Gallas and Keane could quit Spurs for American payday
Published 23:00 30/11/10 By John Cross
Harry Redknapp could be facing a battle to keep William Gallas next season.
Gallas, 33, was a target for MLS side New York Red Bulls last summer who wanted to team him up with his former Arsenal and France team mate Thierry Henry.
That appealed to Gallas and his family but New York Red Bulls ended up signing Rafael Marquez along with Henry from Barcelona.
But other MLS clubs have now been alerted as they believe they may be able to tempt Gallas to the States as another big-name signing with Vancouver Whitecaps already after Tottenham's Robbie Keane.
Gallas has enjoyed a brilliant recent run at Tottenham, captaining the team to memorable victories over Arsenal and Liverpool while Harry Redknapp even compared some of his recent defending to the late Bobby Moore.
Gallas has a one-year contract at Tottenham plus a one-year option if he plays more than 30 games.
Former Chelsea defender Gallas left Arsenal - where he earned £90,000-a-week - and joined Tottenham as a free agent in August after deals at Juventus, Panathinaikos and Paris Saint Germain fell through.
But Gallas was forced to take a big pay cut at Tottenham to around £55,000-a-week and now it may depend on whether he is offered better money to move abroad or continues to enjoy his renaissance at White Hart Lane.
On current form, Tottenham will be keen to tie Gallas down but know he may get a better and longer deal elsewhere.
Henry was given a fantastic contract at New York Red Bulls and clubs are targeting big names from Europe.
MLS clubs are targeting Tottenham's out-of-favour striker Keane with Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to sign the Republic of Ireland international.