Monday, 31 May 2010
Tottenham Knocking Gingerly On The Door Of Destiny
Don't shout it too loudly, but Tottenham could be Premiership contenders next season. They already have the best squad in the Prem in terms of strength in depth; if a bold approach is adopted and they sign three quality players, they could give Chelsea and Man Utd a run for their money next season - depending on how much Abromovitch spends this summer of course.
Thus far, Tottenham have capped their aquisitions at and around the £16m mark. If they are to push on, Levy will have to bite the bullet and sanction three or four signings in the region of £25m. Of course, letting 'Arry loose with that kind of dosh could be dodgy. Tottenham may end up with three Africans whilst 'Arry sun bathes in a new mansion in Sandbanks.
Never mind the Upsons, Parkers and Carlton Coles of this world, if Tottenham are to push on, they need to be landing bigger fish. The capture of Modrich and Palacios were master strokes but the signing of Pavolva showed that £11m isn't enough to capture a top quality striker. And Tottenhham now need somebody with more class than Crouch and Defoe up front. How about a £50m bid for Torres? That would signal intent! Or £35m for Tevez? The club can afford to sign both, if they want to gamble.
This summer will tell us a lot about Tottenham's ambition. Will the plans for the new stadium provoke financial caution or will the possibility of elbowing Arsenal to one side spur Levy into taking the ultimate gamble? Sell Keane, Jenas, O'Hara and Pavolva for £30m and then chuck another £75m into 'Arry's spending pot, and Tottenham really could be live title contenders next season! But the likes of Bellamy and Myhill are not the answer. 'Arry and Levy need to look to the stars, not to the nearly men!
Play your cards right Tottenham and anything could happen! Play safe, and somebody else will go home with the big pot!
Posted by Hammersfan at 22:05