Harry set to do business with Real Madrid, West Ham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic and many others in what could well be a busy transfer window!
Tottenham have put FOUR senior players up for sale, including captain Robbie Keane, as Harry Redknapp prepares a January bid for Ruud van Nistelrooy.’
With chairman Daniel Levy telling Harry Redknapp he has to break even in the January window, it’s claimed that ‘Spurs have let it be known they will listen to offers for Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko, David Bentley and Alan Hutton in next month’s transfer window.’
Redknapp is said to ‘wants the Real Madrid striker at any cost.’ (Various)
Now there is a lot about this story that doesn’t add up. Would Ruud really cost so much that we would need to sell four players just to bid for the 33 year old? Daniel Levy has made it clear that any purchases would have to be funded by sales and I have no problem with cutting away some deadwood but we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in January, maybe just a player here or there. I like the idea of bringing Van Nistelrooy to the club but we shouldn’t pay over the odds, I would have thought a fee in the region of, and no more than, £8m would be a fair amount for a striker definitely in the autumn of his career.
As for the quartet named, well Celtic apparently want Robbie (not going to happen) and Liverpool want Roman (possible, but unlikely), Bentley is wanted by Man City (if they offer enough Harry, take it!).
Skysports.com understands West Ham are eyeing a move for Tottenham defender Alan Hutton.
Hutton has been linked with a switch away from White Hart Lane after failing to hold down a regular place in Harry Redknapp’s side.
The Scotland international has seen his time at Tottenham interupted by injuries and is behind Vedran Corluka in the pecking order.
The former Rangers man has attracted the interest of a host of clubs and he could be tempted by a move away in search of regular first team football.
West Ham are in the market for a new full-back and Hutton would fit the bill for Gianfranco Zola’s men. (Sky Sports)
Mr. Hutton will surely leave White Hart Lane as to stay would be footballing suicide. He is behind Vedran in the full back queue, and the Croat is a fantastic player who makes the Scot look like a chump in comparison. The former Rangers man has never quite made it and injuries and basically not being good enough, have stifled his time at the club. West Ham are welcome to him, as long as they give us a decent price. Maybe we could take Scott Parker in return?
Tottenham’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto is set to meet the supporter he clashed with after Saturday’s defeat to Wolves to bring an “amicable” end to the matter.
Assou-Ekotto confronted the supporter next to the tunnel at White Hart Lane moments after the final whistle of the 1-0 defeat and had to be pulled away by Spurs assistant boss Joe Jordan, who then led the 25-year-old Cameroon international down the tunnel.
A statement from Tottenham read: “The club takes the conduct of our supporters and players, and the relationship between them, very seriously.”
It continued: “We understand that the supporter has now withdrawn the complaint and that he and Benoit are due to speak this week to bring an amicable end to the matter.” (Eurosport)
That’s good to hear. Maybe they can sit down for a pint in the local. This really was a non-story that got seized on by the press like the pack of hungry vultures they are. Thankfully normal service was resumed when the fan and Benoit Assou-Ekotto agreed to discuss their issues in a reasoned manner and then we can all move on from what was a horrid performance against a battling Wolves side. Hopefully a blip and nothing more, bring on Man City!