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Levy - Looking in the Bargain Basement

Levy - Looking in the Bargain Basement

Andre Villas-Boas is rumoured to favour a move for Joao Moutinho but the Porto midfielder's £20m valuation could prove to be a stumbling block in any negotiations.

Daniel Levy reportedly sees Diame of West Ham as a cheaper alternative and may decide to bid £3.5m to meet the 25-year-old's release clause instead but The Scum are after him too. Schalke 04's director of sport Horst Heldt insists his club will not allow Lewis Holtby to leave for a pittance this winter as Tottenham continue to push for an immediate transfer of the Germany under-21 captain. The increase in price might have something to do with Schalke's plans to push to sign Michael Bastos from Lyon and the fact that Schalke know that Spurs need a replacement for Sandro now rather than later.

Holtby has already agreed a move to Spurs in the summer, when he becomes a free agent, but Spurs are keen on completing a transfer this month. The price for Holtby is now quoted as £2m Euros plus which, given the midfielder is out of contract in 4 months, seem's a very high rent to pay for 4 months. The Scum have also offered £10m for Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda, 22, and apparently Spurs also shown interest but have yet to bid. Rennes have confirmed that Yann M'Vila has gone to the Russian side Rubin Kazan for £9.6 m even though it is reported that he would have signed for either QPR, The Scum or us and is seen as yet another missed opportunity for Spurs.

Willian has brassed off his club Shakhtar Donetsk after failing to return from Brazil in time for the start of their winter training camp. Chelski and Spurs have made offers for Willian in the past and he remains a top target for AVB and Chelski came close last season to getting him when AVB was in charge, so any chance we have of beating Chelski to his signature are pretty remote. It is a safe bet then that Daniel Levy will not be spending anything over £5m this January window If we set our expectations to that fact we won't be disappointed.

So if we see any more speculation in the news with any more names linked to Spurs we can confidently disregard them if the price starts with anything over £5m+ because Levy is not about to Bankrupt the club this January over a Willian or a Moutinho or any other player whose name has a designer label inside his shirt.

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Writer:OyVeh Maria
Date:Friday January 25 2013
Time: 8:21AM

Comments

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its always better to set your hopes lower than higher if you want to avoid disappointment. But we all continue to hope .Moutinho and Willian for me
Big Ron
25/01/2013 08:28:00
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I don't care about M'Vila, Moutinho or even Willian. WE NEED A STRIKER!
Sebthespur
25/01/2013 08:32:00
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am really not sure what we should be expecting. sure it is great to talk about bringing in the best players for huge money, but for all but the few, you have to wonder if regular big money deals will be a thing of the past, at least until the world economy improves. add FFP, the need to finance a new stadium and ever increasing demands from players wages and outside influences, it seems logical that Spurs and others are struggling and perhaps the clubs that thrive are those that can pick up the bargains, such as Diame, who of course was available as a free agent last summer
oxfordspur
25/01/2013 08:34:00
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Then dont spend, theres nobody worth having for less then 10 mil
spurs50yrs
25/01/2013 08:34:00
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too late...already disappointed at the poor effort from the club to try secure 4th this year! Another quality striker was always a must! Ba went for 7.5, and Remy for 8 which is not a bankrupcy gap from the 5 you mention so any of these could have been done!
jhbspur
25/01/2013 08:39:00
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There is talk about the famous Fergie time, - well we are now about to enter Levy Time !
AllanDK
25/01/2013 08:40:00
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If levy fails to spend and we dont get cl next season he should consider his position. Saving a few mil to lose many many more is not wise. The just published financial results show that clearly.
4everaspur
25/01/2013 08:41:00
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If there going to spend 3 mil on that player and 4.5 on that player we are going to have in 2 years time more dead wood, what is the point, if we cant get the top players that are better then we have DONT
spurs50yrs
25/01/2013 08:42:00
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It appears some Spurs fans would prefer us not to 'bankrupt' ourselves by spending £10m on a striker this window but would happily accept us missing out on £40m+ of revenue from being in the CL next season. I fail to understand the maths. ENIC won't speculate even £10m (which is less than peanuts in PL football in 2013) to accumulate a potential £40m+ windfall next season and beyond. What is the point in spending all the money that has been spent up until this point to build a platform, getting us to the brink of CL football and then stepping away from the edge at the last minute because you don't won't to spend what is a pittance by comparison in terms of modern PL football. It makes no sense to me at all. Anyone that is going to try to tell me that we can make CL football next season with our current strike force, don't waste your breath. I don't share your delusion.
