Harry told us all to expect a big signing in the closing stages of the transfer market – which we all assumed to be someone exciting, and a good, Premiership proven forward.
As we know, the only players to arrive were Papa Diop and Glen Johnson – neither could really be described as exciting (although Harry has done his best to build Johnson up as a big player).
So, the question lies, what was he expecting?
Could he have been going for the yak – and attempted a swap deal for Gary, only to miss out at the last minute, and have to go through with Gary leaving? Seems unlikely.
His comments about Defoe however – as reported in the daily mirror – are more enticing. It suggests that Defoe could have been the target, and that we were priced out of a move. Although this too seems unlikely, it is possible. Even more so, with the departure of Gary, who could have been an attempt to get the funds – but due to its lateness, miss out at the last minute.
I would not be surprised if this was what Harry was aiming for, but unfortunately for us, he clearly missed.
Still, come January, and with Defoe not making to many appearances so far for Tottenham, we could still get a much-needed non-African forward – in the shape of Defoe.
Almost certainly me trying to put 5465 and 2156 together and making 7622, but I like to think I’m still only 1 out 😉
Written by pompeycarpet.
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