Van Persie To Spurs?By: Robert Reed | July 5th, 2012
I have felt compelled to publish this article as I’m sure I share with a lot of people the frustration of not being able to leave a message on the other article claiming a move for Robin Van Persie from Arsenal to Tottenham could be imminent. I was tempted to entitle this piece ‘Bollocks’, as I have never heard such a load of old cobblers in all my life. Even the ‘Tevez to Spurs’ guff that some bought into in January wasn’t quite as hair brained as this.
Van Persie does not have to join us to make me happy, he simply has to leave Arsenal and piss them off mightily in the process. It galls me having to admit to the brilliance of one of their players while having to concede that Manchester City have a (crappy Euro 2012 aside) truly world class player is nothing new. It will also give Arsenal fans a break from their Boas baiting while they contemplate life without the man who was the only thing keeping them ticking over for large periods of last season.
AVB seems to have split the Spurs camp. Personally I think it’s one of the best, achievable signings we could have made as manager. I saw a comment the other day from some irate fan saying we should have signed Pep Guardiola instead. Reality check please. We have still got a lot of potential here at Spurs, but we will not be the first choice of the absolute top end players or managers at this time. In truth I don’t think that without the debacle which befell him at Chelsea we could have gotten AVB when he left Porto. I am however of the opinion that it was a very particular set of circumstances, coupled with a little inexperience in an otherwise talented young manager which did for him at Chelsea. I can see Boas and Spurs being a much better fit.
We are already signing players, and the fact that there have been positive noises from some potential targets about our new manager is further cause for optimism I feel. He does have a sterling reputation on the continent. So lets look forward to welcoming the new, young talent we are about to sign and leave the Van Persies to the likes of City. For now.
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