So it seems that Ramos is wasting no time in finding top-notch players to replace those who have already left or are set to depart from White Hart Lane.
Russian star Andrei Arshavin will arrive in London in the next couple of days for talks on a transfer from Zenit St Petersburg to Tottenham.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to move quickly to appease fans dismayed by the departure of Robbie Keane to Liverpool and the imminent exit of Dimitar Berbatov.
Attacking midfielder Arshavin’s favoured club, Barcelona, pulled out after being unwilling to meet the original £24m asking price.But Spurs believe they now have an agreement in place at £19m and only need to finalise personal terms and secure a work permit for the 27-year-old.
Andrei Arshavin is a quality player and I believe he is more than able to appease the Spurs fans who are annoyed with Robbie Keane’s decision to leave. A signing of this magnitude would be further evidence of a club moving forwards and not backwards. As Juande continues to spring clean and mould the Tottenham squad into his own, I am sure it will become clear that the north London club will be in with a shot of breaking into the top four.
This might not happen this coming season, but it is certainly a goal that can be achieved in two or three years. The signing of players like Modric and Arshavin will be the kind of players to make that dream a reality. Would the signings of Arshavin and Bentley make up for the loss of Keane and possibly Berbatov?