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Defoe and Wright-Phillips swap shop

Chelski and Tottenham are reportedly in negotiations which will see Wright-Phillips come to the Lane, while Defoe leaves for Stamford Bridge.

This story was bouncing around in the summer, with Chimbonda also reportedly going to Chelsea, while £10 million would head our way.

But now in the Sun, the £10 million and Chimbonda part has vanished, instead it is a swap deal for Defoe and Wright-Phillips.

According to the paper, the only snag in the deal is Tottenham's valuation of Defoe, which suggests that the move would be Defoe and cash, for England winger Wright-Phillips.

Strangely this is probably Wright-Phillips's best start to a season since joining Chelsea. He has played in every game so far and has looked dangerous for Mourinho's men.

So is the story a dud, or has Mourinho only been putting Wright-Phillips in the shop window?



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Writer:Vital.JD
Date:Wednesday August 29 2007
Time: 7:44AM

Comments

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Do it! Defoe is hardly going to give much to us anymore with his usual 8minute cameo.
ScottDaYid
29/08/2007 07:56:00
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I love JD but i would bite thier bloody hands off.
Epic
29/08/2007 08:00:00
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seems like an interesting offer!!! we dont need all four of those strikers - i believe if desperately needed through injuries, Taarabat will be able to play up front - not as out an out striker but just off a front man....... but to be honest, i have stopped listening to that 5% of speculation i use to after the presses treatment of spurs this summer... there words are not worth the meagre half pennies of the paper they appear on COYS
dude01
29/08/2007 08:08:00
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JD is worth £12m of anyones money, as was reported Chelski were prepared to let SWP go for £10.5m. So we should be looking for at least £1.5m, that being the case I would sell him. I know that would make Office very happy, but those that we don't need 4 strikers. I would put it to them, if we did not have 4 strikers, then we would have started Sundays game without a striker on the bench. Not a good place to be I would suggest.
Topspur1
29/08/2007 08:10:00
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Defoe is never going to be first choice sadly( in fact fourth choice).Wright-Phillips would be first choice every time...fast,tricky,great shot,good passer...sounds a great deal to me.Also time for some more cash by offloading Murphy,Stalteri Tainio.
wentworth
29/08/2007 08:11:00
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utter nonsense
dannispur
29/08/2007 08:11:00
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This is just another example of the press getting creative because after Friday they might have to start talking about football again. Saying that, most of them would rather talk about sacking managers rather than what actually happens on the pitch. I don't doubt that we would take SWP but very much doubt whether Defoe would either be wanted by Chelsea or would put himself in a "4th choice" position again.
muttley
29/08/2007 08:16:00
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You do have to ask why Chelski would want Defoe, and more to the point why get rid of SWP. He's probably been their best player so far this season
Topspur1
29/08/2007 08:17:00
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sounds like a good deal all round but sadly the flying pigs are *****ting on my car again. lol
youknowspurs
29/08/2007 08:22:00
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I'd be more suspicious about Chimbonda. Chelsea signed Belletti who is 31 and unwanted by Barcelona and everyone assumed that he would be their new RB. I wouldn't be surprised after being turned down by Seville for Alves (£21.5m) that they are still working a Chimbonda angle especially after how he played against Utd.
muttley
29/08/2007 08:23:00
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Topspur1 is right. We don't seem very flexible in terms of starting formations, always opting for the 442. That being the case anything less than 4 strikers in the 1s tteam squad is not sufficient to cover for injuries, particularly if we suffer any on a longterm basis. The same 2 strikers cannot start every game come the new year during periods where we are playing 2 or more games a week. Having said all that, I think it's obvious I would want JD to stay, but if he is adamant he won't sign a new deal, I think SWP is as good as £10/11m and I would welcome his arrival. But we really would need to lose a couple of midfielders as the squad is becoming very congested with midfielders now if this deal does happen. Routledge, Ghaly and Murphy would def' need to find new homes imo.
wayne king
29/08/2007 08:27:00
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Whilst most of us would want to keep Defoe, getting SWP would be a great signing. Leaving us with three strikers wouldn't be ideal but how many games will Defoe start in. Yes there's inguries but what great balance he would bring to midfield. Do the deal as long as Chimbo is not involved.
deanokeano
29/08/2007 08:35:00
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Based on the tail end of last season when I saw quite a few Chelsea games, I have to add that I'd be picking SWP over Lennon too. He tore several teams apart last season, although maybe it'd be better not to name them.
wayne king
29/08/2007 08:35:00
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Chimbo in the deal - NO WAY!
wayne king
29/08/2007 08:36:00
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Why would Mourinho sell a player who has started every game for him this season and has even kept Joe Cole on the bench? This story has just been dug up from earlier in the summer as the press are being mischievous again.
