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How much can/will we spend?

Two signings already announced is clearly a positive start to a window and a nice change from the usual last minute deals, but have we see a dramatic change in policy or the same but a little earlier?

So far we have had one exciting Bosman and one suggested £3m deal for a young and promising left back, however, does anyone really believe we have spent a definite THREE MILLION on a player that seems destined to start out in the development squad to continue learning his trade, with no guarantee of ever stepping up to become a first team regular? As usual, fans will herald any signing of youth or an exotic foreign name as a masterstroke and a potentially world-class signing, but as we have seen previously and all too often, outstanding prospects don't always become brilliant players.

I believe the £3m suggested may be based more on individual success, than a nailed on figure, perhaps just as United's asking price of £6m was in the summer. Who pays that much for an out of contract full back that has yet to make a breakthrough? If we were talking about Southampton's outstanding teenage left back and potential Gareth Bale copy, Luke Shaw, we might be talking, but can we imagine Mr Levy offering that much for a home-sick youngster who has yet to make the step up? I can't. It seems clear to me that although Spurs may well buy one, perhaps two quality players in this windows, any buys will have to be financed by money that is generated through sales, from this window and funds from the last one.

To me, the idea of balancing the books is a reasonable one and one that we probably need to accept for the medium to long term, as the game changes and clubs also accept that they cannot compete with the huge spenders, therefore they have to be more considered and long term in their building of a squad. Clubs like Tottenham still offer a very attractive stepping stone to any emerging player, such as Lewis Holtby, who would probably get swallowed up at the games elite and therefore see his development hampered. Players looking at long term development and career longevity will see what Spurs are doing and feel it is right for them, which works for our club just as much as it works for them.

Sure, we may well see a £15-20m striker, but will that mean we see the likes of Huddlestone and one or two others sold to at least part pay the fee? Perhaps we will get that play-maker like Moutonho, but haven't we already ear marked that money from the sale of Luka Modric (Hopefully we have a sell on clause, if Real decide to move him on…)? In recent windows, there has been a definite case of generating more money than has been spent, however it is also evident that individual wages on our better players has increased. Lowering squad numbers has assisted here, but at a time when the club are also looking at funds to build a stadium, is there a reality that this is our best and only realistic way forward for the next few years and the right way for a football club to be run regardless?..



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Wednesday January 9 2013
Time: 10:23AM

Comments

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Don't know but get a striker please . Good morning all.
Madaboutspurs
09/01/2013 10:29:00
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We won't buy anyone else
Cherobballs
09/01/2013 10:31:00
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Our business is all done. Levy won't spend anything big now.
Tactically Challenge
09/01/2013 10:35:00
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Striker needed more than a playmaker in my opinion. We create chances.. we need to bang those chances in... 4-1 against QPR
Yidmarks
09/01/2013 10:36:00
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I be a thinking we have up to £15 mill' available........but, if right player came along...who knows !?
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 10:44:00
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I think that we have the funds ready. Just a matter of approaching the right striker.... We need nothing else. We have started to perform better lately, so a playmaker is not needed until summer.
TonyRich
09/01/2013 10:46:00
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Finally saw the Mourinho Documentary last night. Some nice bits about how he studied under Sir Bobby. Guess what AVB studied under Jose. I believe with a little backing he could be our special one. I am all for the club being managed well financially but feel 2 top quality players could transform us into real contenders. For me Damaio and Moutinho. May be unlikely but with a few outs we could reap the rewards and qualify for CL and all the riches that will bring from next season. Must speculate now or risk losing a windfall and accepting Europa League and losing our top star each summer.
Wilts Spurs
09/01/2013 10:46:00
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Just like the summer, two quick deals (great) and then go to the end of the line for the next one or two. Really looking forward to Damiao. However with all the chatter I feel it's more likely an unknown or much lesser known. Also I'm really worried about Dembele making it through the next 17 PL games unscathed.
jvd
09/01/2013 10:47:00
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It's clearly obvious spurs require a young hungry striker, to add to their squad............Question is.......do they still believe in Harry (Kane).......is O'Bika...up to it ? (bareing in mind he scored twice for reserves, recently)....Or Should we spend !? Personnally, i'd edge me bets and acquire another young hungry striker .....for no more than £15 spend.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 10:50:00
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After all it's.......1 point for a draw.....0 for a lose.......3 POINTS FOR A WIN.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 10:52:00
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Two are the factors which determine how much a club would spend on buying new players: 1) the financial strength of the club and 2) the ambitions of the owners concerning the club. Like it was the case at the same period last season, the need of buying a proper striker is more than obvious. A striker like Damiao could have a significant impact on achieving the targets set up at the beginning of the current season.
Ioan X
09/01/2013 10:54:00
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82spursdebut, no more than £15 spend? We'll take 3 at that price!
spurboy61
09/01/2013 10:57:00
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How long is a piece of string? Club income, financial fair play rules, wages, it is not a simplistic issue. You don't have a wedge of cash under your bed and give it to a club when you buy someone. When you take out a loan dfo you pay installments? So do transfers, the question shows a complete lack of understanding. Fryers has been signed, as he was promised, as our reserve left-back. We have to be careful so we are hiding him in the Development Squad to appease the Premier League and ensure we don't get investigated for doing what we have done, manipulate the rules.
Med1
09/01/2013 10:57:00
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We all know what we need. AVB knows what we need. Even Levy knows what we need. The question is has the little orange man from the Bahama's squirreled all the money away to add the untold fortune he will never be able to spend in his lifetime.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 10:59:00
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We all know a striker is most important but I think what is more important to the board is sales of players that are just bleeding us dry through wages.

