The Daily Mail reports that Spurs have bid £8 million for Carlton Cole, which has been rejected by West Ham. This may be Harry Redknapp or the Spurs board just trying to cause trouble after Scott Duxbury said he wouldn’t do business with Spurs after their approaches for Craig Bellamy. But the Mail also suggests that some sort of swap deal with Darren Bent may be on the cards.
My gut reaction was to tell Spurs to take a running jump … and yet, and yet. Are we confident that Carlton’s form will last, that he will continue scoring at a good rate? Zola is getting the best out of him at the moment and I very much hope that will continue, but no one can be totally sure about that.
Darren Bent plus £5 million (ie they pay us £5 million, for the avoidance of doubt!) would be a good deal in anyone’s book. Wouldn’t it?
Or should we take the Scott Duxbury line and tell them to sling their hook no matter what they offer?