Could the exit door have the name of Jermaine Jenas written on it by the end of the transfer window?
While many have expected a mini exodus of Spurs’ midfielders this month, JJ wasn’t reckoned to be one of them, but with Aston Villa suddenly finding the money they denied Martin O’Neill, they have supposedly asked Tottenham to ‘name their price’.
Jenas promised much but delivered little and like David Bentley, many would look back on his Tottenham career, and define it by one goal in the same match against Arsenal. If we were to bring in someone like Lassana Diarra, then we could probably afford to let Jenas go, but for how much?
Elsewhere we have apparently turned down £3m from Everton for Nico Kranjcar, but the club may return with something better.
You feel somehow that West Ham are destined to play some part in any players leaving the Lane. We won’t be on their Christmas card list this year but they are alleged to be after both Jamie O’Hara and Robbie Keane this month.
In the very near past there was much trade between these two clubs and our games had added spice with the number of players facing their former employers. It seems quite likely that we will be sending some surplus to West Ham again soon – let’s just hope that none comes back the other way.