The newspaper headlines and various football enthusiast websites have all recognised Tottenham’s need for a striker, but reports of ‘last ditch bids’ can surely only be a fantasy? The window only opened thirteen days ago!
Unless they mean last ditch bids before the player signs for another team- this perhaps, is more likely.
This would not be an uncommon occurrence, players have their preferred destinations, they have their preferred competitions to play in, and they have their preferred wage structures (often leading to a club in the Borough of Kensington rather than Haringey, when we consider Hazard, Mata, Oscar etc).
To a certain degree this is understandable. However, one would hope that first team football would account for something, and that is something that Tottenham can definitely guarantee to a top class forward player, but also, that the challenge of breaking into the Champions League and really achieving something would be appealing?
Surely more than simply playing in it to get to the quarter finals year after year, like our red-suited brethren from the other side of North London.
Who honestly knows, but I fear simple idealism guides my way rather than that ever burning desire to earn £150,000 per week, rather than a mere trifling £110,000. Such an amount is insulting really, and impractical….especially if you want to become king of your own third-world country, which I am sure is the true aspiration of so many members of the footballing playing staff elite.
But I digress.
Below is a list of forwards with price tags ranging between approximately £10 million and £40 million.
Klass Jan Huntelaar
Exactly how available these players are and what fees they will command I do not know- I am a man of the law rather than an experienced football agent/chairman/manager/director of football, but what I do know is that at Tottenham they will get to line up alongside Gareth Bale, Sandro, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembele, Paulinho, Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris; all players which can comfortably hold their own against the best in the Champions League.
Surely one of these players would be willing to come to Tottenham to form the spearhead of a side which has an abundance of quality and strength? Surely one would be willing to turn our fortunes around and provide us with that killer instinct which could make us win 2-1 away at Norwich, Cardiff , Fulham or West Brom, when they have battened down the hatches and all we need is a touch of inspiration (if Gareth is absent or having an off day!)…
I truly hope one of these players will embrace my idealism, because for a club with as much to offer as Tottenham, breaking into the top four just one more time, could see a gradual rise not only to the quarter finals of the Champions League, but to the top of the Barclays Premier League.
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