Top Spurs story in the news today comes courtesy of the Evening Standard who claim that the club’s Chairman Daniel Levy is preparing to make Harry Redknapp a personal offer he can’t refuse while throwing in a £50m transfer fund to strengthen the squad for next season.

The article by James Olley is an interesting read but this is probably the essence of it,

“Redknapp’s contract with Spurs expires at the end of next season and negotiations have begun on a new four-year deal on an increased salary from his present £3m a year before bonuses. But the offer also includes the promise of significant investment in the team regardless of where they finish this season.”

However the story then goes on to suggest that the £50m investment in the squad could be spent on just two players – Loic Remy at £20m and Eden Hazard at £30m. They are exceptional talents who are more than likely to improve on the current squad but that would still leave issues at the back where the centre of defence is almost completely populated by ageing and/or injury prone players.

The thoughts of Spurs supporters have changed somewhat from the issue of the next England manager to the question of finishing in the top four after back to back league defeats. However, if the men on the pitch embark on another impressive run, the decision over Redknapp’s future will come to the fore once again and as such, this article may well have called Levy’s next move correctly.

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  1. everybody seems to be forgetting we have 2 very capable young centre backs in the form of caulker and naughton… we dont need to buy new CBs especially having seen the season caulker is having with swansea.

  2. Them 2 and Vertonghen is all we need to challenge for the title, in my opinion. We are forgetting we have genuine talent in the background, Caulker, Coulibaly, to name 2.

  3. I SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT £50,000,000 WOULD BUY VERY SHROUDLY MORE THAN TWO TOP TALENTS , IF MORE THAN TWO LEAVE THE RANKS THEN MORE THAN TWO PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ENOUGH , LETS LOOK AT WHERE WE NEED THE PLAYERS TO COME IN FOR A KEEPER , A CENTRE HALF , A STRIKER , A WINGER , AND THE INJURY PRONE POSITIONS NEED COVERED £50,000,000 A`INT A LOT THESE DAYS BUT HARRY MIGHT STAY AND ENJOY THE WHEELING AND DEALING HOPE SO .

  4. this could be good news that harry has been offered as much as possibly £50 million pounds to spend on the squad but i think there are better strikers out there than loic remy for value for money and he did say he did not want to come to spurs when we first enquired . i think we really needed someone like krasic maybe we can get him , he is a player who goes and runs directly towards goal , we have no one like that we need to mix it up sometimes we play too many passes and lose the ball he’s also a very good dribbler and goal scorer and im not sure if ade is going to stay not once have i heared him state his intention to wanting to stay with spurs , so i think we should be prepare with an offer for a new and very prolific striker because ade will leave and i think he is getting on a bit now anyway .

  5. Adebayor – 10m
    Fernando Llorente – 15m
    Junior Hoilett/Clint Dempsey – 10/15m
    Vertoghen – 10m?
    Possibly a Goalkeeper for 5m? Vorm maybe, Tim Krul is too expensive now.

  6. RE: Dean, i agree with the caulker comment because i believe he will be our new ledley but naughton is a rightback. However the likes of bassong,kuhmalo and possibly corluka going at the end of the year with the on going injuries to gallas,dawson and king i think vertoghen would be an excellent piece of business for spurs and at 10m even better.

    • brilliant suggestion,lets hope harry & company can come up with a few quality signings for new season.I can feel it in my bones our time has come to rock the premier league

  7. 50m ?? wow that its alot .for me vertoghen is a must we need someone who can lead in the back considering that king and gallas had reach their limit and dawson always injured, i think he partner well with kaboul .for keeper i think we should get stockdale ,he is a real talent only 26 ,he can go far and the rest we should try to keep ade permanently and buy hazard .

  8. quality young goalkeeper 5m
    Leandro Damiao 20-25m
    Vertoghen 10m
    Eden Hazard 10m
    also give Coulibaly a chance in the 1st team.Keeping Modric will be brilliant

    • Gavin, that looks good except Hazard will be more like 30m.

