Tottenham to sign midfield trio?

Chris Wright

13th, January 2010


By Chris Wright


Big chair or tiny man? You decide…

Tottenham are featuring heavily in today’s transfer gossip with rumoury news that they are to bring in a pair of defensive midfielders to increase their options in the middle of the pitch.

A £6 million deal for long-term target Sandro looks to be nearing completion with the Internacional man having agreed personal terms with Spurs ‘in principle’. A work permit is yet to be issued for the 20 year old and some ominous ‘third-party ownership’ issues are yet to be resolved, but Tottenham are hoping to force through the transfer in January.

The most surprising story today though is that Tottenham may also attempt to bring Mathieu Flamini back to the Premier League after the former Arsenal man has struggled to make an impression (having mostly being played out of position) at AC Milan during his stint with the Italian giants. Flamini is understandably desperate for first-team football as he attempts to keep his place in France’s World Cup squad and a move back to England may be the best solution for the talented French work horse, although returning to Arsenal’s bitter rivals will taint his Gooner legacy, for sure.

In further Tottenham news, manager Harry Redknapp is keeping a close eye on developments at Chelsea where Joe Cole‘s transfer talks have stalled. Cole made his name under the current Spurs boss at West Ham and  the droopy faced Bloodhound Redknapp is said to be willing to ‘bust the bank’ by ‘smashing the pay structure’ in a flurry of hyperbole to reunite himself with the midfield schemer.

A trio of intelligent targets there for Spurs. Of the three, I reckon bringing Flamini back to the Prem could be the master stroke, especially if he can be purchased for a cut-price fee. I’ve not seen much of Sandro but from what I’ve read he seems to be a destructive midfielder with bottomless energy reserves and could fit into the Spurs team alongside Wilson Palacios to form a formidable duo.

The Joe Cole story smacks a little bit of filler to me. Even if his negotiations have broken down at Chelsea I don’t think Tottenham would be willing to offer weekly wages that are 70%(ish) higher than their current top earner (Cole allegedly wants £130,000k; Ledley King currently earns around £75,000k).


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  1. reg says:

    shite article nothing new, all lifted from other sites, you wet spam muppet!!!!

  2. Chringle says:

    It’s transfer GOSSIP Reg. Lighten up!

  3. pete says:

    sandro, flamini, done deals, cloe , no way, not for his high wages, greedy bastard.

  4. pete says:

    sandro, done, flamini yes, cole no, greedy git.

  5. dale says:

    Cole deal would be descent as there would be no 15-20m transfer fee, makes sense.

  6. Fozz says:

    Would have loved Cole at Spurs 12mnths ago, don’t think we need him now though. No real problem with his wages as it would be a free transfer. Sign him for a year with an option give him his wages then sell him for his true value or sign him if we get top 4.

    Sandro sounds like a done deal, and its about freakin time…….

    As for Flamini, would be a good deal, he’s decent and the grief it would give the Gooners would be well worth the money spent. Would also state our intentions for a real challenge strongly.

    TBH i think the only deal likely would be Sandro…..he’s only got to be better tan Jenas……not hard!

  7. ped says:

    like to see cole in a central midfield free to wander role, running & dribbling at defences (with pace of lennon & defoe it would scare defences to death) with the croat boys playing on the left (modric & cole could chop & change during the match as well to confuse defenders even more).
    sandro looks a done deal for a typically tough workhorse type MF which harry likes to have (to stand in for pallacious).
    not sure if we need flamini though as maybe we’re ok for that type MF players. (flamini talk may have been in case sandro falls through).
    hey ! what do i know though? i’m no manager.

  8. YIDON says:

    U spelled Mathieu Flamini’s name wrong

    We should buy Flamini and Sandro, that’s it.

    If we had beaten them shit teams = wolves and stoke at home and won away to Everton, we would be top off the league.

    So we have a bloody good squad

  9. YIDON says:

    well did – Mattieu Flamini hahahahahaha

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