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Two In, Two Out: Tottenham Plan Ambitious £35m Swoop as Redknapp Targets Edin Dzeko and Joe Cole

White Hart Lane boss makes big plans for the future.

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Reports in the tabloid press suggest both Keane and Jenas – vital parts of the Spurs team only a couple of years ago – will be ousted from the squad to make way for a new breed of player in preparation for the Champions League.
Jenas has failed to hold down a first-team place this season with Tom Huddlestone, Wilson Palacios and Luka Modric all in a rich vein of form – prompting Redknapp to consider letting him go.
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Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is keen to add another midfielder to his squad ahead of next season – seeing 27-year-old Jenas as a star in the making, if given the right guidance and a regular spot in the team.
Keane has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Celtic in the second half of this season, leading to speculation he could opt to stay north of the border this summer.
The Republic of Ireland international striker has also been linked with a move to Premier League side Wolves.
Meanwhile, Redknapp is keen to bring in players with experience in the top level of European football ahead of next season.
Blues midfielder Cole could be available on a free transfer if he fails to sort out a new contract at Stamford Bridge within the next few weeks.
And although Wolfsburg hitman Dzeko would prove to be an expensive buy, wheeler-dealer Redknapp is adamant he can get a good price.
Either way, he will use some of the £40million warchest handed to him by chairman Daniel Levy to add the Bosnian international to his strikeforce. (The Metro)

I tell you what, it’s great to be a Tottenham fan right now. After a series of seasons that ranged from average to poor at White Hart Lane I can settle down this summer and enjoy the World Cup and plan ahead for a season that will hopefully pick up from where this one left off.

As a season ticket holder for the best part of two decades I can tell you that Harry Redknapp’s effect on the club is nothing less than miraculous and this latest bit of speculation from The Metro, which is more than likely made up by the journo at the paper, is made all the more interesting by the fact that in many ways everything within the text is eminently possible.

We can now attract big names such as Edin Dzeko to the club and hell Joe Cole too! The question is, do we need to? We could do with a couple of additions here and there but there is no real reason to spend for the sake of spending, unless of course we lose a player like Roman Pavlyuchenko who offers us great back up and whose form really helped us over the finishing line in the top four race.

Jermaine Jenas can probably be sacrificed and Robbie Keane has almost certainly done his last stint of pointing and shouting in a Spurs shirt. There will be those who have gotten drunk on the good times we had this season, those who think we can challenge for the title, and to those I say ‘hang on’ and lets keep things in a sphere of reality here.

I think we can definitely look to cement out top four place and have some fun in the Champions League but to ask for more would make us as deluded at even the most deluded Man City fan. On that note I would just like to say that the trip up to Eastlands was one of the finest away day trips I have experienced and I have experienced many!

WHL Frank

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