Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool was a setback (an unnecessary one too) no doubt about that, but you get the feeling that nothing can stop the Spurs train now.
Spurs fans are used to disappointment. They’ve seen their side capitulate too many times when they’ve been in a position of power. Last year was a perfect example. Harry Redknapp had guided his side to a 13 point lead over rivals Arsenal and looked assured of earning a top four finish.
Unfortunately, with the likelihood of the England job landing in his lap, Harry Redknapp took his eyes of the ball and Tottenham missed out.
Andre Villas-Boas, however, is an entirely different character. He’s such an assured, astute personality and he seems to have transferred this qualities over to his club. With this in mind, it seems unlikely that Tottenham will slip now.
There are big games still to come against Chelsea and Manchester City, but should Spurs come out the other side with a top four finish, it will be a landmark moment for the club.
It will open up new opportunities in terms of revenue and the kind of players that Tottenham can target in the transfer market. Spurs will be considered a ‘big club’ once again (if they’re not already!)
According to The Mirror, the Argentine striker has grown weary of playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu and may be willing to make a move to the Premier League. They also suggest that he will cost his new club £22m.
This, for me, would be an absolute bargain for a player who has proven himself at the very top level over a number of seasons. Whilst this hasn’t been his best season (10 goals in 27 appearances), he usually scores at least once every two games and is renowned for his finishing ability. He’s strong with the ball at his feet, mobile, tricky and good in the air. You get the feeling that he’d fit in nicely in the Premier League.
Higuain is a world-class talent who would be a massive step up on the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor for Tottenham. If AVB adds a player of his talent to this squad, who knows what could happen next season?
What’s your take? Could Spurs really pull off a deal for Gonzalo Higuain? And if they’re interested will they have to send Bale off in the other direction?
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