Kaboul is thinking of following in the Englishman’s footsteps.
The transfer of Sol Campbell from Tottenham Hotspur to rivals Arsenal in 2001 was one of the most controversial in history, but now Younes Kaboul is planning to do the same, according to the Daily Star.
The 28-year-old’s current contract at White Hart Lane expires in the summer and with the Gunners needing defensive support due to the impending departure of club captain Thomas Vermaelen, the option would be appealing to Arsene Wenger.
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Kaboul is also a good friend of long-term injury absentee Abou Diaby, who has spent the last eight years at the Emirates Stadium – although has had fitness concerns for much of that time.
Although if the Frenchman does make the short trip across north London it’s unlikely to be met with the same vitriol as when Campbell did it, the transfer will still not be popular with Spurs fans.
The Englishman was never forgiven for joining Wenger’s side and was booed consistently by the Tottenham faithful for the rest of his career – as well as a few going too far with Judas signs and burning effigies.
Campbell did go onto win two Premier League titles and three FA Cups after the switch, proving the centre-back right for making the move.
Kaboul has spent nearly our years with Tottenham in this his second term at the club, having originally signed from Auxerre in 2007 for £9.5m.
The France international then spent two years with Portsmouth in 2008 before returning to the north Londoners in 2010.
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