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They thought is was all over but Tottenham transfer merry go round just beginning.

Posted on August 02, 2013 by Scraggs

With the signing of Roberto Soldado, which will be finalised today, it was probably expected that most of the incoming transfer dealing would be all but over and the squad pretty much ready to go, one or two players would be expected to leave in order to pursue more first team action and create space in Tottenham’s final twenty-five man squad.

There have been rumours that Assou-Ekotto and Adebayor were wanted by Turkish clubs, that Parker and Huddlestone were in demand and that three or four clubs were desperate to buy Jermaine Defoe but this last seven days has turned everything on it’s head, Steven Caulker has been sold to Cardiff, a surprise in itself as most had been expecting great things of the player in the future, many considered that he would one day be the replacement for Ledley King and the next to make it through the system. Probably equally surprising is his final destination, Caulker was last year called up to the England squad and scored a goal on his debut, with so many big clubs in need of quality defenders it might have been expected that a more established club would have been his destination.

Obviously the biggest story of the week is what seems to be a change in the Bale to Madrid stance, throughout the summer it has all been considered a bit of a joke, the majority of Tottenham supporters genuinely expected Bale to stay, at least for a further season, all the paper talk led by Marca was believed to be the beginning of the pursuit for next season and Daniel Levy made it clear that he would not budge. During the trip to Hong Kong and upon returning to the UK Bale obviously began to turn, lack of comment or even appearing on tour as well as leaks by his odious agent began to affect matters. Daniel Levy had a difficult choice to make, an unhappy player refusing to sign a new contract meaning a dwindling price tag, or a massive fee now and the opportunity to really strengthen the team and squad. While there is still hope it seems like it will happen and replacements will be needed.

A new centre half is now essential and whilst there are still some ongoing problems Vlad Chiriches seems to be the player of choice, Clint Dempsey has flown to the USA and is possibly returning to Seattle to play in the American league.Incomings now seem to be centred around Lamela from Roma and even Luis Suarez.

Three in so far but it’s now looking like three out and so plenty of work still to do before the season starts and the window closes a couple of weeks later.

 

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  1. lol says:

    “Daniel Levy made it clear that he would not budge”
    Personally, being a shrewd businessman, I always thought he will sell Bale but will extract max out of the deal. And for that he had to wait all the way to now. We won a few mils extra, which is good, but we lost time to buy good substitutes.



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