SpuriousLife
25/01/2013 08:43:00
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Yeah it’s all getting a bit desperate now. There are plenty of for and against arguments RE buying players in Jan, Budgets, Wages, Transfers fee’s etc but it is getting a bit silly when like you say, we don’t seem to want to go over £5m. I mean championship clubs spend that FFS. I have not been inspired by any of the players we have recently been “linked with”, but there are no actually quotes from the club etc saying we are in talks, just clippings in the daily mail. The media like to pile $hit on us for one reason or another, but after last Januarys Nelson & Saha debacle I don’t put anything past Levy. I must admit even after 7 disappointing transfer window I am shocked that with a week to go in the window we haven’t signed another striker yet. I thought it might be different under AVB, but its quite clear that its levy that’s the problem.
hudderspur
25/01/2013 08:44:00
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Put it this way, we just announced loses of £4.7m pound and thats without soeanding much over the last few years. We have to get Bently, Jenas, Hudd and Livermore off the wage bill. People are on crack if they think we can spend big. We havent got the money. If we went and spent £20m on a player, and didnt ger CL football, we'd be looking a big loses. We cant run our club like that. We need to be clever, ie get Holtby and Diame in for £5m and sell Hidd and Livermore for £10m. We have to look out for bargains because ths club doesnt make enough money. Its all good saying we need to buy to secure CL football but no signing guarantees that, so its far better for us to be clever and try get CL and then use money earned than gamble now. Its boring for us fans, but its a tightrope.
liamyid
25/01/2013 08:45:00
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what got us to the brink of success is a responsible approach to balancing the books. we have significantly increased the wage cap meaning that we are more likely to hang on to our important players. we will certainly spend 10 million or even much more on the right player but there are many boxes that need ticking. The notion that we could have got ba in because his transfer fee is under 10 million is completelt bogus, he knew teams like chelsea were in for him (they are hardly shy about tapping up players)
Guernman
25/01/2013 08:47:00
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Basically the whole Mouthino deal was nothing but a lie. Levy never intended on signing him, or Willian, he's just making noise to appease the fans and manager. It's all nonsense & I think he's finally been sussed out by most. Don't get me wrong, I think Levy has done a great job but he has some glaring shortcomings which are very cocerning indeed, and the fact that we only have 1 striker here and 2 in total, but of whom are in mine and many people's opinions not of the standard we need is nothing short of a p!$$ take.
Cape Town Spurs
25/01/2013 08:50:00
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.. so ba would never have come to us. remy we clearly didn't rate enough, fair enough if AVB didn't want him. The players have to want to come to us though and that becomes more likely nearer the end of the window when other options haven't transpired. I am worried about this transfer committee though and the notion that sherwood's input is as important if not more than AVB's, I am also worried that arsenal somehow get in villa
Guernman
25/01/2013 08:50:00
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We can't have it all ways though. Under Harry, the press just linked us with every player and were absolutely right to be when we sign players like Saha and Nelsen. As fans, we have to start thinking like a top 4 club and relax when a day or two goes past when we're not linked with anyone.

Also, we're only in the 2nd transfer window since stockpile Harry left. The cleanup operation is still underway and we're recovering from what could have been a £10m profit but ended up as a £4m loss. Hopefully we've learnt some lessons from the last few years of really bad squad management and will focus on quality over quantity moving forward.

