The former West Ham player and manager had led Spurs to a fourth place finish in the Premier League last season and had Champions League football to look forward to, that was, however, undone by Chelsea's Final win on penalties versus Bayern Munich.
|Redknapp was surprisingly sacked|
For AVB, he now had to try and hold onto a player that he tried to snare to Stamford Bridge last Summer.
|AV-Boss: Took over at Spurs|
I'm a fan of Modric. He's a very good player. However, one of his downfalls is his lack of goals. Having amassed just thirteen goals in all his years at Spurs he isn't really clinical enough in my view.
Is he really worth the highly priced £30m-£40m figure that is being banded about? In my opinion he isn't. Admittedly he plays a little deeper as Rafael Van der Vaart plays in the hole and comes up with the goals regularly so maybe, getting out of Spurs is the best thing he could do, maybe they are restricting him.
|LUK-ING FOR A MOVE: Modric|
It looks to me as if Sigurdsson has been brought in as a direct replacement for Modric. He turns into a class player on Football Manager 2012 and had a great time at Swansea for the second part of last season, finding the net seven times in seventeen including a goal away at Tottenham.
Another position that Spurs filled was centre back. The Jan Vertonghen deal it's fair to say went on for a while having began whilst Rednapp was still in office. It was on, off and then back on again as a £12m move was completed last week.
|Vertonghen (L) and Sigurdsson (R) flank AVB|
On the subject of Bassong, it is a chance for AVB to finally get rid of some of the Tottenham deadwood that has been clogging up the wage bill for the last few years. The likes of David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Giovani Dos Santos and Jermaine Jenas should all be allowed to leave.
|OUT THE DOOR?: Bentley (L) and Jenas (R)|
|Could Adebayor return?|
Until next week...