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26 Dec 2017 20:59:02
Spurs will be bidding big to get Martial and/ or Zaha. Not saying we will get, extremely doubtful in Jan but that's who we want.

Also had scouts at last Ajax game watching David Neres.

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27 Dec 2017 21:03:28
Zaha could be a little gem.

16 Dec 2017 09:31:21
Absolutely frenzy going on at HQ. Rumour is that January will see mega transfer activity against our normal nothingness.

Danny Rose is deal is very close with Luke Shaw coming the other way. Levy wants Shaw + £40m with Manchester United wanting to give only £20m. Somewhere between these two values lies the likely outcome.

Dele Alli will stay in January but a summer deal to Real Madrid looks to be agreed in principle. £110m transfer fee with possible player exchanges making up this price. Kovacic, Bale, Ceballos and Isco all offered as potential make weights. I have to say A Bale deal feels perfect if Levy can somehow get Madrid to part with £50m on top.

Mousa Dembele (Celtic) to sign as shock replacement for Llorente. The plan is to keep Llorente until the summer before moving him on.

Lastly and perhaps most unsurprisingly Ross Barkley will joins Spurs with the deal already completed.

Barkley, Shaw and Dembele will add real spark to the squad, and Bale and potentially Sessegnon in the summer will prepare Spurs for our new stadium.

Just surprise everyone and win the Champions League and finish top 4 again and the future will look amazing.

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16 Dec 2017 19:55:13
50m plus bale for Ali. What are you actually smoking lad.

16 Dec 2017 19:57:29
If you ever want a lesson on how to regurgitate all the absolutely nonsensical lazy journalism then look no further than the article above.

17 Dec 2017 02:24:57
Spurs won’t spend a fortune in January you have a stadium to pay for! I don’t think anybody will! Maybe only arsenal to appease the fans for the inevitable loss of their two best players for free. Spurs aren’t too far behind the top 4 and are in the middle of a massive investment in the stadium so, as they aren’t in a donor die situation why would they throw money about? Let’s be hoenst when you guys have done it recently it’s not exactly worked out. You just need some of your players to step up and be counted! Ali is quickly looking like a Jack Wilshere without the injuries, a great season, believes his own hype and then runs around with a chip on his shoulder. Kane has a far better attitude and kudos to that man for it. You got sparked by city but it’s hardly the end of the world, they’re spanning most teams.

17 Dec 2017 22:59:06
I said about a year ago that Kane will be valued at 200m when you factor in Levy. CIES observatory who are unbelievably accurate value him at 160m at the moment and Alli at 155m. I guarantee anyone that neither of these players will be sold as written above.

If Rose does go to Utd which I doubt would happen in January I would expect spurs to want Martial, a long time target, in the deal.

18 Dec 2017 08:38:48
Johnbarnesleftpeg did you pass maths at O’Level? Rose with Shaw is £20m. Dele Alli in the summer is Bale + £50m. Celtic’s Mousa Dembele and Ross Barkley on the cheap are hardly £70m are they?

So our net spend would be nothing!

I agree with the Martial comment. Perhaps Shaw and Martial for Rose is a great deal for both clubs. Real competition for Son on LAM would bring real fire to the midfield.

Our need for English players would be covered by Shaw, potentially Sessegnon and Barkley.

18 Dec 2017 12:26:15
How are you going to pay Bales wages within your right structure, he on about £300k a week.

18 Dec 2017 20:59:56
NO o levels are for old people :) and your numbers you’ve pulled out of your anus, what I said was entirely true and because you randomly post about some ‘frenzy’ at your imaginary HQ, does not make your opinion any more than mine. Mine is however more likely. Anyway enjoy your day I’m sure the HQ is hectic today it’s almost January! Goodluck lads for the CL, one of us English teams can score the cup.

19 Dec 2017 10:46:24
Oracle, Shaw and martial for rose, you are on the smoke, I would swap Shaw for rose and that would be a good deal, somewhere inside Shaw there's a top lb.

25 Dec 2017 13:49:27
I couldn't stop laughing at this guys post. I suppose it was a banter post, surely is having a laugh. How about messi plus 40 mill for ali?

26 Dec 2017 21:20:57
Hey Cfcshak, being a Chelsea fan you would know all about bargains wouldn't you!

27 Dec 2017 22:32:41
Ellis Azpi £7.5m, Hazard £32m, Christensen free, Kante 32m, do you not call those players bargains?

29 Dec 2017 22:56:09
Morata, Luiz? Spend spend spend.

03 Jan 2018 10:36:05
Ellis had you done your research you would realise the following,

Azpi - bargain
Cahill - bargain
Christensen - bargain
Kante - bargain
Hazard - bargain
Pedro - bargain
Willian - bargain
Costa - bargain
Moses - bargain
Alonso - bargain
Courtois - bargain

Sorry to say mate but none of the above broke the bank and are responsonle for winning the league the last two times out of 3.

03 Jan 2018 17:15:46
Self sufficiency at its finest.

06 Jan 2018 13:03:34
Am I missing something here? Are you guys talking about the Manchester United martial?

If so lol. lol. lol. lol. 😂.