I honestly don't know what will happen in the next week. It could be nothing, it could be a marquee signing or it could be a couple of cheaper signings that AVB has identified. Personally, I'd rather AVB sign Zeki Fryers and throw down the gauntlet to him to win the first team shirt. Harry would have brought in Nicky Shorey, played him twice and told us all what a great pro he is.
muttley
25/01/2013 08:56:00
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I would rather have Moutinho/Willian/Eriksen/Damaio(someone of that caliber) or nobody at all. There's no point building up a massive amount of squad players, especially after we've worked so hard to rid ourselves of dead weight and cut down our wage bill. Quality over quantity all day long, and I think that even if we don't sign anybody we will be all right for top 4.
laughter7
25/01/2013 08:58:00
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Another interesting Point....surely signing a quality striker would increase revenue in merchandise sales which even without CL would alleviate the financial concern? Also, i know this may not be the best approach but if wages of JJ, Gomes, and Bentley are too high and we cannot sell them, should we not consider release to at least reduce the wage bill.
jhbspur
25/01/2013 08:59:00
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AllanDK, Levy time doesn't start for another 6 days. He hasn't even started his warm up yet!
jonathan01
25/01/2013 09:00:00
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We should always be looking to upgrade, paying the right price for the right players. This window is a window of opportunity for our club to add depth to our squad and the striker we are short on. An injury to Defoe on Saturday and the n what? Play Bale Lennon Siggs and Dempsey out of position? If we don't sign the striker we need, I hope Levys decision not to back our our Champions League push for a 2nd January would be in my view be unforgivable, given best players will leave soon after.
strawboy
25/01/2013 09:02:00
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I dont believe were in to much trouble at the moment. We do need to still get some players off the wage bill. AVB has only been in charge half a season, he will have his targets and will know now who he fancys at the club. With Holtby arriving soon there is no need to spend 20M on Mountihno. Ba would of been a brilliant bit of buisness. We are only one great striker away from a top top club
spurspanther
25/01/2013 09:04:00
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the facts are obvious to anyone that thinks about it. we cant spend what we dont have and if we do just take a look at Aston Villa and several others in the past that have nearly bankrupted themselves chasing a dream
oxfordspur
25/01/2013 09:04:00
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No signing will guarantee CL qualification. Players often need time to settle especially if they have no PL experience, or they can pick up injuries just like anyone else. Look at RVP in some previous seasons. The Board will have planned their spending taking account of all the known factors and risk assessments and will not knee jerk unnecessarily. They financed the purchase of two of last seasons provan striking successes in Ade and Dempsey so cannot be accused of parsimony imo.
Love totty
25/01/2013 09:07:00
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Liam, losses of £4.7m is not bad at all mate, considering we are mean to be in an “investment period” and wanting to push to the next level. Your also forgetting the monies owed from Modric, VDV and a handful of other players that are not part of the year end figures (after June etc). With player in and out in the summer we were up by about £10m. Not saying we should go out and blow a shed load of money but if we wanted a £20m player we could afford it.
hudderspur
25/01/2013 09:07:00
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The Holtby deal and Sandro's injury are surely unrelated, as they're completely different players. Diame wouldn't be the worst shout, but we should definitely move Thudd or Jake on if we buy him. Alternatively, rely on Parker for any remotely big games and use Jake or Thudd when we think we can get away with it. Holtby will be a great addition but we can wait until the summer for him.
SamParadise
25/01/2013 09:09:00
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After half a season, we know what our players are capable of, we know what AVB can do and we know there is a rapport between AVB and the players. We all have an idea where reinforcements are needed. So, if we fail to secure Champions League football for next year, it will all be due to Daniel Levy's failings. Bargain Basement!!! This is not the weekend market for crying out loud. We are talking about Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and I want things to happen NOW!
Madaboutspurs
25/01/2013 09:11:00
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Keep calm, everyone! We will sign a striker (I hope Gary Hooper - ex-Spurs schoolboy and knows where the net is, which is important regardless of what league you're playing in). We might sign Holtby. But we don't REALLY need anyone apart from the striker - Livermore is a lot better player than he is often given credit for on these pages. I agree that we should try and shift Hudd, Bentley and Jenas - I'm sure that "Arry would be more than happy to have them on loan. Look beyond that as well - we've got Tommy Carroll and Andros Townsend ready to step in - Carroll to me looks the best prospect for years - beef him up a bit and you're looking at Luka Modric in disguise. And on the money front .... yes, we made a loss up to the end of June, BUT after that we sold Modric and VdV and brought in Vertonghen, Dembele and Dempsey. There's a bit of change left over - mark my words. Mr Levy loves a bargain and will leave it till the last minute. My top tip - Hooper to be in the starting 11 for the West Brom game ....!
