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Transfer Musings

As I stare at the clock waiting for my half day to come to an end I find myself thinking about the only thing you can in a close season; The transfer window.

In the wake of our first signing, 40 year old Brad Friedel I can only hope that the best is yet to come. Friedel, although experienced with 601 professional games to his name, is no better than Cudicini in my opinion and will either sit in the same position as Pletikosa did, in 3rd place, or will be our main keeper. If the latter is the case this is surely not the right move for a team that wishes to push for a Champions League place again next season. If he is to sit in 3rd spot I would imagine his wages would be fairly high to rarely play. I find this quite a strange acquisition.

So on to more ambitious targets then. The Daily Mail are lost for stories again and have linked us amongst other clubs with a cut price bid for Gonzalo Higuain. The Mail declared that the striker was ‘out of favour’, however after watching a lot of Real Madrid last season I beg to differ. The only reason he didn’t play was through injury and he was on scintillating form. I fear that we would bare no interest for Higuain though as we could not offer him Champions League football and could barely afford his wages. The bottomless pit of cash at Man City on the other hand…

I believe we should be ambitious however in this window. Surely a cheeky £10m bid for Berba wouldn’t go a miss? Sure he’s lazy at times but his technical ability and finishing would be a tremendous asset and I would like to see what could be achieved when he is on the end of some of our fantastic technical play from our holy trinity of Modders, Bale and VDV.

Just throwing it out there…but does anyone remember Coutinho, the youngster from Inter? The lad showed tremendous flair, skill and maturity for his age and could be worth a bid.

It is common knowledge that we need a striker, and if we could get a world class striker to finish even 1 in 7 or 8 of the chances Modric and Bale create we would be scoring for fun and be right up there in the mix for the title. So given our current budget, wage structure and status..who do you think would be a realistic target for Spurs?

Written by Davyid