Despite being a long time Tottenham target, Giles Barnes has come out quite happily with the words that all Spurs supporters just love to hear,
“I want to play in the Premiership, just like any other player, but now I can play at the highest level with Derby.
“And anyway, I have three years left to go on my contract.
“Tom Huddlestone and I were in digs together when we were in the academy and we still talk now and again on the phone.
“But it was Arsenal, and not Tottenham, who were my favourite club when I was growing up and so I am looking forward to the chance of playing for Derby at the Emirates Stadium.”
Barnes was influential in Derby’s Playoff final win over West Brom and even though he’s looking to stay at the “Rams”, we’re guessing this bit of Gooner love will put off Spurs supporters from wanting him at the club anyway.
Unless they sign him, in which case they’ll be delighted.
But if they don’t, then he’s Gooner scum.
Or if they sign him and he ever plays badly, then he’s Gooner scum again.