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3rd September 2009 – The definitive article on Spurs transfer dealings

 

 

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Net Spend 92 - 2010

Purchased

Sold

 

 

 

 

1

Chelsea

£558,190,000

£191,875,000

£366,315,000

£20,350,833

 

 

2

Manchester City

£396,110,000

£103,553,000

£292,557,000

£16,253,167

 

 

3

Liverpool

£415,355,000

£209,720,000

£205,635,000

£11,424,167

 

 

4

Tottenham

£366,850,000

£202,017,500

£164,832,500

£9,157,361

 

 

5

Aston Villa

£254,240,000

£108,225,000

£146,015,000

£8,111,944

 

 

6

Manchester United

£410,350,000

£275,565,000

£134,785,000

£7,488,056

 

 

7

Newcastle

£304,195,000

£198,225,000

£105,970,000

£5,887,222

 

 

9

Sunderland

£226,265,000

£129,730,000

£96,535,000

£5,363,056

 

 

8

Middlesbrough

£179,285,000

£108,770,000

£70,515,000

£3,917,500

 

 

10

Everton

£216,745,500

£161,270,000

£55,475,500

£3,081,972

 

 

11

Arsenal

£269,940,000

£237,324,000

£32,616,000

£1,812,000

 

 

12

Blackburn Rovers

£177,602,000

£172,335,000

£5,267,000

£292,611

 

 

13

Portsmouth

£115,100,000

£127,425,000

-£12,325,000

-£684,722

 

 

14

West Ham

£167,582,000

£182,982,000

-£15,400,000

-£855,556

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeds United

£145,780,000

£141,345,000

£4,435,000

£246,389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Net Spend 04 - 09

Purchased

Sold

Nett

Per Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Manchester City

£292,750,000

£72,900,000

£219,850,000

£36,641,667

 

 

2

Chelsea

£267,950,000

£123,300,000

£144,650,000

£24,108,333

 

 

3

Liverpool

£247,730,000

£134,080,000

£113,650,000

£18,941,667

 

 

4

Aston Villa

£131,200,000

£37,255,000

£93,945,000

£15,657,500

 

 

5

Tottenham

£249,000,000

£163,550,000

£85,450,000

£14,241,667

 

 

6

Sunderland

£154,080,000

£88,900,000

£65,180,000

£10,863,333

 

 

9

Manchester United

£188,650,000

£161,050,000

£27,600,000

£4,600,000

 

 

7

Everton

£102,100,500

£78,200,000

£23,900,500

£3,983,417

 

 

8

West Ham

£94,145,000

£71,325,000

£22,820,000

£3,803,333

 

 

10

Newcastle

£120,750,000

£106,400,000

£14,350,000

£2,391,667

 

 

12

Middlesbrough

£62,200,000

£54,500,000

£7,700,000

£1,283,333

 

 

11

Blackburn Rovers

£49,052,000

£57,290,000

-£8,238,000

-£1,373,000

 

 

13

Portsmouth

£92,200,000

£107,240,000

-£15,040,000

-£2,506,667

 

 

14

Arsenal

£112,050,000

£138,320,000

-£26,270,000

-£4,378,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeds United

£5,900,000

£13,050,000

-£7,150,000

-£1,191,667

 

 

 

On one level it has been an uninspiring transfer window, as no ‘Robinho-like’ superstars have deigned to join the premier league and Spurs have not added an Edgar Davids or Jurgen Klinsmann type player to the squad to bring in some star quality over the summer. However it can still be said that Spurs are deemed to have had a good window, buying in proven premiership class players and jogging on what can largely be said to be weaker members of the squad, whilst avoiding the mad upheaval of previous seasons.

The window has however been very interesting if you dig a little deeper. Despite the flow of riches into English football and the daily announcements that ‘Player X’ has just signed a contract worth another £1m+ a year, the general message is that times are hard and it appears the Sky4 are having to watch the pennies. Man City are an exception to the rule and are spending over the odds, building up their squad as quickly as an arsenal player can throw himself to the ground, and as you can see from the lists above, jumping to No 1 in the net spending lists to break the Sky4 cartel, mostly spent within the last 12 months.

 

The end of the transfer window provides an opportunity to try and cut through the hype of the media and to considerthe direction in which Spurs are heading. The team has strengthened in needed areas, has added proven Premiership performers to the squad in Bassong, Kranjcar and Crouch, as well as moving on more peripheral members of the squad. The trouble for Spurs is that the media then make a quantum leap between total transfer spending and what should be the reported level of achievement, leading to the popular myth that Spurs are perpetual underachievers, conveniently forgetting details like clubs that have bigger stadiums, richer owners and champions league money.

