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What do Tottenham need from this transfer window?

Every window, it seems to be the same thing every year with Tottenham Hotspur. We have a lot of rumours bringing players in, and rumours taking players out, but unfortunately, only the latter seems to come true most of the time. We have once again been linked with a whole host of players, with only 2 coming in so far in Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld, but Etienne Capoue has already gone, and many more seem to be set to follow him out of White Hart Lane, and whilst it is needed to sell some players who wont play, we also need to bring in some to replace them.

So what is it we need exactly to be a great side? Well, first of all a striker, and not just a back up for Harry Kane, but someone that will come into the side and make the difference. Too many times we have seen Roberto Soldado come on in the second half of games and make no impact at all, so a new striker who can change the game whilst keeping Kane on the pitch is a must. However, whether a top striker will want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane is another matter. We have been linked with players like Fernando Llorente, Charlie Austin and Christian Benteke and I can see them joining clubs who promise them first team football rather than back up and the occasional start in the Europa League.

Another position that needs a new player is the centre of midfield. Nabil Bentaleb is proving to be a great addition to the side, but he needs someone next to him who will just sit back, protect the back 4 and let Bentaleb boss games. Spurs have already missed out on Morgan Schneiderlin, and no one seems to be linked with us in that position, which is a huge concern. Ryan Mason played a large part In the back end of last season, but we need someone we know can rule the pitch. We missed out on Yohan Cabaye recently, but i wouldnt put it past Tottenham to look at the French League or look towards Fredy Guarin again.

The defense has been tightened up this window, but more cover in the full back areas is vital for us. Kyle Walker and Danny Rose will most likely start the majority of the season, but Eric Dier isn’t a full back and neither is Jan Vertonghen, and Ben Davies doesn’t seem to be making the impact he or the club wanted.

We need more strength in depth this season, and a few more additions up front, in the centre of the field, and at the back will help us in our push for success. Of course, this outlook can change if we sell one of our key players, but at the time of writing, we haven’t sold any key players, which quite frankly is amazing for Tottenham.


The rumours will keep flooding in, and the fans will continue to speculate but only time will tell who we will sign and what will happen to the club in the future.

Two Outcasts Set To End Spurs Misery?

Spurs are preparing cut their losses on striker Roberto Soldado to hasten his exit from the club, with Galatasaray emerging as the frontrunners to sign his signature.

The 30-year-old has struggled in his time at White Hart Lane following his £26m move from Valencia two years ago. Galatasaray are said to be interested in the forward, and Spurs are prepared to accept bids in the region of £11m for the Spaniard, although the Turkish champions are ready to test their resolve with a bid of £9m.

Soldado has made 52 appearances in the Premier League for Spurs, scoring seven goals, but despite much encouragement from fans and management alike it seems destined that the Premier League just isn’t cut for him.

Also it is rumoured that the Turkish giants are eyeing up another Spurs outcast with former Captain Younes Kaboul apparently keen to also make his departure from N17. It’s believed Daniel Levy is holding out for at least £5million whilst Galatasaray are looking to scoop him up for just £3million.

After being a regular starter early last season, his performances and attitude on and off pitch has deteriorated over recent months and with Mauricio Pochettino having completed the signing of Toby Alderweireld today, which now leaves us with 7 current CB’s at the club, Kaboul’s days at White Hart Lane are numbered.


Tottenham and NFL to share new 61,000 seater stadium!

Earlier today, the NFL and Tottenham Hotspur announced that they would share the new Tottenham stadium in 2018, with either a new London NFL franchise having it as their home, or similar to what Wembley Stadium does, and host a minimum of 2 games per season.

With the new stadium, still yet to be named, set to be complete in 2018, it allows Tottenham and the NFL to establish a strong partnership which is already healthy with the events Tottenham co hosted together with both the San Francisco 49’ers and Seattle Seahawks.

The 61,000 capacity stadium (if you’re wondering why 61,000 it’s so we can be bigger than Arsenal) would feature a retractable pitch, so the artificial NFL pitch could be rolled out for the games. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy described the partnership between Tottenham Hotspur and the NFL as a “compelling and exciting partnership” whilst Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, said that the club and the NFL “share a vision”.

It looks like Tottenham have got an excellent business plan when it comes to the new stadium, as the revenue from these 2 NFL games will help the club out massively and avoid any inactivity when it comes to the transfer markets. With the new revenue streams, this could potentially mean that Tottenham can avoid the lack of spending that happened to our rivals Arsenal, and we could do what they didn’t do for many, many years. Of course, I’m talking about spending lots and lots of money!

Three Clubs In Race To Sign Tottenham Misfit

According to Mediterraneo, three clubs are all interested in signing Tottenham misfit Roberto Soldado this summer, all looking bringing to an end the Spaniard’s White Hart Lane nightmare.

The striker joined Spurs as a part of the ‘summer seven’ of 2013 for a what was then a record breaking £26m, before Erik Lamela signed for £30m at the end of August. However, reports have previously claimed that Spurs only paid £13m for the front man.

Mediterraneo claim that the three clubs chasing after the Spaniard’s signature are Villarreal, AC Milan and Galatasaray, who are all viable options for the striker should the right bid come in. However, it has been reported that Soldado would prefer a move back to his homeland.

Villarreal would of course be the best move for Soldado as he continues his quest to rediscover the form he showed at Valencia, where he was deadly in front of goal, and a return to La Liga would of course give him the best chance of recapturing the form he showed just a few years ago.

Spurs And Liverpool Chase Young Newcastle Star

Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly interested in Newcastle young star Olivier Kemen, and both are hoping that they can get a deal done in this summer transfer window.

