future.
Mauricio Pochettino will meet with director of football Franco Baldini to discuss the matter before any move is made.