 

Measuring teams by looking at what they spend on transfers only ever tells half the story. It conveniently forgets to mention little important facts like the wage bill for a club and how much a club pays in signing on fees etc. Without such little details we would never have known what exactly motivated Judas to ever contemplate leaving Spurs, or Gareth Barry to turn down Liverpool for Man City , or for Tevez to leave Man Utd. If we add the wage bill into the equation, the Sky4 would shoot to the top of the table for expenditure, and there would be a massive gap between them to Newcastle in 5th, Spurs and then Villa. Without reprising the figures here, as a rough guide Spurs spend around £45m per year on wages, whilst Liverpool spend at least twice that on wages, Arsenal spend around £90m, Man Utd around £100m and Chelsea £120m. At this point I would add that I have taken these tables from another source on the web, so please do not shoot me for any inaccuracies, and a cursory look would suggest there are some within the reported figures.

 

The tables above show the estimated net spending of the premier league clubs since the start of the Premier League and over the last 5 years.  You will see that historically Spurs feature strongly on both lists as we would expect, given the level of player turnover since Enic walked through the door. The table at the bottom of this lists the individual players that have been bought and sold in this period. The figures can, in the murky world of football only ever be a rough comparative as the details aren’t always released by the club, can be inaccurately reported (unless Spurs have had to announce the deal under the requirements as a plc), and can be subject to a large number of conditional clauses so that the actual money paid can differ from the reported figure.  The list also appears to be inaccurate, if only using the non-mention of David Bentley in the list as an example (although that might reflect some wishful thinking of some at Spurs). Even if we factor in his supposed £15m+ transfer into the equation, it doesn’t really change the overall picture too much. It would mean Spurs have spent around £100m in the last 5/6 years and have been in the top 4 transfer spenders, over the period. Whilst the sums above suggest that Spurs have tried to match Liverpool in the transfer stakes, in reality the high figure would possible be better accounted for by the fact that Spurs have been a player trading agency over the last few years rather than a football club, and you can see from the list below that Spurs have traded at least 127 players since Hoddle was sacked.  Over the same period Spurs have probably spent something like £200m+ less on wages for the players they have signed. When comparing Spurs with their nearest rivals in the league, within the champions league wannabe contenders, it would suggest that Newcastle have woefully underperformed, and Spurs have performed on par with Aston Villa, but have been out-performed by Everton. Maybe this is indicative of the talent of David Moyes, as he continues his search for the One Ring.  

 

The list can also provide some way to measure the impact of Arry especially during a rare period when Spurs are sitting at the top of the league with a 100% record.  We can see with the benefit of hindsight that Spurs spent over £70m during 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08 under Levy and Comolli, Jol and Ramos. Clearly that level of investment in theory would have an impact on the quality of the squad even though it seems the majority of the players signed during that period have either moved on or have been moved on and bought back by the club. Whoever is ultimately responsible for the transfer dealings however, the recent past can be contrasted with the fact that the club has a net spend of £8m during the accounting period that Arry has been in charge. On the face of it, whilst Arry has a reputation as a spendthrift wheeler-dealer, the above tables also demonstrate that the 2 clubs he is most heavily associated with in Pompey and West Ham have made a profit in their transfer dealings during the Premiership years that he has been associated with them, albeit largely with the legacy of the players he brought into the club and were then sold on. What is certain however is that for all his flaws, Arry does seem to be able to coax the players to perform.

 

On a deeper analysis the summer transfer window has confirmed the power shift in English football. This isn’t due to anything that Tottenham have done, however we may find that Spurs benefit as a result.

With their owners Man City have come along and upset the apple-cart. They have poached players from and destabilised all of  their main rivals, signing Tevez from Man Utd, Adebayor and Toure from the goons, Barry from Villa (at the expense of Liverpool undermining their plans to replace Alonso) and Lescott from Everton. Spurs have probably been immune from this thus far if only because we are already the feeder club for one club in manchester and Man City don’t need any more midfielders at this point in time.

