Yes, the source is one of the worst tabloids from your local newsagent, but as far as the SWP story is concerned, its being echoed by 'In the Knows' on several forums. Must be true then.
Source From Mail:
Tottenham are aiming to tie up the £12million signing of Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips this week.
The north Londoners are in "advanced negotiations" with the deposed champions to snap up the England star and take their summer spending to nearly £50m.
Reports in the Daily Mirror suggest Tottenham have refused to comment on the state of talks between the clubs but boss Martin Jol is a huge admirer of Wright-Phillips, whose acquisition would give a massive boost to the club's chances of breaking into the top four.
Jol has snapped up Darren Bent, Gareth Bale and Younes Kaboul as part of some impressive transfer dealing to leave Spurs fans dreaming of easing arch-rivals Arsenal out of the Champions League qualifying places.
Now the swoop for Wright-Phillips, 25, is sure to heighten those expectations - especially as the winger is thought to be keen on the proposed move.
He was chased by Tottenham two years ago when he was up for sale at Manchester City but they were blown out of the water by Chelsea who paid £21m for the player.
Aston Villa and City are also interested.
Tottenham are also on the brink of signing Bulgarian left-sided midfielder Martin Petrov from Atletico Madrid in an £8m deal.
Wright-Phillips to Spurs? Maybe the kid is hard of hearing, considering the abuse he gets when he visits the Lane every season. Though, out of him and Robben (both admired by Jol) I'd take SWP. Robben is class with the disadvantage of being made out of glass. SWP, along with Lennon (though both naturally right-sided) could both fit in on the left too (taking turns) - though adding Petrov would give us an immense midfield, which we could arguably call 'balanced'. Even though Petrov (and his injuries) worry me a little.
The £50M spent this summer simply means Levy cannot afford to fail.
As for the current debate.....do we need a central midfielder of the Roy Keane type? Or a Carrick styled player. Well, that's still open to debate. We still conceded a ton of goals, even with Carrick. The defence cant be expected to cope if we always get over-run in the centre.
Maybe Zokora will do the business this season.
Anyway, one thing is for certain. If the club are in for these players and they do achieve the impossible and sign them, then depth wise, Spurs will be very strong.
On the other hand, Ian Wright at the Lane celebrating a SWP Tottenham goal?
The world has gone to hell.