With news of Roberto Soldado’s arrival and the continuing saga of Gareth Bale, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Tottenham have made their first major sale of the summer with Steven Caulker joining Premiership new boys Cardiff City for a deal in the region of £8m.
On Monday morning, stories began to emerge that Andre Villas-Boas was looking for defensive cover amidst injury concerns surrounding Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul. Those reports went on to link various defenders with Spurs including Steaua Bucharest’s Vlad Chiriches with some suggestions that a deal had been agreed with the Romanian international.
Following on from that, the Caulker rumour emerged and turned into solid fact in less than 24 hours and while there were mixed feelings on the subject, our old friends at The Metro chose to highlight some of the more negative Tweets from the night.
‘Don’t understand Spurs selling Caulker at all’ and ‘are u winding me up Spurs!!’ were two of the comments highlighted while we didn’t get to hear from anyone backing this decision.
Yes it was a surprise and a shame that young English talent has gone from the club but we have to back AVB’s judgement. Also, we have to trust that someone is being brought in because the centre of defence is suddenly looking a little thin!