With Spurs reportedly getting a £4m windfall if Darren Bent joins up with Aston Villa, we’ll have some change left out of the Steven Pienaar deal to go spending! Perhaps more importantly, the Bent deal, if it goes through, should kick start this transfer window and see it move from rumours to action.
Having been linked earlier in the month, the Sulley Muntari link has appeared again, with the Ghanaian international clearly unhappy at his lack of football at Inter. Muntari is 26 and has been capped over 50 times for his country. He played under Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth and you wonder if this is the only reason that he has been linked with the club, or if there’s any truth in the rumour.
In the same vein, the name of Glen Johnson appears today in some quarters with some sources suggesting that a fee has already been agreed. Harry has been linked some veteran right backs so maybe he’ll go the other way with Johnson.
Whatever happens, it seems that we might see some more transfer activity involving Spurs before January is out. In the meantime, it might be a good opportunity to write a newspaper column and link every Portsmouth player that appeared under Redknapp. Expect to see rumours involving Sylvain Distin, John Utaka, and
Sol Campbell… OK, maybe not.