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Spurs Finally Set To Free-up Funds For Harry To Play With?

Spurs Harry Redknapp could be set for a late transfer boost with un-wanted duo Giovani Dos Santos and Roman Pavlyuchenko linked with moves away from the club.


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp could be set for a late transfer boost with un-wanted duo Giovani Dos Santos and Roman Pavlyuchenko linked with moves away from the club.

Spurs fans are hopeful Redknapp can sign a new striker before the window shuts in order to help maintain their title push, and this would be far more likely if at least one of Dos Santos or Pavlyuchenko were to leave this month.

The Sun are reporting today that Spanish duo Villarreal and Granada are interested in signing Dos Santos, while Pavlyuchenko is on the radar of Lokomotiv Moscow.

Mexican Dos Santos has failed to impress at White Hart Lane since his move from Barcelona in 2008, making just 15 starts for the first team. Villarreal vice-president Jose Manuel Llaneza is quoted by the Sun as confirming talks with Tottenham are underway and claiming Dos Santos would like to join them:

“The negotiations are going well and it seems the player wants to come to Villarreal.”

The report also has Granada club president Quique Pina as saying that they are the only Spanish side to make a formal offer for the 22-year-old attacker, but he’s wary that another club could gazump their offer:

“We are the only Spanish club that has made a formal offer for him.

“But we are running out of days before the end of the transfer window and it could be that another club will come in tomorrow with more money.

“There are players out there of a high level and we found difficulty bringing them to Granada.

“We are fighting as hard as we can and at this moment and we are in a good position over Giovani so long as another club does not get involved.

“It’s logical that the player wants to play for more important clubs but if there isn’t a better offer it will be difficult for him to go to another club.”

Should Dos Santos and/or Pavlyuchenko leave in the coming days, Redknapp would then have funds to strengthen his title-chasing squad with, and a replacement striker would surely be high on the agenda if these two were to depart.

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  1. sellarshavin

    January 25, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Finally? Its a myth that the Spurs team arnt built on money. Over the last 10 years they have made more of a loss on transfers than Man United.

    • topspur

      January 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Yet they don’t post a loss in their accounts which makes it sustainable spending

    • Bobby

      January 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Man U don’t spend too much on players, relatively speaking. They sign the odd superstar but most of their finest players have come up through the ranks or signed very young and developed. That’s why their transfer accounts, along with Spurs are not too bad. It’s when you talk about Chelsea and City, and even Liverpool, that the figures become ridiculous. Spurs have actually balanced their transfer books over the past couple of seasons which signifies a change in transfer policy. Looking at their success this season, it would appear that you don’t actually need to spend big, but wisely…

  2. Bestin London

    January 26, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Its also a myth that Arsenal have spent less money than Spurs. If transfer fees AND wages are taken into account, it actually works out pretty balanced. Spurs have opted to put money into transfer fees, Arsenal into wages.

  3. Charles

    January 26, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I just hope the replacement striker is Leandro.Akways said he will fire Tottenham to P.L glory.

  4. Bobby

    January 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    They just need to get on with it. Fed up with leaving it to the last minute. Just inflates the fees and leads to panic buys. That’s how we ended up with Pav in the first place.

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