 

The transfer window would suggest that Chelsea apart, the rest of the Sky4 are worried about their future. None of the established Champions League clubs have bought any star names on extravagant contracts. The reason I would imagine is that Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd cannot guarantee that with the arrival of Man City , they will be in the champions league money in 3 or 4 years time. As the average star footballer will sign for the club on a 4 or 5 year contract, it seems to me that the clubs are reluctant to commit themselves to large potential liabilities in wages that they may not be able to pay in 3 or 4 years time, and this means that the 3 of them are currently retrenching and keeping their costs and liabilities down.

Chelsea’s only worry is that Abramovich disappears over the north sea in his helicopter so that he is no longer around to sign the cheques to reward Brave John Terry’s loyalty or that he loses interest in football. Whilst he is there underwriting the bills, Chelsea will be able to protect their position within the champions league cartel.

Arsenal as we know are experiencing financial problems due to the property crash, and the fact that they decided to branch out as a property development company rather than concentrating their business as a football club. The rumours are that the boardroom unrest is down to the level of personal debt the directors had to assume to pay for the stadium which ended up far over the budget. Whatever they say publicly, the costs of the stadium have interfered with the football club and the team building of Wenger, so much so that a team that once went through a league season unbeaten, is now happy to finish 4th.  A lesson there for Spurs, if ever there was one. However their long term future is probably brighter than most of their rivals, as Wenger remains their manager and probably will do so until he dies in the dug-out and they continue to produce top players nicked from barcelona ’s academy. Ultimately they will be in a position to print money  if and when the bulk of the stadium debts have been paid.

 

Whilst they have been the team to beat, Man Utd have sold their prize asset, they have failed to replace him and they have put their prices up in the face of the worst recession this country has seen for decades. What does that tell you? Their American owners have experienced problems with their finances in America, and they have struggled to meet the interest payments on the leveraged deal to buy the club, never mind seek to reduce the level of debt (at least until they sold the winker). Their midfield looks to be the weakest it has been for years and it seems they will be reliant on the talent of Rooney and the misfiring Berbatov to maintain their place at the top of the tree. As this is a world cup year Rooney is bound to get injured and if  he does, Man Utd may be in relative trouble. They also have the problem that OWF is approaching 70 and at some point in the near future he will have to step aside

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Despite the problems at Man Utd however, Liverpool are the most vulnerable of the Sky4. Their owners have more financial problems than the Glazers, and despite negotiating a £350m loan deal with the banks when they took over the club to finance the new stadium, it appears Liverpool have spent most of it on debt payments and player wages, and they still are no where nearer getting a new stadium and they now have 2 star players instead of just the one when the Americans took over. As we saw at the first weekend of the season, Torres and Gerrard apart, the rest of the squad is no better than any of the champions league wannabe teams, it is probably weaker than Spurs and Everton’s. In the short term future, given their financial liabilities, and the competition for the champions league places, it is difficult to see how Liverpool will be able to adequately replace $tevie Me when he gets too old to run the show for them.

 

It is probably a season too early for Man City , but given their wealth and their ability to destabilise their rivals, they will take their place at the top table so I would expect to see them in the top three by the end of next season.

At the moment, the clubs threatened by their arrival have all sought to retrench and to limit their liabilities. However, when City have established themselves, the next stage for the 3 threatened members of the cartel will be one of panic. They all need the money from the champions league to pay their debts. Whichever club is at threat of losing their Champions league money will either have to cut their costs and sell their assets (eg like Ronaldo) or throw money at the problem to try and buy their place back (eg Leeds). The hope is that City destabilise the cartel so much that 2 or more of them get dragged back into the pack, or better still go into meltdown, which would leave the door open to a club like Spurs to capitalise. If that does happen, on the basis of what he has achieved so far, both financially in the transfer market, and on the pitch, Spurs may have their best chance of doing so under Arry.   

 

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Players Purchased

Fee

 

Players Sold

Fee

Net Total

 

 

Season 09/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Naughton

£5,000,000[1]

 

David Hutton

Undisclosed

 

 

 

Kyle Walker

£3,000,000[2]

 

Danny Hutchins

Free

 

 

 

Peter Crouch

£9,000,000

 

Didier Zokora

£7,750,000

 

 

 

Sebastien Bassong

£10,000,000

 

Chris Gunter

£1,750,000

 

 

 

Niko Kranjcar

£2,000,000

 

Darren Bent

£10,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pascal Chimbonda

£3,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin-Prince Boaten

£4,000,000

 

 

 

Total

£29,000,000

 

 

£26,500,000

£2,500,000

 

 

Vedran Corluka

£8,500,000

 

Paul Robinson

£3,500,000

 