JJ, Bentley, Gomes non are ever going to play for us again yet must be costing us in excess of 100,000 per week easily. That is at least one quality players wages although it could well be more like 2 players wages as I bet their wages amount to a lot more than the 100,000 per week.

Then we have Hudd and Livermore hardly going to get games do we need both of them now we have Parker back. May be one of them needs to be sold to generate a few quid and we can then bring a youngster into the squad as emergency back up with Parker, Sandro, Dembele and a possible Mountinho type player and a youngster may be Carroll then I think that is a pretty much sound enough midfield to take us to the end of the season.

So I think the board will want players shifting first and then we will see another midfielder and a striker because sell those players mentioned and the wages from those sales will fund the wages of these two new players if not all of it most of it.

Non of these players I have mentioned as a future at Tottenham except possibly Livermore if he is kept over Hudd purely due to his age and it is deemed he has time on his side.

hudd has had so many chances and as good as a player he can be he is just not mobile enough for what AVB is building neither does he score enough. JJ and Bentley well it's over for them, Livermore could go on loan and Gomes seems to have lost his chance of playing for us again especially as Friedal has now extended his contract. So lets get selling if any one wants them.
thfan
09/01/2013 11:00:00
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AVB has come out claiming he is on target to match the goals set. If he included in his requirements a quality srtiker and/or palymaker then the balls in the court of Levy. I think Levy has a rabbit in a hat waiting to pull it out.
yiddyboy
09/01/2013 11:00:00
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82spursdebut-I believe in Kane!But I also believe in Levy that he will spend 15 million for Damiao this season!! Optismistic I guess but I rather be optimistic than be sure that our chairman wont spend any penny on our targets!!The time is now.I would Break the bank now for a quality striker now and benefit with the CL money!Its a win win situation!!!
SilwalYid
09/01/2013 11:02:00
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we are the 11th richest club on the planet, owned by foriegn based Billionaires, we have made 30m odd profit on player sales over the past two years and whilst our salaries have increased (for some) our squad numbers have decreased...we are no longer listed so whilst 'books' are always a bit creative they can be even less transparent now. We allegedly had 30m burning a hole in our pocket for Moutinho but now we are skint? now we can only buy potential? Buying potential is a gamble and if you rely on it as a club you are far more likely to get relagted than challenge the top4, look at Villa. If you want to spend all your money on nice facilities rather than players look at Wolves....The real money is on the pitch success that increases the brand worth and means extra revenue from all sources...we stumbled into the CL under Red adair (arry for you youngsters) but failed to invest, we sat 3rd last year but failed to invest properly, we sit 4th now....will history repeat itself? are we sacrificing ourselves for the new stadium? OR will we finally do the sensible thing and buy a STRIKER!
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:04:00
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thfan-There are rumors that a number of premier league clubs are interested in Hudd and Livermore plus Gomes might be heading back to Brasil!!Hope those rumors are true
SilwalYid
09/01/2013 11:05:00
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Yes we have made 2 signings, one a free, and one for £2-3M depending on who you believe, and neither will make a difference to our efforts to qualify for CL this season. Yes I know we have to meet their wage bill, just like all the other PL clubs. AVB in a press interview spent more time on stability, and "we have no debt", than on player and football matters. We have needed a top striker for 7 windows, we have sold a succession of top players and trousered the proceeds. It is high time for this club to make a statement, and show ambition by signing a proper 20/season striker with the wow factor i.e. Damiao or similar. Having said all that, and returning to the "world of Levy", I tend to agree with those above saying we are done for January. Levy has done his duty, now we muddle on with what we have, until injuries, the odd suspension, the lack of any option to Defoe due to Ade and ACN, and the loss of the considerable luck we have enjoyed this season, conspire against us, and we will finish in a "creditable" 5th or 6th, instead of 3rd, 4th and CL qualification if we had strengthened. Sad, but by now we should be used to it, this is life in the world of Lewis/Levy. One day they may introduce a CL for balance sheets, we would certainly win that. While we dilly dally and count our pennies, most of the teams around us are actively strengthening, so as usual we will be playing catch up.
Frank
09/01/2013 11:07:00
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thfan - if it were simple to sell Bentley, we would have done it by now. Jenas & Bentley were on loan, so not bleeding us financially so much. The realistic view is that you are always going to have 3 or 4 signings who did not make it, not playing and on decent wage. Liverpool started the season with Carroll and Cole. Arsenal had Chamakh and Arshavin. Etc... It is not ideal, and you will be incredibly lucky to avoid such a scenario. It comes with the territory when signing players.
TonyRich
09/01/2013 11:08:00
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I'm thinking leandro damaio..will cost you £25 minimum...but more likely £30 mill..plus.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:10:00
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It looks as though Livermore/Thud/Daws/Gallas/Parker/JJ/Bentley/Gomes are all up for grabs for the right price (or any price in the case of JJ/Bentley) so I would expect us to lose a midfielder soon and a CB (depending on Kabouls progress) by the end of the window...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:10:00
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Gomes is trying to get Leandro to move into his gaff.
spu 4 life
09/01/2013 11:10:00
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There is money available. We are one of the few clubs who actually turn a profit. I don’t pretend to be some financial expert because im far from it, but the fact is we need a striker to be able to keep our position in the league. The youth coming through are exactly that…youth coming through….not players who can step in and win matches. We have been in this striker predicament for the last 10 ice ages, and still haven’t spent any money on a proper striker. I could fully understand why Levy didn’t give AVB 20mil to blow on a striker in the summer, he didn’t know how he would take to the team and vice versa and needed to let AVB look at the tools already available

