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Tottenham Transfer Rumours: 5 Players That Would Immediately Improve the Spurs

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIJune 16, 2011

Tottenham Transfer Rumours: 5 Players That Would Immediately Improve the Spurs

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Harry Redknapp, manager of Tottenham Hotspur shouts instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City at White Hart Lane on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Fin
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    Tottenham is a legitimate contender for a Champions League spot in the upcoming season. Harry Redknapp and his squad know how to fight to get to the tournament.

    The top of the Premier League has become tighter and tighter with the emergence of Manchester City and Tottenham to rival the big four (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool, which is back on the rise).

    The Spurs know what it is like to compete in the Champions League and play against the best clubs in Europe. They are a team that has a good chance of getting back there.

    This upcoming season they will be playing in the Europa League instead of the Champions League. That is a huge step down for a club as talented as the North London side.

    This is a list of five players who will help the Tottenham Hotspurs once again contend for a Top Four spot on the Premier League table.

Didier Drogba

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Didier Drogba of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    Didier Drogba is a proven goal-scorer in the Premier League and the Champions League.

    Drogba has had a great career for Chelsea, but it seems it is time for him to move on from Roman Abramovich’s club.

    With the arrival of Fernando Torres, Drogba has been pushed to the side. No longer is he the top striker for the Blues.

    Tottenham is in need of a strong, athletic striker like Didier Drogba, with the likes of Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe heading towards the door.

    Drogba is a player who can use his strength and speed to get behind defenders.

    His biggest strength that Tottenham will enjoy is his ability to play with his back to the goal. He will bring the likes of Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart into the attack, freeing them to take on players, one on one, and get shots off.

Lassana Diarra

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    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 27:  Lassana Diarra of Real Madrid runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Live
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    Lassana Diarra is a center defensive midfielder who is spending his time in a Real Madrid midfield that does not need him. His minutes are going to be reduced in upcoming seasons.

    Diarra is, more likely than not, going to be sitting on the bench for Real Madrid next season because of the talent in their midfield. They are likely to add more in the offseason.

    Diarra is a player who can come back and receive the ball from the defenders and then find passing lanes. He can make runs off the ball to link up with the strikers and kick-start attacks.

    He also is a player who is very familiar with the Premier League, as he has played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth.

Scott Parker

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Scott Parker of West Ham salutes the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Boleyn Ground on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    Scott Parker adds leadership and creativity to the Tottenham midfield.

    He is a proven Premier League talent, who garners respect from players and managers across the league.

    When West Ham was relegated to the Championship, it was certain that Parker would be making his way out the door and staying in the Premier League with a club.

    Harry Redknapp and Tottenham is a great option.

    Parker is a hard player who likes to get in on tackles, and when he can get in on attacks, even score a goal here and there.

Joe Cole

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Joe Cole of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground on February 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    Joe Cole is a player with so much potential. But he has had a rough time in the last few seasons getting into his teams' starting 11s.

    Cole moved from Chelsea to Liverpool just last year, but it is very feasible that he will be moving away from the Reds in this offseason.

    He is a player who can play on the outside and in the middle of the pitch. He also is creative and attack-minded.

    These characteristics make him coveted by most of the teams in the Premier League.

    Tottenham has a very strong midfield, but Cole would fit in well.

Asamoah Gyan

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at the Boleyn Ground on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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    Asamoah Gyan put together a very strong season with Sunderland, which has made him a player on many managers' transfers' list.

    He is a striker from Ghana who has a knack for the spectacular. He is a creative player who will add to the great style of play of Harry Redknapp’s men.

    With reports of Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko looking likely to leave, a player like Gyan will make all Spurs fans breath easier.

    He is a reliable player  who will definitely score a lot of goals and help Tottenham get back into the Top Four.

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