Harry considering spending more cash, but does he need to?
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp still hopes to sign Bulgaria winger Martin Petrov from Manchester City but has been told he must sell to finance any deal.
Redknapp is also keen on Kieran Richardson but Sunderland want to keep the midfielder. (Daily Mail)
Many people will concentrate on Liverpool’s poor display at White Hart Lane yesterday but really I don’t think that is fair on Harry Redknapp’s men. There is no doubt that the north London club have come on leaps and bounds since the former Pompey man arrived when of course the club were rock bottom with just two points from eight games, something that Harry is clearly fond of repeating. He has brought in some stellar signings but perhaps none more so than the capture of Wilson Palacios who was magnificent both when coming forward but also when putting in the solid tackles that essentially snuffed out Javier Mascherano and Steven Gerrard out of the game.
Anyway, with regards to the two latest players linked with a move to Tottenham I have to ask, why? I understand that for some time people have believed that the club has problems down the left but Luka Modric has made the position his own. He may not be an out and out winger but he does the job on the left effectively and in many ways its the position that suits him most. Don’t get me wrong I think Martin Petrov still has a few seasons in him but would such a transfer only serve to destabilize the system currently in operation, if its not broken why fix it?
Kieran Richardson is an odd sort of player and one who in many ways flatters to deceive. He was edged out at Old Trafford when Sir Alex simply couldn’t count on the England man to perform week in week out. Then occasionally he has a fantastic game and maybe even scores a 20 yarder but he is way to inconsistent, and again, where would the Sunderland man fit into the first team set-up?
There is a danger that any transfer, bar maybe one more back up defender, would be simply spending money for the sake of it and after the club’s opening day display, is there really any need for Redknapp to get the chequebook out again?