One of the things we've seen Levy do in order to save money and find a hidden gem or two is to loot relegated teams for talent that won't be keen to play in the Championship. Obv. this isn't a perfect approach b/c usually there's a reason the side got relegated and it has to do with the quality of player. That said, the performance of Parker shows that there can be a great deal of merit to this approach. And given that we'll still be working with a limited budget in the summer, it seems likely we'll make a play or two for relegated players again this summer. So who are some of your favorites from the bottom five? Clearly, the three relegated sides will come from the group of Blackburn, Bolton, QPR, Wigan and Wolves. So which players from those clubs could you see fitting in at Spurs? My list:
Blackburn - Hoilett, Samba (We've covered both of these names enough already, I think.)
Bolton - None that I really fancy in this side. Eagles, Petrov and Mark Davies are all quality, but none of them belong anywhere near a top 6 side. That said, I could see someone like Stoke, Sunderland, or Everton making a play for them. (Or perhaps West Ham, assuming the Hammers get promoted.)
QPR - If we weren't so loaded at CM already, I'd suggest Faurlin. Onuoha is also a good shout, although there are better CBs out there.
Wigan - Maybe Rodallega but probably not, other than that though, no one here that I rate much at all (the keeper is class, but too gaffe-prone for me, could turn into another Gomes: great shot stopper but prone to silly mistakes). Moses is a talent, but seems kinda like a Jerome Thomas or Charles N'Zogbia type, talented player who still will probably never rise higher than the bottom half of the Premiership.
Wolves - Fletcher and Doyle I both rate quite highly. Also am a big fan of Jarvis, though I'm not sure how he fits in for us. As long as we have Niko and Pienaar, can't really see us needing another LM. Also, if Krul spurns us in the summer, Hennessey may not be a bad shout at keeper. If we can't keep Adebayor, then I'm guessing we make one splash at striker in the form of Remy or Daimao and then we add someone like Fletcher or Doyle to back them up (hopefully while holding onto Defoe).