Pienaar to join Spurs - report

2011-01-12 06:49

Johannesburg - Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed a deal with Everton to sign influential South African midfielder Steven Pienaar.

According to a report in the Guardian, Pienaar turned down an offer of £60 000 a week from the Toffees with the North London club set to hand the former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund player £70,000 a week over four years.

Everton boss David Moyes is thought to have resigned himself to losing Pienaar but it is unclear if the 28-year-old will join Spurs during the January transfer window or at the end of the season when his contract expires.

If Spurs insist on taking him now then they would only have to fork out a fee of £2m for his services.

With Moyes desperate to sign a striker to end his side's goalscoring woes, they might opt to cash in on their midfield star before he becomes available for free.

The Everton boss needs to generate funds if he is to make any new signings with a number of loan deals on the cards.

Monaco's Dieumerci Mbokani has been linked to the club with under-performing striker Yakubu Ayegbeni set to join Leicester City.


  • JustinC. - 2011-01-12 07:37

    Pienaar should go to LIVERPOOL... A Kuyt, Meireiles, Lucas/rodriguez, Pienaar Midfield, with Gerrard play of behind the stiker could be deadly combination.

      Observer - 2011-01-12 08:09

      JustinC, don't you know you always go up in terms of quality? Going from Everton to Liverpool would be a massive step-down... :) Nah, but seriously, I don't think it's the done thing either to switch Merseyside clubs. Besides, why turn down the chance of playing Champs League footie? You can't see Liverpool offering that for at least another year or 5.

      Deon - 2011-01-12 10:34

      I agree Justin! He'll fit in perfectly and he will also bring more spark to the Team. Liverpool - We never stand alone!

      Shik - 2011-01-12 10:55

      I don't think he'll be eligible to play Champs league for the Lilywhites this season though... and qualification for next season is not a done deal.

      Greg - 2011-01-12 12:19

      @shik You are only ineligible to play in the Champs League or any other cup if you have previosuly participated for another team in the same season. Therefore SP would qualify because Everton haven't played in the Champs League this season.

      NOFX1609 - 2011-01-12 13:55

      haha. liverpool, deadly combination - 2 phrases that don't go together anymore

      Romano - 2011-01-13 08:37

      Are you crazy how can you want to send the pride of S.A to a loosing team, the best for him rite now is to join Man UTD or Chelsea

  • inhlanzi - 2011-01-12 08:26

    A significant increase salary wise in exchange for no game time, call me lazy but it sounds like a great deal to me

  • Mr D - 2011-01-12 08:46

    I have to agree with you all.Pienaar is making a big mistake.At the age of 28 you are nearing the end of your career and to make a move now does not make sense.Unless it is about the money.Yes I agree that he can get injured no matter wear he is but he has settled in the everton outfit well and he is now going to compete with Garath Bale well only time will tell.Thanks for everything Pienaar and we wish you well at spurs.Mr D

  • Mr D - 2011-01-12 08:50

    It is sad to see Pienaar go.He has done a good job for Everton and I really hope that he gets playing time at spurs.He is going to be competeing with Garath Bale so we wish him all the best.Good luck Pienaar thanks for everything.

  • RED MANC - 2011-01-12 09:22

    All this fuss about Pienaar but we really should be focussing on Everton and it's manager . I feel real pity for David Moyes who is hampered by a very very restricted budget yet he still somehow produces the goods - a brilliant manager and credit should be given where it's due . If anything , he should be joining a bigger club himself - he is brilliant at man-management which is something that cannot be said of 80% of the managers in the league .

      Mr D - 2011-01-12 10:14

      Absolutely agree with you RED MANC.David Moyes is a true mamnger and he is totally committed to the Everton cause but we must remember that he is only human to.Anything can happen and I am not saying that he will leave for more money.Totally love the man's commitement.

  • richard.seton-rogers - 2011-01-12 10:55

    Why would he be competing with Bale? Just because he was playin on the left side of midfield for Everton doesn't mean a right sided player with most of his midfield life starting on the right or central right will now be a left sided midfielder ad Spurs. He will be competing with the likes of Lennon more likely.

  • Homer - 2011-01-12 11:03

    Waste of time for Spurs to buy him. Spurs have more than enough talent in the midfield and with the likes of Bale, Modric, Jenas, Lennon and Huddlestone, he may only get to play in the Carling Cup at most.

      boyd.lance - 2011-01-12 11:47

      Ah, but should Pienaar be played in midfield, it would allow for Van der Vaart to be played in a more forward position, perhaps alongside Defoe...Pienaar means more attacking options :)

      NOFX1609 - 2011-01-12 13:56

      never doubt harry redknapp. he knows what he's doing

      SheffWed FTW - 2011-01-12 16:08

      Have to agree with NOFX. Aside from Ferguson and Wenger, Redknapp has to be the top manager in the league. He will have a plan for Steven and wont pay big wages for a benchwarmer.

  • blaq - 2011-01-12 14:10

    People, Bale is hot property... i'll be very surprised if Spurs can hold onto him

      NOFX1609 - 2011-01-12 14:28

      what you mean? he very recently signed a new 4 year contract

      SheffWed FTW - 2011-01-12 16:05

      The four year contract means just pushes up his value and clubs will have to fork out more to buy him...I think Bale would make a great replacement for Giggs at United... United's midfield needs a bit of speed and creativity.....

      NOFX1609 - 2011-01-12 21:32

      Well bale said he's staying at spurs for at least as long as his contract runs so unless redknapp is stupid or someone offers an obscene amount for him, he's not going anywhere

  • questaras - 2011-01-14 15:32

    shut up y'all, Just make a calculation of that deal and account an estimated tax'll see he will never go broke again....

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