If you were a Tottenham fan in this transfer window you could be forgiven for thinking you had died and gone to heaven and with some of the business coming through the door at White Hart Lane the word heavenly definitely springs to mind. However, what about Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool fans? What are their feelings on the costly shenanigans Levy has going in North London.
Here is a pick of three of the best quotes emanating from fans as Spurs’ pursuit of Eric Lamela came to a successful end:
‘Great signing for Spurs. Really fair play to them, losing Bale could actually be a blessing in disguise as their squad looks a lot stronger than last year’ –from a Manchester United fan.
Very true but one must also bear in mind that Bale is arguably the third best player in the world. The signings made are impressive but to what extent will they cover the points Tottenham gained from Bale’s individual moments of brilliance last season?
‘Witnessing what Tottenham have been doing, and the ambition they’ve been showing this summer is gut-wrenching when you compare it to how our club insist on doing things’. –Arsenal fan.
Jealousy is a very dangerous thing. It’s true somewhat that whilst Andre Villas-Boas and others behind the scenes at White Hart Lane have been working on breaking Tottenham’s transfer record three times, Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger has been sitting about twiddling his thumbs it seems. With just a few days left there is still time for Wenger to reassure the fans with a couple of proven names but these days that does not include former player Mathieu Flamini and an unknown Frenchman called Sanogo.
‘As if Lamela is not a bloody fantastic addition to an already strong squad. It has quality throughout in key areas, and we would be calling it frightening too if it was ours’ –Liverpool fan.
Whilst Liverpool probably have the longest shot at making the top four out of the clubs featured in this piece they almost certainly have the most to be happy about so far. Two wins from two, two clean sheets and emerging goal scorer all with the absence of Luis Suarez- a saga which raged for far too long in the summer. If they can keep him (which looks almost certain) Liverpool can challenge in the higher echelons this season regardless of the business Tottenham have done.
Opposition fans what do you think of Tottenham’s business?