Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Modric Shouldn't Go Anywhere & Other Various Tidbits

Rumors keep on flying that Luka Modric could move to Serie A this summer, for around 23 million pounds. No doubt these rumors were helped along by his agent, talking about how Luka would do well in Italy. He says that few teams can afford him, but "The Special One" and Inter are apparently being given 100 million pounds to raid English clubs in the summer.

Jose was rumored to be interested in Jermaine Jenas in the January window and might make a push for him in the summer, but as his form has improved, and the way that he has combined with Palacios I don't think Harry will sell him on, unless Jose offers silly money to the club. I think that Jose will come in for Luka, I just have that feeling, and Harry should fight tooth and nail to keep him. At some point I am afraid that Luka will probably move on to greener pastures, but that shouldn't be for a couple of seasons more. At least let's hope.

Roman Pavlyuchenko has spoken to the press insisting that he hasn't been dropped from the first team, which I don't think anyone really thought had happened. He isn't first choice at the moment with Harry but he hasn't been dropped to the reserves like Ramos did with a number of players in the summer. Roman still has a future with the club, a summer of rest and a preseason with the club will make him a better player.

Both Adel Taarabt & Giovanni Dos Santos won rave reviews in their debuts for their loan clubs respectively, with Adel being hailed by all sorts of publications. This is exactly what Adel needed, a good run in a team, and a chance to help repair his confidence and enjoy his football. I think next season we will start to see something on a regular basis from young Adel.

Who we're rumored to be buying today is Sheffield United defender Kyle Naughton who is an England U21 international. He seems like a fine player, but why exactly would we buy him? He is a right-back who can also play right-wing, two positions where we have more than enough cover. Look on the left side Harry!

And finally, Alan Hansen is tipping our Spurs to secure a spot in Europe this season. Yes, we are only 5 points adrift of 7th place, but as optimistic as I try to stay about the club, I don't see that as happening. We're barely catching our breath after the relegation battle, let's try and secure a Top 10 finish, and worry about Europe and particularly challenging for a Champions League place next season.

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