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Done Deal?

3:00 pm
Has Daniel Levy agreed to sign Wickham?
The news on everyone's lips at the moment is that Daniel Levy has done a deal with Marcus Evans (the Ipswich owner and Chairman) to bring the highly talked about youngster, Connor Wickham to Spurs in the January 2011 transfer window.

Obviously, the club haven't announced anything and aren't likely to any time soon, but the media have jumped on this bandwagon and it's gathering pace.

Some of you know what I think about this lad and my disgust at us taking him away from his football education. I mention the word "disgust" only if the plan is to sign him and loan him to another side, or keep him on the bench.

I'll put on my patriotic hat on for the moment and talk about the England national side. We all know what a mess that squad is in. There aren't many players coming through and if Wickham is a possible future England star, I would prefer him to remain at his club for the time being. I know that many of you couldn't care less about England, but it has come to the point where something needs to be done.

If we do sign him and loan him back to Ipswich, well, that wouldn't be too bad, would it?

News of this possible transfer first came out in the summer and we published the article that it just wasn't right to 1.) spend the reported £10 million on him and 2.) take him away from first-team action and have him try to get into the Tottenham eleven.

The pundits on several podcasts seem to think that Connor Wickham could make it at Premier League level already. I haven't seen him play and so can't make that kind of judgement.

Whatever happens, it will be interesting to see the reaction from Ipswich Town FC on this matter, for it looked as though they did enough to keep him during the summer, preferring to sell Jon Walters to Stoke for £2.75 million instead.

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Wickham to Tottenham

11:40 am
Connor Wickham to Tottenham, THBNHas the world gone mad, or is it just the Ipswich Town Board we should be sending to the local asylum?

England have just been humiliated at a World Cup. Everyone is calling for a better youth scouting system and better facilities at grass-roots level.

So what do the tabloids and Ipswich Town FC do? Tell the world that any club interested in prizing away their 17 year old, must stump up at least £10 million. And as always, Tottenham's name has been thrust into the ring.

I can't say I know too much about young Connor Wickham. But if the lad was as good as everyone (in Ipswich) is making out, surely Harry wouldn't be looking to buy the young striker and instantly loan him back to Ipswich? I mean, if he was worth £10 million, he should be knocking on the door of the first 11, right?

Even if the said amount is to be split into various part-payments, it's still too much for a player that hasn't even had a full season in the Championship, let alone the Premier League.

So many pundits keep on about the English talent in this country not being given a chance. Connor Wickham is being given a chance and an opportunity at Ipswich Town. The lad needs to learn his trade. If he was to sign for Spurs or any other Premier League side and didn't make the first 11 quickly, his career would be going nowhere fast.

Therefore, let's forget this story for the time being and allow the young talent in this country to flourish at the clubs they are currently contracted to.

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