ACCORDING TO REPORTS IN TODAYS PRESS TOTTENHAM HAVE COMPLETED THE SIGNING OF ONE RASMUS ELM OF AZ ALKMAAR.
The fee for the creative midfielder being in the region of 7.5 million euros. Spurs have acted quickly to steal Elm from under the noses of Manchester United, with Redknapp bolstering an already formidable midfield with the addition of a top quality fully fledged international.
Elm has played 21 games for Sweden, previously appearing 23 times for the Under-21 side. He has improved greatly during the current campaign, after struggling with injury and illness in the previous two seasons.
Former Sweden coach Lars Lagerback claimed that Elm was the most talented player produced by Sweden since Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Tottenham fans will be hoping that his work-rate exceeds that of Ibrahimovic, particularly with the Swede facing the difficult prospect of forcing his way into an already crowded Spurs midfield.
For me though I would much rather of put that 7.5 million towards a Carlos Tevez fee or wages. As we do exceed talent both young and mature in midfield. Are you a little bemused? would you rather have the immidiate impact in an area of the pitch we need it?
Yet According to Expressen, Spurs have already agreed the deal, but Elm will not make the move to White Hart Lane until the end of the current season. Praised for his passing and playmaking abilities, the 23-year-old Swede has been closely monitored by Manchester United’s scouting network for some time, but United were not ready to make a move until 2012.