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Saturday, 23 June 2018

PSG needs to sell £52.6m of players for FFP


PSG needs to sell £52.6m of players for FFP

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PSG need to raise fund to meet FFP requirements


Adrien Rabiot

Tottenham tried to sign Frenchman Adrien Rabiot on loan and PSG put barrier after barrier in the way. Since then Spurs have followed the now 23-year-old (24 next April).

A new window and a new link. This time reports suggest that PSG would be willing to sell Rabiot, but would want as much as £43.84 million (€50m) according to Premium Sport.

UEFA say that PSG must raise £52.6 million (€60m) by the end of June to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. Italians champions Juventus are favourites to sign him. Liverpool are believed to have bid £23.67 million (€27m) for him.

New PSG boss Thomas Tuchel wants to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl so PSG may have to raise more.

Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio revealed that PSG Director of Sport Antero Henrique was in Milan on Wednesday and held several meetings with Italian clubs, including Juventus.

He publicly refused to be on standby for the World Cup and does seem to have a history of being hot-headed. His contract with the French side ends next summer. There was speculation and a refusal to sign a new contract during his last negotiations so nothing can be taken as gospel with this guy.

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  2. Doubtful Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba
  3. The Importance of selling Georges-Kevin N'Koudou
  4. Spurs ask for Napoli DM Amadou Diawara
  5. Spurs at the World Cup watching Croatian winger



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Friday, 22 June 2018

Transfer Talk - Bale, Chiesa and Perotti


Transfer Talk - Bale, Chiesa and Perotti

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Gareth Bale is being tracked by Bayern Munich


Gareth Bale

Bayern Munich are taking an interest in 28-year-old (29 in July) Welsh international Gareth Bale, who has yet to discuss his situation with Real Madrid. He wants to be playing football every week and will seek assurances that that is going to happen under new Head Coach Julen Lopetegui.

If he doesn't receive those assurances he will look to leave, but his preference is to stay and play every week.

Federico Chiesa

Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Napoli are all tracking the situation of 20-year-old (21in October) Italian international Federico Chiesa. Serie A side Fiorentina do not want to lose the rising star, they see him as part of a ream to make a push for European football next season.

The right winger has 3 Italian caps and scored 6 goals with 9 assists in 38 appearances this season. His contract runs until 2022.

Diego Perotti


Argentine attacker Diego Perotti is on the Tottenham radar as the club search for a wide attacker. The 29-year-old (30 in July) left winger has a contract until 2021 and scored 8 goals with 5 assists from 35 games. Unless we were considering converting him into a striker, he would appear to be in the wrong age range for us. That makes you question the story.

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  2. Doubtful Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba
  3. The Importance of selling Georges-Kevin N'Koudou
  4. Spurs ask for Napoli DM Amadou Diawara
  5. Spurs at the World Cup watching Croatian winger



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Will Martial be the result of the Levy Pochettino meeting?


Will Martial be the result of the Levy Pochettino meeting?

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Young Talent

For the last couple of years now Tottenham have been looking to sign the best young talent in Europe. However, so has everyone else which makes these deals difficult, long and often fruitless.

We tried to sign 22-year-old (23 next March) striker Timo Werner, expected to develop into the new German number 9 for years to come, from VfB Stuttgart. He moved to ER Leipzig, hit 21 goals and had 10 assists in 45 games. His minutes played equated to 37.74 full games.

Now he has told the media that to become world class, his ambition, he must leave the Bundesliga and move to a club where he can play UEFA Champions League and be challenging for trophies each season.

We tried to sign 22-year-old (23 in December) Anthony Martial from Monaco, but Manchester United blew us out f the water with a £52.6 million (€60m) package. Now he is looking to move on and we are interested again.


Just two examples, but there are plenty more.

Matthijs de Ligt

Now we are trying to sign a player considered the hottest central defensive prospect in Europe, 18-year-old (19 in August) Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt. Reports from Italy say we have made an offer of £48.21 million (€55m) that Juventus can not match.

Now that doesn't mean he'll come to Spurs simply because we offer more money, it all boils down to where he chooses to play football, but I do think this signals a more determined approach on our part.

Reports say we have moved on, which suggests he has decided where he wants to play or that Ajax insistence on a loan back deal is totally unacceptable. Things can alays change and the fact he has put in a transfer request puts a different complexion on things. Man City are reportedly ready to offer even more and Ajax are said to be likely to reject that too.

A lot was made of the Pochettino talks with Daniel Levy before he signed a new contract and a lot of nonsense was written about Pochettino's comments about taking risks.

To my mind, it meant securing more of our main transfer targets and I think our determination to get Anthony Martial, who we are going to make further efforts for demonstrates that. The risk he was talking about was to simply spend a little more to secure them, the risk being that they come off.

