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Jul 222010
 

Boss Harry Redknapp has spoken out for the first time about his hopes for this coming season and has set his sights sky high ……. on winning the Premiership !!!

After securing our first crack at Champions League football last time around, Harry has re-evaluated his playing staff and believes that 2-3 new players could be enough to take the next step up to compete for our first league title in what would be 50 years! If I was a sports betting man I would take a punt on Tottenham being there or there abouts next season.

“We need two or three players who can make the difference,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“We’ve got a big squad, but I do feel we need just that little bit of quality in one or two areas if we’re going to move on from where we were last year.”

“We did great last year, but we just need to push on and maintain that.

“We want to win the championship. It’s not impossible.

“Fourth place last year was marvellous, but I think this is the best chance Tottenham have had in how many years to really push on and maintain that, and become a regular top four team and maybe push for a championship.

“We’re never going to get a better chance so now’s the time to have a go at doing that. So I still feel with two or three players it would make the difference and give us the squad we need. And if we get them in I think the sky’s the limit for us.”

Well ….. one of the 2-3 new players Redknapp is talking about could be Real Madrid legend Raul. At 33, Raul has found his chances at the Spanish giants restricted over the last couple of seasons and is set to be released on a free by the Madrid club.

Available - Real Madrid's Raul

Top scorer in the Champions League, he would certainly have both the pedigree and experience to make a difference for us next season in the way in which Edgar Davids did for Martin Jol’s side a few years back, the question is ….. does he still have the enthusiasm and desire for a new challenge and the heart to fight in the English Premiership?

With interest (and a lot of money!) being shown in the player from the U.S and Dubai, if he were to choose Spurs you could rule out money being a factor in the move, which would suggest that he is motivated enough to step up to the challenge.

Don’t forget Tottenham take on NY Red Bulls early hours of tomorrow morning live on ESPN. Also don’t forget I will put the stream live on the forum, I will embed it into the forum >>HERE<< so make sure you register for access and we can chat during the match.

What do you make of Harry’s comments? Could we really be just 2 or 3 players away from a title tilt or is the boss just talking up our chances to attract new players? Would Raul be a player you’d like to see lining up in the Lillywhite shirt next season?

Let us know, along with any other thoughts in the comments box below …..

Jul 202010
 

If, as expected, Big Martin Jol is confirmed as the new Fulham boss, a sizeable chunk of the supposed £20m transfer kitty to be handed to him by Mohamed Al Fayed is being reserved for a move to bring Robbie Keane with him to Craven Cottage.

Together Again ? - Jol & Keane

Despite a last ditch attempt from current employers Ajax to keep the former Spurs boss in Holland, Jol spent Monday afternoon accompanied by his brother and agent in thrashing out the final details of his move back to the English Premier League.

Once finalised and announced, Jol intends to raid his former employers at the Lane for out of favour striker Robbie Keane. Keane, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Parkhead with Celtic is thought to be available for around £5-7m and with the pair having enjoyed such a good relationship in the past, the Dutchman is keen to bring in the Republic Of Ireland international to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

Whilst at Spurs, Keane was always Jol’s main striker, ahead of Defoe,Kanoute and Mido. So it comes as no suprise that with Spurs looking to sell that big MJ is looking to buy. Lets all be honest here, how many of us Spurs fans will be having a bit of a soft spot for Fulham next season, would love to see Jol return to us one day, he will always be ours but wherever he is I am sure most Tottenham fans wish him all the best.