muttley
29/08/2007 08:41:00
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This story is absolute rubbish in my opinion. SWP has probably been Chelsea's best player so far this season. SWP has stuck it out at Chelsea and finally had a run in the first team. Can't see him wanting to leave or Chelsea wanting to sell him. Also Defoe has less chance of getting in the Chelsea first 11 than he has at Spurs. They have Shevchenko Pizzaro and Drogba ahead of him and Chelsea usually play with one up front!! Wish it were true, but it won't be.
Jimmy James
29/08/2007 08:41:00
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Not to mention Kalou Jimmy James! It would be a good deal for us, although it would leave us short of a striker. But if we could see it through till Jan, we may be able to bring someone in then.
Topspur1
29/08/2007 08:52:00
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Certainly don't imagine him playing many more games for them no. If he ended up with the Chavs it would be for the cash, as he'd likely to double his salary. I also agree it's not a likely deal from their point of view.
wayne king
29/08/2007 08:55:00
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Don't know what to think of this one actually, I like SWP and Defoe but wonder who would be of more benefit to us. Defoe is an awsome finisher but he can't do anything from the bench
DevonshireYid
29/08/2007 08:59:00
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adriano to replace lol COYS!!!!!!!
god_save_our_king
29/08/2007 09:09:00
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This has to be the most stupid romour of the season. What next Gahly swap for Gerrard?
huscarl
29/08/2007 09:22:00
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Nah - Liverpool aren't big enough for Ghaly :-)
muttley
29/08/2007 09:39:00
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i cant believe people actually believe this ....afta all it has come from the SUN paper , come on guys see it for what it is...................BULL*****!!!!!!!!!
Ossie
29/08/2007 09:54:00
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Didn't they say that they wouldn't get involved in any deal with us? Shel-have-a-kenko, Dogma, Pizza-boy and Solomun grundy currently installed and seem to be 'working' fine. Be amazed if this happened, happy, but amazed.
tricky rides again
29/08/2007 09:56:00
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i cant see jd being big there? he'd never dislodge drogba, maybe he'll be a bench warmer there as well.
BrownBoyYid
29/08/2007 09:59:00
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anyway Mourinho has said he's not bringing noone else in , only would like to release one player, and i doubt it's SWP, it's more than likely GJ or PF
Ossie
29/08/2007 10:09:00
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This makes no sense for either Chelsea or Defoe. What would defoe have to gain from being our 4th choice striker to their 4th choice. Jose has stuck by SWP throughout his duration at the bridge. Now SWP is showing his true form and has arguably been their best player Jose will swap him for someone who would be a fringe player? Think this is crap, Jose has admitted his likeing of Defoe in the past but can't see him swapping SWP to get him. They have a young MF Diarra who is similar to Makelele and supposedly available. He is very highly rated and has played for France already. Anyone interested in that deal?
adeyido
29/08/2007 10:32:00
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I would be suprised if this rumour was true! But if it was I would love to see the swap deal happen.
Real Deal
29/08/2007 10:35:00
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keep defoe!
thfctillidie
29/08/2007 11:24:00
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makes no sense ade cos it aint tru
Ossie
29/08/2007 11:30:00
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If true which i doubt it is then i say go for it as adel taarabt can play as a second striker if needed i personally think we need four strikers so the story doesn't make much sense but nevertheless swp is top draw and has proven this for chelsea towards the end of last season and this season he has without a shadow of a doubt been there most dangerous player so again i can't see jose parting with the little magician.i like jermain and hope he signs a new bloody contract he has plenty to offer us still and would be madness to let him go to one of our rivals for the european spots especially villa and he would be in the same situation at any of the champions league teams.I wish spurs would ban the ******** sun newspaper if every rumour came to fruition then we would have a squad of about 60 players every year it's the same we are linked to everyone why does the english press like spreading so much crap about us?.....yidz......
mrdaintz
29/08/2007 11:42:00
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I dont know what we should as SWP is vey good but Defoe is brilliant 2. And i really like them so i dont know what we should do? Anyone?
kaz1965
29/08/2007 12:15:00
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lol wont ever happen
SNOWYID
29/08/2007 12:36:00
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Topspur1, you know me so well ;)
Officer X
29/08/2007 12:36:00
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If the rumour is true then, perhaps unsuprisingly, I think it would be a great deal. I actually changed my mind about the whole SWP coming to Spurs thing when I realised that Lennon is always going to be the type of player to pick up injuries simply because of the pace his body generates. To put it simply, we need SWP more then we need a 4th choice Defoe. We should bite Chelsea' hand off.
