With the exception of January 2011, Spurs have often thrown up a surprise at the fag end of a transfer window but it’s doubtful as to whether any Tottenham fans would have woken up this morning expecting Louis Saha to be wearing a Lilywhite shirt at the end of the day.
The chain of events seems to have sparked off by Rangers’ acceptance of Everton’s bid for Nikica Jelavic which left Saha, who was already struggling at Goodison, surplus to requirements. The deal may be a loan or it may be permanent: In addition, it may or may not involve either Steven Pienaar or Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Elsewhere, it seems that there is still a possibility that Spurs may go in for Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega and Chairman Dave Whelan is bracing himself for bids from somewhere.
“We’re used to Tottenham making a last-minute bid on transfer deadline. We’ve not received a bid but that doesn’t mean they won’t make one. If they do they always leave it late, very late.”
But it’s Saha who seems to be firmly in the frame. At 33 he was actually quite prolific at Fulham where he scored around a goal every other game. At Manchester United and Everton however, that has dropped to approximately 1 in 3.
The answer may seem obvious but it’s worth asking just to see the reaction – is Louis Saha the striker we need?