Have Spurs effectively just signed £17m star?

It appears the transfer domino effect is about to go into effect according to the source below and this appears to have made Tottenham almost certain to nab a long sought after target.

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Blackburn stipulated that the departure of Friedel was dependent on the recruitment of his replacement and that is set to signal Robinson’s exit from White Hart Lane. That, in turn, could hasten the departure of David Bentley from Ewood Park and his return to North London.

‘Negotiations are under way as to how the package can be agreed to the satisfaction of all parties, particularly as Arsenal are believed to have a sell-on clause for their former player. Tottenham had an initial bid, thought to be around £9m, rejected for the winger last week and are aware that Blackburn want around double that figure for the 23-year-old England international’, reports The Independent. (

Paul Robinson could be leaving the club shortly with Blackburn Rovers ready to end his troubled times at the Lane in the past season following their agreement to sell Brad Friedel to Aston Villa.
A £3.5m transfer has been mooted and the move could take place within days for a player who has fallen out of favour with Ramos. TPC understands that Robinson could be used as part of the package to land David Bentley as the Lancashire club would have to pay Arsenal less from the midfielder’s sell-on clause if players were included in the deal. (The Proud Cockerel)

Well the wheels are in motion and now it looks like Juande Ramos’s sale of a bumbling keeper brings him within touching distance of the former Arsenal man the club has been chasing for what seems like a decade! It’s quite a clever bit of business if the offloading of Robinson does in effect mean less cash for Blackburn to pass to Arsenal, which was one of the reasons the Lancashire club was so keen to get a good bid for their England international before considering selling him. Do Spurs fans think the capture of Bentley is indeed imminent now that Robbo appears to be on his way to Ewood Park and if so are they happy to see the assist machine join the club?

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