Robinson ready to sign
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Robinson expects to sign his new contract with Tottenham next week.Paul Robinson expects to sign his new contract with Tottenham Hotspur at some point next week and is looking for Spurs to bring in some big names this summer.
Robinson agreed a new deal prior to heading away on holiday and he says he will ink the contract when he returns.
The England international says Frank Arnesen's decision to move on from White Hart Lane to Chelsea has not prompted him to have a change of heart and feels Spurs could challenge in The Premiership next season, provided they invest wisely in the transfer market.
"All being well, it is just a case of dotting the I's and crossing the T's in the next few days," the keeper told Sky Sports News.
"I go home on Thursday and within two or three days of me being at home, we should be able to announce that I have signed it."
Robinson says he has not been prompted into a rethink by Arnesen's decision to leave the club.
"It was always done," he added. "My contract has been an ongoing thing. Frank was never part of the negotiations, it was with the chairman.
"The chairman is the one who is going to be signing the players now. Frank has moved on for his personal reasons and it is my personal reasons for staying where I am."
Robinson has urged the Spurs board to make some major signings in the summer, as he feels the club have the potential to ruffle the feathers of The Premiership's big guns.
"We have got a lot of potential," he stated. "We need three or four quality players now.
"We have bought a lot of young English players who have a lot of potential and in a few years we will have a top team, but if we are going to be a top team now, we need to make the step up and you do that by bringing in three or four quality players.
"If we get a bit of experience and quality, we will be there or thereabouts."
Robinson says Arnesen's decision to move on has left him disappointed, but does not believe Spurs will suffer because of his departure.
"I am disappointed the way Frank has gone," he stated. "We did not see Frank every day on the training pitch, the gaffer (Martin Jol) and Chris Hughton put us where we were last season, they are the ones we see every day and are the ones that did the hard work.
"He (Arnesen) said he was building things and was part of a long-term project, so I am surprised at the way he went.
"He has made his decision and we are not going to sit around worrying about it, we will move on."