Harry with other things on his mind as the transfer window draws to a close

Harry Redknapp’s long awaited court case starts today and while it may not be right at this stage to comment on the possible implications for Spurs, it could yet hamper any transfer activity into White Hart Lane. Although as we’ve seen before, the manager doesn’t necessarily have to be present for any deals to be concluded, this could be seen as a sign to expect a quiet end to January.

Up to now, this has probably been the most subdued winter transfer window since the rules were changed as clubs seem to rely on doing all their business in the summer. That could change of course as we head into the final day but the reduction in rumour and idle gossip in the sports press is telling.

Last year, Spurs had a quiet January by their standards with just Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo arriving and this year to date, we have tied up Yago Falque on loan.

The question is, as it has been before is this, do we need any signings between now and Tuesday the 31st?

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  1. balders77 says:

    i think yesterday showed to really step up to that next level and win the title, we’re lacking a top class striker. yes i don’t think JD’s miss was as bad as was made out, but I just feel someone who’ll get 20+ a season and do it in the big games would be the final piece in the jigsaw. now as to who that should be…!? Not sure who’d be available that would realistically come to spurs at this stage of the season.

  2. Daniel says:

    Nothing new here, we need a top quality striker — 2, actually, since there’s a good chance we won’t want to pay Ade’s wages. I’d say get someone who’s pretty much a sure thing (Damiao or Llorente, for example) and 1 young up-and-coming player who won’t mind spending most of the time on the bench. Both should be comfortable playing as the sole target (Coulibaly looks great but seems like more a replacement for Defoe than Ade).

    We could use a winger capable of playing either side, but mostly on the right:
    One of: Hazard, Goetze, Hoilett, Eriksen, or Arnautovic.
    The last, Arnautovic, could play as a wing or forward.

    Also need a new keeper — despite how good Friedel looks I can’t imagine him around for too much longer.

    CB. Gallas and King are both nearing the end and Bassong isn’t good enough.
    We have (in order of quality): Kaboul, Dawson, (soon) Caulker… Naughton too, but he’d be more backup for Walker. So we’re still (long-term) 1 good CB short.
    In order that I’d like to get them: Vertonghen, Sahko, N’Koulou, or Samba.

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