Following months of speculation, Dimitar Berbatov finally joined Manchester United, with our young striker, Frazier Campbell, begrudgingly going in the opposite direction.
Whilst a lot of Spurs fans are happy with the money they got from the Berbatov transfer, they’re not thrilled at training up and giving experience to a player which should only benefit United in the future.
Spurs’ manager, Juande Ramos, has praised Campbell hoping that the youngster can be as important to Spurs this season as he was to Hull last season.
I know there is much debate about our striker options, but I look at the whole picture and not just a like-for-like exchange. I want creativity and attacking flair from many parts of the pitch,” said Ramos. “Fraizer Campbell brings us pace, power and he’s a very good goalscorer.”
Despite selling three of the four strikers that featured in Ramos’ first league game in charge against Middlesbrough, the manager thinks he has a stronger squad than he did this time last year.
“I have little doubt that we have a squad of greater overall quality now than when I began at this club a year ago,” he added. “And by the end of the season our results will have proved this to be the case.”
Campbell faces competition from Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko for a place in the side, meaning on substitutions alone, he should get plenty of game time judging by Ramos’ like for subbing on new striking options.
Best of luck, Frazier! Here’s hoping he comes back to United as an even better prospect!