- Dec 16, 2010
Th athletic today said that in most instances you are correct but that Tottenham may want some players this year as A. The market will be tough after covid and B. They want squad additions.Player exchanges happen about 1/20th of the time they appear in transfer rumors. They’re just exciting to rumor-monger because you can throw more names into the mix.
If that’s what Chelsea’s putting out there then it just means they don’t have the money it’d take.
I do agree that Abraham’s not a bad get if it came to that, but throwing Kepa in there is just hilarious.
Ha, Zomp sliding in with another fantasy player exchange even as I wrap up typing this.
Here's the article:Th athletic today said that in most instances you are correct but that Tottenham may want some players this year as A. The market will be tough after covid and B. They want squad additions.
We’re going to imagine a scenario where potential suitors for Kane — Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain — are asked to trade players with Tottenham.
Although we don’t believe Kane could require an American-style trade deal on par with Hershel Walker in 1989, he is one of the best strikers around and after another season with club finances affected by games behind closed doors, if a potential deal was stuck for him, it might require some element of player swap. This thought experiment is going to hone in on that element — so where could he end up?
Tammy much like De Bruyne and Salah and and and has the chance to be someone that Chelsea lets go a year or two too soon. I would hate for it to be to Spurs, but that Kane guy is okay.The Athletic's Chelsea offer was Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu, Valentino Livramento.
Yes, that's what he's saying. It's obviously nonsense; as Spurs twitter has repeatedly pointed out today, Spurs have five international captains in their squad (Lloris-France, Kane-England, Aurier-Cote D'Ivoire, Bale-Wales, Son-South Korea), plus Hojbjerg captained Southampton before Spurs bought him. Lack of leaders or leadership was not the problem under Mourinho. Also of course, as the vice-captain, the highest paid player, and one of the team leaders, any failure of leadership falls at Kane's feet as much as anyone else's.Tell me if I'm going overboard in piling on here as an Arsenal fan (or feel free to dish it back in the Arsenal thread, God knows there is enough material). But this statement seems to me like Kane pretty much throwing some of his teammates under the bus, saying there aren't leaders in the team and that Jose wanted to win but couldn't build relationships with players who weren't committed enough to winning.
Yeah, the captaincy of international teams tends to just go to the best or most famous player and isn't really an indicator of actual leadership. Although Lloris does seem like an exception in that group and perhaps a player that both club and country teammates see as a leader.And one of the five is Gareth Bale.
Sell him to Roma then.Tell me if I'm going overboard in piling on here as an Arsenal fan (or feel free to dish it back in the Arsenal thread, God knows there is enough material). But this statement seems to me like Kane pretty much throwing some of his teammates under the bus, saying there aren't leaders in the team and that Jose wanted to win but couldn't build relationships with players who weren't committed enough to winning.
Yeah, if he just said he was frustrated with management and the direction of the club over the last three years, wanted a new challenge, and wanted to be playing in the CL, I think a lot Spurs supporters would sympathize. I don't remember much antagonism toward Bale when he left, for example. But instead he's shooting himself out of town.Same.
I pretty much exempt him from the whole "want to go win trophies" because of everything he's done. I just don't think he needs to play this the way he is.
Exactly. A quote (which I am sure will eventually happen if he leaves) saying something like "My preference was to win a trophy with Spurs, but right now I think my path is leading me elsewhere. I am Tottenham through and through and I hope to be back here some day" and it sucks, but we move on. We did with Bale. With Modric.Yeah, if he just said he was frustrated with management and the direction of the club over the last three years, wanted a new challenge, and wanted to be playing in the CL, I think a lot Spurs supporters would sympathize. I don't remember much antagonism toward Bale when he left, for example. But instead he's shooting himself out of town.
Are you a tough negotiator if all it takes for Kane to get his way is to give some interviews?He’s probably got to shoot his way out of town given how tough a negotiator Levy supposedly is. It is a lousy situation though you’d really want to hope that it could be handled discreetly but of course Levy will need to make it seem he’s unwilling to sell if he want to maximize value
Yup. He doesn't have the pace and stamina to run up and down on the wring anymore, but the technique and vision are still there. He's really more of a striker now than a wide player, and a darn good one.I think you have to bring Bale back, if he's willing. Dude has points in his pockets.