ThrapstonYid
25/01/2013 09:13:00
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buying the likes of saha and nelson is not my idea of being clever, thats why we missed CL in the first place.If levy does spend £5m, i wonder which 3 players he will buy.
topspur53
25/01/2013 09:15:00
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I'm flabbergasted! Are some posters trying to tell me that our finances are in such a perilous state that if we spend £10m to £15m on a striker in this window we will go bust? If that is the case then ENIC should be shown the door today. If that isn't the case why are we willing to support such a blatant lack of ambition? Are we not a club good enough to be regular CL participants? If not what are we doing in and around 4th place regularly and on the cusp of making it? Stop the nonsense about comparing us to Villa and Leeds. Nobody is saying to go out and spend £150m on players this week. We're talking about £10m to £15m for a top striker for the love of God. If we can't afford that then we have no place in the PL let alone the CL.
SpuriousLife
25/01/2013 09:16:00
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I cant see any of Gomes, Gallas, Jenas, Bentley or Hudd/Livermore being here next season. Thats got to be the best part on 200k off of our wage bill. We dont need any more defenders or midfielders. A lightning fast striker and we will have one of the best squads in European football
spurspanther
25/01/2013 09:17:00
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I think this is a bit concerning now. I support Levy and the board but unless there is something bigger transfer wise going on behind the scenes they are handing 4th to arsenal. There is a point we can reach when it's better off not shopping at all and. 3.5 mil for Diame might just be that point. If we don't improve what we have in the days remaining in this window arsenal will finish above us.
tophobunty
25/01/2013 09:17:00
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@coopsieyid, I am waiting for your ITK from reliable sources....
Madaboutspurs
25/01/2013 09:17:00
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Levy's parsimony is in danger of others perceiving us to be just a "Lidl" Club.

Spuds-U-Like
25/01/2013 09:21:00
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well said spurious! various reports stating Sevilla and Valencia are cash strapped! Surely 15mill could get us Soldado or Negredo? FFS this has been an issue for 4 years now!
jhbspur
25/01/2013 09:21:00
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I am with Spurious on this one.
tophobunty
25/01/2013 09:25:00
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SpuriousLife, despite my believe that we will look to balance the books over a period of time, I do actually feel we will buy a player and spend the money if we can do a deal on someone that represents value and adds the right quality. Levy may be naturally cautious but he certainly isnt stupid. I firmly believe that we have a war-chest of cash available somewhere if a deal can be done. lets remember how close we were to bringing in Moutinho and if we consider that we were looking to do that in this financial year, not the last one where we lost 4.3m, you have to assume that the money is still there for someone
oxfordspur
25/01/2013 09:26:00
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spurspanther - exactly. If I've done my maths correct I think we own 27 senior pro's at this stage. This is the lowest for years. We know Jenas, Gallas and Bentley will be out of contract and can walk in the summer. That's us down to 24. Within that 24 we have Rose, Khumalo, Dawkins and Falque out on loan and I can realistically see us only keeping Rose. Remove Obika as well and we could be down to 20 players. We then have to find space for Caulker, Holtby and potentially Townsend or Fryers next season as they are all over 21 or over so we are coming back closer to the limit of 25. AVB will then be somewhere close to being able to operate a one out, one in policy and really go after quality players. As you say, we will then have a formidable squad that is operating within our natural financial boundaries and there is plenty of space for a striker.
muttley
25/01/2013 09:26:00
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spot on spurious, people need to stop making excuses for ENIC;s lack on ambition, get a striker now or risk missing out yet again.feel we have left it too feckin late as usual.Levy is probley in oz as we speak, talking to heskey.
topspur53
25/01/2013 09:28:00
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Nobody else seems to have noticed, so it falls to me to say it: we need a striker. On a more serious note, it looks very much like we are not going to get any of the ones that we really wanted. Sigh.
