FanPost

Holtby insurance a must

If you're a Spurs fan, the following scenario just might be familiar to you. You're lying asleep, dreaming of our 2014 Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, when suddenly you snap awake, with an awful nightmare having invaded in your warm fuzzies.

"NOOOOOOOO. NOT THE MOOSE," you scream.

For as good as things might look, we all know that an injury to Mousa Dembele brings everything crashing down around us.

That's why it's imperative that we take the opportunity to bring in Lewis Holtby now. Media reports have Schalke asking for under 2 million to take the blonde mid-fielder off their hands right now. It would seem unlikely that Daniel Levy would in ordinary circumstance, consider such a move. He's got his man on a free, and to be truthful if everyone stays fit and uninjured we don't need Holtby this year, given we can't even fit Parker or Gylfi into our side right now.

However, as has already been shown this year, if Dembele goes down, so do we. With Champions League again tantalisingly close, it would seem foolish to have all our chips in the "Moose goes uninjured" square. Holtby will probably contest the ten position in our squad or a more forward mid-fielder in a 4-3-3 but he's got the versatility to cover Dembele if that is needed., having played plenty of central midfield for Schalke.

The fact that he can also cover support striker or even left wing, makes him a pretty bloody fantastic insurance policy.

Now, I do realise we're in a slightly different position with Parker being available now, which we didn't have when we went through our last Moose-less flatspot, but I'm not convinced two defensive mid-fielders will suit us even if they are of the quality of Sandro and Parker.

When you consider what Champions League is going to be worth to the club if we make it, bringing in Holtby immediately would seem a prudent move, regardless of how, or even if, he ends up being deployed.

Before you write a FanPost: Lurk! Comment! Talk with your fellow members! If you've been here for more than a couple of days and you know what's up, write away!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker