Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has today claimed that Spurs have won the race to sign highly rated duo Simon Kjaer and Edinson Cavani.
A 35m euro deal has apparantly been agreed for the pair who have been heavily linked with some of the top clubs in europe in recent weeks. Defender Kjaer, 21 was a rumoured target for several other premiership clubs, as well as Bayern Munich and Juventus, while German top flight club Wolfsburg had been linked with striker Cavani, 23.
“Tottenham have bid 35million euros, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave.
“We will reinvest the money for these players. The midfield is my biggest concern, whereas in defence and attack we are fairly covered.”
If these reports are true then we appear to be signing two top quality players – players capable of pushing us on to the next level and helping us to compete on the Champions League stage. While the Cavani deal appears to be a straight forward replacement for the outgoing Robbie Keane / Roman Pavlyuchenko though the Kjaer deal is a little more confusing. With Ledley seemingly ready to appear more than once a week if required and the form of Michael Dawson, coupled with the fact that we still have Woody , Bassong and Younnes Kaboul to come in to the side when needed – the question that needs to be asked is ‘Do we need to spend that kind of money on another centre half?’ ….. anyway, if these are the types of player we’ll be bringing in this transfer window then we have an exciting summer ahead !!!