Harry Redknapp has set his sights on Fenerbahce’s Semih Şentürk as the man to fire Spurs to glory this season. The Turkish international has made a terrific start to the season, scoring seven goals in nine league outings. He also has three assists to his name which calculates to a goal or assist every 49.6 minutes.
Many fans will remember Semih from the impact he made at Euro 2008 for Turkey where was renowned for his late goals which took his side all the way to the semi-finals.
He is nicknamed “the lifeguard” for the difference he makes as a substitute so maybe Harry Redknapp will see him in a way he see’s Roman Pavlyuchenko, as somebody to bring on when Tottenham need a vital goal.
The main question Spurs fans will be asking is that, will he be good enough in the Premier league? Personally i don’t believe he is better than any of the current strikers but he does have the quality to score and his goals to games ratio for Fenerbahce and his country of almost a goal every two games certainly backs this up.
He is valued at around £7 million and with Robbie Keane linked with Everton and Aston Villa, Semih Şentürk will fill his positon adequately.
Tottenham need to be more ambitious in the transfer window and look for proven world class talents if they are to join the Manchester United’s the Chelsea’s and their bitter rivals Arsenal and no disrespect to the Turkish international but he’s not the player to push them onto the next level. Think of the reputations Tuncay, Emre and the legendary Hakan Sukur had in Turkey and then the impact they have made in England.
Semih will surely be used as a back-up player but is this what Tottenham are crying out for at this stage? No I don’t believe they are……..
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