Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yet again, no significant signings were made

January transfer window is officially over for Tottenham and I must say I'm disappointed with our activity. Firstly, Harry claims he isn't interested in a single player, yet again, on a deadline day tries to sign a handful of them and only bags an injury-prone veteran who will be only serving on the bench, when both Defoe and Adebayor aren't ready.

I was happy to see Pavlyuchenko go out, especially pleased with the fee involved, yet again showed what business man our chairman really is, but when will they reinvest their money? There were talks of numerous signings this winter, yet only a free transfer was made, even though we still managed to offload some players.

We were linked with a couple of Brazilians, most notably Ganso, who was available for as much as €18M, not a high sum of money, considering the talent and potential that player has, and other Brazilian was a long-term target Leandro Damiao. Both players were linked with summer moves to Tottenham, but we never secured neither of their signatures. Bringing a player like Loic Remy to the squad, or even Papiss Demba Cisse could have increased our chances of silverware this term, but with the squad we currently have and being 5 points behind Manchester duo, I just don't see us as serious title contenders. Hopefully, we'll stick with the 3rd position and will have more willingness to improve in the winter.


  1. I don't see how bringing in Loic Remy would seriously increase our position as title contenders. He would still be playing 3rd string to Ade and Defoe, or splitting time as the #2 at best. Ade will play every game he is healthy and able to play. With him playing at a high level, I'm certain 'Arry didn't see the need to bring in a long term replacement at this juncture.

    The Ganso deal was summarized when 'Arry said he had never even heard of lad. It's just silly newspapers writing silly things.

  2. Nice post! I agree about the Ganso deal which was a huge deal!!

  3. A lot of money, nobody to pay.