Spurs set to seal striker deal

By on June 14, 2010
Mar. 20, 2010 - United Kingdom - Football - Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur Barclays Premier League - The Britannia Stadium - 20/3/10..Eidur Gudjohnsen (R) celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham with team mate Nico Kranjcar.

By David Moore-Crouch.

Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to make his move to Tottenham a permanent one. According to Sky Sports, the Monaco striker will sign for the club within the next 14 days. Gudjohnsen joined the club in the January transfer window and helped Spurs push for Champions League Qualification.  Although he only scored twice in his four months at the club, Harry Redknapp believes the 31 year old showed enough to warrant a new deal.

Gudjohnsen is no stranger to the Premier League, having played 177 games for Spurs London rivals Chelsea. During this time, he managed to net 78 goals. The Icelandic international also possesses vast Champions League experience which could prove significant for Spurs as they enter Europe’s premier competition for the first time in their history.

Gudjohnsen has previously expressed his desire to remain at White Hart Lane.

I’m very pleased with the way things have gone here in the last few weeks. I’ve had to be patient but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my training and being here on a day to day basis. I really feel alive again. I missed England.

With Gudjohnsen set to remain at Spurs, Robbie Keane’s future is once again being brought into question. There are a number of clubs that are rumoured to be interested in signing the Irish veteran if Spurs do decide he is surplus to requirements.

Would Eidur Gudjohnsen be a good signing for Spurs?

12 Comments

  1. tony

    June 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    at a price of 2-3 mil it would be ok.he has vast experience and would be a good back up for the strikers.

  2. Andrew Peacock

    June 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I am an avid tottenham hotspur supporter and always will be and i personally believe signing a player of Eidur’s calibre can only be a great thing for Spurs, lets not forget he has previous Champions League experience, and a couple of games last season when he was getting used to the way Spurs play he was outstanding, having him just off the front man/men he can use his vision and excellent passing to allow quicker players like Lennon, Modric and Bale to float in and score goals. In harry we believe and i for one know he knows what hes doing! COYS

  3. col

    June 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Quality player wish we could have had him years ago.

  4. Bazza

    June 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Was very poor for Barca for 3 seasons and terrible for Monaco and really did nothing at spurs
    Would be a very poor signing if this were true, but I’m hoping it’s wrong

  5. pete

    June 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    great signing

  6. karl

    June 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Bassa he scored goals for us, he is good for our team, when we use him instead of crouch we can play the ball, and not just long balls. You dont have any soccer brains

  7. jtott

    June 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Karl, you dont need soccer brains to realise Gudjohnsen
    Is not good enough for us,his best days are behind him,He has done nothing for us, Bassa is right, poor signing

  8. chubbstheyid

    June 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Good signing, not world class and yes his best years are behind him but he defiantly brings something to the team. We do need a world class striker aswell as Gudjohnsen as he isnt going to get 30+ goals but he will grab a shed load of assists if he sits in the hole infront of the oppositions defence. Good back up for Modric me thinks.

  9. yiddo

    June 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    With his experience and versatility its a no brainer. Make it happen.

  10. zab

    June 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Some idiot gooners posting as Spurs fans on here methinks!

    Eidur is a great signing, as already mentioned: EXPERIENCE.

    Nice One Harry – now for our marquee signing…

  11. TonyTott

    June 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    How can this possibly be a bad signing? He’ll cost next to nothing, add experience, options, WANTS to be here, already settled and used to being here and is more than happy playing back-up striker.

  12. Mark Munro

    June 15, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Great to read that most Spurs fans (as it has always been) have above average football brains. It is obvious that Eidur will be a top signing for very little for all the reasons mentioned above by the spurs fans that really understand football.

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