Football FanCast guest columnist Marcus Sorrell feels that
Spurs should take advantage of the unrest in Madrid and swoop for winger
If you thought that unrest and civil war was solely confined to North
London in the past weeks, then you are sorely mistaken. Events around the
Bernabeu have made Spurs' managerial turnaround seem trivia and the in house
fighting is more than threatening Madrid's campaign.
It is a mess quite frankly and a huge wedge has been driven between
Bernd Schuster and Chairman Roman Calderon with daily reports suggesting that
it is only a matter of time before the German leaves 4th place
Madrid and seeks pastures new – it is a ridiculous state of affairs, which has
left total unrest and a lot of uncertainty.
Although results haven't been totally affected by the apparent fall-out
there are plenty of rumblings within the squad and players have shown
discontent. Madrid has an array of talent, all over the park, but unfortunately
Schuster has his favourites and certain players have been shunned out and are
desperate to get away, Royston Drenthe is certainly one and I have to admit I
would love to see him at White Hart Lane.
One thing that continually annoys me and I know other supporters share
my view is the way we always seem to play players out of position. It makes no
sense at all to me and subsequently we are left with an unbalanced shape. There
is no rhyme or reason for it and I only hope that Harry uses this January to
address it. The Dutchman is available and I really believe Redknapp should take
a chance on the flamboyant winger.
Drenthe oozes class and although prominently a left winger, is more than
adept at playing on the right if need be. He is quick, tricky, and a very old
fashioned winger where he plays with his head down and just gets to the
bar-line, to set up attacks. Unlike Lennon, Drenthe is a wonderful crosser of a
football and with him on one flank and Bentley on the other, Harry will have an
embarrassment of riches going forward and not to mention some much needed
balance. He certainly wouldn't cost us a fortune, given he only has two years
left on his contract, therefore Harry should tempt Calderon with a fee in the
region of £8m in hope of sealing the deal. The guy is a class act and I only
hope that Harry will look to take a chance on him and end his Madrid hell.