      Need 2 CFs who can play alone:
      Ade(?), Damiao(20-25m), Llorente(15-20m), Remy(20m)

      1 more CB (in addition to Caulker):
      Vertonghen (10m)

      At least 1 natural winger, pref. able to play both sides:
      Hoillet (10m), Hazard (25-30m), Cuenca/Tello (from Barca) — the last 2 can also provide cover up front.

      1 Keeper — do we really want to wait to get one until all ours NEED to be replaced?
      Vorm, Begovic (despite the history he’s young and looks good).

  9. @gavin brook,are u out of your mind???hazard for 10m?????leandro damiao’s value should not be more than 12-15m…and that extra 10-13 m should be invested in hazard’s signing considering initial investment is 10m..

  10. Vertonghen for 10
    Yann Sommer for 5
    Damiao for 25
    Hoilett for 10

    Ding dang done. Hazard is way too expensive. Although if we go in for Luuk de Jong or Huntelaar we may have enough left over for him…

    Also if Charlie goes permanently we should get someone like Van Der Wiel or Sime Vrsaljko…

    Although from what Harry says it’s all bollocks.

  11. Ade 10m
    Rossi/Llorente 25m
    Vert 10m
    Hoilett Free
    Drenthe Free

    Sell: Nelsen/Saha/Gomes 0m
    Bass 5m
    Jenas/Bentley 2m
    Gio 4m

    Buy a ‘keeper with the spare cash.

  12. Leandro Damiao,Eden Hazard & Jan Vertonghen,Keep Adebayor.Remy is a 25 year old piece of rubbish…we would be better off with out him, Also bring back Caulker and Naughton back I think it’s about time that King went into coaching and Gallas took on an ambassadorial role at the club
    I hope our starting team could look something like this next term
    Freidel,Walker,Kaboul,Vertonghen,Rose,Lennon,Modric,Sandro,Bale,Hazard,Damiao…Leave Ade and VDV for the Champions League

  13. I think people have overlooked the second most important piece of business that we have to take care of and that’s retaining Modric. The first being keeping a hold on Harry, since Harry is the only Tottenham brass Luka respects. But with the Croatia are whole free flowing football is most defiantly put in jeopardy. Yes I like Carroll, I think he has the potential to be England’s next great CM. But this team is good right now. And without Modders in the side next season we can kiss any hope of going back to the knock-out stage and a very real chance of an EPL title. Especially since if he goes so does Bale and without either of those two we won’t get Harzard.

    Other than that I agree with everybody Verton is a must. And I absolutely love the idea of stealing Drenthe and picking up Llorente instead of keeping Ade. Also if it comes down to it I would get Harzard instead of Remy.

    • I doubt Spurs has a real chance at landing Hazards signature. Arsenal is very much interested and they seem to be ready to dole out the big bucks – which we know they have – this summer. The Gunners have been tracking him since he was 16 and his cousin (Vermalean) plays for them. Peharps if they were not interested we might’ve had a real shot.

      • it doesn’t matter getting Hazard doesn’t make our summer, like I said before it’s keeping Modders, plus like rob said hoilett is a much better option.

  14. get hoilett. he’s cheaper than hazard or remy, he’s young, and he’s actually proved himself he can play in england. hazard and remy haven’t proved anything yet. rather that than a possible 30 mil bust.

  15. dammit, news that Vertonghen is going to Arsenal just popped up. looks like he might spurn us for them. am i naive to think that there are world class players who would rather play for us than for Arsenal?

  16. I would sell-
    Dos santos-6m
    Bentley-2m
    Jenas-2m
    So that could gives an extra 8m to spend on perhaps a cb?
    Hazard-30m
    Rossi/Soldado-18m
    Vertoghan-10m
    And just get Ade on loan again perhaps? Sorted.

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