Why City should embrace Spurs’ proposed £8m swap

Football FanCast guest columnist Tom Jennings feels that Hull City should embrace Spurs' proposed swap.

To say our performance in the transfer market has been poor would be something of an understatement. It has been one big mess and all the promises of bringing in experienced PL pros, so we can avert the capitulation we faced last season have failed to materialise for one reason or other. The quality of players also has to come into question and how the likes of Marlon Harewood and Bobby Zamora are seen as improvements is beyond me.

For me the momentum has gone out of the club and it is one that's in a rut and the prospect of coming to the KC is obviously no longer attractive as once was. Maybe we are looking at the wrong type of players and perhaps we should look to recruit those who are on the periphery of Premier League squads as the way forward. At the end of the day they are the one that are hungry for first team action and simply not joining us for a bumper payday. We need to learn our lessons from players like Geovanni and make sure we don't fall into the same trap that the likes of Sunderland did years before us.

I noticed in the Mirror today that Spurs are apparently looking to bid for Michael Turner and prepared to offer around £8m plus Pascal Chimbonda. While my initial thought was one of disdain at the idea I am starting to come around to the idea of a possible swap deal as a way forward. If Spurs are desperate for a centre half, as they appear to be, then Brown should look to utilise the situation and try and get them to offer another player, as well as Chimbonda, instead of demanding a fee. Spurs have plenty of wasted talents at the club, who are nowhere near regular first football therefore the prospect of striking a deal will be far greater, even if they were to only let us have them on a season long loan. Although the loss of Turner will be a blow, sometimes it pays to sacrifice in order to strengthen elsewhere and with time ticking before the season starts we need to be thinking along those lines. Hull hasn't got much right in the transfer market so far this summer, so let's hope they can start now.