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England's Summer Transfer Market Begins And Ends At Tottenham

white hart lane England's Summer Transfer Market Begins And Ends At Tottenham

It looks like the floodgates in the transfer window have opened. So far this summer, it seems that the majority of major transfer deals have started and ended at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane.

The spark was Robbie Keane’s move from Tottenham to Liverpool for 20.3 million pounds. That allowed Spurs to finalize the deal with Blackburn for the 15 million pound winger David Bentley.

Now, with cash in hand, Tottenham looks likely to purchase Andrei Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko. If the two Russian stars arrive at Tottenham, that’ll likely mean that Dimitar Berbatov will be exiting White Hart Lane and moving to Manchester United.

In many ways, Tottenham has become this summer’s Chelsea by playing an active role in the transfer market similar to how the Blues have conducted business in previous years. Tottenham is banking on the success of the new players and manager Juande Ramos this season. If Spurs isn’t able to mount a serious challenge this year, there’ll be hell to pay.

If Spurs are able to land Arshavin and Pavlyuchenko, the club probably won’t make any other major transfer signings but will instead concentrate on getting the side ready for the beginning of the new Premier League season scheduled for August 16.

After quite a silly season in the transfer market, deals are beginning to get signed and the excitement is building for the new season, one which promises to be the most competitive in many, many years.


About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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