We can’t hold out until summer….again! I think even the most optimistic of fans realise that a dip in form, injury or gradual fatigue of Defoe (or ADE if he ever finds it!) will send us into a spiral. We will be in the same position in the summer as every summer before. Cant attract the good strikers as we will have no CL and cant afford the mercenaries that would join us. Im 50/50m whether we will sign anyone else this window but common sense would say that we don’t have a choice. Im not being dreary or moaning but how long are we going to do this dance before we just get the situation sorted.
hudderspur
09/01/2013 11:12:00
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Here found this article in a Brazilian newpaper. You'll need to translate it but basically it says the sales of other players makes it less a need to sell Damiao, plus other factors are considered when a deal is done. Payment terms etc.. I think Sandro is a key player in any possible deal along with the trade of Gomes, maybe?? ................................................................................................ http://zerohora.clicrbs.com.br/rs/esportes/inter/noticia/2013/01/souto-de-moura-diz-que-saidas-de-jogadores-deixam-inter-mais-forte-para-resistir-a-investidas-por-damiao-4004513.html
yiddyboy
09/01/2013 11:13:00
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subs bench.....should always have 3 attacking players on it......ideally, 2 strikers. I.e..3 points for a win.....etc.etc...But that's assuming you want to win. Just my opinion.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:17:00
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Get a quality CM for the first team now Mr Levy. Spend big on a forward in summer. I would love a new number 9 in now, just have been told by various people it will be tricky to get the right man now. Do we want a loan? It could be the only option for up top if we do. But here's hoping we do get the right one! Our squad is looking pretty good as it stands, i hope the good results continue. COYS.
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 11:17:00
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Frank - It just so happens that the Lewis/Levy era coincides with a recession. They initially spent BUCKETLOADS to get us where we are now, and they are correct that that initial investment should help pay for itself. Modric being signed for 16m and leaving for twice that. Getting most of our money back on the likes of Palacios and Crouch - despite years of use (try selling your car 3 years later for the same price that you bought it for...). It is now a recession and even Man City, Chelsea and Man U are spending less than before. Arsenal fans have moaned for years now that they should spend more. I believe that Lewis and Levy are overly criticised here - especially when you remember how bad things were before they arrived. Plus spending money is no guarantee of improving.... Liverpool spent how much on Carroll, Henderson, Downing and Enrique ... with only Enrique (the cheapest of the four) enhacing their team...
TonyRich
09/01/2013 11:18:00
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Before the attacks come in, no I'm not going to go and support Chelsea or Man City or anybody else. Not I am not sattisfied, and won't be, until this, or some alternative ownership in the future, at least show some ambition, will, desire, and bottle, to at least make a valid attempt, to restore this club to where I have been fortunate to have seen it in the past. Remind me how many trophies or even near misses we have enjoyed during the ENIC era, which for a football club is far more important than the balance sheet.
Frank
09/01/2013 11:22:00
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Recession..yes, Tony Rich....but as a general rule...most things for sale ...go down. Hence....many strikers / players ..should be at a more realistic price.... E.g...seen quotes of £15 mill' for l'Damaio.......when, not so long ago...£40mill'...was the asking price. Personnally....i'm thinking £30 mill' would do the trick.....That's assuming he is available.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:24:00
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We are moving forward under enic.....one inch per day, when it rains !!!...lol
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:27:00
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Frank - Plus 10 for the passion fellow yid... but you have no idea when we have new owners or if they will be any good? They might be better bean counting which would be a nightmare.
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 11:32:00
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82 not so long ago 18m was the asking price...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:33:00
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At least we know the new stadium is on the way, money will scraped saved till its up. I cannot wait to walk out in the new one....***** me it will be awsome. Plus the thousands of other yisd yiddettes that will be there to learn how to cheer ;-)
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 11:34:00
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but the recession hasn't really effected us has it?...tciket prices gone down due to poor attendance- No, merchandise cheaper-no and we'll get a lot more TV revenue soon...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:35:00
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I hate to be thinking of a shiny new stadium instead of success....only 15 years to pay it off...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:39:00
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Ticket prices....last saturday, were greatly reduced......and entertainment laid on.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:40:00
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New stadium..is 100% a must......to keep up with competitors. Plus many many other reasons.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:43:00
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Now being linked with Bellend!

