Some time in December, a story emerged in the papers linking Spurs with a move for Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez. In truth, nobody really believed it but at the time, a ‘source’ stated that it would be the biggest deal since Klinsmann.
In the end, we got a transfer that was reminiscent of a deadline day deal that happened a few years ago. It’s actually easy and maybe a little lazy to compare Louis Saha to Grzegorz Rasiak but is the Frenchman such a bad call as third / fourth place striker? Harry seems to think it’s a good shout.
“He’s got good movement, can score goals but probably needs a change. He’s out of contract at the end of the year so David Moyes has let him go,” Redknapp said.
“I can remember speaking to Rio Ferdinand and he said he was the best forward he’d played against.”
Injuries up front mean that Saha may well make his Spurs debut at Liverpool next week while injuries elsewhere have often seen Spurs pick from only two fit centre backs over the last eighteen months. That fact has been addressed by letting two defenders go out on loan and bringing one in so step forward Ryan Nelsen, a man who has been released by Blackburn because of…. Chronic injury problems.
The club hadn’t announced the deal on their website but the player’s agent had this to say,
“We settled with Blackburn and have reached agreement with Spurs,” said Lyle Yorks.
“We’re just awaiting clearance. It’s for six months, with a one-year option. It all unfolded quickly.”
Few Spurs fans will want to be negative at this stage of what has been a memorable season so far, but many heads are being scratched today.