Transfers | Fresh Spurs - Part 20

Transfers

Tottenham Dealt Transfer Blow In Pursuit For Belgian

Tottenham’s hopes of signing Belgian midfielder Kevin Mirallas have been hugely dented after the club have stated that Mirallas is not for sale.

Journalist Kevin Palmer reports that he has been told by Everton that the Belgian will not be moving anywhere on this transfer deadline day.

Spurs have been chasing the midfielder for some time now in this window, and will now have to accept that they will not be signing Mirallas. Tottenham have already had a £3m bid rejected, and were set to make a new and improved bid earlier today.

Reports suggested that Spurs may have been stalling a move for Aaron Lennon to other clubs in order to see if they could include the England international in any potential deal for the Belgian midfielder.

And now that Spurs hopes of signing the Belgian have been hugely dented, this could finally open the door for Aaron Lennon to move elsewhere, with Stoke reportedly leading the chase for the winger.

FOUR Players That Could Leave Spurs On Deadline Day

Despite us all hearing that Tottenham would hold a massive winter sale over the course of the winter transfer window, we have only seen one player leave White Hart Lane this window, Kyle Naughton to Swansea.

However, on deadline day, we could see a few faces leave White Hart Lane, some for good, and some just on loan, all of these have been linked with moves away previously.

Fresh Spurs have listed the four players that we think could leave Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on deadline day.

FOUR Players That Could Sign For Spurs On Deadline Day

Tottenham have made no signings so far in this transfer window, but could this be set to change on transfer deadline day?

Spurs have been linked with many players this transfer window, but none of these have come to White Hart Lane to put pen to paper so far this window.

Out of all of the players that Spurs have been linked with over the course of January, and a small part of February, we at Fresh Spurs have whittled it down to just four players that could sign for Tottenham before the 23:00 deadline on Monday.

West Ham Defender To Make Spurs Switch In Summer

Various reports suggest that West Ham defender Winston Reid has agreed to join Tottenham in the summer, for nothing at all.

The Mirror claim that Reid has agreed a £60,000 a week contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and will hook up with his new team in the summer when his contract at West Ham expires.

However, the defender is not able to formally agree a deal, but Mirror Sport say that ‘sources close to the deal say it is done for the summer’.

It is now apparent as to why the New Zealand man has turned down many offers of a new contract from the Hammers, and has also snubbed offers from the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.

Reid has been the subject of much interest of a handful of Premier League, and has put in solid performances on a consistent basis this season.

Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches could be heading out of the exit door at White Hart Lane, and it seems Spurs have found their summer replacement for the defensive pair.

Spurs Will Make One Final Move For Everton Midfielder

The Daily Mail insist that a deal for Tottenham to sign Kevin Mirallas from Everton should not be ruled out as Daniel Levy could make one last winter move for the Belgian.

It has been reported that Spurs have had a £3m bid rejected by the Toffees, but Spurs are still interested in brining Mirallas to North London.

The Mail claim that Everton could be persuaded. They report that they are demanding at least £5m for the Belgian, and including Aaron Lennon could sway it for Tottenham.

It appears that Aaron Lennon will leave the club by the end of the winter transfer window, but the question is where exactly he will end up.

Steve Bruce’s Hull are leading the race for the England international, and a move looks to be close. However, many clubs are reportedly looking to hijack the deal, including QPR and Stoke.

However, Spurs may see if they can use Lennon in any potential deal for Mirallas, before they loan him out to any other clubs.

Striking Out: Will Spurs Buy Anyone in January?

The last week of the January transfer window; a traditional time for Spurs supporters to feel uneasy.  This year for once, there aren’t any worries about who might leave (unless something mad happens with Hugo Lloris), and instead we are focused on one position; the strikers.

In the summer we thought we had it figured out; Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado would share the majority of the starts, and then Harry Kane would mop up any remaining game time, such as the early stages of the Europa League.  It’s fair to say that the depth chart has been turned on its head since then.

So how do we stand now?  Well buying a new striker depends on a few things:

1) Is there someone out there who would improve us as a team?

There’s been plenty of talk about Burnley’s Danny Ings, or Roma’s Mattia Destro.  I would favour a player who’s already experienced in the Premier League and is adept at leading the line, and Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke meets that criterion too.  The problem is that teams will not let their main striker go unless the bid is out of this world (e.g. Andy Carroll); is there someone out there that is worth spending huge money on?

2) What about the existing players?

Whether we buy someone or not, I would hope that it’s Pochettino making the final decision.  There’s a chance that he believes he can work with what we have because in terms of numbers, three strikers is enough for the system that we play.  While you can’t believe everything you read, it seems that there have been a number of bids for both Soldado and Adebayor, but they were not acceptable to either the club or the player.  It is hard to see Levy adding another player into this mix without an outgoing move, and I doubt that Pochettino would want to bloat the squad anyway by adding a fourth frontman.

