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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

No chance of Chadli joining Swansea


No chance of Chadli joining Swansea

As we know Mauricio Pochettino is keeping all the players he wants, assessing some in pre-season and will happily let others go.

Swansea City are said to be preparing a move for wide attacker Nacer Chadli. The story comes from the Daily Mirror and has little to no chance of success. The paper suggests that Tottenham value Chadli at £15-million (€17.94m - AUS$26.39m - US$19.75m), which is almost certainly journalistic invention. The story is backed up with rather basic and poor conjecture. It's the same conjecture that is used in stacks of transfer stories that doesn't really understand the picture at Tottenham or how a manager in general operates.

We know Clinton Njie is one of the players who hasn't impressed Pochettino enough on the training ground each day to be retained. We have discussed a move to Marseille for him and tried to convince him to go. We wouldn't be doing that if we were planning on letting Chadli leave as we simply wouldn' have enough wide attackers with experience.

A coach has to have a strategy to deal with injuries and loss of form and that requires having experienced cover, be it experience in the Premier League or experience of playing football. To back that up you have developing players, players you expect to show improvement during the season.

We clearly have Son Heung-min backing up Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli backing up Christian Eriksen. Then we have Josh Onomah and Alex Pritchard.

It is pretty clear Chadli, like Son, is staying at Spurs unless an experienced wide player is brought in, Georges-Kevin N'Koudou does not fit that bill, he will simply replace Clinton Njie in the pecking order.



  1. That's a big shame, you are aware that Chadli is awful aren't you? If we are serious about challenging near the top again then Chadli MUST be sold and an upgrade brought in

  2. His experience is key in the dressing room. Not to mention new signings take time to settle. I can't see both n'jie aand chadli leaving in this window, even with replacements.

  3. I am aware he scores goals that win matches and that Pochettino doesn't think he is awful, yes.



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