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/8387146/Montpellier-set-price-for-reported-Tottenham-target-Younes-Belhanda
Critical_Spur
09/01/2013 11:49:00
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Buying new players and buying the proper players are two different issues. For the first you need money and ambition while in order to achieve the second you need proper technical knowledge. Also buying new players it doesn't always mean buying above a realistic price. Besides having sufficient money to spend, ambition and proper technical knowledge play always a significant role in order to strengthen efficiently your squad. One thing is for sure: if you don't strengthen properly your squad, you will pay the price.
Ioan X
09/01/2013 11:49:00
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We should spend less than we could, more more than enough to get the job done. COYS and COYDL.
Total knobhead
09/01/2013 11:51:00
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our new capacity will not allow us to keep with Chelsea, Citeh, United and will put us on par with Newcastle and Arse but of course we'll have a HUGE debt to service- they don't. And if we have to reduce ticket prices now wait until austerity really bites...we'll sell out the new stadium in the first year but after that if we're not competing be prepared for 5,000 empty seats....Success on the pitch is THE most important factor in obtaining greater revenue.
shedboy2
09/01/2013 11:52:00
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Tony Rich, I still maintain that irrespective of the recession, which incidently has still seen us maintain our situation in the top 12 richest clubs in the world according to Forbes, Deloitts and others, and our esteemed owner Mr. Lewis is still sitting in the Bahamas with his £3.5 billion, and Michael Ashcroft, Allan Sugar and Co. all maintaining their massive fortunes, we have failed to maintain a meaningful challenge, based on financial capability, to our rivals. Yes Arsenal fans moan about lack of transfer spend, but it should be remembered that they have qualified for the CL in every season during the ENIC tenure (14 in succession), won several trophies including the PL title, we have managed 1 CL qualificaion, and 1 trophy during the same period, so to compare their frustration to ours is nonsense. The ENIC tenure was well established before the recession, they promised an increase in revenue by the enlarging of WHL or the building of a new stadium, the borrowing of money at the time was as "cheap as chips" and yet 13 years later, no bricks are laid. Their abject failure as FC owners is patently obvious, but at heart they are not FC owners, or indeed particularly interested in the pursuit of trophies or success, they are property speculators, there only interest being the appreciating value of the business and its assets, and any profit likely from a potential sale.
Frank
09/01/2013 11:53:00
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they go hand in hand....
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:56:00
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shedboy2 Dawson No (not with Kaboul out until feb and Gallas calf muscle strain, we have to many games coming up) & Parker No. The others we might get 8m the lot and that's pushing it, what ever we get will dot the i's and cross the t's for LEANDRO, His all we need. IMO
spu 4 life
09/01/2013 11:57:00
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i don't know why the arsenal fans are moaning at lack of transfer spend. seems to me, they have acquired many players over the last 5 years. Just bought the wrong ones !!!...lol
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 11:59:00
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Frank ''cheap as chips'' not any more, they charge over a ''Lady Godiva'' with Cod these day, long gone as a cheap meal. Pushing the boat out having a Leg of Liver.
spu 4 life
09/01/2013 12:01:00
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spot on frank.......i have recently read articles saying, they de - listed....and that is a indication that they wish to sell spurs. BUT BUT...that's not my quote. I think we would all like things to move faster.....but seems mr. Lewis is pre occupied with his usa investments.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 12:04:00
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Tony Tony Tony the good old recession debate. Look, nobody is saying going out and splash 80m on luxury players we don’t need. We are a football club, and we need a striker, we have the money to buy one….am I missing something. We have needed a striker for the last four years, and whilst we are unfortunately in a recession, so are the rest of the world. If you want to look at it in from a business point of view, its like an accountancy not employing any chartered accounts. RE the stadium, had Levy/ENIC or whoever not dragged their heels the stadium would have been well under way long before the recession hit.
hudderspur
09/01/2013 12:04:00
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It should be remembered that THFC is only the latest in a list of FCs previously owned by ENIC, and they demonstrated the same attitudes at every one of these.
Frank
09/01/2013 12:05:00
