Is anyone starting to get frustrated at the way Spurs conduct their transfer activity?
With our backs to the wall, when players have had their heads turned, you have to admire how Daniel Levy has drained millions from other chairman for the likes of Berbatov, Carrick and Keane.
Unfortunately the flip side of this approach has meant that Spurs are stuck with a large group of players that are beyond the age where they can improve, and their wages and valuations are so high we can’t get rid of them.
I don’t think there is a club in the Premiership that needs to clear out as many players as we do right now and it’s time Daniel Levy and Harry decided to cut their losses and accept much lower transfer fees.
If we’ve signed players for a large fee and they haven’t justified it, why on earth would another club pay the same amount to take them off our hands? Wake up Tottenham – it’s not going to happen.
In my opinion we need to transfer list at least seven players and spend the money on top quality additions. Here are my players to leave, and what I value them at:
Gomes 4m, Bassong 5m, Hutton 4m, Jenas 5m, Bentley 6m, Palacios 7m, Defoe 10m.
These prices are reasonable and would represent good business for teams that need to strengthen in these positions, not only could we our players at these prices but the combined total of these fees would be 41m, which even in today’s inflated market would buy you a couple of decent finishers.
Another matter to consider is the development of our youngsters, how do we expect youth players such as the promising Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton to come through the ranks with the likes of Corluka, Hutton, or Kaboul ahead of them in the queue for right back?
With our rivals likely to get stronger this summer, it really is time to ship out the dead wood and rebuild immediately before we’re left behind.