We had our fingers burnt with Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, who hasn't turned into the Gareth Bake replacement we were hoping for.

I don't think previously we would have bid £48.21 million for de Ligt, now though, with UEFA Champions League football secured for a third successive season and a new stadium nearly ready, we can spend that bit extra to sign the best young talent. I don't think we can afford both de Ligt and Martial if they are going to be top prices, that would leave little left for other areas of the teams and we need two central midfielders yet.

Should they not work, then, as youngsters, we should still be able to get our money back on them if they have to move on. Like it or not that has to be a consideration. Without regular Champions League football the money isn't there to do that, hence the time being right now.

Now don't get me wrong, we are not looking at every signing like this, just a select few, but it once again demonstrates that Pochettino and Levy sing from the same hymn sheet. Both are trying to create a dynasty, both know this is a long-term project, both understand money isn't finite, both understand the club has to be built in a sustainable way while the team grows and that neither can put the other in jeopardy, that a fine balance has to trod.

Mone can be spent when it is there and this summer is quite a big one with the purchases we want and the player sales we want to help fund those.

The meeting wasn't and them and us confrontation meeting, merely two people who know investment in the team must take place. They were simply agreeing on a process of doing it, a new timescale, given we are ahead of where we expected to be. The expectation is that this coming season would have perhaps been our first in the UEFA Champions League since our initial toe dipping.

When you set goals and work out how to get there, you have to continually analyse that plan and make periodic adjustment as the climate changes. The pair have adjusted, with increased revenue and exposure from the Champions League, that plan and were able to write the next chapter.

The club is evolving and this could be marked as the beginning of a new chapter in that growth.

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Alassane Pléa to replace Fernando Llorente?

Alassane Pléa to replace Fernando Llorente?

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Will Alassane Pléa replace Fernando Llorente at Tottenham this summer?

Alassane Pléa

French Football report that Tottenham Hotspur have made a £21.89 million (€25m) bid for 25-year-old (26 next March) OCG Nice forward Alassane Pléa.

The striker is wanted by Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund target Alassane Plea to renew acquaintance with Lucien Favre, who will take charge of Dortmund this summer.

It is suggested by French Football that Pléa is an alternative to Anthony Martial. but unlike Martial Pléa is a centre-forward. He sounds more like a replacement for Fernando Llorente.

The French Under-21 international, who is also qualified to play for Mali, scored 16 goals and had 5 assists in 37 appearances in Ligue 1, scored 4 goals in 8 appearances in the UEFA Europa League and scored 1 goal in 2 games in the Coppe de la Ligue.


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Loftus-Cheek may have to leave Chelsea, Spurs interested


Loftus-Cheek may have to leave Chelsea, Spurs interested

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THBN - Ruben Loftus-Cheek may have to leave Chelsea to get first-team football
In Transfer Talk today we talk about Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Suso, both players that interest Spurs, but first a statistic.

Spurs 2017/18 Stat: Tottenham scored the highest proportion of League goals (74%) in the 2nd half of games this season.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek

England player Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a target for clubs in the Bundesliga and is being followed by Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

The Chelsea player is unhappy and has admitted he may have to leave Chelsea to get first-team football. This is an increasing theme with youngsters now, as they are fed up with waiting at clubs while Tottenham has shown that youngsters can play first-team football for a top four and UEFA Champions League club.

Senior members of the hierarchy at Chelsea are adamant that he will not be allowed to leave, in which case they had better play him. However, they don't even have a manager at the moment.

Suso

AC Milan may have to sell 24-year-old (25 in November) Spanish attacking midfielder Suso to raise cash, although he signed a contract extension on 25 September 2017. He has a release clause, only to clubs outside of Italy, for £33.27 million (€38m).

Gianluca Di Marzio suggests Inter are negotiating with AC and have offered Antonio Candreva as part of the deal, but Milan asked for Marcelo Brozović or Ivan Perisic and those proposals were both rejected.

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  5. Spurs at the World Cup watching Croatian winger



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Kane has a bond with England, do the rest?


Kane has a bond with England, do the rest?


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Harry Kane has the same passion playing for his country that Maradona had

Harry Kane

"Diego Maradona or Ossie Ardiles, players of that kind, loved to play for their country, that's something special and it's a bond that Harry has been able to generate with England," said Mauricio Pochettino in a recent interview.

The question is, do the rest of the players feel the same? If they don't then they are not going to perform at their optimum.

If Raheem Stirling has that burning desire to play for his country, then why does he perform do poorly, so regularly and why couldn't he even be bothered to turn up to a training session on time, couldn't even turn up on time to catch a plane?

How many planes have you missed when going on your holidays?

