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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Alves rejects Chelsea and Spurs last ditch attempts


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Goal Brazil are reporting that 34-year-old (35 next May) Brazilian international (he has 100 full international caps, scoring 7 goals) Dani Alves rejected a financially larger offer from Chelsea £6.16 million (€7m - AUS$10.3m - US$7.84m) per season to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, where he will earn £4.4 million (€5m - AUS$7.36m - US$5.6m) per season.

Spurs made a last minute attempt to sign hte former Barcelona right-back and Liverpool were pursuing him as well, but he has chosen City and should be signing for them shortly, when Juventus agree to release him from his contract. That may happen this week many sources predict.

Premium Sport report that Alves actually agreed to join Pep Guardiola in November last year and that he put pressure on striker Paulo Dybala to join City but he rejected the idea.

He is very keen to leave Juventus without any clashes, given he is leaving them after only a year. Juventis had signed him to a two-year deal with the option of a further year.


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Aleñá looks set to stay at Barcelona


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Having reported the Carles Aleñá story and seen others talk of Everton, Newcastle United and release clauses rising this weekend, I have done some digging and found a quote from him that suggests he is not interested in leaving Barcelona at all.

"I've already told my agents that I want to stay at Barcelona, I'm not listening to any offers"

Mundo Deportivo suggest Barcelona are fast tracking a renewal deal for the highly-rated midfielder and are assuring him he will see more first team action next season, having had him training with the first team this season and sitting on the bench frequently. Another option is to loan him out to Real Betis.

He hasn't made a final decision it seems and despite his agents close links with Pochettino, the youngster looks set to stay in Spain for another year at least. That will come as a disappointment as he is thought to be a star of the future.

if you don't go after these players you can't sign them and we certainly get linked with a few.


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Monday, 26 June 2017

Spurs transfer stories from AS and Foot Mercato


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Vincent Marcel is a 20-year-old (21 next April) French Under-20 international (he has 2 caps) who plays as a midfielder for OGC Nice in Ligue 1. The left-footed right winger is under contract until 2021 and made 10 appearances this season. he played for just 441 minutes, equivalent to 4.9 full games.

Tottenham have been linked with him with Foot Mercato suggesting we have offered him a 5-year contract to beat off competition from French side Nantes. The suggestion is that he has agreed to the offer in principle, nothing more. The two clubs haven't discussed price.

I wonder if this guy comes as a recommendation from new chief scout Steve Hitchen, who is said to have en encyclopedic knowledge of French football.


Over in Spain, newspaper AS report that Mauricio Pochettino wants 19-year-old (20 next January) Barcelona youngster Carles Aleñá Castillo, who is a central midfielder for their B side and a Spanish Under-19 international ( he has 8 caps scoring 2 goals).

The left-footed, Adidas sponsored talent has a contract until 2018 and has thus far refused to sign another one with the chances of game time limited. The newspaper say there are quite a few clubs following his position with interest but that Tottenham are best placed, suggesting we have told him he would be with the first team squad immediately and not the Development squad.

Aleñá has suggested he wants time to think what to do. He played 40 minutes across 3 appearances in LaLiga this season and 76 minutes in 1 Copa del Rey fixture in which he scored.


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Why can't the press report the truth over Kane?


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The pathetic press are at it again writing stuff that is bordering on dishonesty. Manchester United boss has apparently urged Ed Woodward to buy Harry Kane, even though he isn't for sale at any price.

The press have thrown £100 million at the story suggesting that is what Manchester United will offer, not that they know, a club doesn't tell the press how much it is going to bid. The independent say that will not be enough, something we already know.

They go on to say Real Madrid are interested but because Gareth Bale is having difficulties they are put off making a move for Kane. That is complete fabrication, the two are totally different players and each case would be looked at on it's merits. It;s pretty stupid suggestion to be honest.

The Independent claim it would take a figure nearer to £200 million for Daniel Levy to even be interested, which the Daily Express (Manchester United handed £200m challenge by Tottenham) deliberately misinterpret that by claiming Daniel Levy will demand £200 million, which isn't true. I'd like to see the evidence of it, the Independent don't say that.

Why can't the press simply report the truth.


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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Spurs interested in World Cup winning starlet


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Tottenham are reportedly interested in 19-year-old (20 in October) Charlton Athletic starlet Ezri Konsa who is a right-footed English centre-back. 

He was part of the England Under-20 squad which won the FIFA 2017 Under-20 World Cup in South Korea recently. Konsa  made his debut on 8 June as a last minute substitute against Italy U-20 i the semi-final and sat on the bench for the rest of the tournament.

Under contract until 2020, this season he played 32 games in League One, 1 in the League Cup, 3 in the FA Cup and 3 in the EFL Trophy, a competition Spurs didn't enter. In all he picked up 8 yellow cards and can also play at right-back and central defensive midfield.



He was stunned by his England call-up which won't have done his confidence any harm at all. It will have been quite an experience for him, being highly-rated, yet not having progressed through the England youth ranks.


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Yet another right-back linked and Bongani Zungu, who?


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Soccer Ladurna are claiming that Tottenham Hotspur are the unnamed English club who have placed a £5.25 million (€6m - AUS$8.87m - US$6.72m) bid for 24-year-old (25 in October) Bongani Zungu to Portuguses Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Guimaraes.

They start their article by saying Spurs are the team who have placed the bid and end it by saying it remains to be seen which English club have made the bid. 