 

 

Heurelho Gomes

£10,000,000

 

Pascal Chimbonda

Undisclosed

 

 

 

Robbie Keane

£15,000,000

 

Robbie Keane

£20,300,000

 

 

 

Cesar Sanchez

Undisclosed

 

Anthony Gardener

£2,500,000

 

 

 

Jermain Defoe

£15,000,000

 

Steed Malbranque

£7,000,000

 

 

 

Wilson Palacios

£12,000,000

 

Younes Kaboul

£5,000,000

 

 

 

Carlo Cudicini

Free

 

Young Pyo Lee

Undisclosed

 

 

 

Pascal Chimbonda

Signed

 

Dimitar Berbatov

£30,750,000

 

 

 

Roman Pavlyuchenko

£14,000,000[3]

 

Andy Barcham

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Daniels

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hossam Ghaly

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cesar Sanchez

Signed

 

 

 

Total

£74,500,000

 

 

£69,050,000

£5,450,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 07/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giovani

£4,700,000

 

Radek Cerny

Free

 

 

 

Luka Modric

£16,600,000

 

Jermain Defoe

£7,500,000

 

 

 

Gilberto

£2,000,000

 

Wayne Routledge

£1,250,000

 

 

 

Alan Hutton

£9,000,000

 

Lee Barnard

Free

 

 

 

Jonathan Woodgate

£8,000,000

 

Philip Ifil

Signed

 

 

 

Chris Gunter

£2,000,000

 

Danny Murphy

Signed

 

 

 

Kevin Boateng

£5,400,000

 

Ahmed Mido

£6,000,000

 

 

 

Danny Rose

£1,000,000

 

Charlie Daniels

Signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emil Hallfredsson

Nominal

 

 

 

Total

£48,700,000

 

 

£14,750,000

£33,950,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 06/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Younes Kaboul

Signed

 

Mark Yeates

Signed

 

 

 

Darren Bent

£16,500,000

 

Reto Ziegler

Signed

 

 

 

Adel Taarabt

Signed

 

Rob Burch

Free

 

 

 

Gareth Bale

£6,000,000

 

Charlie Lee

Free

 

 

 

Ricardo Rocha

£3,300,000

 

Stuart Lewis

Signed

 

 

 

Ben Alnwick

£900,000

 

Edgar Davids

Free

 

 

 

Pascal Chimbonda

£4,500,000

 

Calum Davenport

£3,000,000

 

 

 

Sted Malbranque

£2,000,000

 

Marton Fulop

£500,000

 

 

 

Ahmed Mido

£4,500,000

 

Andy Reid

£3,000,000

 

 

 

Didier Zokora

£8,200,000

 

Michael Carrick

£18,600,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Marney

Signed

 

 

 

Total

£45,900,000

 

 

£25,100,000

£20,800,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 05/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorian Dervitte

Signed

 

Stephen Kelly

£750,000

 

 

 

Dimitar Berbatov

£10,900,000

 

Claude Seanla

Free

 

 

 

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

£3,500,000

 

Johnnie Jackson

Free

 

 

 

Danny Murphy

£2,000,000

 

Mounir El Hamdaoui

Signed

 

 

 

Hossam Ghaly

£3,000,000

 

Grzegorz Rasiak

£2,000,000

 

 

 

Young-Pyo Lee

Signed

 

Michael Brown

£2,000,000

 

 

 

Grzegorz Rasiak

£2,000,000

 

Noe Pamarot

£2,500,000

 

 

 

Jermaine Jenas

£7,000,000

 

Sean Davis

£2,500,000

 

 

 

Edgar Davids

Free

 

Pedro Mendes

£2,500,000

 

 

 

Radek Cerny

Signed

 

Erik Edman

Signed

 

 

 

Mounir El Hamdaoui

Free

 

Frederic Kanoute

£4,400,000

 

 

 

Teemu Tainio

Free

 

Mark Wright

Free

 

 

 

Aaron Lennon

£1,000,000

 

Thimothee Atouba

Signed

 

 

 

Tom Huddlestone

£2,500,000

 

Nicky Eyre

Free

 

 

 

Wayne Routledge

£2,500,000

 

Mark Hughes

Free

 

 

 

Total

£34,400,000

 

 

£16,650,000

£17,750,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 04/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Stalteri

Free

 

Simon Davies

£3,500,000

 

 

 

Andy Reid

£4,000,000

 

Rohan Ricketts

Free

 

