After managing to go a week without following their recent transfer policy of selling and buying over 1,000 players per transfer window, the big wigs at Tottenham have once again pulled the trigger.
Portsmouth have snapped up Spurs trio Pedro Mendes (a champions league winner), Sean Davis (an England hopeful a few seasons ago) and Noe Paramot (who actually played for Portsmouth as a youngster) for an estimated 7million. Approximately the same amount paid for them originally.
It represents good business for the North London side. The three players were very much on the fringe, rumored to be unhappy and had fallen into that unfortunate group of players where even fans aren’t sure if the player is injured or dropped, but just know that he sure as hell isn’t playing any more. It also provides a nice boost to the transfer kitty that, rumors to be believed, is firmly set aside for Southampton whizzkid Theo Walcott and possibly Udinese’s Iaquinta.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth have their intentions clear after some heavy investment from really rich fellow. The new signings will join strikers Benjani Mwaruwari and Emmanuel Olisadebe in a revamped Pompey squad, and there is little hope of the club being referred to as anything other than ‘Pompski’ for the forseeable future.
Considering the sizable investment required to make Chelsea champions, we think it’ll be more interesting to see how much is required to turn a less fancied side like Portsmouth into a Europe or even title contender. The success of such an experiment could determine how long it is before we see Manchester United vs. Richard Branson presents Charlton Athletic.