12 Dec 2017 16:32:22
Hey Ed! Any chance of a Spurs sharkopod?

{Ed002's Note - I think Arsenal are next up and then Spurs.}

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13 Dec 2017 02:12:03
Looking forward to it!

10 Dec 2017 18:34:20
We had scouts at the Ajax game watching Frenkie de Jong and Justin Kluivert.

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06 Dec 2017 09:57:32
Hi Ed's

Just wanting to see if you have any information on potential targets we have for the January transfer window?

Thanks in advance
Stuart.

{Ed002's Note - There is every chance that Danny Rose (LB) will leave in the January window and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (LW) will go (at least a loan) but the club may not look to direct replacements then.
Spurs continue to look at players including:
Joris Gnagnon (CB) - Will depend on contract renewals, but Spurs are still interested in him - perhaps one for the future
Ryan Sessegnon (LB) - but £50M asking price - an auction for next summer perhaps
Adam Masina (LB) might provide an option to Sessegnon
Kieran Tierney (LB) - very unlikely
Dani Ceballos (CM) - there is interest
Ross Barkley (AM) - on the cheap in January or for nothing in the summer
Max Meyer (W/AM) - moving in the direction of being unlikely
Jann-Fiete Arp (S) 17YO from Hamburg but looks to be heading elsewhere

I cannot sensibly say which might be available in January, but Spurs may look to grab Barkley.

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06 Dec 2017 12:26:07
Thanks Ed002 for your prompt and informative reply.

Can I ask what you know if there are rumours of discontent within the camp or is it all paper talk? Also do you have any insight into Toby's contract talks?

Thanks
Stuart.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any Stuart. If a team has a dip in form there will always be a few folk who are not happy. On the plus side, the new stadium is something else. I paid a visit as the start of last week and they were trying out the model of the removal pitch segments. It is very impressive indeed.}

06 Dec 2017 15:17:53
Thanks Ed002, and I'm glad to hear its all just paper talk.

I'm looking forward to taking my son to his first Spurs match next season.

04 Dec 2017 17:27:21
A few more players we are/ have scouted recently ; Leon Goretzka of Schalke, Zaha of Palace, Kovacic Madrid, Cellabos of Madrid, Brooks of Sheffield Utd, Viera of Leeds, Aubameyang of Dortmund.

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05 Dec 2017 23:25:12
Also had a scout at Stamford Bridge tonight watching Saul Niguez, a player we were watching a lot a few seasons ago and had a bid rejected.

08 Dec 2017 18:35:18
Ellis, any news on Barkley?

10 Dec 2017 10:41:06
Barkley deal looks done for Jan, still a few things to agree but Everton aware that he will be free if they don’t act this time.

03 Dec 2017 16:52:55
We are watching Malcolm of Bordeaux a lot recently. Zaha is obviously wanted by Pochettino but Palace will probably block that move again.

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02 Dec 2017 19:06:44
I think Poch needs to man up and drop Ali for a game or two.

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10 Dec 2017 10:41:55
We have one LAMELA!

28 Nov 2017 19:15:53
Guys, stop the panic, we have a good squad and have not been able to put out our best 11 so far this season. The positives are that we are up there with many players to get fully fit, unlike the other teams.

Top 4 is never decided till April / May.

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28 Nov 2017 21:03:01
Nope I agree. Chin up NES.

28 Nov 2017 23:54:57
Long way to go Sano. 🙈 especially for us if we continue at this rate. 😂.

29 Nov 2017 07:05:42
If we are going to maintain the ridiculous high line, then top 6 is what we will aiming for!

29 Nov 2017 18:38:57
Dawj, we can not play a system closing down from the front and not play a high line. The whole point is to compress the game and make your opponents give the ball away.

01 Dec 2017 13:13:41
The system is not working and opposing teams are more than happy to sit back and hit us on the counter!

01 Dec 2017 16:38:07
Wow anyone listening to this rubbish would believe we weren’t in the Champions League knockout out stages, FA Cup and still in the hunt for top 4.

Ever thought it was perhaps just bad luck?

Leicester Loss 2-1
63% possession away from home and 150% of shot on target compared to Leicester.

West Brom 1-1 Draw
73% Possession and 250% of shot on target compared to West Brom.

Arsenal 2-0 Loss
58% Possession with 80% shots on target compared to Arsenal with a weak team focussed on Champions League 3 days later away in Germany.

Palace 1-0 Win
69% Possession and won!

Kane, Eriksen and a couple of others have played too many games on 4 fronts and have had a minor form dip as they needed more cover.

We dominated everyone in those last 4 games, and now Lamela is back and looking sharp we will have a new attacking dimension.

Dier, Wanyama, Dembele and Winks will fill those deeper roles, and Lamela, Eriksen, Son and Dele Alli will take those behind Kane. Rose is back from injury and improving each game.

January might see Rose go to Man Utd, but I believe we will get Luke Shaw plus mega cash. Barkley looks like the deal was already agreed on the cheap, and Richarlison and Lanzini look potential targets. Poch could sell Sissoko as he is clearly not required.