 

 

Michael Dawson

£4,000,000

 

Jamie Slabber

Free

 

 

 

Emil Hallfredsson

Signed

 

Kasey Keller

£500,000

 

 

 

Reto Ziegler

Signed

 

Jamie Redknapp

Free

 

 

 

Calum Davenport

£1,300,000

 

Mauricio Taricco

Free

 

 

 

Noe Pamarot

£1,750,000

 

Gary Doherty

£500,000

 

 

 

Michael Carrick

£2,750,000

 

Stephen Carr

£2,000,000

 

 

 

Thimothee Atouba

Free

 

Darren Anderton

Free

 

 

 

Edson Silva Sousa

Free

 

Lars Hirschfeld

Signed

 

 

 

Noureddine Naybet

£700,000

 

Sergei Rebrov

Free

 

 

 

Erik Edman

Signed

 

Milenko Acimovic

Free

 

 

 

Pedro Mendes

£2,000,000

 

Helder Postiga

£5,000,000

 

 

 

Total

£16,500,000

 

 

£11,500,000

£5,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 03/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marton Fulop

£200,000

 

Christian Ziege

Free

 

 

 

Sean Davis

Signed

 

Shwan Jalal

Free

 

 

 

Paul Robinson

£1,500,000

 

David Hicks

Free

 

 

 

Jermain Defoe

£7,000,000

 

Bobby Zamora

Swap

 

 

 

Michael Brown

£500,000

 

Jonathan Blondel

Signed

 

 

 

Mbulelo Mabizela

Signed

 

Chris Perry

Nominal

 

 

 

Frederic Kanoute

£3,500,000

 

Neil Sullivan

Free

 

 

 

Bobby Zamora

£1,500,000

 

Matthew Etherington

Swap

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steffen Iversen

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steffen Freund

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Sutton

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Thatcher

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Sheringham

Free

 

 

 

Total

£14,200,000

 

 

£0

£14,200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 02/03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helder Postiga

£6,250,000

 

Alton Thelwell

Free

 

 

 

Robbie Keane

£7,000,000

 

Mario Noto

Free

 

 

 

Rohan Ricketts

Free

 

Tim Sherwood

Signed

 

 

 

Jonathan Blondel

Signed

 

Les Ferdinand

Nominal

 

 

 

Jamie Redknapp

Free

 

Stephen Clemence

£250,000

 

 

 

Milenko Acimovic

Free

 

John Piercy

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oyvind Leonhardsen

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Armstrong

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yannick Kamanan

Signed

 

 

 

Total

£13,250,000

 

 

£250,000

£13,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 01/02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Beasant

Free

 

Ciaran Toner

Free

 

 

 

Dean Richards

£8,100,000

 

Dave Beasant

Free

 

 

 

Kasey Keller

Free

 

Luke Young

£3,000,000

 

 

 

Christian Ziege

£4,000,000

 

Dave McEwen

Free

 

 

 

Goran Bunjevcevic

£1,400,000

 

Ian Walker

£2,500,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sol Campbell

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramon Vega

Free

 

 

 

Total

£13,500,000

 

 

£5,500,000

£8,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 00/01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gustavo Poyet

Signed

 

Neale Fenn

Free

 

 

 

Teddy Sheringham

Free

 

Mark Gower

£32,500

 

 

 

Stevie Ferguson

Signed

 

Jose Dominguez

Signed

 

 

 

Ben Thatcher

£5,000,000

 

Ruel Fox

£200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Lee

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Nielsen

£2,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Espen Baardsen

£1,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Ginola

£3,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Crouch

£60,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Scales

Free

 

 

 

Total

£5,000,000

 

 

£6,792,500

-£1,792,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 99/00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergei Rebrov

£11,000,000

 

Paul McVeigh

Nominal

 

 

 

Neil Sullivan

Free

 

Justin Edinburgh

£175,000

 

 

 

Gary Doherty

£1,000,000

 

Paolo Tramezzani

Free

 

 

 

Jon Jonssen

£250,000

 

Moussa Saib

£640,000

 

 

 

Anthony Gardner

£1,000,000

 

Simon Webb

Signed

 

 

 

Dave McEwen

Free

 

Alan Marriott

Free

 

 

 

Simon Davies

£700,000

 

Clive Wilson

Free

 

 

 

Matthew Etherington

£500,000

 

Simon Brown

Free

 

 

 

Oyvind Leonhardsen

£3,000,000

 

