Unless Hamburg is dipping into their reserves and spending big to completely re-vamp their squad, they’re probably better served spending that money they would spend on Rafa on 2-3 solid young players instead. I don’t expect this to go anywhere, but the rumors won’t be dying anytime soon.
Since Comolli left, we’ve reigned it in a bit with the spending. Sure, we’ve bought some decent players, but we’re not doing any Bentley-level stuff here. Suddenly, things appear to have changed a bit. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen have already arrived for £22m in total, and we’re about to drop a further £5-10m, plus a very large signing bonus on Emmanuel Adebayor. Tottenham’s circumstances haven’t really changed, but they’re spending money again.