Transfers | Fresh Spurs - Part 3

Transfers

Spurs Aim To Complete Deals For These 3 Defenders Before The Transfer Deadline

Tottenham’s ridiculously quiet transfer window is starting to heat up. There is a lot of things happening on a defensive front at the moment, and whilst the fans may be dreaming of an attacking signing, these defensive changes may provide the platform for the team to win the title this season.

1 – Davinson Sanchez

The 21-year-old defender is very highly rated in Europe and has had several top clubs chasing him for the past couple of years. If Tottenham manage to tie up this signing it would be seen as a coup and with the current climate in this market, the price could well represent good value in the future. Many feel that we have nabbed Ajax’s best player from them in this £42m deal and he is just the type of player that fits the Pochettino criteria. He is hard-working, young and has bags of potential. We could see Sanchez really grow and develop as a player over the next couple of seasons into one of the best centre-backs in world football.

Tottenham have recently announced that a fee has been agreed with Ajax and the deal will now be completed subject to a medical and a work permit. This one is likely to be officially announced on Monday next week, as weekend announcements are rare.

Does The Signing Of Sanchez Tell Us Pochettino’s Plan For Tottenham This Season?

Finally, Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement for their first signing of the summer transfer window. Subject to a medical and work permit, Davinson Sanchez will be a Spurs player for a fee of around £42m, a club record. 

What does this signing tell us about Pochettino’s plan for Spurs this season? It tells us that Mauricio Pochettino wants to make Spurs a really hard team to beat. The Lilywhites had the best defensive record in the Premier League last season, but the Argentine boss is clearly keen to strengthen this area and improve on the 26 goals that Spurs conceded last term.

I know the transfer market has spiralled out of control this summer, but to spend £42m on a player, you would expect him to be a regular starter at a club. With this in mind, I would imagine Spurs will play a three at the back system this season with wing-backs. Given the record that Vertonghen and Alderweireld had at the back last season it would seem relatively harsh to drop either of them.

We have seen the three at the back system work for a couple of Premier League teams last season. Chelsea were the main team to benefit from a system that Antonio Conte switched to in September following a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal. Mauricio Pochettino has flirted with the system, switching between three and four at the back systems. The signing of Sanchez might just tell us which system the manager is leaning towards.

Furthermore, a three at the back system allows wing-backs to really push on while leaving sufficient cover at the back to defend on what is a very big Wembley pitch. I feel this is the system that Pochettino will look to play on a regular basis this season with Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Sanchez at the heart of the defence. Spurs could prove to be a very difficult team to break down.

Many feel that we have nabbed Ajax’s best player from them in this £42m deal and he is just the type of player that fits the Pochettino criteria. He is hard-working, young and has bags of potential. We could see Sanchez really grow and develop as a player over the next couple of seasons into one of the best centre-backs in world football.

It will be interesting to see how much game time Sanchez will get this season and what formation Pochettino will play to incorporate him.

Is Sanchez a good signing for Tottenham? 

Tottenham In Advanced Talks To Complete 3 New Signings

Tottenham have had a very quiet transfer window but it looks like that is all about to change with the latest reports suggest that Pochettino’s men are closing in on not one, not two, but three new additions!

It might be hard to believe after sitting through the whole summer and seeing no progress, but the stories do come from reputable sources. In this article we take a look at who it is being linked and how they would fit in.

1 – Davinson Sanchez

The young Ajax defender is highly rated across Europe and Pochettino must be a fan as it seems he may be willing to break the clubs transfer record to bring him in. According to The Guardian, Spurs have opened talks at around £25million, though Ajax are hoping to raise closer to £35million.

The 21-year-old defender is very highly rated in Europe and has had several top clubs chasing him for the past couple of years. If Tottenham manage to tie up this signing it would be seen as a coup and with the current climate in this market, the price could well represent good value in the future.

‘Sol Campbell Vol. 2’ Spurs Fans Lash Out At Danny Rose Following Brutally Honest Interview

Just three days before Spurs travel to Newcastle in their Premier League season opener, Danny Rose has had an exclusive interview with the Sun, and it has to be said, he has not held back.

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Rose spoke to The Sun and commented on next season and where he will play his football in the future. Whilst insisting that Spurs cannot start to blame the pitch or atmosphere at Wembley next season if things don’t go to plan, Spurs fans would have been a little taken aback to read that Rose wants to play his football up north sometime in the future. It must be stressed he said he would like to do this at some point in his career, not immediately.

