Tottenham line up Mathew Upson as Newcastle look on

Tottenham’s sale of Calum Davenport to West Ham is the precursor for Mathew Upson moving to Tottenham (or else, it was the most short-sighted sale ever).

Mathew Upson may still be waiting for a call from Peter Kenyon (or Pini Zahavi, as it were), but with Bruce and Birmingham keen to hold on to their star defender, no SOS from Chelsea (yet) and West Ham failing with a 4 mil bid, Tottenham (along with hapless Newcastle) are now frontrunners for Upson’s signature.

Between Tottenham and Newcastle, it’s not a tough choice for Upson. On one hand there’s a club that is now established as 5th strongest side on paper in the Premiership. On the other hand, you have a team that manages to lose 1-5, at home, to a Championship side (so what if it was Birmingham and they are tipped for promotion?).

Would Upson really fancy a move to St James Park to salvage the remains of another failed season? Or would he ditch Newcastle and move to Tottenham to pair up with Ledley King and Michael Dawson and give Tottenham’s defence the solidity they need to be a consistent challenge to the top four?

Unless Chelsea move for Upson, it’s Tottenham’s game from now on.

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