I believe that Pochettino will back his own man-management skills and work with what he has; Adebayor has only recently returned to the squad and we know that the talent is there, if not always the application.  It’s about time we saw some results in exchange for such a weekly wage, and if there isn’t another club willing to take him on right now, we may as well get him on the field and tell him to prove that he’s worth such an outlay.

The club are in an interesting situation right now.  Since Pochettino signed we all knew that we were in for a transitional season, where players are analysed to see if they can be part of what the Argentine is building.  Some have stepped up, others haven’t, but yet even amongst this upheaval, the team is still in a competitive place in the league as well as the cup competitions.  Could one or two signings make the difference and push the team ahead of schedule?  If they believe they have found someone who can do that, I would advise Levy to forego his usual financial contortions and get the deal done.  If, however, there isn’t anyone available, we should stick to the long-term plan and continue to build piece by piece.

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Sevilla Join Race For Tottenham Midfielder

French outlet L’Equipe claim that Tottenham midfielder Eteinne Capoue could leave the club before Deadline Day on Monday, and join Sevilla.

Real Sociedad are also interested in the midfielder, who has not nailed down a regular first team spot since he was dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino in late October, following a run of bad form.

Capoue has hardly played since then, and despite playing a few games in 2015, the former Toulouse man could still leave White Hart Lane.

He has falling down the pecking order at Tottenham, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, who returns from African Cup Of Nations duty soon, and Mousa Dembele being handed starting places ahead of Capoue.

Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out players leaving before the end of the window. Before the start of the window, we heard many reports that many players would leave Spurs this January, since then, just one first team regular has been offloaded.

Spurs Tempted To Make Bid For Ings And Why It Would Be A Good Move

It’s no secret that Spurs are in the market for a new striker to freshen up their front-line. With so much pressure to provide goals being placed on Harry Kane due to the misfiring performances of both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, head coach Mauricio Pochettino is searching for a forward to share the load with Kane and who fits his high-pressing style.

One striker who’s been mentioned throughout is Burnley hitman Danny Ings. The 22 year old has found his feet quickly in the Premier League with 7 goals in 19 games in his debut season in the top division in England, it would appear Spurs have someone they need to boost their strike-force over the second-half of the season.

Spurs may be better to go after Ings now instead of waiting in the summer, for a couple of reasons, firstly, Ings is out of contract this summer so the fee Spurs will have to pay would be substantially lower now than in the summer. It’s been floated around that we’ve offered £5million to Burnley for his services, which in these day is very good value. Burnley will be in line to award Ings a bumper new contract if they stay up this season and Spurs don’t want to run the risk of being blown out of the water.

Another key reason is, of course, Harry Kane. Kane and Ings have formed a brilliant partnership in the England U21’s for a while now, so both know how to play alongside one another and how to get the best out of each other so it’s a very sensible decision. Very good price, he can hit the ground running quickly, Ings should be the answer.

Spurs To Use Defender As Bait In Move For Roma Striker

With seven days to go in the transfer window, time is running out for Spurs to make any deals happen this winter, with the club taking a very pragmatic approach so far, but this could be about to change.

Tottenham are reportedly very keen on signing Roma striker Mattia Destro, according to reports in Italy. But the Club aren’t willing to pay an extortionate amount to bring him to the club, which has proved to be a stumbling block, but there could well be a solution for that.

Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches, who nearly joined Roma in the summer, with the Italians still interested, could be used a part-exchange in a deal for Destro. With Vlad struggling to hold a first-team place, a move would be good for him and will also help in our pursuit of a striker.

The 23-year-old Italy international would relish the chance to showcase his talents in the Premier League after scoring five goals in 16 appearances for Roma this season. With uncertainty surrounding the futures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, Pochettino is keen to bring in his own players as he looks to help Tottenham challenge for major silverware.

If the deal could be done before the deadline in a week’s time, it would provide much needed firepower up front and remove some deadwood from the squad at the same time, signalling intent by Spurs, of the ambitions of winning trophies again at Spurs.

Tottenham Prepare Bid For Premier League Striker

The Daily Mirror report that Tottenham could make a bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings before the January transfer window slams shut in early February.

It has been reported that in fear of losing out on Ings in the summer transfer window, Spurs are keen to make their move this month and are set to submit a bid of around £5m.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both interested in the striker, as both look to increase the number of homegrown players they have at the club, a category that Danny Ings falls into.

However, both these clubs could make their moves in the summer, and Spurs do not want to run the risk of their rivals signing their attacking target, as they look to get a headstart on their Premier League rivals.

Spurs are keen to bolster their attacking options and are looking for somebody to partner Harry Kane up top, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor not looking the part at the moment.

Despite interest, Burnley boss Sean Dyce remains confident that his prized asset will stay a Burnley player come the end of the transfer window.