If you believe various media reports, he could be linking up with Jose Mourinho at any moment this summer. Although this was not explicitly said by Rose, the left-back could well be fishing for a move to Mourinho’s Red Devils after he also talked about the wage structure at Tottenham.

Rose hasn’t played for Spurs since the 0-0 draw with Sunderland back in January and says he had a lot of time to think things over and now insists he is underpaid. This may be true compared to the likes of Lingard at Manchester United who is paid £100,000-per-week when you learn that Rose is on £30,000-per-week. However, to go public on such an issue will not go down well with chairman Daniel Levy or manager Mauricio Pochettino. If one thing is for certain, it hasn’t gone down well with Spurs fans. Here is how they reacted on Twitter.

Later on in the interview, Rose urged Tottenham to sign some stars who he did not have to Google to find out who they were. We are pretty sure he had to Google Dele Alli before he came to Spurs and it has been pointed out that many fans had to Google Rose when he signed for Spurs.

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Rose and it will be very interesting to see if Rose stays beyond this summer at Spurs. He might be out of action until September with injury so we are sure that Ben Davies will start the season opener at Newcastle on Sunday.

Will Rose stay at Spurs after the summer transfer window slams shut?

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Time To Go: 3 Players Tottenham Need To Sell This Month

It’s been a pretty slow summer in terms of transfers for Tottenham and with injuries already creeping up, some fans are very worried by the lack of transfer activity so far.

Whilst new signings are certainly needed, there are still some players that need to go at Tottenham, in this article we take a look at 3 of them and why…

1 – Moussa Sissoko

What a spectacular failure this man has been. The clubs record signing (hopefully not for long) has really disappointed since his £30million move to the club. His inconsistency is his biggest problem as it is clear that he has a lot of ability when at his best and when he is motivated. There have always been questions marks over how well he can fit into the system at Tottenham. The problem for Spurs will be trying to recoup close to the £30million they paid, which will certainly be hard. Offers appear few and far between, but a loan move to Trabzonspor has been mooted. Tottenham will prefer to sell permanently as there is unlikely to be a future for Sissoko at the club, but they may have to take what they can get as the transfer window closure edges closure.

Journalist Suggests Spurs Should Target Former Premier League Player, Will He Sign?

Guardian journalist Gregg Bakowski has suggested that Tottenham should try and make PSG winger Angel Di Maria their first signing of the summer, with the new season kicking off with a trip to Newcastle in just six days’ time.

Spurs are the only English side to date not to make a single signing this summer. We knew that Levy and and Spurs were likely to be fairly inactive over this summer but the fact that Spurs have failed to wrap up a single deal thus far has left fans worried and frustrated ahead of the new domestic season.

A pre-season of mixed results has led to Pochettino admitting that additions need to be made to the squad before the summer transfer window slams shut at the end of August. However, it has been accepted that Spurs will not be joining the big spenders such as Manchester City and Chelsea this summer and splashing the cash.

Spurs have been linked with Ross Barkley for a large part of this summer in a rumour that will just not leave the back page. Everton are reportedly asking for £50m for the player who refused to sign a new deal and will be leaving Merseyside. However, it is believed that Everton have accepted they will not be getting the full asking price of £50m.

Turning our attention away from the Englishman, Guardian journalist Gregg Bakowski yesterday suggested that PSG winger Di Maria could prove to be a good piece of business for Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino when speaking on the Guardian’s weekly football podcast.

If PSG need to sell, would Di Maria be available for £30-35m? Would he fancy coming back to England? Two Argentinians, him and Pochettino. I think he’s the sort of player who would fit that system. Not particularly flashy, works hard when he can be bothered. It would seem a logical move. Maybe Pochettino would think he could motivate him. Di Maria was pretty motivated until whatever happened after that burglary at Manchester United and then last season and a bit he’s been poor. I think they’re obviously still interested in Ross Barkley and you look at that Tottenham team and you look at Ross Barkley and you think if they spent £50m on him would he even get into that team?

Would Di Maria be a good signing? I think yes. I certainly think he is a player that has more to offer than what we saw in his previous stint at Manchester United. He is clearly a talented player and would give Mauricio Pochettino yet another attacking option. I do think he would be a better signing than Ross Barkley.

