Apparently Redknapp won’t let freezing conditions get in the way of a good transfer!
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly after Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The Icelandic striker has struggled to settle in France after moving from Barcelona in the summer, and Spurs are preparing to pounce for the hitman now that the January window is open.
31-year-old Gudjohnsen has enjoyed previously successful spells in England, firstly at Bolton and then for Chelsea. Whilst at Stamford Bridge, he scored 54 goals in 182 Premier League appearances, becoming a firm favourite with the Blues faithful.
Gudjohnsen was influential in the 2005 title winning side, but sold to Barcelona a season later for a fee believed to be around €12 million. Used sparingly at the Nou Camp, the Icelander had been linked with a move away from Spain throughout his time in La Liga.
He stayed until last summer though, claiming a Champions League winners medal after victory against Manchester United. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Apparently we can have Eidur for as little as £2m and that could be a bargain, albeit only a short term White Hart Lane capture the Icelandic International has enough experience and ability to be a good player to call upon. He can play in a number of roles and is relatively fit for his age and would surely pick Tottenham over West Ham!
Spurs are still in the market for a central midfielder and have Brazil youngster Sandro as a long-term target – but targeting Vieira again was not part of Redknapp’s plans.
“I was interested in the summer, very interested and he was keen to come to Tottenham at the time,” Redknapp said. “He showed a lot of bottle to want to play at Tottenham after being such a legend at Arsenal. That shows his character to want to take that challenge on.
“But it didn’t happen because he got back into the squad at Inter Milan and it drifted. This time when he was available I did get some phone calls about the possibility again but we felt we’d moved on a bit from then and we were happy with what we had at the club.” (ESPN)
Harry may well have made a wise decision on this one but if Vieira turns out to be a revelation at Man City and we lose Palacios through injury then some may well sing a different tune. Mind you the idea of the former Arsenal captain in a Tottenham shirt fills me with cold sweats so its probably just as well!
Sunderland have stepped up their interest in Tottenham flops Alan Hutton and David Bentley and asked the club to name their price for the duo.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has made both players available for transfer this month and Sunderland are understood to be keen to sign the pair. Boss Steve Bruce has already asked about taking Hutton and Bentley on loan, which was rejected by Spurs.
Bruce’s priority is to secure the signing of Hutton for he is determined to strengthen his defence having seen a move for Spurs’s Michael Dawson rejected.
He is also a huge admirer of winger Bentley, who has failed to impress since he joined from Blackburn for £15million in 2008.
Tottenham are not willing to let either of them leave on the cheap even though they are no longer wanted. They hope to get £4m for right-back Hutton, while they are still asking £10m for Bentley. (Evening Standard)
Now if I were Harry I would accept just about any decent price from Sunderland for this pair. Both have little in the way of a Tottenham future and its time we cut some deadwood out of our squad. If we can get a figure in the region of £14m for the pair then I would recommend Redknapp takes the money but under no circumstances should we consider taking Kenwyne Jones as part of any deal, something many sources have claimed to be a possibility.
Also it appears that the Liverpool match is set to be postponed which is good in the sense that it means not having to make our way in the freezing cold to Merseyside but its also not so good in terms of us being in good form and not wanting to break up the momentum but hey ho I am sure we can beat the Anfield side whenever that game is rearranged to.