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.