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Has Martin Jol Lost The Plot Swapping A £25M Goal Machine For A Pair Of Tottenham Flops?

Ajax, the Windy City...

Even the most ardent Martin Jol supporters acknowledge that his judgement was occasionally a bit on the questionable side.  This development rubber stamps any question marks there might have been hanging over him.

The scenario ready to unfold has to be the most optimistic deal since Jack exchanged his cow for ‘some beans’.

Ajax striker Luis Suarez is nothing shy of a sensation. The 23-year-old has been in devastating form in the Eredivisie and his 35 goals in 33 games have naturally caused interest far and wide. The player himself only about a fortnight ago made a classic, ‘come and get me’ type announcement. Talking about Barca and Man Utd he told Sport,

“Those are the elite teams in Europe. And if they call, you listen, I would only leave Ajax to go to a team in that category.”

Now, there have been mumblings and rumblings that Suarez was a player on Harry Redknapp’s shopping list.

This tale has taken a remarkable tale as it has been discovered that Martin Jol is currently negotiating the services of two Tottenham old boys. Namely Boro’s Mido and AZ Alkmaar’s Mounir El Hamdaoui.

“Mounir is what we needed,” gushed Jol. “He is able to make this Ajax team better.”

That’s a matter of opinion I guess, but what BMJ thinks he’s playing at trying to recruit Mido is anyone’s guess.

Mido’s career has been on the skids ever since he fled N17 when Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was forced to ask local fast food outlets to put up a ‘Please Do Not Serve’ notice & photo-fit of the Egyptian behind their counters.

But Jol is upbeat about the deal. “Mido’s a great guy to have here. We had no options up front but now we have two.”

All gags to one side, it pretty clear that the Dutch supremo is preparing himself for a Tottenham raid. As we reported yesterday, Spurs are throwing themselves into trying to secure Mesut Ozil. No prizes for guessing that Tottenham would prefer to land the German. His price tag is likely to come in perhaps as £8 million under that of the Ajax star.

Whatever transpires, it’s great to see this window come to life after weeks and weeks of those bloody vuvuzelas and Alan Hansen’s dancing eyebrows.


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