Rory Allen

£1,000,000

 

 

 

Yannick Kamanan

Trainee

 

Andy Sinton

Free

 

 

 

Chris Perry

£4,000,000

 

Roger Nilsen

Free

 

 

 

Total

£21,450,000

 

 

£1,815,000

£19,635,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 98/99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willem Korsten

£1,500,000

 

Ross Fitzsimon

Free

 

 

 

Roger Nilsen

Free

 

Peter Gain

£15,000

 

 

 

Tim Sherwood

£4,000,000

 

Colin Calderwood

£225,000

 

 

 

Steffen Freund

£750,000

 

Nicola Berti

Free

 

 

 

Mauricio Taricco

£1,775,000

 

Mark Arber

£75,000

 

 

 

Total

£8,025,000

 

 

£315,000

£7,710,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 97/98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paolo Tramezzani

£1,350,000

 

Garry Brady

Free

 

 

 

Moussa Saib

£2,300,000

 

Dean Austin

Free

 

 

 

Frode Grodas

£250,000

 

Danny Hill

Free

 

 

 

Nicola Berti

Free

 

David Howells

Free

 

 

 

Jose Dominguez

£1,600,000

 

Paul Mahorn

Non-contract

 

 

 

Les Ferdinand

£6,000,000

 

Jamie Clapham

£300,000

 

 

 

David Ginola

£2,000,000

 

Kevin Maher

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leon Townley

£55,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronny Rosenthal

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Wormull

Free

 

 

 

Total

£13,500,000

 

 

£355,000

£13,145,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 96/97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramon Vega

£3,750,000

 

Teddy Sheringham

£3,500,000

 

 

 

Kevin Watson

Free

 

Kevin Scott

£250,000

 

 

 

John Scales

£2,600,000

 

Jason Cundy

£200,000

 

 

 

Steve Slade

£350,000

 

Gerry McMahon

£450,000

 

 

 

Steffen Iversen

£2,500,000

 

Andy Turner

£250,000

 

 

 

Chris Day

£225,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

£9,425,000

 

 

£4,650,000

£4,775,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 95/96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Espen Baardsen

free

 

Kevin Watson

Free

 

 

 

Darren Caskey

£700,000

 

Steve Slade

£350,000

 

 

 

Nick Barmby

free

 

Chris Day

£225,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darren Caskey

£700,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Barmby

£5,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jurgen Klinnsmann

£1,400,000

 

 

 

Total

£700,000

 

 

£7,925,000

-£7,225,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 94/95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Armstrong

£4,500,000

 

John Hendry

£200,000

 

 

 

Clive Wilson

Free

 

Gica Popescu

£2,800,000

 

 

 

Gica Popescu

£2,900,000

 

Gudni Bergsson

£65,000

 

 

 

Ilie Dumitrescu

£2,600,000

 

Steve Robinson

Free

 

 

 

Jurgen Klinsmann

£2,000,000

 

Neil Young

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Beadle

Signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ijah Anderson

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinny Samways

£2,200,000

 

 

 

Total

£12,000,000

 

 

£5,265,000

£6,735,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 93/94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owen Coll

Signed

 

Jeff Minton

Free

 

 

 

Kevin Scott

£850,000

 

Neil Le Bihan

Free

 

 

 

Ronny Rosenthal

£250,000

 

Glynn Hurst

Free

 

 

 

David Kerslake

£450,000

 

Andy Quy

Free

 

 

 

Jason Dozzell

£1,900,000

 

Steve Sedgley

£1,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Gray

Signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Hodges

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior McDougald

Signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon Durie

£1,200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Dearden

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Allen

£500,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Van Den Hauwe

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

David McDonald

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Houghton

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Hendon

£50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Tuttle

£350,000

 

 

 

Total

£3,450,000

 

 

£3,100,000

£350,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 92/93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Calderwood

£1,250,000

 

Neil Ruddock

£2,500,000

 

 

 

Teddy Sheringham

£2,100,000

 

Mark Robson

Free

 

 

 

Season Total

£3,350,000

 

 

£2,500,000

£850,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Totals

£366,850,000

 

 

£202,017,500

£164,832,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

..

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Please note the words on this page are the opinion of the topspurs columnist and are just that, opinions, not facts and are nothing to do with Tottenham Hotspur Football club PLC. Just a supporter having his say nothing more nothing less. Any commentary on betting is meant for discussion purposes only and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation.