Although this may upset many Evertonians it will surely come as some comfort to hear that the signing of Steven Pienaar would be utterly pointless for Spurs. While the boy is no doubt a talented footballer who has excelled like many others under the guidance of David Moyes, his football career would surely be better served by staying at Everton rather than moving to Spurs. Should Spurs do what Everton failed to achieve and get through the qualifying round then the lure of Champions League football would no doubt be a tempting proposition for the young South African. But if everyone is fit at Tottenham I fail to see how he would even get into the side to play in the Champions League.
Tottenham for the first time in many years have a wealth of talent already at their disposal to more than cover every position. On the left alone they have Bale who has emerged as one of the rising stars of the Premier League. The much coveted Luka Modric who is enjoying a growing reputation as a top class player under Harry Redknapp. The more than capable Niko Kranjcer and the bright prospect of Danny Rose who scored that audacious volley against Arsenal on his Premier League debut. In the middle there is Huddlestone, Jenas, Palacious with Sandro to come. And on the right Spurs are blessed with the pace and trickery of World Cup hopeful Aaron Lennon, backed up by David Bentley and the versatility once more of Niko Kranjcar.
Should Spurs decide to make their move you have to wonder where Pienaar would fit in and ask yourself:
Is he better than Spurs already have in his position?
Would his career benefit from signing for Spurs?
Should Spurs sign him?
Answers on a postcard please.