Being a Spurs fan is amazing. I probably get more excited in the run up to the season than I do once the actual games get underway.
I have come to realise most of the copy I read where transfers are concerned is complete fiction but some of it still gives me a buzz….unless it’s regarding Dean Ashton and £15m from the THFC coffers.
Apart from our ‘bid’ for Dean Ashton, there have been a few little squeaks about Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
This is another player along with David Villa in the out of our reach zone but some of the noises I’ve been hearing make me think he’s a possibility.
Like Villa, he’s been linked with all the big boys but also like Villa, nothing has progressed.
The Hunter, as he is known, would cost in the region of £17m and would be a better proposition as far as I am concerned than Arshavin or Pavlyuchenko. (not mentioning Dean Ashton again!)
Huntelaar has refused to extend the two years currently left on his contract with Ajax, due to them wanting to include a £20m+ buy out clause and a move to the Premier League is believed to be his preferred option.
He was strongly linked with Manchester Utd last month but they seemed to turn their attentions to Berbatov. Arsenal were also mentioned but I’m not sure they would splash that much cash and his wages would probably be a stumbling block for them as well.
If we are serious about breaking the top four this season, we need a striker of this calibre, we need a Hunter!