Tottenham have supposedly completed a trio of new signings, stealing Fulham’s Steed Malbranque from under the noses of Bolton and West Ham (Wayne Routledge going the other way on loan), finally agreeing a deal with Wigan for Pascal Chimbonda and finalizing the return of Mido.
Malbranque is right footed but will play on the left and Spurs will be hoping that he will be as effective as Arsenal’s Robert Pires and Chelsea’s Joe Cole – who turn(ed) in some fantastic performances cutting in from the left flank to get on their stronger peg. Chimbonda gives Tottenham the right back from last season’s Premiership Team of the Season, and Mido completes a quartet of quality strikers.
But given that their squad hardly lacked talent when they succumbed so tamely to Bolton and ten-man Everton, will these new players really help turn their season back into Champions League spot challengers like so many predicted?
The past few years have seen Tottenham’s squad undergo overhauls unlike any other club. The revolving door has seen dozens and dozens of players come and go, with new signings often spend only a year at the club before being shipped off. ‘Settling Period’ does not apply at White Hart Lane.
The squad is certainly taking shape thanks to heavy investment. The new trio join Berbatov, Zokora and Assou-Ekotto as new first teamers and there will be few clubs in the Premiership who aren’t envious of the quality and depth of the team.
With probably only another player at left midfield potentially arriving, are Tottenham supporters happy with their business this window?
Is anyone else impressed? Envious? Laughing?