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Aug 292010
 

I have heard a few words in the last few minutes and some Inter Milan sites are reporting that they have sold Sulley Muntari to us, keep an eye on this space I will update this page with more throughout the evening as and when I find out.

There are a few Italian sites saying that Tottenham and Inter have agreed a deal to do business for Sulley Muntari, they claim the news of this will break out within the next few hours.

Redknapp who managed Muntari at Portsmouth has always been an admirer of the player and has made no secret of his desire to bring some of his former players to Spurs.

It could be that due to Liverpool being linked with the midfielder after the sale of Javier Mascherano that Redknapp has decided to make his move fast for the 26 year old.

This Article will be updated over the next hour or two while I dig in for more research so keep checking back…..

I quote one Italian site here although they are all reporting the same thing:

“Sulley Muntari is a new player of Tottenham. The Ghanaian midfielder after nearly six months of hesitation decided to accept the offer of the British club and will move immediately to England to get employed by the technical Harry Redknapp.

The two had been together at the time of Portsmouth and is therefore a return to basics. Happiness for the player who, having realized that he had more space in the Inter team, she decided to run in London that training will also attend the Champions League.

The deal has already ended but because everything will have to wait until we formalize the classical specifications related to bureaucracy. The transfer from Italy to England will in fact some slowdown. Muntari should be available to his new team from the next round of the championship.”

So lets wait and see if this is true or not, no English tabloids have picked up on this yet, you heard it here first at Triffic.

**UPDATE**

More Italians are picking up this story now here is another quote:

International markets – the adventure ends after two seasons at Inter’s 26 year old Ghanaian Sulley Muntari, according to what is reported in these minutes of the on-line Tuttosport, was transferred from Inter to Tottenham. The Spurs player had at least one season, Muntari, where the negotiations would end favorably, soon found himself against the old fellow in the double challenge of the Champions League between Inter Milan and Tottenham.

So it is gathering pace in Italy but not so much in England yet , one site is even reporting that it is Inter who are trying to sign Bale and have thrown in Muntari + cash for the deal. I can’t see that Harry would ever let Bale go.

*Update 2*

More Italian sites still reporting this story

“Considered absolutely transferable by Inter manager Rafa Benitez, the Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari (26) after two seasons spent in neroazzurro could be about to leave the club champion of Europe in order to land back in the Premier League season in which he already collected a season with Portsmouth in 2007/08. According to the indiscretions gathered from Tuttosport and highlighted by FCInterNews, former Udinese, currently tied to Inter until 2012, was close to Tottenham Harry Redknapp, engaged in running for cover after the disastrous early stage of the season.”

Aug 082010
 

So with less than a week to go before we open up the Premiership season with a mouth watering fixture agaisnt Manchester City what can we class as a successful season again? I would personall be more than happy with another top 4 finish and I might be a little greedy here but I would love to get through the group stages of the Champions League, I don’t see any reason why we can’t have a good run in that, Leeds have done it before so why not us?

The Premiership Is Back

When it comes to the League Cup you can pretty much bet that our squad will be weakend during the early rounds, if we get to semi final stage then I would expect Harry to take it a little more seriously, I don’t see this issue happening in the FA Cup so there is no reason we shouldn’t be aiming to win it.

People have come out and said that we could be title contenders, now as a Spurs fan and a realist I think this might be a little optimistic, so not just yet. I think our aim should be another top 4 finish but I think even that will be harder than last season. We are a very good side but I still think we lack something, we still have that inconsistent Tottenham way where we will beat a top team one week and lose to a bottom of the league team the following week.

If we are to maintain that top 4 push again we will need to ensure that White Hart Lane remains a fortress and we should be aiming to win 8 or 9 away matches. Last season’s away record was a big improvement on recent years which is why we finished 4th. Harry is the right man for the job, he won’t be taking any crap off of the players and will ensure they remain professional and 100% focused. I am sure we will have a couple of blips along the way but I am also confident we will pull off a few great results.

In about 10 days time we will taken on Young Boys for a place in the Champions League proper, can you imagine the feeling when you sit down on a Wednesday night and the Champions League comes on the television, then it sinks in that it is actually Tottenham you will be watching. This is something we have all dreamed of for years and this season it could and should become a reality.

So in conclusion for me, my aim is another top 4 finish and a good run in the Champions League, Would also like to have a day out at Wembley in one of the cups. So please use the comments box below and share your views, I would be interested to know your targets and what you would call a successful season again for the 2010/11 campaign in all competitions.

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