Well it looks as if the Bent transfer is about to be rubber stamped. At long last.
As suggested on HH back on 31.05.07, the fee looks likely to be considerably less than the inflated price tag Charlton execs originally dreamt up. I suggested £12.5 and the figure being bandied around today is £13 plus all the usual add-ons for appearances etc...
To Bent's credit he chose Club over cash.
The wheels on their homes may well go round and round, but West Ham were serious ~ by all reports offering young Darren £75,000 a week. What Tottenham have offered him is anyone's guess but it is highly unlikely to more than half that.
Of course, this will truly unleash speculation over the Spurs strikers. More fuel to rubbish 'Defoe To ______' (insert club)... and more 'Berbatov Agent In Secret Underwater Talks With Man Utd' guff.
The quantity of strikers doesn't really rattle me in terms of losing any of our current mob. If BMJ could get away with keeping 5 decent strikers happy he damn well would. They all know the drill. You impress - you play- you score - you play - you stay...
I'm confident Defoe will remain and will show real ambition, real resilience and will finally crack (hopefully) a few more of his critics. This will be a make or break season for him at The Lane. No one, no one, no one at all wants to discuss the possibility of...... injuries...
We have one hell of a campaign staring us head on and I tell you now, if Berba gets a twist in the 23rd minute against Gutentag Zurich or whoever on a wet Tuesday night and we've Man Utd away on the Saturday Benty will look cheap as chips and Defoe will be an ace in the hole. There are too many games ahead to be clucking at this stage about being 'overmanned'.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Posted by Harry Hotspur at Saturday, June 23, 2007