Reportedly N'dombele and Lo Celso were not fit. Supposedly they came down with a case of screwthisbabycoachitis.I missed the early part of the match (and can't bear to review COYS gamethreads), but no CMs on the bench today? Tanguy? Gio? Moussa? What was going on?
They were reportedly not fit.I missed the early part of the match (and can't bear to review COYS gamethreads), but no CMs on the bench today? Tanguy? Gio? Moussa? What was going on?
and he used Lucas as a midfielder as well. Replaced dele and Spurs were much better after (though that was probably because bale also came on at the same time).They were reportedly not fit.
Realistically it was a weird lineup but actually played pretty well. Leicester scored on two penalties, one of which was particularly dubious, but other than that they really prevented Leicester from creating real chances and created plenty on their own. Winks was not good but Doherty had a pretty good game and had a big hand in setting up the first goal.
Dele had a good first half and I wish we saw more of him this season than we did. But he did seem to fade in the second half and it was smart to replace him with Lucas.and he used Lucas as a midfielder as well. Replaced dele and Spurs were much better after (though that was probably because bale also came on at the same time).
According to the Independent, figures at Tottenham are now 'seriously' contemplating bringing Mauricio Pochettino back to the club.
There is a belief that Pochettino has found the Paris Saint-Germain job more strenuous than he expected and could be willing to return to England.
The Independent report Levy thinks fans need an exciting appointment as a gesture to those unhappy with his recent actions, but it doesn't sound like even that will sway Kane's mind.
The first is a long-term contract to match a long-term project. The boss would apparently need a deal lasting at least four years, and would want an "armoured link" in the contract to protect against being sacked in the middle of the season.
The second condition would be for Pochettino to enjoy "full powers" over sporting decisions - something he does not currently have at PSG.
Aurier wants to go back to PSG. Perhaps he can be involved. Transfermrkt has him valued at 20M.Alasdair Gold
Understand Mauricio Pochettino told PSG towards end of last week that he wanted to leave to return to Tottenham. Situation remains that Spurs have a tough job to get him away from the French club, but there's a real desire from Poch to complete his unfinished business at Spurs.
That was generally my take as well. There are similarities to Mou, but the big problem with Mou wasn't his attitude, it was that he didn't win and his strategy was clearly outdated and ineffective, and that dates back to his time at United. If Mou was typical Mou asshole, but Spurs were a top team, it wouldn't have been a problem. Conte appears to still be at the top of his game as a manager and has won the EPL relatively recently. I still think the squad is suspect and needs a lot of turnover, but he isn't Mourinho.I'd be very happy with Conte. He has a good claim to being a top-5 manager in the world right now.
I love Poch but I never understood the plan to bring him back -- this is still mostly the same squad that got sick of him and crapped the bed under him 18 months ago, I don't know why it would be different now.
Conte is kind of like what Spurs thought they were getting with Mourinho, in that he's a short term fix who's difficult to work with and ultimately burns bridges, but in the interim he wins things. The problem with Mourinho is that he doesn't actually win things any more, while Conte does. Conte is also much more tactically flexible than Mourinho.
I don't know whether Spurs would win things under Conte, but I am quite sure that even with mostly the same players they will be a much better team under Conte than they were under Mourinho.
The fit is actually decent. Doherty played as a wingback in a back 3 at Wolves and that role suits him more than as a FB in a back 4. Reguilon and Sessegnon (was out on loan but should be back) are both pacey players who are better going forward than defending in their penalty box. Sessegnon is more naturally a winger than an LB at this stage of his career and the wingback role could really suit him. Some of Sanchez's best performances at Spurs came in his first season playing in a back 3 flanked by Alderweireld and Vertonghen.Again I think you have to evaluate the team fit to Conte’s wingback system. Spurs are generally light in the fullback department so bringing him in might result in needing to purchase wing backs. Maybe you can get more out of Doherty that way. I think Davinson is pretty good and he’d probably be helped playing a back 3… I can kind of see how the Spurs team would fit