Monday, 14 July 2008


If the newspapers are to be believed, Tottenham could lose all three of their strikers before the start of the season, with the Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United story refusing to go away, and the ineffective Darren Bent linked with moves to Everton or Sunderland.

But its the news that Liverpool are interested in vice captain and talisman Robbie Keane that has come as a shock to Spurs' fans - with Rafa Benitez apparently trying to use the funds raised through the sale of Peter Crouch to Portsmouth, and the imminent departure of Scott Carson to secure a deal for the Republic of Ireland captain and record goalscorer.

That would leave Spurs in desperate need to bring in new options up front, with Luis Garcia one of several players linked with a move. The signing of David Bentley to give Aaron Lennon competition for a right-wing berth seems likely to happen in the next few weeks, to go along with the signings of Croatian star Luka Modric, talented Mexican Giovanni Dos Santos and, subject to a work permit, former-PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Meanwhile a whole host of players, including Paul Robinson, Younnes Kaboul, Anthony Gardner, Pascal Chimbonda, Steed Malbranque and Kevin Prince Boateng could be offloaded as Juande Ramos looks to clear out the deadwood and raise funds for his own targets ahead of his first full season in charge.

The gut feeling among Spurs fans is that Keane will stay, although his Bulgarian strike partner probably won't. If Keane was to go, a high profile striker like Valencia's David Villa would help to reduce any backlash from the White Hart Lane faithful.

Whatever happens, it looks set to be a busy few weeks down at N17, and the squad could look very different come August 16th.

1 comment:

Adriana said...

A joyous holiday season to all your blog readers!