SPURS: 4 Things That must Be Sorted Out ASAP
Focus being the key word right now as we are in a pivotal period for the club. We know what happened last season and what we didn’t achieve; now is the time to focus on our future direction.
In order to do this, tough decisions will need to be made in the next few weeks. The club is currently involved in many trying situations, namely the ongoing Olympic Stadium issue along with Northumberland Park Development project, plus the Luka saga that, seemingly, will not go away even with the clear stance Daniel Levy has taken on it. We are also in the midst of the summer transfer window, where little business has been concluded by us even though there has been much speculation in the press as always.
So where does our focus need to be? I believe these are the key areas our efforts should be concentrated on:
Decide what a suitable price for Luka Modric is, inform his suitors and give a clear deadline for a deal to be done. This then gives us the time to either replace him or know that he is in our plans for the forthcoming season. I realise that the club issued statements that he is not for sale at any price but I believe that if enough pound notes are waved in our direction he will be sold.
Identify where we need to strengthen (yes, I am laughing whilst writing this!). Obvious I know, but since a lot of teams are making moves earlier in this window we need to spring into action or face the prospect of the top talent no longer being available. However both Harry Redknapp and Daniel Levy have said though ‘we need to sell before we can buy’, which leaves us in somewhat of a Catch 22 situation. Perhaps the club needs to rethink their Modric stance and lower their fringe player prices?
Preseason friendlies are just about to start and Harry Redknapp won’t be with the team in South Africa due to his impending court appearance next week . Whilst I don’t expect ‘Arry to be staying at Her Majesty’s pleasure , I am sure the club must have thought of every possible scenario and the ‘what if’ as the possible consequences are huge and preseason is the crucial time for plans and tactics to be made not ripped apart.
The Olympic Stadium issue and Northumberland Park Development project. Levy is progressing with both and almost playing one off against the other now. This will continue for the foreseeable future as all avenues will be explored; one thing is for sure we need a larger capacity stadium.
With so much going on in the next month we need to be strong, have direction and get the business done so Spurs can have a great season and look to a fantastic future.
I am now just hoping that, our transfer business is done way before the last week in August, we sell off our ‘surplus to requirements’ players quickly enabling Luka to stay, and the NPD project gets the funding we are looking for to proceed. Obviously, this is Tottenham we are talking about so everything will be prolonged and drawn out for as long as possible until the last minute. After all, we all love the roller coaster ride, right?
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