The youngster is the captain of the France Under-19 squad, but is yet to make an appearance for the Newcastle first team, and if Spurs or Liverpool have it their way, it will remain that way.

French reports from L’Equipe claim that the two clubs have both taken note of the youngster’s talent, but Under-21 playing time for the Magpies has been limited for the Frenchman, who is keen to gain more playing time either at Newcastle or somewhere else.

Reports suggest that Newcastle are not risking throwing the eighteen-year-old in the deep end to soon, and that is the reason why the Frenchman’s playing time has been limited.

Liverpool and Spurs are both keen to persuade the youngster to join their respective clubs, and the opportunity of more playing time in the Under-21 league and eventually first team minutes could potentially sway the midfielder either way.

Premier League New Boys Keen On Spurs Duo

Yesterday, Foot Mercato reported that Etienne Capoue would complete his move to Watford today, but the Daily Mail have brought us back down to earth today, stating that Watford are still looking to agree a deal with Spurs for Capoue and one other midfielder.

The Daily Mail claim that Watford are also looking to seal a deal for Benjamin Stambouli, who just Capoue, has been limited to few first team minutes this year, after falling down the midfield pecking order.

Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are in agreement that Spurs are in need of a summer sale, and it has been reported that both Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli are in the firing line.

The Spurs midfield duo are both keen to prove themselves in the Premier League, and both see a move to Watford as an ideal opportunity to do exactly that. Tottenham have reportedly accepted a £10m double offer for the pair, and talks regarding personal terms are still ongoing claim the Mail. Will Watford sign the Spurs pair?

Sale Of Spurs Midfielder Edges Closer, Deal Could Be Completed Tomorrow

Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue could complete a move to Premier League new-boys Watford as early as tomorrow, should everything go to plan, say French source Foot Mercato.

Foot Mercato seem adamant that the deal will be completed on Friday, with a medical already been completed by the midfielder and we are just waiting for the announcements from both clubs.

The midfielder joined as a part of the ‘summer seven’ that arrived in 2013, and could be the second of that seven to leave this week following Paulinho’s departure from White Hart Lane.

Capoue has previously been linked with a move to Watford by English papers, but the French papers now seem certain that the move will go ahead, and Foot Mercato claim that Spurs will receive nine million euros from the transfer.

The holding player has struggled to break back into the first team after being dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino towards the tail end of last year, and is now reportedly deemed surplus to requirements at Spurs, paving the way for his reported move to Watford.

Spurs Look For Win-Win Situation In Pursuit Of Toffees Midfielder

The Daily Mail claim that Tottenham are keen on signing Everton midfielder James McCarthy, and they could use Aaron Lennon as part of any potential deal.

McCarthy is reportedly becoming frustrated at Everton, after the club have so far failed to approach him regarding a new and improved contract, which is exactly what the player wants, and Spurs are ready to pounce, and want to launch a bid in the coming weeks.

The Mail report that Morgan Schneiderlin was Spurs’ primary target, but now the Frenchman seems to be heading to Manchester United, McCarthy is now Tottenham’s preferred choice.

Aaron Lennon could be involved in a deal that would see McCarthy move to Spurs and Lennon move the other way, making his loan move permanent after impressing for Everton in his loan spell last season. The Mail also add that Younes Kaboul may be involved in a surprising deal.

This would of course be a win-win deal for Spurs and potentially Everton. The Toffees would get the player they want and a frustrated player sold, whilst Tottenham would get a surplus-to-requirements player off their books for good.

McCarthy still has three years left on his contract, and Everton are keen to keep hold of the midfielder, but Levy is ready to make a ‘substantial’ bid, but know their limits and do not want to end up paying too much.

Daniel Levy Set To Get Alderweireld Negotiations Moving In The Right Direction

The London Evening Standard report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is set to get transfer negotiations for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld underway this week, and is set to fly out to Madrid to get things moving in the right direction.

Tottenham are keen to beat the likes of Southampton to the defender’s signature, and Daniel Levy is keen to do this, hence him flying out to Madrid later this week.

The Belgian has just returned from a loan spell at Southampton, and the Saints are keen to take the defender on a permanent deal, but a move to Spurs is more desirable for the player reports suggest with Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell being very keen on the idea.

Alderweireld could cost the Lilywhites around £7m-£10m, but a get-out clause Alderweireld’s loan deal from last season reportedly states that Atletico Madrid will sell the defender to the Saints for £7m or they pay them £1.5m for the opportunity to sell him to somebody else. So this price could be hiked up another £1.5m to cover this fee.

Spurs Still Keen On Villa Star Despite Reports Stating He Will Reject Any Move To The Club

Tottenham are set to up the ante in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, in an attempt to beat the likes of Liverpool to the Belgian’s signature.

The Mirror report that Spurs could chuck Emmanuel Adebayor into a potential deal with the club desperately looking to offload the striker, despite Adebayor’s intentions of staying in North London.

Spurs are still set to make move for the striker, amid reports that Benteke will reject any move to Spurs, even if a fee is agreed between the two clubs, whether these reports are true remains to be seen.

Tim Sherwood already knows the secret of how to get Emmanuel Adebayor back on form, after we saw a different Adebayor in the second half of the 2013/14 when Sherwood was in charge at Tottenham.

Benteke not being keen on the move is not the only spanner in the works for this potential move, but Adebayor’s colossal £100,000-per-week wages could be a problem for Villa, but Spurs reportedly could pay a percentage of his salary should the striker move to another club later this summer.

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