Well it looks like the striker ambush by Manchester United and Liverpool on Tottenham stars Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane has finally hit the boiling point. After watching Sir Alex and Rafa claim each striker for their own over the last month, the North London club has finally come to their last straw in making sure Liverpool and Man United get what’s coming to them.
Tottenham Hostpur have handed the Premier League a dossier of evidence from the past year to back up their complaint about Manchester United’s pursuit of Dimitar Berbatov.
Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned the validity of comments attributed to him last week regarding the Bulgaria striker but that is understood to be only one of Spurs’ concerns from over the past 12 months. The north London club have been angered by United and Liverpool, who are interested in Robbie Keane, and the two clubs will respond to the complaints before it is decided whether they will face charges.
The Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has accepted that Berbatov and Keane want to leave White Hart Lane but there is likely to be a fall-out from the transfers if they go through, in the light of Levy’s accusations of “sheer arrogance” and “hypocrisy” levelled at the United manager. (Guardian)
While nobody can be certain if either club broke any rules over the last year, a lot can still be said for how each manager and club has gone about discussing each player in the media. If Spurs indeed have documents with legitimate evidence against Man United and Liverpool, then you can only hope each club gets hammered every possible way. However, one has to wonder if this is just a final last ditch effort by Tottenham to keep everyone away from their fantastic pair.
Does Tottenham really have serious beef with Liverpool and Man United over this whole transfer saga?