Clearly, whatever he says, he heart is not in playing for his country, for him it appears to be more about kudos.

"He loves Tottenham but he has a real passion for England. People are talking to me about Harry, he's already the best scorer in the world, he's not just a play finisher, he's an influential player who reads matches and can adapt to different tactics and alignments. full player."


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  2. Doubtful Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba
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  4. Spurs ask for Napoli DM Amadou Diawara
  5. Spurs at the World Cup watching Croatian winger



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Yahoo Interview With Lucas Moura


Yahoo Interview With Lucas Moura

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Lucas Moura signing his contract at Tottenham

How do you rate your first months of Tottenham? 
I put in my head that I am facing the great opportunity of my life. The adaptation to the city of London was very calm and the athletes of the team received me well. Some factors helped, such as the presence of Aurier, with whom I played in PSG, and the fact that Sissoko and Llorris spoke French.
You made 11 games and a goal. Did you expect to have played more? 
I arrived in Tottenham after seven months without acting, which complicated. Not to mention that the team was extremely fit, fighting for the first place. I have to have patience and work, because soon the opportunity will appear. I have a contract until 2023.
With the moral of those who have played the Champions League and the French Championship, how do you see the Premier League? 
It is very different. I have always said that it is the most competitive, the most disputed championship in the world. And the environment is different, with a very dynamic game, surrounded by all the quality teams. I'm having a great dream.
Are you good with the English language? 
I could talk a little bit when I moved and I'm calm. I'm good.
Kane, Dele Alli, Eriksen, Son ... several of his teammates are playing the World Cup. Which one impressed you the most? 
Kane is awesome. It looks like a machine in every way. Even to recover from a severe ankle injury. He makes the pivot, has strength, incredible quality in finishing. Son and His Alli are extremely fast, finishing with both legs ... Eriksen hits the ball like a few. And another one that caught my attention was Dembele, who is outstanding.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Pochettino, Harry Kane and Luka Modrić


Pochettino, Harry Kane and Luka Modrić

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Kane celebrates scoring twice against Tunisia

Harry Kane

“My boy! He scored twice, I’m so proud. Unbelievable, I watched in my hotel room and when he scored in the last minute I was running around like an England fan. I probably celebrated more than Tottenham goals as I have to be different as manager."


Those are the words of Mauricio Pochettino when Harry Kane was playing for England in the opening game of their World Cup campaign against Tunisia.

Luka Modrić

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A suggestion Lika  Modrić could be on his way back to Spurs

When questioned on Twitter where the information came from Jules Tottenham Bevis claimed to have had a text from a journalist and also claimed research, but could offer no resources that were researched.

It is a big claim and it would surely be in the Spanish press, however, Spurs would have asked Real Madrid to keep it quiet if it did have legs, that's how we operate.

It comes from Don Balon, a standing joke who make up stories all the time, but Jules Tottenham Bevis also claims the information doesn't come from them.

May I suggest you have a read of the Yahoo story, it's funny.

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Doubtful Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba


Doubtful Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba

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It's doubtful that Spurs are chasing Jordi Alba despite a report from Spain

Transfer Talk - Jordi Alba

News from Spain and according to newspaper AS, Tottenham would be interested in signing Barcelona's 29-year-old (30 next March) left-back Jordi Alba.

Diario AS is a Spanish daily sports newspaper, concentrating particularly on football and is based in Madrid. Currently, left-back isn't a berth we are needing to fill so with 2-years left on his contract it sounds very much like our name is being used to encourage Barcelona to offer a new improved contract.


"Spurs interest? No, no. I am very happy at Barcelona. If it was up to me, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my life."

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The Importance of selling Georges-Kevin N'Koudou


The Importance of selling Georges-Kevin N'Koudou

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It's important for Spurs to tie up the sale of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou quickly


Transfer Talk

The importance of selling Georges-Kevin N'Koudou can't be overstated.

If Fenerbahçe Sporting Director Damien Comolli, who is in London negotiating now, can reach an agreement over a fee for 23-year-old (24 next February) French winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and perhaps for 24-year-old (25 next June) Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen, then Spurs will have created a space to sign a non-homegrown player.

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, who has an unsuccessful loan spell at Burnley last season while Vincent Janssen broke his leg when on loan at Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahçe.

Currently, we have our full quota and thus need to move a, or some, non-homegrown players out before we can bring signings in.

I have spoken before about preparing yourself for a transfer window. You can't make early signings if you have no available slots, otherwise buying clubs can then hold you to ransom over fees, knowing you are forced to sell or have someone ineligible to play in the Premier League.

Fans call for players to be paid high wages, the problem with that is that you then limit who you can sell players to, most clubs would want to pay players deemed a failure at Spurs lower wages, which makes selling them extremely difficult.


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