Spurs Transfer Activity

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It isn’t news to many that Tottenham have been fairly active in the transfer market throughout this year’s pre season. After the strain last season’s cup runs put on the squad, it was clear both strength and depth needed to be added in order to make an assault on the top four a realistic ambition during the 2007-08 season.

The major summer signing comes in the form of Darren Bent, signed from Charlton for 17million pounds. Overpriced in my opinion but his quality is undoubted, and should provide additional firepower to the already impressive attacking options of Keane, Berbatov and Defoe who combined netted more than 60 times last year!

With news of the sale of Mido for six million released today that should balance the inflated price tag paid for bent, and IMO is a player we won’t miss. He seemed an inadequate back up for last season’s arrival of Berbatov, and failed to impress me after his loan deal at the lane.

One area in where a need for improvement was emphasized during last season’s campaign was our left flank. The lack of naturally left sided players at times made the team look unbalanced, and should have been a priority signing for us before the 17 million pound signing of Bent. With the arrival of Bale for 10 million we have a natural left footer, who can play full back, or push up to the wing in times of need. Also arriving this summer is Adel Taarabt who can push out to a wide left position also.

One other consideration last term was the long term availably of King. Over the worst now *touches head* he should be back before long, but cover cost us points last year, and could have cost us even more had it not been for the performances of my player of the season Dawson.

Our signing of Younes Kaboul from Auxerre will provide more than adequate cover, and I’m sure the French U21 international will be looking to break into the first team before long.

These four signings have added the quality required for a top four assault, and with the potential signings of Kevin-Prince Boateng, German under 21 young player of the year, and Wright-Philips providing additional wide options, the face of the Spurs squad could change even more by the time August the 31st roles around.


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