Lucas takes a quick look at what Spurs have been doing on their holidays.
With the transfer window opening up again, Iâ€™m going to look at who Spurs should be bringing in, and who, as before, should just f**k right off. Unlike Liverpool, Tottenham are one of those clubs who have about 9 months of rumours linking them to a player before they sign them, so it’s a little hard to spring any surprises. Let’s see who’s on the menu:
Younes Kaboul, Auxerre- The French Under-21 captain, he should at least provide decent cover for Ledley King and Michael Dawson. We appear to have thrown about seven million pounds at Auxerre, so youâ€™ve got to think heâ€™s going to get some playing time. Apparently, though, the Auxerre fans donâ€™t seem to mind very much, which does lead to a little bit of worrying- if weâ€™re looking for a clumsy jackass, we could get Titus Bramble for much less.
Gareth Bale, Southampton- Weâ€™d been after him for awhile, finally outbidding Manchester United for the Welsh International left-back. My only question is, how will Spurs fare with Donkey Kong marauding up the left side? Sure, heâ€™s unbelievably strong, but what about his speed? And if somebody fouls him, will he just start throwing barrels around the pitch? I wonder.
Darren Bent, Charlton – He apparently only wants to play for Spurs, which is very convenient as we want him. But the question, I suppose, is whether we want him at Charltonâ€™s asking price. Will we go up to twelve million? I do hope we donâ€™t lowball ourselves out of a quality striker. If he does come, not only could we have two ridiculous strike partnerships- Berbatov and Keane, Defoe and Bent- we would finally have a pure, pure finisher on the roster. On the offensive end, the difference between fifth and fourth, or progress in the cups, was a couple of missed chances.
Morten Gamst Pedersen, Blackburn- We really want him- he doesnâ€™t really want to come. I havenâ€™t seen him play a huge amount, but Iâ€™ve liked what I have seen- heâ€™s got a fantastic left foot, and quite frankly even if he had no left foot at all heâ€™d probably be an upgrade to Hossam Ghaly on the left.
Luis Figo – He may think he’s already turned us down but, still. Holy sh*t. Luis Figo? I havenâ€™t been this hard since 2003. Sure, heâ€™s old, and sure, he might want a little bit more per week than we usually pay, but come ON. If the man is good enough to get into the Inter Milan first team if healthy, Iâ€™m pretty sure he could play for us.
Mido- F*CK OFF! F*CK OFF! F*CK OFF! That is all.
Danny Murphy- He was injured for most of the season, and when he did play, he didnâ€™t reallyâ€¦ do anything. Just not good enough at this point.
Pascal Chimbonda- Apparently, Chelsea have offered ten million for him. I like him as a player, but do Spurs like him as ten million pounds in their pocket? Weâ€™ll see.
In reality, we’ve done well so far and as long as we aren’t relying on anyone called Mido next season our squad is good enough to challenge for that 4th spot.