Tottenham Set for Unlikely £5m Barcelona Move, Harry Scares Luka and Sandro Signs

White Hart Lane man aims a little too high and talented midfielder finally puts pen to paper on Spurs deal.

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Wantaway Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Adel Taarabt has set his sights on a summer move to Spain and claims La Liga’s top clubs are showing an interest in him.
The 20-year-old, currently on-loan at Queen’s Park Rangers, announced his intent to leave England in an interview with the London Evening Standard.
“I hope to be playing for one of the top four in Spain next season — Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla,” he said.
“I have contact with good teams and I know that they want me. Now I just have to hope they can agree a deal with Tottenham.”
Taarbat went on to praise the standard of football in Spain and hit out at the quality of the Premier League.
“England is not for me, I think La Liga is the best League for me. [I don’t like] how they play in England, I like to play football. I look at teams like Bolton, Stoke or Wolves and say ‘There is just no point for me’. I hate that style of football.” (Four Four Two)

Now Adel Taarabt isn’t the most popular man down White Hart Lane way due to his recent comments relating to his mistaken decision to join Tottenham and not Arsenal so to hear him now state fairly confidently that he hopes to be playing for one of the top four in La Liga is more than a little laughable. The idea that he may be on his way to Barcelona given that he currently plies his trade on loan at QPR would be hilarious if it wasn’t quite so tragic.

The £5m rated attacking midfielder obviously has talent but I sincerely doubt he will be moving to any side at the higher end of any major European league. Also I wouldn’t recommend that he shows disrespect for the likes of Stoke or Bolton as it may well be just these very clubs who could take a gamble on the youngster.

We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Internacional for the transfer of Sandro to the Club, subject to the player passing a medical examination.

The Brazil international will join up with our squad following the conclusion of Internacional’s Copa Libertadores campaign this summer.

The 21-year-old midfielder has appeared on 73 occasions for Inter, scoring three times and helped them to a second-place finish in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A last season to qualify for the 2010 Copa Libertadores.

Sandro made his international debut against Chile in a World Cup qualifier last September.

He has also been capped on eight occasions for the national team’s Under-20 side and was their captain as they triumphed in the South American Youth Championship in Venezuela in February 2009. (Official Tottenham Site)

Thank god thats over and done with. The Brazilian defensive midfielder is thought by many to be one of the hottest prospects on the planet and whilst similar things were said about Giovanni one can only hope that we make better use of this starlet. With a rapidly burgeoning squad and a Champions League dream within reach, the more players we can bring in the better. May be a good idea to get rid of some deadwood as well so as to avoid overspending.

Luka Modric insists he is more scared of manager Harry Redknapp than the physical nature of English football.

There were few concerns about the Croatian midfielder’s ability when he joined Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, but there were some who questioned whether he would be able to cope with the tough tackling in the Premier League.

But Modric overcame a slow start to establish himself as one of Spurs’ key players and he believes he has shown that he is strong enough to flourish in such a competitive environment.

“The Premier League is a fast and physical competition,” he told The Times.

“I know everyone suspected I was too soft for this league, but I think I’ve shown it’s not a problem. I’m not scared of anybody.

“I wasn’t supposed to be able to handle those things, but it’s not worked out like that.

“I like playing here. I watch a lot of football on television from all over the world and the Premier League is the best.”

Modric credits Redknapp with playing a major role in his development and is always determined to do everything that his boss asks of him.

The 24-year-old believes Redknapp can be an even more formidable figure than his national team manager Slaven Bilic, with both men demanding that Modric pull his weight in defence as well as attack.

“Harry is very similar to Bilic, but is scarier in the dressing room if we’re losing at half-time,” Modric explained. (Sky Sports)

Luka’s is probably right to be scared of Harry. I reckon he could rip someones head off if he got into the wrong sort of mood. Thankfully there has been little for Redknapp to get too angry about of late and long may that continue!

Now I would like to wish both Everton and Sunderland the best of luck today as they take on Man City and Aston Villa respectively tonight. Now both the Black Cats and the Toffees have been in good form of late so fingers crossed they can do a bit of damage. I think Roberto Mancini’s men are the ones we really need to steer clear of, obvious I know, as they have the ability to string together an unbeaten run from now until the end of the season, such is the overall quality of their squad.

Tottenham then take on Portsmouth on the weekend and we should not get complacent after all Avram Grant’s side have literally nothing to play for and could therefore turn up free of any inhibitions and may well push for a win for their traveling support.

I wonder what kind of reception they will give Harry?

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