Much of the Spurs transfer talk has centred around Steven Pienaar at the moment as the season draws to an end. Steven is currently out on loan at Everton and it seems clear that both the Merseyside club and the player would favour a permanent return to Goodison before the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign.
For the time being however, the player’s agent has said that the South African international is just concentrating on his football and aiming to get Everton as high up in the Premiership table as possible.
“There have been no discussions about him staying there permanently or about him leaving Tottenham,” said Rob Moore.
“Steven is not looking past the end of season – he just wants to do the best he can do for Everton and make sure his name is spoken about in the way his ability deserves, as he has been doing.”
However, Moore did go on to suggest that Goodison was better suited to Pienaar’s style of play.
“The way he plays is probably more suited to a side like Everton than Tottenham,” he added. “They have Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon with out-and-out pace down the wings.
“Pienaar is not a wide player that gets to the byline and gets crosses in – he comes inside and uses intelligent combination play to open up gaps in the defence so it’s a different type of game.”
Any Spurs fan who saw Pienaar score for Everton against Chelsea would have wondered if they were seeing the same player. Is it worth trying to get that out of him at the Lane or is it better for all concerned if he moves on?