While many Spurs fans might like to see a total clear-out of our strike force this summer, it had been looking increasingly likely that only Roman Pavlyuchenko would depart. Publicly unhappy with his lack of football, it seemed that all parties were content to let him move on.
However, rumours are gathering pace that Jermain Defoe could be first out of the door when the season comes to an end, despite having finally started to contribute with some goals this campaign. Suggestions were that Harry was backing him to lead the line in 2011-12, but the increasing gossip suggests otherwise.
Rumour and conjecture are all very well, but if you look at the situation and compare it with say, that of Niko Kranjcar, it starts to make sense. Niko scored two winning goals out of nowhere but was rarely, if ever, trusted with a starting slot. Defoe’s goals haven’t won games but they have also been created out of nothing, yet he still lines up with the subs on most occasions.
It seems that when Harry’s mind is made up it doesn’t matter how many a player scores and the rumours about Defoe could well be right. Do you think that it’s time to cash in on the player, or do you think that he can recapture the form of last season?