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.