The South African (he has 20 full international caps scoring 2 goals) right-footed central midfielder seems to generally be linked with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday so I can't see us having made a bid.


French newspaper L'Equipe are reporting that Tottenham are showing interest in another full-back, this time20-year-old (21 next February) Benjamin Henrichs.

The German international (he has 1 full international cap) Adidas sponsored right-back has a contract until 2022, he extended it last month so is unlikely, to put it mildly, to be looking for a move. 

He played 24 games as a right-back, 9 games as a left-back and 3 as a substitute this season so again has the versatility Pochettino looks for. Given the length of his contract he transfer value is going to be at it's highest and a move by us for him would be a surprise.


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Tottenham eyeing Argentinian centre-back


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Tottenham are said to be eyeing ­20-year-old (21 next January) right-footed Argentinian Under-20 (he has 9 caps) central defender Juan Foyth.

We have had him watched over the past few months since he was ­recommended to ­manager Pochettino.Spurs would need to pay Foyth’s Argentinian employers Estudiantes about £5m to trigger his ­release clause report the Daily Mirror. 

That figure is probably arrived at from the £5.69 million (€6.5m - AUS$9.61m - US$7.28m) Roma have already bid for him according to Football Italia who go on to report that they face competition from Spanish side Atlético Madrid. 

Atlético have a transfer ban at the moment, but Barcelona still signed players during their ban, they just couldn't play competitive football. They would look to loan him back, making a mockery of the ban again. That story originates from Radio La Red in Argentina and according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport that offer was rejected.

Mondo Deportivo suggest Monchi, the new transfer guru at Roma, is a big fan and we know how good he is at putting a team together on a budget. They report that there have been very good reports passed on by Atlético scouts and that French side Lille and Belgian side Anderlecht are also watching him.

South American clubs always need income so Estudiantes President Juan Sebastián Verón feels he is worth holding on to fr a better payday.

He has only just broken into the first team and is seen as a highly promising prospect.


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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Meyer and Barkley contracts end 2018, shouldn't they be the same price?


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There is plenty of talk of 22-year-old (23 in September) Nike sponsored Max Meyer interesting Mauricio Pochettino and plenty of misinformation. The Sun claim Spurs were put off by a £39.36 million (€45m - AUS$60.56m - US$50.37m) price tag, but that is merely a figure thrown up to try and prevent a sale while they attempt to convince him to sign a new contract. The payer himself decided to stay in Germany so there was no point Spurs trying to come to an agreement over price.

Having failed to get him to sign a new contract, Schalke are in the same position with Meyer that Everton are in with 34-year-old (24 in December) Ross Barkley, both have a year left on their contracts and their respective clubs are forced to sell them below their value if they had longer contracts.

The figure being bandied about for Meyer is £17.49 million (€20m - AUS$29.58m - US$22.39m) which demonstrates the price a year ago wasn't a true transfer value, merely a deterrent price.

Barkley should be a similar price to Meyer, which again demonstrates the price Everton are quoting to b all wrong, despite a premium for him being home grown. Had he got three years left on his contract, or even two then their figure may be right, but he doesn't.

It is unlikely we would sign both and Barkley is the first choice for Pochettino. The question is how long do we negotiate to get the price down to a level that reflects the length of his contract?

That could take time, it could be quick, or we could simply decide to buy elsewhere leaving Barkley having to look at his second or third choice.


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New training, Kit and transfer news


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Having seen the new kits on sale in Asia and America before they are officially released over here, we can now see pictures of the new Nike training kit for the upcoming 2017/18 season. It is a simple but effective blue. Other tops though are appaling.

New Nike training gear 👀👀👀 !!



Tottenham linked Real Madrid attacker, 23-year-old (24 in August) Mariano Díaz Mejía is to join Lyon for £8.75 million (€10m - AUS$14.79m - US$11.19m) plus 60% of the player's rights Marca report.
They were reporting that the Spanish champions had been asking £13.12 million (€15m - AUS$22.19m - US$16.79m) plus a buyback clause.

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is currently playing for Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande. We sold him to them in June 2015 for £12.25 million (€14m - AUS$20.71m - US$15.67m at todays rates). He signed a four-year deal and has now been contacted by Spanish giants Barcelona.

"There has been contract with my agent," the 28-year-old (29 in July) Brazilian midfielder (he has 41 full international caps scoring 9 goals) confirmed in an interview with Globoesporte.


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Sporting want £26.24m, Spurs reported bid £17.49m


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Portuguese paper Record report that Sporting are willing to let supposed Tottenham target Adrien Silva leave for less than his £39.36 million (€45m - AUS$66.56m - US$50.37m) release clause.

That is no surprise given the Portuguese international is a 28-year-old (29 next March). They claim we have made an offer of £17.49 million (€20m - AUS$29.58m - US$22.379m) and will accept a bid of £26.24 million (€30m - AUS$44.37m - US$33.58m).

If we have bid, and that is doubtful, I doubt we will be interested in matching the price they want for a player of his age. The Jornal de Noticas publication suggest Tottenham are going to increase the offer. 

Is this Sporting using the the Portuguese press to try to create interest in their captain, given that they have already bought midfield reinforcements? It certainly wouldn't be the first time. The last word out of Spurs, there is little coming out of the club these days, was that we would be concentrating on younger players this window and not older players like Silva.



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