Any club that has Harry Redknapp at the helm is always going to be busy in the transfer market, and Tottenham Hotspur is no different. The Lilywhites ended up having a mixed season after a disappointing run in, which culminated in missing out on Champions League qualification. No doubt the Spurs players’ will find it hard not playing Champions League football next season after such a memorable debut campaign for the club. Meaning it is only natural that the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale are linked with moves away, but with ‘Arry’s insistent that the two stars are not for sale and that he wants “Daniel (Levy) to go out and get three fantastic players”, who should Tottenham be looking to bring in to mount a push for Champions League qualification again next season?
Spurs are in major need of a consistent striker after a diabolical goal return from their so called forwards this season. Although signing a former Arsenal player who had a penchant for scoring a goal against them would normally be forbidden, I think this time Spurs fans’ should make an exception. The Togolese forward carries the aerial prowess that Peter Crouch should have, an eye for goal and has continually performed well at the top level. ‘Arry loves a bargain and the Manchester City striker is available at a snip of the price that City paid the Gunners in 2009.
The 21 year old has been in formidable form of late with 22 goals in his last 24 matches for Internacional (that’s more league goals than Tottenham’s forwards managed in nearly 100 games combined in the league last season). The youngster’s pace and trickery will add a new dimension to a rather stale Spurs front line, and could form an impressive partnership with Adebayor (should Spurs take my advice). The Brazilian forward is also being watched by Barcelona, Benfica and Juventus, but Spurs could use there relationship they built up with Internacional when they signed Sandro last summer to get their man. Should Spurs sign the Brazilian star, it will be a major coup.
Rather surprisingly Tottenham haven’t been strongly linked with the Bolton man, but with Manchester United close to signing Phil Jones, Arsenal (as usual) unwilling to pay with anything other than chocolate coins and Manchester City no longer in need for a centre back (as Toure will be back early September), Spurs could have a good chance at signing the former Aston Villa player. With Woodgate and King practically wheelchair bound and Bassong reportedly heading for the exit door, there is definitely room at the heart of the defence at White Hart Lane. Cahill has a surprising eye for goal, something Spurs haven’t really had in a defender since Sol Campbell, as well a successful tackler and a commanding defending, the Englishman would be an ideal signing for the Lilywhites.