Now that the money has chancged hands and the medicals almost conculded, I get safely say the transfer of Steve Pienaar from Everton to Tottenham Hotspur is a good deal for Schillo. Personally, moving away from Goodison Park was a bad idea, only in playing terms.
Protracted talks and negotiations probably soured relations and the move became imminent. All the names of high profile European leagues and teams made me numb and freeze, because, the way Pienaar plays his football, it was never going to be in his playing interest. Chelsea, AC and Inter Milan and whosever came up, was only going to be good only for his bank account. Of all the things that could have happened, he ends at White Hart Lane, by far the most suitable destination for various reasons.
Spurs have a clever and tactical manager who likes and appreciates individual creativity of a player. Harry Redknapp knows what he wants and he gets it. Steven is guaranteed a fair share of the game if he is willing to have his input in training, and he does. Pienaar plays exactly the way Spurs do, and will fit like a glove in a hand.
The benefits that are way above the GDP70 000 per week, are that Bafana Bafana will have a confident player in Schillo. His presence will also boost the confidence of rookie, Bongani Khumalo, who recently moved to Spurs from Supersport. Their fellowship will benefit each other for both club and country.
Without any doubt, Pienaar's football is the number one winner hands down.