If Poch and Levy are clever in Jan we could lose Llorente to Everton as Allardyce is a big fan, and sign Dembele. Don’t write us off just yet, big win at Watford and we will all be smiling again!

01 Dec 2017 16:39:51
that's why we need someone who can unlock defences with a pass when Erikson is off he boil. Is Barkley the key? seems Poch thinks so.

01 Dec 2017 19:18:31
The possession stakes confirm what I am saying i. e teams are content to sit back and play the counter-attacking game against us.

Insofar as the UCL is concerned, it's actually the opposite i. e we are playing the counter-attacking game!

02 Dec 2017 09:09:15
ps good post Oracle. get the sad lads upbeat.

02 Dec 2017 09:22:21
Barkley is different class and once he is fully fit under the Poch regime he will fulfill his true potential. Barkley de alongside Wanyama with LAM Son, CAM Eriksen, RAM Lamela and Kane upfront.

I would sell Dele Alli for mega cash as there are so many better players rated at a fraction of the price. Mahrez for example, Zaha or even Richarlison who would bring new energy to the team and cost 1/ 3rd of what we could get for Dele.

Janssen is clearly poor and we need to cut our losses when he finishes his loan at Fenerbache. Llorente is Simply not fast enough for our style of football and could return to Swansea or even Everton. Josh Onomah has been pathetic at Villa and he needs to go, Cart Vickers weak at Sheffield United and another we should ship on.

We have three players who need a chance in my opinion just like Winks was granted. Marcus Edwards RAM, Kazaiah Sterling CF and Japhet Tanganga at CB. The three positions we badly need cover and we have three amazing talents we could unleash instead of relying on Sissoko, Llorente and Dier our of position at CB.

02 Dec 2017 18:27:25
Barkley isn’t even wanted by the Everton fans, he’s a major ‘what went wrong’ case. He’s not somebody to unlock a team. Mahrez and zaha would be more suited to that role. Selling Dele for mega money? Quite honestly if he carries on like his all season you might struggle to find clubs silly enough. I think people are figuring spurs out a bit but to be honest the defence without your main pairing doesn’t look good enough. You guys think much business will be done in January on your part?

03 Dec 2017 22:02:17
Didnt Barkley have the most assists or chances created stat in the Prem the other season?

04 Dec 2017 08:21:50
Barkley is different class you see when he is actually fit for once. Honestly Barkley alongside Wanyama would be sensational.

10 Dec 2017 11:02:25
Our team to challenge doesn’t look too different to the one we have now, the issue is the squad depth. Let’s analyse what we have and who is really good enough.

GK - Lloris, Vorm and Gazzanigga as good as it gets.
LB - Rose and Davies Simply outstanding. The question is does Rose go to Manchester United and what impact will it have to bring in Shaw and Sessegnon. My view is Davies has looked solid this season and with Shaw and/ or Sessegnon we would be even stronger post Rose.
CB - Vertonghen, Sanchez and Alderweireld look sensational, but where is the cover. Foyth looks half decent and Dier and even Davies can cover but surely we need another solid Centre Half to support this trio.
RB - Aurier looks really classy and Trippier has shown some class since arriving. Not sure either are the level we require and wonder how long it will be until KWP comes of age. I think we need to allow Aurier more time to demonstrate if he is the man.
CDM - Wanyama or Dier offer world class cover in this role. Rotation between them and use from the bench to see our game will be critical and the main backbone wrist we have missed with Dier out of position and Wanyama injured.
CM - Dembele is world class when fit and Harry Winks has improved no end. With Barkley arriving in January we will have ample option in midfield with proper world class cover.
LAM - Son has cemented his place and is showing signs of real potential to be potentially world class. I cannot see anything in N’Koudou and sense we need a Richarlison type player to really provide options and flair to win games from the bench.
CAM - Eriksen is clearly best in this role, Dele Alli need to be sold for the over hyped £100m and another rising star brought in to cover the mercurial Viking.
LAM - Lamela is back and looking fantastic already. I can help thinking we need a pacey winger like Sterling or Mane to give us a different dimension.
CF - Kane is world class but Llorente is not the cover story. Defoe was the obvious choice as back up and it mystified me why we didn’t get him. I think it is time to get a proper CF to challenge and provide us with a reliable alternative to rest Kane or sub him with real confidence. Perhaps Dembele of Celtic is ripe for the taking in the summer.

My XI: Lloris, Sessegnon, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier, Barkley, Wanyama, Son, Eriksen, Lamela and Kane.

The key is how the bench looks: Vorm, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Dele Alli, Richarlison and Dembele (Celtic) .

19 Nov 2017 12:23:58
Rumours about Danny Rose kicking off must be true, why was Walker-peters on bench?

We need to move him on. no respect for the club at all, that 'made' him the player he is today. disgraceful.

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28 Nov 2017 07:11:48
Rose is totally overrated and nothing more than a good player. If Man Utd really want him or Man City want to come knocking then I would be happy to see him go for the silly money being quoted. Luke Shaw could be tossed in on the deal with Utd, and Ryan Sessegnon could be acquired for the future.

 


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