darkenvai
25/01/2013 09:28:00
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Panther, a lightening fast striker, there it is guys, that's what we have wanted for 3 years
tophobunty
25/01/2013 09:31:00
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After comoli I firmly believe levy only wants the right player at the right price, Bentley is a prime example of being stung by reckless spending before! I am positive if Harry had his way then we would have any Carroll right now! Levy is a business man and will make the investment if the opportunity is right! What happens if we buy a £20 mil player and: A) they get injured B) they get homesick C) they don't adjust to the pl D) bale or dembele get injured E) Arsenal go on and Chelsea have exceptional ends to the season. How is spending going to guarantee champions league football? Well said Ox and Liamyid
spurticus87
25/01/2013 09:40:00
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so let me get this straight we're a well run club but spending 20m on one player would bankcrupt us....don't make me laugh...and we're skint because we've averaged over 29m operating profit for past 5 years but after we strip out the profitable bit we're 4m in the red...IF we are so skint I guess we'll be shelving plans to get us in 450m debt then won't we....
shedboy2
25/01/2013 09:40:00
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We still havent seen the best of our current squad. Our best CB and left back have been out along with Parker for the first half of the season, now with whats happened to Sandro. Cant wait to have them all playing in the same team
spurspanther
25/01/2013 09:42:00
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So obviously Swansea were showing a pathetic lack of ambition by signing Michu for a derisive £2m.
jod
25/01/2013 09:43:00
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Gylfi is on 15k pw more than bentley....that was reckless. If we can only look at players under 5m will the last person to leave WHL please turn off the lights, we may just as well all pack up and go home....
shedboy2
25/01/2013 09:44:00
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shame levy has not noticed.its just the "same old, same old"look at the holtby deal. if he is as good as they say, how much profit does levy want to make when we sell him on?BUY A FECKIN STRIKER.
topspur53
25/01/2013 09:44:00
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jod you quote the exception that proves the rule....
shedboy2
25/01/2013 09:45:00
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not to mention the sturridge and demba ba deals lod.
topspur53
25/01/2013 09:51:00
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So Jod what are you trying to say? We don't need a striker? Our current strikers are good enough to get us CL next season? We don't want to be in the CL next season? All that matters is surviving as a club even if that is in the Championship or below? You choose.
SpuriousLife
25/01/2013 09:51:00
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For all those who don't want to sign a 20m striker. Like the last 2 years, 3rd last year and we pi$$ed it down the drain. Now we are 4th and not far away from 3rd. Our destiny is in our hands once again, so spending 20m on a striker is a no brainer. Yes, he has to be the right player, that is not in question. This years CL revenues are up again and a team who gets to the quarter finals will have pocketed well over 30m. The risk is not spending the money, the risk is NOT spending the money. Make Inter and offer for Damaio that they cannot refuse. We will not lose any money on him even if we pay 35m. Also remember we won't pay 35m in one go, it will be over a few years!!!!
vicspur
25/01/2013 09:51:00
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we're closer to doing a valencia or Wolves (ie fecking up the football side for stadium) than we are to doing a leeds or Villa...
shedboy2
25/01/2013 09:53:00
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As a squad we are almost there, imagine what 3-4 years of champs league football would do to the club, bith in revenue and profile? How much would it take to bring in the 3 or 4 top quality players that we need to challenge for the title???
vicspur
25/01/2013 09:55:00
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talking of Leeds, we're playing them at the weekend how come I've not heard us linked to Luciano Becchio? that's how it normally works isn't it??..;)
shedboy2
25/01/2013 09:56:00
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Why would you spend £20m on a midfielder when we have a promising CAM arriving summer at the latest and are desperately in need of a striker? We're not going to spend £20m on a midfielder AND £20m on a striker are we? So is there anyone who would seriously take Moutinho over a striker?
Kes80
25/01/2013 09:58:00
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35m?? Would love to see him at WHL but thats alot of money for someone who is really unproven. 20m tops. Id rather spend the 20m on Lewandowski
spurspanther
25/01/2013 10:00:00
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trouble is Vic the time to capitalise on the CL was two years ago...we didn't, our well run club doesn't seem to be able to sieze an opportunity thrust right under it's nose because it wasn't part of the 'plan'.....but shopping for bargains most certainly is.
shedboy2
25/01/2013 10:00:00
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Zaha to united confirmed....Nani should be leaving then..
jhbspur
25/01/2013 10:02:00
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Kes80- is there anyone who would seriously take Moutinho over a striker? yes apparently that would be AVB and Levy in the summer...IF they were telling the truth....but they do seem a little economical with that don't they.
