31 August, 2012

Dempsey for the win

As a Spurs fan, I think I just had a wet dream today.  We talked about having a fee agreed for Moutinho, but apparently terms fell through.  Then word came through that Lloris was going to be allowed by his club to travel to England and have a medical ahead of any possible agreement.

Lloris is the FFF #1 keeper and for a reported fee of around 12mil Euro, he is signing now with Spurs.  In his mid 20s, he represents a long term goal for Spurs for the future between the pipes.  Especially since Friedel is getting long in the tooth, Cudicini will never be more than a backup and Gomez is either stellar or stinky.

Now comes word that since terms couldn't be agreed with Moutinho, Spurs have hijacked Liverpool's efforts for Dempsey.  And won. Reportedly, the deal is 6mil for 3 years with salary undisclosed.  Either way, a steal since he had 1 year left on his deal at Fulham.

In a complete rebuilding of the team, Spurs are getting younger and surprisingly better.  VDV is going back to Hamburg, Dos Santos (despite his obvious talents for country, never really produced for club... any club... even on loan) is sold to Mallorca, and AVB now has a team that seems faster, and more skilled.

With just over an hour left before the deadline, there is still talk that Spurs are after another forward, but to that extent, we'll see, and which I highly doubt now.  After a disappointing start for Spurs (loss to Newcastle and draw with West Brom) these are huge moves that should pay off in the long run.  COYS!

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