Results for Micah Richards

One defender out, one defender in

7:30 pm
Kyle Naughton overrates his own ability. He is at best an average full-back and would do a job for a team in the lower half of the table. However he is at a club aspiring for the top four each season so is never going to be a first choice right-back.

Kyle Naughton wants to leave Spurs
Kyle Naughton wants first team football
“I am 25 and there is a stage that you reach when you think, ‘Well, am I going to be No 1? That is what I am looking for. I want to be playing regularly. If I can’t hold down a first-team spot then I do have to look elsewhere. I am not going to lie – I am a right-back. That is the position I want to play in, but it has been difficult with Kyle Walker doing so well.”

Tottenham are likely to let him go for the right price but will have to bear in mind the homegrown contingent for next season.

A departing Naughton would leave Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Michael Dawson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Zeki Fryers, Harry Kane Jordan Archer and Tom Carroll for next season.

There is a growing chorus among Spurs fans to ditch Dawson and Rose, which would only leave the minimum eight.

Personally I'm surprised he has not left before now with no chance of claiming a regular spot. He and Danny Rose may do well at poor clubs but being the best player in relegation sides does not make you a top four player. It seems he hasn't grasped that yet.

Steven Caulker left White Hart Lane for Cardiff City for the same reason, he wanted first team football and was not prepared just to be part of a squad. Had he stayed then he would likely have been a first choice centre-back next season alongside a fit again Younes Kaboul.

Micah Richards wanted by Spurs
Micah Richards wanted by Spurs
However one option could be Manchester City defender Micah Richards. The 25 year-old can play at right-back or centre-back and has only paid 9 Premier League games in the last 2 years. With Vertonghen likely to leave as well he would be a welcome signing for many Spurs fans and would add to the homegrown contingent.

He would certainly be an upgrade on Naughton and has pace so would probably move above Dawson in the pecking order for a centre-back spot. A pairing of Micah Richards and Younes Kaboul certainly looks strong on paper. Manchester City have confirmed that Spurs are interested in him and that the player has all but given up hope of breaking into the first team there.




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"Signing a centre-half is our priority"

11:25 am
Hmm. So said the Evening Standard last night. Apparently Harry's been on about us needing a central defender. Can I ask why though?

We've all heard the news that Woodgate hasn't been included in the final 25-man squad and Ledley's got a dodgy knee, but we've still got Michael Dawson, Seb Bassong and Younes Kaboul. Charlie is a natural centre-half, although I, like most, don't fancy him in that position.

Is this another Harry ploy? I think we all know Harry well enough to understand the psychology of his comments. "Signing a centre-half is our top priority" can also read as "Dan, I want to add players to this squad, so hurry up and get your cheque book out!".

I had personally hoped that our signing of the "special one/two/three" would have been done and dusted by now. With the season fast approaching, it would have been better to have had a settled squad.

Hopefully Harry can get a few players in prior to our Champion's League qualifiers.

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Our mate, Melsey, was in the same hotel along with the Manchester City squad in the States. He asked Bellamy if he would be joining Spurs and Bellamy replied "I can't keep moving clubs, although I do like and respect Harry a lot".

Melsey then asked one of the waitresses to ask Shay Given if his name was Joe Hart. Very funny indeed, he apparently looked furious.

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Harry on Fab

3:03 pm
Luís Fabiano to sign for Tottenham Hotspur, THBN
Our 'Arry is at it yet again, this time stating that Tottenham Hotspur could be interested in signing the Brazil International striker, Luís Fabiano, from Sevilla.

"To be perfectly honest, I haven't sat down to discuss any transfer targets with our chairman Daniel Levy, apart from trying to do a deal with Joe Cole", said Harry Redknapp.

Come on Harry, we know that's not true. A lot of us heard you say that "Diego Forlan is interested in coming to Tottenham". Maybe Harry did that behind Levy's back? Who knows?

I personally can't stand Luís Fabiano. If he's not constantly falling over, he's telling everyone just how good he is. Thanks, but no thanks mate.

We all know Harry Redknapp would love Craig Bellamy, Diego Forlan and Micah Richards at the Lane. Thus far, Harry has told us (live on talkSPORT) that "Craig Bellamy is a player that could do a job for Tottenham", that "Joey Cole is a player that we are in talks with and are pretty close to signing" and that "Manchester City may allow us to speak with Micah Richards".

Diego Forlan, in my honest opinion, is the "special player" that Redknapp desires. Craig Bellamy isn't everyone's cup of tea, but he could do a job for us. I'm a bit baffled at the inclusion of Richards, but then again, I am sure Harry knows what he's doing.

I personally wouldn't mind the following transfer transactions to take place over this summer:

In
Diego Forlan
Craig Bellamy
Micah Richards
Joe Cole

Out
Robbie Keane
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Alan Hutton
Adel Taarabt
Jermaine Jenas

I suppose we'll have to wait and see how the summer pans out. If only Levy would conduct his business promptly so that our squad could settle before the Champion's League Qualifiers....


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