shedboy2
25/01/2013 10:05:00
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losses of £4.7m quoted and some rags put that down to us not being in the champions league, 4th this time around means we have a qualifying round, 3rd or better we go straight into the group stages next season, is that around 30+m? And higher place money from he prem. The club needs to continue it's run in the Europa Cup and beat Leeds and go all the way in the fa cup, both worth a lot of money to us, some players will get sold, now or in the summer they should clear the 4.7m. Pay 1.5m for Holtby around 2m euros? Get a player (striker) for 20m, that money is recovered by getting CL football next season, i have said it before Premier League finishing places will come down to goal difference and in the summer we will be saying the same thing ''if only we had signed a striker'' it's always IF ONLY. Levy and his last minute buys same same every time.
spu 4 life
25/01/2013 10:05:00
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Great Post Spurious, think you summed it up well. No body is asking for a mass influx of £50m players, just one decent bloody striker. I watch a fair bit of Spanish footy and even the lower table teams have decent attacking players. The problem with spurs seems to be we either go for the unrealistic “Benzemas” or go for the cheap players nobody else wants. There’s just no in-between. What surprises me (and has done over the last few years) is we seem to take risks on defenders, midfielders etc but wont with a striker. BTW, sorry to nag but OX, will you please stop talking about spurs like we are a team about to go bust. W are financially one of the strongest clubs in Europe. Like said above, if we cant afford to spend £10m - £15m on a striker we have needed for the last 5 years then it’s a poor do. Lewis has that in his sock drawer.
hudderspur
25/01/2013 10:06:00
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We don't need a striker ''BALDRICK'' has a cunning plan!!! just watched Malaga 2 Barcelona 4 - lining up with Messi playing behind the striker, well he would have if they had one 4-5-1-0 amazing game of sheer class and passing football, the movement was outstanding and Malaga are a good side, they will over come Porto in the next CL match up, Pique scored in the week he became a father, in the box, chest control and left footed into the bottom corner, that was a strikers goal, let alone from very good centre half. Couple of incoming players at spurs like getting this Holtby deal sorted and a fast attacking player like Heung-Min Son or Son Heung-Min and away we go. Read more: http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7514373#ixzz2IyrE5QqA
spu 4 life
25/01/2013 10:09:00
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Someone see's sense http://thisisfutbol.com/2013/01/blogs/should-tottenham-be-pursuing-this-10m-goal-scoring-ace
spu 4 life
25/01/2013 10:13:00
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United just splashed £15m on a Prospect who they wont be getting till the summer. That’s ambition. That’s also the reason they’ve won the PL title 12 times.
hudderspur
25/01/2013 10:17:00
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spend 35 million on leandro, (who i like) doesn't necessarily help us get anything this season, he has just finished playing a full season and will need time to adjust. And just because we get CL again next season, it doesn't become a game changer just because it improves our finances for the year, arsenal are much much wealthier than us, as are chelsea obviously. arsenal are reluctant to spend because they are paying off the stadium and haven't needed to to ensure CL. They certainly can spend though and once they have cleared the stadium debt they will be seriously wealthy. the difference in stadium revenues between us is more than we would get for winning the CL. The reality is that the best we can hope for is occasional CL participation and gradually increasing our worth and status until something really changes with one of the top teams, perhaps a sugar daddy gets bored... until then CL will not change the game for us, because united are the ultimate brand, city and chelsea have unlimited wealth and arsenal have used their decade of CL to move into a much bigger stadium and are way way ahead of us. So, yes, 30 million on anyone would just be madness.
Guernman
25/01/2013 10:17:00
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Maybe you're right about 2 years ago Shedboy2, but would Levy have really given HR any more money, when he probably already thought about getting shot of him?
longtimespur
25/01/2013 10:23:00
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Well said Hudderspur.
SpuriousLife
25/01/2013 10:23:00
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longtimespur - the more time that passes the more obvious it becomes that Levy deals with transfers irrelevant of who the manager is. He actually thinks he's good at it and he certainly enjoys it. The results of his transfer ego trips are there for all to see.
SpuriousLife
25/01/2013 10:29:00
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Apparantly, £10mill'....is the asking price for Heung min Son. If that is the case........then if i was Mr.Levy, I'd pay out of my own pocket, for this chap !!...lol. Seriously good bargain and looks gettable.
