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Tottenham set to swoop for English duo


By Ryan Kane.

Tottenham could be about to make a swoop for English midfielders Joe Cole and Michael Carrick according to reports. Cole is currently a free agent after being released by former club Chelsea at the end of the 2009/10 Premier League campaign. Manchester United have already ruled out a move for the 28-year old as rivals Arsenal and Tottenham battle it out for the wingers signature. According to recent reports Spurs’ defender Gareth Bale has urged manager Harry Redknapp to snap up Cole before it’s too late. Redknapp has since told “TalkSport” that the club were

“interested in Joe (Cole)”.

before going on to say

If the chairman can pull a deal off I’d love to have him at Tottenham.

Cole scored 28 league goals for Chelsea during his seven year stint at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder was also included in Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad this summer as England endured a dismal campaign, eventually dumped out by Germany in the last 16.

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick has reportedly been the subject of a bidding war between Spurs and Sunderland. According to “The Daily Mail”, Steve Bruce is set to make a £7 million offer for the 28-year old whilst “The Daily Star” have claimed that Tottenham will make a £12 million bid to bring the midfielder back to White Hart Lane. Carrick, who was part of United’s Champions League winning side in 2008, had made 64 league appearances for Spurs before making the move to Old Trafford.

Harry Redknapp has been given a reported transfer budget of £40 million to spend this summer as Spurs prepare to contend in next season’s UEFA Champions League. £6 million of which “” have reported may be used to lure Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy to the club. The Welsh striker, who managed 12 league goals for City last term, has played for Norwich, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Liverpool during his time in England. It is thought the opportunity to play Champions League football next season may be enough to entice the 30-year old to White Hart Lane. Tottenham piped Bellamy’s Manchester City side to fourth spot in the league last time out.



  1. gettingthereslowly

    July 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    well they would make the squad stronger but i think scot parker and possibly richards would be more helpfull as our midfield and defence seems to need that little bit more bite in it or hangerlar from fulham (hope i spelt his name right !) as i believe you need midfielders that can win the ball and pass parker has that energy about him that carrick doesn’t i know carrick plays a more holding role which allows other players to get forwards but the secret is to have players who can do either in the midfield which parker can

    • Peteski

      July 14, 2010 at 2:22 am

      I think Micah Richards would be an excellent signing. A season or so back he was the “next best thing” in an England shirt. You don’t become a bad player overnight and he has all the tools to be a class act for us. A new start at the Lane and I think we’d see the next England right back.

      For Carrick, take him or leave him. Good player but better than Hudd..?? Doubt it!

      All the rumours about Bellamy, all I can say on that one is MY GOD, NO THANKS…!!!

  2. modric14

    July 13, 2010 at 9:58 am

    i agree scott parker be better and plus he a spurs fan carrick a traitor come on harry sign joe cole first yid army

  3. ToppinHam

    July 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Making the squad stronger isn’t really needed- what is needed is making the team better- and that means a striker with real presence, consistency, quality- who performs well in the big games- this is a MUST!

  4. Iver Biggen

    July 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Carrick is not a traitor and never been treated as one, he turned up against Spurs at the lane and never been booed, infact he always received a huge cheer from the fans, Carrick over Parker ANYTIME..He is a class above Parker.

  5. Rich

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Personally I think we should pull out all the stops to get Cole and then go after Forlan and try a cheaky bid for Darjo Srna

  6. Nick

    July 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I dont think we will get either player until we know were in champions league group stage hope we get a out and out striker tho wouldn’t mine muller too

  7. Roy Singh

    July 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I’m still waiting for reality to prevail. Been listening to transfer speculations for over a year now.
    My suggestion : Chairman/Management/Coaching staff to urgently meet. Weed out those they consider not playable ( only after giving them a 2nd chance to prove themselves). Check on your budget and buy young with long term playing carreer.

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  10. mackay61

    July 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm


    parker has had TWO chances to join spurs, and turned his nose up both times. he can sod off.


    July 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm


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  14. dave@spurs

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Harry should close the back door first,then strikers, midfield seems O K to me

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  16. Stoney

    July 14, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Johnny ringo. Play corluka in his proper position. Where is that then? And as for the Owen shout. Jeeeesus.

  17. tony

    July 14, 2010 at 4:04 am

    1.carrick is not a traitor.that a player wants to better himself from the money point of view,and to go to a top club is a normal ambition.2 he never realised his early hes listed.scott parker is a better player,who has rejected spurs in the past.the past is the the past.hes available,go for him.

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