Friday, 4 January 2008

Fools Gold

From the Daily Mail:

Ramos warns: If we sell Berbatov, this will prove Tottenham is not a big or a great club

Juande Ramos has delivered a stark warning - great clubs do not sell their best players.

With speculation rife that Tottenham are ready to offload Dimitar Berbatov for as much as £31m, Spurs boss Ramos has told the White Hart Lane board: You'd be fools to let him go.

The Spaniard insisted: "It's a logical deduction that if Tottenham sell Berbatov they are not a big club.

"I don't want to sell him. This is my message. There are very few strikers a Berba's quality. Those who do exist play for great teams in the Champions League.

"Great teams do not sell their best players and he's the only great player not in the Champions League this season."

Ramos at it again, this time (it would appear) delivering an indirect threat towards the chairman. Of course, its more likely that the Mail have taken comments from a Ramos interview and simply focused their attention on the above words and nothing else, making it a little out of context. He hasn't actually called the board 'fools' or issued a threat to the club. He's just stating the obvious outcome of selling our prized asset.

Or course, even more likely is the fact that Ramos IS indirectly telling the Spurs board to be careful. I wouldn't worry. £31M can buy us a couple of Darren Bents.


west stand bagel said...

A player, no matter the length of the contract will move on if he wants to move on. Spurs just avoid the dramatics. They sold Carrick but it was the player that forced the issue. Carrick never gave us BS about it though. Selling Berbatov because Berbatov wants to leave can not be blamed on the club. Ok, maybe for the lack of success (pushing for 4th) but Berbs is part of the team thats in midtable.

We should only want players that want to be 100% Tottenham. Anything simply wont do.

azaris said...

Selling Berbatov in January would put an end to any slight chance THFC might have of winning a trophy this year. The league is already a write-off so that would completely scuttle our season. If it happens I won't be surprised to see season tickets burning. Next thing would be the second tier stars like Chimbonda requesting transfers.

The people who want us to take the £30m are the real fools. There is no one we could spend that money on who would come and be realistically a good replacement.