It was interesting to look at the full list of released Premiership players yesterday to see if there was any possibility of constructing an article on possible targets for Spurs next season. The short answer was a resounding ‘no’ – unless Tottenham wanted to replace one injury stricken player with a few more.
While nobody stood out, it was interesting to see Eidur Gudjohnsen’s name on the list. After a pretty dismal spell with Stoke and an unproductive loan period with Fulham, the Icelandic international is approaching 33 and without a club.
Although he was never a prolific striker, Eidur was popular with his fans in his early career and has a host of medals to look back on. He played a handful of games at Spurs in 2009-10 and scored a couple of useful goals and while opinions seemed to be mixed amongst fans, he went on to the Britannia stadium at the start of last season.
After he left for Fulham, a Stoke supporting friend of mine met him on a train and described him as ‘fat’. Although he may have been bitter after buying a Stoke replica shirt with ‘Gudjohnsen’ printed on the back.
With the lack of goals from our front men last season, could Eidur have done a job as a fourth striker? Could he do it now? Or is this really the end of what was a decent career overall?