After a summer of rumour, gossip and the occasional piece of news, it’s back to business on the pitch and trying to think of what else to write about between now and December.
After the last kick of 2011-12, we have now seen Corluka, Kranjcar, Pienaar, Modric and Bassong leave the club while Gio Dos Santos and Rafael van der Vaart left on permanent deals on deadline day. In addition, Harry Kane and Danny Rose were farmed out on loan.
Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson were the early arrivals and before the window slammed shut, Emmanuel Adebayor, Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and Hugo Lloris joined them but there was no late deal for Porto’s Joao Moutinho.
The transfer of VDV caused a fair bit of debate at the time although it had been seen as inevitable by many as the final week of August drew on. Our ‘hostage’ Dos Santos was finally released but did the clear out go far enough?
Overall was it a good summer of dealing for you or is there a transfer into or out of the club that you have rather not seen take place?