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Spurs Close To Sealing Stunning £36m Trio Deal: Two Good; One Great

by Steven Constable

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Mr Levy is at the Madrid Sales!

The Rumour

Arjen ROBBEN

Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy has begun talks with Real Madrid over a stunning £36million swoop for Arjen Robben, Gabriel Heinze and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

The White Hart Lane chairman went to Spain to seal a deal for the trio who, despite their quality, are surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu following Kaka’s arrival and the impending capture of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Levy had discussions with sporting director Miguel Pardeza, in charge of a clear-out at Real.

The Source: (Daily Star)

The Analysis

Definitely the big rumour story of the day. It’s all over the Red Tops and the Sky News. Daniel Levy is planning an audacious swoop at the Bernabeu and it could be a clever move. As Florentino Perez begins to put together a new ensemble cast at Real Madrid the current crop look set to be offloaded, not least to balance the books.

There will be some nervous players at the La Liga side who really won’t know what the future holds, but don’t feel to sorry for them as they are multi millionaires being paid vast sums of money to do something they love (just like me).

Redknapp has of course already expressed an interest in another Real man in the form of Ruud Van Nistlerooy, but decided his wage demands were just to damn crazy. Of the three players listed by this source I think the Arjen Robben should be one that makes Spurs fans lick their collective lips. The former Chelsea man still has the tricks and flair that made him a star at Stamford Bridge and now has added maturity and experience to boot. Imagine that wing pairing. Lennon and Robben!

Heinze would add some more top level experience but the club already has about 15 full backs and whilst the Argentine can also play at centre back he is far better out on the left. Huntelaar is also another promising player and Harry does seem to want to refresh his attacking options and the Dutchman has shown, albeit briefly, that his goal glut in Holland has been replicated in La Liga, 8 goals in 13 starts.

The Likelihood

Robben/Heinze/Huntelaar to Tottenham: All three might be a stretch but they could well land some top talent from the Madrid sales

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