However, I feel that the player himself wouldn’t be too keen on the move. It was well publicised when an attempted burglary took place in February 2015, leading to Di Maria putting his mansion on the market little over a month after the incident before moving to PSG that summer, which is mentioned by Bakowski. An event like that has a huge effect on somebody’s life and you get the feeling that he might not be keen on moving back to England. Furthermore, there is little or no evidence to suggest that PSG are willing to sell Di Maria for £30m or even if they are willing to sell at all.

Will Di Maria be a Tottenham player by the end of this transfer window?

Finally A Signing? 3 Spurs Transfer Targets Hint At Summer Switch

Tottenham’s transfer window has been incredibly quiet so far, and whilst the team are focussing on maintaining their current squad (Walker aside), there are several quality signings that could still be completed, in fact, this week, three transfer targets have come out and suggested they want to move on this summer.

1 – Max Meyer

Meyer is a tricky midfielder and aged 21, has the potential to do very well in his career. The London Evening Standard have cited some quotes which show that Meyer will not push for a move away, but he is open to one:

“Let’s see what happens. I declined the [contract] offer because I was not satisfied with my personal situation,” Meyer told Bild.

“I just saw no chance to develop. It would have been the wrong step, however, because the overall situation has changed. I am completely open on my future. Let’s see what happens. It is not the case that I will definitely go. I never said I would change clubs – let alone this summer – I just did not renew the contract, ”

Meyer has not been that productive statistically yet, last season he managed just 1 goal and 1 assist in the Bundesliga last season in 18 starts and 9 sub appearances – but he does show the raw ability that is attracting interest from top clubs.

3 Brilliant Attacking Signings Tottenham Could Make Before the Season Starts

As good as Tottenham’s season was last season, the club have struggled to make much of an impact in the off-season and Pochettino will surely want to strengthen his side ahead of the new season, particularly having lost Kyle Walker for £50million earlier in the window.

One area where Spurs have struggled for depth in recent seasons is in attacking areas. In this article we take a look at 3 players who, according to reports, Tottenham could sign before the season kicks off in just 10 days’ time…

1 – Ross Barkley

Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first. Ross is surely on his way out of the club this summer after Everton boss Ronald Koeman said his midfielder would ‘100% leave’ this summer. Barkley’s original price tag was set at an astronomical £50million, which put off Tottenham, but it is now thought that a more modest bid of around £30million would be enough to sign the England international. Another potential obstacle for this transfer, though, is Barkley’s reported wage demands. These excessive demands are said to be putting the deal in jeopardy.

3 Players Tottenham Could Sign In The Next Few Weeks

We are still waiting for Tottenham to spring into life in this summer transfer window. They remain the only Premier League side yet to make a signing thus far. With time ticking until the transfer window slams shut at the end of August, here are three players that Spurs could sign in the next few weeks.

1) Jeremy Toljan

Having sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £45m, Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to strengthen in the full-back area this summer, and could make Jeremy Toljan his first signing of this summer transfer window according to The Daily Star.

Following the sale of Walker, that just leaves Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the only right-backs left at the club. My feeling is that Walker-Peters is not quite ready for first team football and with squad depth being very important to Pochettino, a move for Toljan would make sense.

Toljan appears to be a highly versatile player, playing in many different positions for Hoffeinheim including right midfielder on nine occasions in 21 appearances last season as well as playing in the full-back position. This wide midfield and full-back experience could prove invaluable if Pochettino wishes to play a three at the back formation with wing-backs next season.

The player’s agent has spoken of how flattering it is for him to read that clubs such as Tottenham are interested in his client, but insists that no contact has been made as yet. Could this be set to change in the near future?

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Kovacic & 3 New Signings Start: How Tottenham Could Line-Up Next Season

Tottenham will be looking to improve on their 2nd place season next time around by making some changes to their team. Whilst other teams are spending hundreds of millions, Spurs will have to rely on good man-management and more under the radar additions if they are to seriously compete for the title next season.

In this article, we take a look at how the club could line up next season…

GK: Hugo Lloris

Hugo is such an important part of this team, the captain and at times the MVP. It is crucial that whilst Tottenham are trying to win the title and compete in Europe, they make a statement and keep players of Lloris’ calibre at the club. He, in my opinion can be classed as World Class.

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