Transfer Tales Episode VI
Today Tottenham Hotspur trio Sean Davis, Pedro Mendes and former Pompey loanee Noe Pamarot joined us for a fee of £7.5 million. All three players have not seen much action for Spurs this season with Davis saying he wasn't given a chance to prove himself and Mendes wanting to play regular football and looking forward to the challenge ahead. I think the signings of Davis and Mendes are very sound as Davis is under-rated and will add some steel to the centre and chip in with a few goals. Mendes is also a quality player who is more defensive minded and will help break up the oppositions attacking moves. I'm not so sure about Pamarot though as he's a right back and in my opinion he is no better than Brian Priske and we have cover in Linvoy Primus too. Another thing is the fee. £7.5 million is pretty steep and I think we might have paid a little bit too much money in terms of value as we have certainly got better players for cheaper on the other hand these players may turn out to be the difference between survival and The Championship next season and if that turns out to be the case then I am all for it. All three players are likely to make their debuts against Everton on Saturday.
Milan Mandaric has not ruled out more spending and says that we could expect a few more deals before the window slams shut. One player to be linked is Norwich goalkeeper Robert Green who we apparently tried to get hold of in the summer. In my opinion he is over-rated and although a good shot stopper his handling leaves something to be desired. No doubt Norwich will value him at the same price as Paul Robinson if we do try and poach him. Expect more links tommorow though!
It is reported that Gregory Vignal is wanted by French side AS Monaco and Newcastle United. Vignal is one of these players who has good and bad days. He likes a tackle but can't pass wind so he would be suited perfectly for Newcastle having already taken Amdy Faye from us. Whether he will go or not remains to be seen but we are already short on left sided players so we'd have to bring in other left footed players before he would be allowed to leave. Right?
That is it for now. Tune in next time for the next dramatic developments in "Transfer Tales".