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spu- I think if an offer came in for Parker we'd take it...he's on huge money and is of an age when injuries are going to become more frequent...exactly why I can't see anyone buying him IMO he's a good player but was a terrible buy (I said the same about Pienaar but luckily Everton took him back!) Re: Daws or Gallas it would be at the end of the window at that point we'd know how far away Kaboul was and may 'gamble' with Verts, Caulker and the remaining Daws/Gallas until Kabouls fit...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 12:06:00
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Yes, hudderspur......they definatley dragged their heels.....and i'm very dissapointed with them. For acquiring extra monies via...selling the project with false dates. Then announcing delays..and finish build for 2017/18................They upset my 11 year old son.....and me.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 12:08:00
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see Negredo has issued a come get me plea...
shedboy2
09/01/2013 12:14:00
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sheboy2 - you have to be thinking of the new stadium? Why? And its not instead of success mate. We just dont chuck money at players the same way as say chelsea
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 12:20:00
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*Have=Hate
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 12:22:00
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As someone elses has pointed out i think DL has two clear objectives this transfer window and one can not happen without the other. The first being that we need to off load a few players, players with a nominal transfer fee but eat into the coffers with their significant weekly wage. In my opinion the likes of Gallas (approx £60kpw), Bentley (£50k), Jenas (£40k), Gomes (£45k) should be moved on for very little money. However, this does create squad space and potentially £200k off the wages. If this does happen then I would imagine that DL would be prepared to dip into his wallet for that 'special player'. After all even he (with his small hands and extremely deep pockets) must see the benefit in spending say £25m now should it secure £90m (£57m from TV rights and £30m+ for CL qualification) in the summer. As ever with this great club I do not expect anything to happen until at least the w/c 22 Jan!
1984Spurs
09/01/2013 12:25:00
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1984...i pretty much agree.....but doubt mr.levy would spend more than £20mill'...unless he acquired big monies from big sales. Or a little back hander or similar from mr.lewis.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 12:31:00
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1984Spurs, you are right but that was also the case last season: spend 7-10m for a proper striker and safeguard CL participation and revenue and eventually winning the FA cup. But Levy and Co had a different opinion and ambition, of course!
Ioan X
09/01/2013 12:38:00
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sheboy2 - Do you actually go to games? Because if you did you would understand how great the new stadium will be. I'm talking from a fans point of view. All the people who have been waiting years on a list will get their chance and will be able to take younger family to get the experience. This means better support. A better 12th man, a better fortress. And We aint trying to KEEP up with anyone. We are Spurs. We make our success on the pitch regardless through hard work and dedication. You think spending 50 mil now will guarantee success?? I hate to break it to you but it wont.
SpursOne2
09/01/2013 12:39:00
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ioan.....think you are close to being right....but i do think they made offers for Loic Remy..last jan'...but were not prepared to pay £15 plus....at the time. Then settled for Saha..........i Hate chelsea !!
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 12:42:00
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Britain currently has the highest level of debt per household in Europe, reading some of these comments you can understand why. Lets start with the Champions League, a good run in it might net you £40m. If you spend £30m on a player then pay him £100k a week you've already spent £35m. Fail to qualify and you are truly screwed. Secondly, yes we would all love to "move on" the players we don't need, anyone got a way of actually making them leave and earn less money elsewhere ? With regard to Damiao the term "third party rights" ought to set off alarm bells. Whatever you agree with the club is not the full price, the third party owners can ask for whatever they like. When a club is trying to balance the books wages are generally more important than transfer fees. Holtby may be coming on a free but we will pay him £67k a week according to one report I read. That's close to £3.5m a year.
jod
09/01/2013 12:56:00
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jod....is that due to house prices ?
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 13:03:00
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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's new Schalke deal includes an option to leave in 2013 and a buy-out clause set to be worth €15million (£12.2m).

