There is growing speculation that Juande Ramos is set to raid West Ham, to help resolve two of the club’s biggest problems, and this source suggests that Tottenham will make their move in January.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to make a cut-price double swoop for West Ham pair Matt Upson and Scott Parker in January.
Crisis club Spurs, rooted to the foot of the table, want reinforcements for what is becoming a relegation battle.
And Tottenham believe they may be able to get England defender Upson and midfielder Parker on the cheap because of West Ham’s own financial problems surrounding owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson.
West Ham have already been warned by the money men that they must sell before they can buy – but they will not want to lose two of their prized assets. (Daily Mirror)
For a long time, there has been a very real concern about just how much Spurs can count on injury-prone Ledley King, and now they are again having to deal with a player who simply doesn’t have the knees for more than a game every now and then. Therefore, the signing of Matthew Upson would helpfully relieve their captain of too much exertion, especially with a UEFA Cup run to add to the mix.
Scott Parker, as mentioned yesterday, also aids the north London club as it helps the club resolve a somewhat struggling midfield. I think West Ham will do well to keep their big names during this financial crisis, luckily on the pitch things aren’t too bad and with Zola in charge, the club seems set to move in the right direction. However if Levy comes in waving the cash, around £14m for the pair, then the Upton Park outfit may struggle to refuse the cold hard cash.
Do Spurs fans think that these two could be a useful pairing to stave off relegation?