I stopped caring about the rumours but when they guy comes and admits that he could actually leave, it makes you wonder what surprize we will have this summer… good? bad? or both?
Here are the words from the midfield magician:
Everybody wants to know what will happen with me. I’m trying to stay calm as my national team has a really important match coming. So I will tell you the same as always – my club status is the same as it was before.
‘But of course, if there will be an offer which will be good for Tottenham and for me also, then a transfer is of course possible.
‘That doesn’t mean that I’m bothered with leaving Tottenham – I’m not thinking about that every hour and every minute. I’m happy at White Hart Lane – my status is great, the fans like me and I do have everything I need.
‘But then again – when you experience playing in Champions League, you want to keep playing in this tournament.’
Harry and Levy have both stated that big players are not for sale but he have seen it before. I have heard a lot of times in football “he is not for sale” and then whoop after a big bid, he’s gone (Carroll in january is just one example).
When the most important player of the team says that if the right offer for him and the club comes, he might leave, what will the others think? I am sure Bale and VDV will miss Champions League aswell so could you really see them reject an offer that triples their salary? I know Levy wants to keep them, but if they will eventually want to leave, you can’t force them to stay. It is their right to play in Champions League, it is their right earn 150M or 200M /week because they deserve it. The reality is that as long as we can’t afford paying big wages like the other top teams in Europe, we can’t keep hoping to keep big players, especially without Champions League action. Even more, the truth is that they have more chances to win trophies at the big clubs.
I think it is going to be a shaky summer. I am prepared for anything, as long as we improve with the proper new players. COYS