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Does Arshavin Hold The Key?

Does Arshavin Hold The Key?

Today`s M.E.N (Manchester Evening News) reports that the likely transfer of Arshavin to Spurs will pave the way for United to make a £28 million approach for long-term target Dimitar Berbatov.

Now, though it`s not for me to discuss the transfer dealings of another club, I can't quite understand this recent obsession with the rose-cheeked Russian playmaker. I have read the stories of his troubled past, which never allowed him to fully achieve his true potential; however it doesn`t quite rub with me. How can a player who 'supposedly` performed so well in Euro 2008 be a virtual unknown for the previous 8 years? Some of you may be asking why I used the word 'supposedly`; but let`s remember he only played 3 games at Euro 2008, the third of which he was a complete obsolete. I mean, do two good performances in the Euro`s and a decent UEFA Cup campaign really merit the ludicrous sum of money Zenit are demanding? Surely the distinct lack of interest in the player should act as warning to Spurs to stay well away. But alas, I am diverging...

Indeed, the real point of this article was to discuss the possibility of Berbatov finally being able to join United. It has been long known that Sir Alex is a keen admirer of the 27-year old; and with the odd exception the possible signing of Berbatov is seen as a good thing amongst United fans.

I mean, £28 million is alot of money, but when you look at today`s market, a market in which Gareth Barry is valued at £18 million and Bentley at £15 million; we must surely look on this as a good piece of business. The likelihood is that Berbatov is our only target and thus his signing would be out only piece of business this year. No doubt this article will attract many a Spurs fan who will spout the same old crap about Levy`s dossier (how is that going by the way, chaps?) and the fact they will sell him for £2.50 and a packet of Cheese and Onion crisps to Barcelona just to spite us, but the reality is Spurs are a club in need of money. They have spend upwards of £65 million since Ramos came and though prising an impressive £20 million from Liverpool for Robbie Keane, they need money. Especially if the rumours we hear about David Villa and the like are true.

So, despite the fact all still remains in limbo, I think we can safely say that this will be sorted out sooner rather than later, one way or the one really wants this dragging into the season.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday July 31 2008
Time: 2:00PM


All this transfer stuff is doing my noggin in! I want proper footy!
31/07/2008 14:09:00
31/07/2008 14:11:00
I dont get the bit where you say we need money? Why do we? I think Berbatov will end up with you guys, but I don't see why we should just accept UTD terms, I think we are just making a stand against you guys coming in for our better player every year or two!
Shropshire Yid
31/07/2008 15:00:00
oh he he he so much traffic on this site
31/07/2008 15:01:00
rememeber spurs haven't been taken over by some yank yet
31/07/2008 15:06:00
How do you work out we are in need of money ?? Total transfer spend =£43 mil Total transfer income =£39 mil So we have spend 4 mil this summer
31/07/2008 15:07:00
hahahaha we need the money... makes me laugh what about the 32 odd million u need of tevez.... tottenham have rejected your bids, how are they desperate for money. Spurs are not in debt unlike Man Ure. the price is £30m uk, £25m abroad... so if Fergie wants to buy meet the asking price or shut up & no makewaeghts with your cast brown or Saha who combined are woth £4m. If you wanna swap... We will have Ronaldo... I think thats a fair deal...
31/07/2008 15:12:00
Dont believe everything you hear in the media thats all im saying....
31/07/2008 15:17:00
Lack of money? Ha! We'll buy United and have it knocked down!
31/07/2008 15:21:00
this is true spurs dont need the money and as for the tapping up, we will just have to agree to disagree. Its all very well saying spurs should stay away from arshavin but you seem to forget unlike the untouchable 'top4' other teams have to do what is known as taking a gamble. We cant buy the finished article like you can, we have to have a punt and hope it works out, then if it works, the top 4 come along and pick them up when they are ripe thus ensuring the top 4 monopoly continues. The whole thing wrong, its killing football but thats the way it is. the sooner fergie coughs up the better united, spurs and berbatov will be.
31/07/2008 15:22:00
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