Title: 33-1 Relegation: 100-1 Sack Race: 30-1
Sandro (Internacional, £6m)
total spent: £6m
A Taarabt (QPR, £1m), J Walker (released), J Bostock (Hull, loan), D Parrett (Plymouth, loan)
total made: £1m
Player to watch
Gareth Bale. Once he got over the bizarre record of never having played in a winning Spurs side, the young Welshman established himself as a fine left-sided player.
Injury-prone centre-halves mean defensive cover will be thin. Attacking options are good as long as four or five strikers can be kept happy.
Harry Redknapp’s reputation as a wheelerdealer does not do justice to his knowledge and judgement of players. Would have liked to wheel and deal a bit more this summer.
Story of the summer
Depressingly low key for most fans. Despite the allure of Champions League football, Brazilian Sandro is the sole new arrival, and even he hasn’t joined yet. Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko remain at the club, despite being repeatedly linked with moves.
Last season 4th
Pipped City to the final Champions League spot.
This season 6th
Will find Europe a distraction, whatever it has in store.Reuse content