Transfers | Fresh Spurs - Part 20


West Ham Desperate To Capture Adebayor, QPR Waiting To Pounce

Sky Sources understand that West Ham are very keen to sign Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, but if the move doesn’t go through, QPR are hot on West Ham’s heels to sign the front man.

West Ham are working very hard on the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor from Spurs, but Daniel Levy is not prepared to loan out the striker to their London rivals, and is also concerned about the Hammers league position, and how close they are in the table to Spurs.

QPR are very keen on Adebayor too as they look to make a move very late in the day, and they will have to get a move on if they are to sign him by the deadline, and it is likely that they will apply for an extension until 1.00 in the morning.

However, it has been reported that Adebayor is not keen on a move to QPR, and is a lot more interested in a loan move to West Ham.

Spurs Winger Set For Late Deadline Day Everton Move

Aaron Lennon has been rumoured to be signing for a ridiculous number of sides this Transfer Deadline Day – but Everton are now favourites to snatch the winger on loan for the rest of the season.

He looked set for a switch to Stoke City having rejected the advances of Leicester and Hull in the past few days, but a last minute U-turn could see him join Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.

Lennon is currently Spurs’ longest serving player having signed from Leeds United in 2005, and has racked up over 360 appearances for the Lilywhites in all competitions. However, he is out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino as he looks for more creative widemen.

Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend have all been preferred out wide to Lennon, who has 30 goals in Spurs colours, so a move to a fellow Premier League side is on the cards for the 27-year old.

A loan move to Everton should open the door to a move for Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas, who has had personal trouble at the Toffees in recent weeks, and is a big transfer target for admiring Pochettino.

Lennon has been a great servant to Spurs in his 10 years at the Club, but a switch to the struggling Merseyside club now looks imminent.

Done Dele! Dele Alli Set to Sign from MK Dons, Undergoing Medical

Numerous sources are claiming that Spurs are set to announce the signing of highly rated youngster Dele Alli from Milton Keynes.

Tottenham are yet to have made a successful move on Transfer Deadline Day, or indeed throughout the January transfer window with the related headlines dominated by potential outgoings.

However, 18-year-old Alli – who has been a target for Newcastle and Aston Villa in recent weeks – looks to have chosen Spurs as he was spotted at Hotspur Way with the clock ticking down on the final day of the window.

A fee for the youngster is said to be in the region of £5million, while Alli will be loaned back to MK Dons for the remainder of the season.

He made his debut for the Dons aged just 16, and has since accumulated over 70 appearances for the League One side with 20 goals from midfield.

Alli managed the full 90 minutes as his side shocked Manchester United 4-0 at Stadium MK back in August, where a number of top clubs had scouts in the stands to watch the talented engine room, including Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

Newcastle United also submitted a £5million bid for the England U19 man on Thursday, but he is now favourite to join Spurs with his medical supposedly in progress.

One Of Our Own! Kane Pens Deadline Day Deal

Spurs wonderkid Harry Kane has given Spurs fans the news they all wanted to hear on Deadline Day by putting pen to paper on a new five and a half year deal.

The 21-year-old has an incredible 20 goals for Spurs this season – setting him apart as the highest scoring Premier League player – one ahead of Man City’s Sergio Aguero.

He’s tipped to be part of Roy Hodgson’s next England squad, for friendlies against Lithuania on 27 March and Italy on 31 March, following yet another amazing Premier League display this weekend against West Brom.

Kane hit another brace to take him up to 10 Premier League goals – an impressive feat having only made the starting eleven in October – along with 8 goals in 10 games for the England U21 side.

And the local lad was seemingly delighted to have penned the new deal, taking to Twitter to express himself:

It might not be a big-money transfer, but it’s a dream deal for Spurs fans!

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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