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Jul 082010
 

Following his renewed optimism on the possibility of Joe Cole joining us, Redknapp sets his sights on another former West Ham man ….

Redknapp wants to reunite Carrick with old team mate Cole at the Lane.

After his U-turn over the chances of us seeing Joe Cole in a Tottenham shirt yesterday, Harry Redknapp has renewed his interest in the possibility of reuniting Cole with former West Ham teammate Michael Carrick.

Former Spurs midfielder Carrick, 28,has seen his opportunities at Old Trafford become fewer and farther between recently and was mooted to be part of a swap deal being readied by Sir Alex Ferguson earlier in the season for Croatian international Luka Modric.

That possibility was quickly shot down by Spurs who moved to secure Modric on a new and improved 6 year contract, running until the end of the 2016 season.

Now however, it is believed that the United boss will consider letting England international Carrick leave the club if a suitable offer is received.

With Harry a known admirer of the geordie midfield man, it is now believed that he is ready to test the water with United, with a £12m bid for his former charge.

Should the bid be accepted, you would imagine that Carrick would seriously consider a switch back to N17, especially now that we have Champions League football to come at the Lane next season. The thought of seeing Cole and Carrick sharing the centre of the park on the same side once again would certainly be interesting and the United man’s range of passing would certainly compliment the abilities of Luka Modric . One other thing to consider however, is that with Sandro coming in aswell if Harry were to get the cheque book out for Carrick, would that mean the end for Wilson Palacios? With the Honduran already having been linked with a move to Spain with Barca, could he be the man to make way for another midfield arrival?

Jun 072010
 

Well the week is coming to an end and like all Tottenham fans, I am loving this summer far more than any other. That’s because nearly every player we are linked with is a realistic target this season and it’s nice to finally see Spurs linked with some of the more decent Premiership players instead of the likes of Emile Heskey all the time.

Todays newspapers are reporting all sorts such as, Scott Parker to Tottenham in a deal involving O’hara going to the Hammers. Also, Gary Cahill may be in a deal where Alan Hutton would be included. These are good potential deals because not only will we be able to reduce the price by including a player swap, but it will help get rid of some of the players surplus to requirements at the lane. Looks like Villa and Stoke want Jenas (the sooner he goes, the better in my view),we also know that Villa are keen on Bentley and Keane so let’s see how that pans out.

Everton’s Steven Pienaar and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to Tottenham reports started surfacing once again on Saturday night and are in the Sunday papers. Now don’t get me wrong; I know it might just be paper speculation but my whole point here is that it’s nice to see us linked with some decent players and not rumours that we might re-sign Pascal Chimbonda again. My point is finishing 4th has already changed our club far more than we could ever have imagined.

Reports are also surfacing that Liverpool want Harry Redknapp as their next manager, well to me it’s laughable, I would put my house on Redknapp turning that offer down. Liverpool are on the way down and not up, so why Harry would even be interested in entertaining that idea is beyond belief. On a brighter note it looks like Ledley King will now be John Terrys partner in the heart of Englands World Cup defence and has even started training with the team. Personally I would drop Terry for Dawson but then again I’m biased.

I don’t think Tottenham can still sign the major big names in football but we are going in the right direction and for once I am more excited than ever to see who joins us this summer. I also have a sneaky feeling and although Harry dismisses it, that Joe Cole will be wearing a Tottenham shirt next season.

COYS!!

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May 282010
 

With the summer here and the champions league looming Tottenham have been linked with a host of players, the difference this summer is that they are actually big name players due to the 4th placed finish.

Now me personally I would love to get in Joe Cole on a free as it would be a great deal for us, with the likes of Jenas, dos santos, O’hara and Bentley likely to leave from our midfield we need to replace it with quality and Cole fits the bill. We also keep getting linked with Micah Richards who I also believe would be a great signing due to his young age and ability to play centre back or right back. Up front the best striker that has been linked with a move to the lane is probably dzeko, could he handle the premiership if he were to come? although something tells me harry still has his sneaky eye on bringing back Berbatov.

There are more names to reel off but with 4th place and champions league football to offer next season it will surely be our most exciting summer to date.