according to the German newspapers today...

Levy... cheque book...
Yidmarks
09/01/2013 13:07:00
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29.. but playing the best football of his career at the moment...
Yidmarks
09/01/2013 13:10:00
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If it's true that we bid £20m odd for Moutinho then I would guess about that much. Certainly not enough for two big signings but hopefully enough for one top striker, which we need more than anything else.
Kes80
09/01/2013 13:13:00
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If we only sign one more player in this window it has to be a striker. If Negredo is available at a reasonable price then we have to take a punt as he still has a good 4-5 years left in him & is a great all round goalscorer. As far as Leandro Damiao is concerned, I never understood the £30m+ valuation being banded about in the past & now it is a nearer £10-15m it seems fairer but still a huge gamble. I've seen him play a few times and I never get the feeling he is that big a threat & his stats arent that impressive to say he plays in a primarily attacking league & even less so in Brazil shirt surrounded by undoubted talent. However, some on here would probably let him have his way with their partners if it meant him playing in a Spurs shirt so what do I know.
Mex_yiddo
09/01/2013 13:15:00
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if we get our finger out and get younes belhanda than trust me he can be our cazorla
ghulamville
09/01/2013 13:24:00
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Based on our signings this transfer window, we seem to be opting for the younger talents. As we know we have put in place a great development structure and have great training facilities now.

i agree with buying younger and cheaper and nurturing the players (not in a Jimmy Saville way, lol)...

But when you have players like Sneijder and Negredo willing to come to the PL... dont u jump at the chance.

we could have Wesley for 8-10m and Negredo for around 15m...

if we could have these 2 players for the next 2-3 seasons,,, i think we are pushing for bigger and better things... both are experianced at the highest level...

Come on Levy
Yidmarks
09/01/2013 13:26:00
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mex-yiddo,i agree with you,seen damiao plenty of times and not entirely convinced.i would rather go for 8-10million players like iago aspas who is an up and coming spanish striker
ghulamville
09/01/2013 13:32:00
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@Yidmarks - Sneijder won't happen because we will not pay even close to his wages. If he was happy to take a pay cut then why didn't he take it at Inter? Negredo could be a good shout but he won't be £15m. Sevilla have reportedly rejected a bid of £14m.
Kes80
09/01/2013 13:38:00
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I agree our realistic market is to get ambitious young players to play their hearts out for a few years to get a dream move at double the fee ala modders , Berba. th trouble is when we do this we call them all the names under the sun and possibly are starting to get too bad a reputation for makinf this difficut
troffer2
09/01/2013 13:40:00
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@shedboy2 - I think Parker was an excellent buy and worth the wgaes, especially as the transfer fee was quite low. He is a top central midfielder and brings valuable experience and leadership to a generally young squad. How much do you think Sandro's development has benefitted from training with Parker last season? Definitely not a player we can afford to lose.
Kes80
09/01/2013 13:44:00
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forget sneijder, he has been sitting in the reserves for months rather than take a paycut, and what inter are offering him so that he will actually play football is still much more than we ever could, no way can spurs break this particular deadlock
Guernman
09/01/2013 13:47:00
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Hey, can anyone clarify the ownership situation with leandro, I read somewhere that internacional now own him outright? is that true or are there still third party ownership issues?
Guernman
09/01/2013 13:51:00
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