Spurs have made an audacious double swoop to strengthen their team by almost signing Ronaldo and Vieri. Boss Glenn Hoddle said "I think this will prove to everyone how ambitious we are and that we are the top club in Europe. This continues the good progress from when we almost signed Schevchenko last year and only last week we almost signed Rivaldo. If any of the top players in the world become available we can guarantee that we will almost sign them." Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying " I just don't know how we can compete with Spurs. We signed Rio Ferdinand and straight away Spurs respond by almost signing Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Vieri." Arsene Wenger stated "Spurs are ruining the game with their monopoly on almost signing people. The rest of us just don't stand a chance. I would have loved to have almost signed these 3 players but we are just not in a position to compete." Spanish giants Real Madrid commented that they were very worried that Spurs would start to unsettle some of their stars with the possibility of nearly signing for Spurs being hard to turn down. Chairman Daniel Levy explained "this is the beginning of another golden era in the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspurs football club, we have made extensive funds available to the manager and have told him that that he can nearly sign any player he wishes" The glory glory days of Tottenham Hotspurs are returning.