82spursdebut
25/01/2013 10:29:00
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As I have pointed out before, - no panic buying Please!If we can get that elusive Locksmith and Top striker, then by all means go for it! However it is very unlikely due to the very nature of the January window. Otherwise keep the ammo for the summer. Please remember we have entered a longterm project with AVB at the helm, - therefore if the two above wanted players are not available, promote our youth strikers in case of injuries to Ade/Defoe/Demps. Again there is no quick fix on the road to the top of PL, - we simply cannot compete financially with the big clubs presently. I believe in 3-5 years, when the new Stadium is up and running, - we will be able to pay higher wages and consequently be able to bring in the top players. Whether some of you like it or not, - Patience is the key word ! COYS!
AllanDK
25/01/2013 10:45:00
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My mate Jimbo works for Lloyds banking group in the corporate deposits accounts dept and he told me that THFC have a deposit account containing £67 mil. The interesting thing is he said that 1.4 mil was withdrawn two days ago. Could this be for the Holtby deal..?
TornadoYid
25/01/2013 10:46:00
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trouble is spuriouslife, with a £15m player there is wages, agents fees, etc. Suddenly the £10-£15m player is costing you a £30m package. Its very easy for us as fans to say "just spend another £20m and we can get champions leage which will give us back £40m" but business aren't run like that and thats what football is these days, a business. ENIC can leave but whoever took over would be exactly the same. I suspect until the likes of Bentley and Jenas can be removed from our collective nipple, there will be no big moves in the transfer market. Realistically this is where our club is at.
jimmy-yid
25/01/2013 10:46:00
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As I've said before:we are a well run club compared to most of our rivals. Now, all of a sudden, we are on a "Low Budget"? I don't buy that for a second. Levy is not the guy who overspends and is left with peanuts at the end of the month. If there is a player out there that AVB and Levy want's, we have the founds. It's not going to happen, if it happens, before Levy time though.
dannylane
25/01/2013 10:49:00
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82spursdebut - I like what you write, but your usage of grammar is appalling lol.
hudderspur
25/01/2013 10:52:00
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As we repeatedly have experienced last seasons, Spurs need an appropriate DOF/chief scouter. Not any DOF/chief scouter but a football intelligent and well qualified person able to spot on a player those skills and traits that make the difference on having a winning team on the field and, together with the manager/coach, able to specify the real needs of the squad. He could contribute significantly to specify in time new AFFORDABLE players who would improve really and effectively the squad and to offload the deadwood. A proper and successful chairman/owner isn't only the one who does in person all business associated with his company but, also and primary, the one who is able to find appropriate and well qualified employees who in a specific business sector could do a better job than him.
Ioan X
25/01/2013 10:57:00
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With Holtby coming in summer, Ade returning in a few games so we still have a good squad at present. No point condemning Levy and Spurs to absolute failure if we don’t get our new year’s present. I don’t care how much people have a problem with our ‘rich’ owners and their money, it shows complete lack in faith in our current squad and how far they can go. And that’s pretty *****ty coming from the so called faithful. We need to get behind them regardless of who else we may or may not bring in. Spurs are changing, and improving, so should the fans (including me). We know there is a difficulty period ahead of us and a busy fixture list so let’s not be too hard on the current team, no matter how much we pick players/areas we want to upgrade. Because we always think we need to upgrade on what we have. Now, Summer next Jan and onwards. Sandro is a massive blow but Parker and Livermoor have their back. I will be really surprised if Levy and co won’t look to bring in a little more flair in midfield, but come the West Brom game I’m going to make a point taking the same attitude and support I have now for the team regardless. Summer is the time I feel we will make a move for a striker, a player for the long term who can add quality to the team. Don’t kid your selves, money is there but chucking it in any old direction isn’t the way we do things. It’s youth, loans or the right man for the right money… The stadium is going to cost a lot and is top of the list and we don’t want to give that up. COYS.
SpursOne2
25/01/2013 10:57:00
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Are we a football club or not. If we don't buy A striker on the basis that it doesn't guarantee Champions League football, then we are clearly a business first and a football club second. If the chairman is happy to have just two average premier league strikers on the books (one of whom has clearly lost interest) then we are clearly a business first and a football club second. We will see what happens in the next week. I don't hold my breath.
jonathan01
25/01/2013 11:00:00
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