Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours: Luka This!

David JacobsCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2012

Still me no longer like Chicken Badge...
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There is a link flying around Facebook which contains a very long, irrelevant news report about an upcoming boxing match. It also contains a very strange mix-up with the microphones, the kind of mix-up which got Richard Keys and Andy Gray sacked.

You can find the video here.

Skip ahead to about 16 minutes and let it run. You'll see the Sky Sports logo and then you'll hear two guys talking about something they've heard from "Keith" about particular Spurs players linked with moves and one player poised to sign for Spurs. Apparently, he has his "fingers in pies."

The transcript:

"Modric is staying, Van Der Vaart's staying, Adebayor's com..." (cuts out).


Make of it what you will, but this is the best evidence I've had of transfer news instead of just
words on paper.


Van Der Vaart Staying

I'm right to believe Van Der Vaart is staying. He loves it here, no matter how much he wants to end his career in Holland, Germany or wherever. He'll be with us for a while longer as his son's pretty settled in our youth ranks...I think...Well little Damien (son) is definitely a Spurs fan anyway!


Luka Modric Staying

Well I can see another Berbatov saga. The potential similarities are too obvious to ignore:

  • Eastern European player
  • VERY GOOD player
  • Paid relatively little for him as far as talent goes.
  • Bound to be trapped in a boardroom for most of the night.
  • If transferred, will be thought of by some fans as using our team as a mere stepping stone towards what they think will be "greater things." Tell me, what is "Grass isn't always greener on the other side" in Croatian...?
  • Will most likely end up a squad player as the chosen new team is already fine without them.


Adebayor Coming

According to, Adebayor could be coming to Spurs permanently after going off the proverbial
transfer-news radar for weeks. Of course, not hearing about him made most think the deal was dead in the water over wage demands. The deal isn't dead yet, although even with a paltry fee of £5 million, the wages will have to be something considerable.

What would make me laugh is if in a desperate attempt to attract Robin Van Persie to Manchester City, the Citizens (or even Ade himself) would take a severe wage cut to move to Spurs, paving the way for RVP to become a first-choice striker alongside Aguero. I know, it's just too perfect to be true (detailed by The Daily Mail).

By the way—the Qatari takeover was non-existent.

There we go, that's this trip through the Spurs rumour-mill over with.