June 16, 2010
While the eyes of most fans may be turned towards South Africa rather than the goings-on at their own clubs, speculation never sleeps - not least at Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are reputedly linked with moves for Diego Forlan, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Steven Pienaar. All three are featuring for their countries at the World Cup and any one of them would be a great addition to the Spurs squad. Harry Redknapp is, in his capacity as a BBC pundit, ideally placed to run the rule over all of them, if he so desires. The most persistent rumour seems to center on Forlan, and one plausible option might be to sell Pavlyuchenko and/or Keane to bring in the necessary funds, or perhaps even use one of them as a makeweight to seal the deal. Despite his late-season run in the side, Pavlyuchenko's shirt would still appear to be hanging on a shaky nail at the club. Keane has scored 12 goals in 16 appearances - albeit in an inferior league - while on loan at Celtic. Since his stock is currently as high as it is ever likely to be, now would seem to be the ideal time to move him on.