Officer X
29/08/2007 12:41:00
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If its true then it could be just what we need to get that Top 4 finish. Look the situation, Lennon is injured and spent a lot of last season struggling with fatigue, granted we have Routledge who can cover this, and Malbranque but SWP is a much better standard and Routledge can be sold and Steed is more useful to us as a cover for the whole of the midfield, not just for one or two positions. As for the 3 remaining strikers, I don’t think it would be as bad as everyone makes out, Berbs, Keano and Bent can all play as single strikers and well I might add, Taarabt can play as a second striker, as can SWP for that matter. As for Chelsea’s need for Defoe, I think this is a little more obvious than it seems, yes they have good strikers in place at the moment but Kalou, Pizzaro and even Shevchenko as good as they are, are not as proven in the premiership as Defoe is. Every manager out there knows that if Defoe is playing week in, week out with the right service is as good as ANY striker in the premiership on his day and could easily be a 20-25 goals a season player, this could be the reasoning behind it, someone who Jose could count on every week. Just image Defoe with service from Lampard, Ballack, Mikel, Essien, Malouda, Joe and Ashley Cole and Drogba…?? It doesn’t bear thinking about, it could be a very devious and very intelligent move from Chelsea, especially when SWP is battling to stay in the Chelsea starting line up, something he will always be doing. Yes he’ll be doing the same at WHL but there will always be a place somewhere for him and he will play every week with us, whether its starting or from the bench. It could be beneficial for both teams… If you believe it will actually happen that is… Personally, I’ll believe it when I see it…!!!
ShamelessYID
29/08/2007 12:42:00
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Kaz,i think we should sign all the players linked,NOW please Mr Levy.Sorry mate just couldn't help myself then.
cockaduddle
29/08/2007 12:45:00
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SWP comes from a winning club with a winning mentality.We are still learning how to do that.The one question you have to ask is would he improve our team.If you say yes then we get him,if you think no then we go elsewhere.
cockaduddle
29/08/2007 12:52:00
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Reports vary as to who wants cash plus player although the amount appears to be 4mill. I believe a straight swap would be the right deal and as much as I love Defoe, Jol doesn't, even though he has asked for his loyalty. Hasn't Jermaine shown more than enough of that? So. as JD isn't likely to ever be more than no.4 while Jol is manager, better to let him go, and I think SWP would be a great acquisition. But it's not going to happen, is it.
percyhooper
29/08/2007 13:12:00
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I just dont understand why chelski would let swp go for defoe. That would be a great deal for us. we need wingers! good ones!
topspur76
29/08/2007 13:41:00
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We need a quality winger go for it and give them Defoe.
Frisky
29/08/2007 13:56:00
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I'm with Shameless on this one. If you actually break it down Chelsea do have a need for a striker. Pizzaro is a good player but 31 years of age, Kalou is more of a winger then goalscorer and the rumour is that they will offload Schevchenko back to Milan as soon as they have a replacement. So why not swap Defoe for SWP, especially as they have Ballack coming back soon who needs to be accomodated into the team. I think it may be a goer.
Officer X
29/08/2007 13:59:00
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Im glad my logic on that one made sense Officer...!! :OP
ShamelessYID
29/08/2007 14:25:00
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Ah but Shameless I don't actually believ that Defoe would be the huge success if starting that you believe he will be. I don't think Defoe would ever be more then a 10-15 league goals a season striker, which is decent in itself but for me doesn't make up for the deficiencies in his game in regards team creativity. That's a whole other argument though.
Officer X
29/08/2007 14:29:00
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tabloid garbage - ignore it
Ginger_Yid
29/08/2007 14:38:00
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Yeah Officer X, don't think we should get on the Defoe debate again. But I agree with your views on Defoe. Im still debating or not if this rumour is true. They have sold Robben, so im not sure Chelski would be up for this swap deal. Hope im wrong of course.
Real Deal
29/08/2007 15:33:00
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This is just plain stupid. Why would SWP give up CL football?? Having said that, I'd pick SWP over Lennon. Defoe can go, but we need four strikers for UEFA Cup, etc.
NYSpursFan
29/08/2007 15:54:00
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It's been officially dismissed by Chelsea as garbage!
merlin
29/08/2007 19:28:00
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Why the ***** would we want Defoe? he´s scored how many goals in how many games? Bear in mind here that SUPER Frank socres 20 goals+ for us every season, and he´s MF.... so you can keep him, no worries.
Blue is the colour
29/08/2007 20:10:00
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Dont think it will happen more chance of my nan winning the National lottery
liamspursuson
29/08/2007 23:46:00
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that's what ive been saying all along , u cant believe all u read in the papers, sometimes u gotta apply some commonsense
Ossie
30/08/2007 09:57:00
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