Harry Redknapp gives his thoughts on the business we conducted during the summer transfer window...
With the transfer window finally reaching its conclusion, Harry Redknapp gives his thoughts on the business we conducted over the summer months, which saw us add three top quality Premier League performers in Emmanuel Adebayor, Scott Parker and Brad Friedel as well as retain all of our key players and core team, whilst streamlining the squad size in order to meet the Premier League’s 25-man squad rule.
We have also welcomed young prospects Souleymane Coulibaly, the leading scorer at the recent U-17 World Cup Finals, Barcelona academy product Cristian Ceballos and Spain Under-21 international Yago Falque to the Club in this transfer window.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent the second half of last season with Real Madrid, arrived on loan from Manchester City. The Togo striker boasts a fine Premier League goalscoring return having netted 61 times in 139 Premier League appearances.
Another established Premier League performer was signed on deadline day in Scott Parker from West Ham United. The England midfielder's impressive displays last season saw him recognised by the Football Writers Association who voted him their Footballer of the Year for 2011.
Goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who continues to extend the Premier League record for consecutive appearances in England's top flight, was signed early on following three years at Aston Villa.
"It is great to have both of last year's footballer of the years here at Tottenham in Gareth Bale, who was the PFA Player of the Year, and now Scott Parker.
"Scott is exactly what we need. He is a good character and an excellent professional with a great attitude. He will be fantastic for us both on and off the pitch.
"I am delighted that Luka Modric is still here. The chairman stood firm and I hope he will go on to have a great season for us. We are strong in the middle of the park now. Scott Parker has arrived, Sandro is getting fit and we also have Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore.
"We are pleased to welcome Emmanuel Adebayor to the Club too and he gives us good options in attack. He was outstanding against us when we played Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. He has fantastic ability and if he comes here and reproduces that kind of form he will be a real threat for us.
"I spoke to Rio Ferdinand last week prior to our game against Man United and he told me that him and Nemanja Vidic felt he was always their toughest opponent. If he can give them problems then he can give anyone problems.
"We are also fortunate to have three top goalkeepers at the Club now following the addition of Brad Friedel earlier this summer. He has already shown what he is capable of with his performances so far this season. He is a fantastic pro and a great goalkeeper.
"We have also had to reduce our number of players to get them all in our 25-man playing squad. It was difficult and we wish those leaving well.
"We are looking forward to the rest of the season now. We have got a good squad and it is going to be exciting."