Date:Monday August 26 2013
Ok, I'm afraid this is gonna be another long one. I guess I should start by mentioning those pathetic chavs and their hijacking of our signing. They'd known for over a fortnight that Willian was available, yet had done nothing to even suggest they were interested. Then we have him in a room, the club has his passport & all is ready for him to sign his contract. Then, out of the blue, Abramovich phones his good friend Kia Joorabchian, world renowned snake & all round dispicable piece of scum. I'm sure it was just coincidence that this call arrived at exactly that time, whilst AVB was in Georgia and unable to speak to his mate Willian because he's concentrating on battering Dinamo Tblisi.
I'm over it now, Willian and his scum bag agent have proven that they're nothing but money chasers, so I hope they enjoy the fruits of their labours whilst yet another quality player is going to suffer at that club. Whether it's Moses, Mata, one of the other new signings or Willian himself, somebody is going to be getting splinters & all because, in my opinion, Abramovich/Mourinho are petrified at just how strong AVB & Baldini are making us, so stole a player that is the lock-picker that would make a difference to everything we want to do. This was proven in Mourinho's press conference whilst he was giggling & nodding when asked if they'd got Willian, then gloating about how we should've just signed him before the medical & not said anything. The thing is, THFC never said anything, Willian and his scummy agent did, because they knew Kia's mate Roman would come in with bigger wages etc. Stuff both of them, you guys at WHL better make Willian know what a scumbag he is when he comes to play against us. Plus, let's face it, there was NO interest from us 3 weeks ago, we only got involved because Anzhi decided they needed a fire-sale of their high earners. So he wasn't even a 'Plan A' option ;-)
Enough of that, let's talk about us & what we're trying to do..
It finally seems as though Vlad Chiriches is going to be a Spurs player, it should all be confirmed after their game on Tuesday. This is a very exciting signing indeed. This lad is rated as 'the best available defender in Europe'. That's not my opinion, it's what I've read & he's apparently a right footed Vertonghen, can play RB and also DM. Coopsie likes!! Anyway, this is the latest info I could find...
Călin Mateş @CMatesUK - BREAKING: Steaua manager Laurentiu Reghecampf admits an agreement has been reached with Tottenham for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches. #THFC.......
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Reghecampf: 'Owner Becali told me there's an agreement between the clubs, Vlad will leave after the game vs Legia'
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Reghecampf: 'We can consider the deal for Chiriches done, great news for the boy. The money will help us a lot'
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Sensational buy for Tottenham, Chiriches is really, really good. You will fall in love with him shortly. #thfc
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Breaking: Steaua General Manager Stoica confirms Chiriches' move to Spurs for 9,5m €.
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Stoica: 'It was Becali's wish to let the media know about the transfer, he told us to announce everybody'
Emanuel Roşu @Emishor - Stoica: 'We had to tell Vlad the deal was done. He was with us all day, it was correct to announce him'
Still not sure about him? Take a look at what he is, hopefully, going to be bringing to THFC, this boy can REALLY play. Just watch this clip, then think to yourself, 'basically we've just swapped Caulker for him', and tell me you're disappointed!!
However, guess what? "@Emishor: Chiriches agent Ioan Becali 2 MONTHS AGO: 'Mourinho told me: if Chiriches would have been 2 inches higher, I would have taken him to Real'
There has been speculation from the start that Chiriches would go to Chelsea. They need a centre back and all of the Romanian media talk about how close Mourinho is to their owners. It wasn't for dramatic effect. Yep, I guess it could happen again!! However, according to these guys, it's official. http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Chiriches-a-tottenham-off/395531 .. Not only those, there's also one or two other sources that claim it too...
Oh by the way, I found out that his name is pronounced 'Kirikesh'.. See, I'm great at finding out all sorts of useless info!!
Lamela? Well this also seems close, but we've had 'close' already this transfer window, so let's not get our hopes up. His brother has been constantly tweeting & saying that Erik is moving to London to play for THFC, so let's hope his brother isn't a WUM. Reports from all over Italy suggest we 'should' see movement on this very soon, maybe even tomorrow. .
23:59 Lamela at Tottenham, the official after Livorno. Gianluca Di Marzio, during Special League on Sky , announced the agreement total between the parties in the negotiations that will lead Erik Lamela from Roma to Tottenham. Should go to Rome € 30 million plus five bonus linked to performance sports Lamela and Tottenham. The 21 year old Argentine will sign a four-year engagement starting for the first season of 2.4 million euro. The official is expected to arrive late Sunday evening, after the Livorno game, or at least Monday morning
Also, Jedvaj and Strootman are injured, so he is in the lineup to fill up the bench. They do not expect him to play though, 'as not to risk any injuries that might prevent the sale that will yield the coffers of Trigoria € 30 million plus bonuses'
re Alvaro Vadillo - 'hearing we may go back and pay the release clause'.....
Apparently Vadillo is an 18 year old left winger who plays for Real Betis. Oh and his release clause is £17.3m, seems pricey, no?
I'm afraid, as soon as Willian & the chavs finished using us for a better contract elsewhere, the dreaded name of Leandro Damiao reappeared. Yep it's supposedly a name/signing that is unanimously wanted/liked by Levy, Baldini & AVB. I've said all along, as has ITK, that Levy will be making a late move on this one, I still believe it too. I say a deal of around £15m will be what we witness.
Coentrao? the only new/recent info on him is this..... @HotspurRelated: Daily Mirror claim we are still negotiating a salary with Coentrao having agreed a fee of around £15m with Real Madrid. #THFC..
Eriksen? Well it seems, now that we've missed out on Willian, that there is a genuine interest in this kid. Is Vertonghen hinting that something may be happening? Here's what he said.... 'Technically, he's one of the best players I've played with, He can use his right foot and his left foot equally well and he is always fit.'
'Since he was 17 or 18 he has played so many games for Ajax and hardly ever been injured. When he gains a bit more physical strength, then I think he can play in any team.'
'I don't want to speak for him but he is a good player, and I think a good player can play here.'
Perhaps those who've wanted this kid for so long are about to see their hopes recognised? ITK has said 'Eriksen is ours if we want him'. Let's see if we do then. According to De Telegraaf's Jaap de Groot, it'll be a 'miracle' if Christian Eriksen doesn't move to England next week. Who to?? 'Dutch Football (on twitter) are saying 'Marc Overmars says its the calm before the storm at Ajax, as he expects Toby Alderweireld, and possibly Eriksen to leave.'. Hopefully 1 of those is coming to us, and hopefully it's Eriksen. I firmly believe, based solely upon what I've read, Chiriches is a better option for us than Alderweireld is. Back to Eriksen, though. Here's a very good scouting report for anyone who does't know too much about the lad - http://outsideoftheboot.com/2013/07/23/christian-eriksen-scout-report/
Chief Football Writer at the Mail on Sunday, Rob Draper, tweeted this today - @draper_rob - My understanding is that Spurs are ready to bid for Christian Eriksen. Year on contract. Ajax want £10m. He is the Bale/Willian alternative.......
In my opinion we have dodged a bullet with Willian. Eriksen wants the move, is young, has bags of potential and is significantly CHEAPER.
What about the Welsh fella? Well talk is that a fee has been agreed, plus payment structure. From different sources, the fee appears to be £85m, which is one massive chunk of money. However, the significant part is that Real Madrid have supposedly agreed to pay it in two installments, with a whopping 70% being paid in the first instalment. That's an impressive £59.5m, with the outstanding balance to be paid in January, apparently. Again, I'm not fussed about this anymore. Any player who doesn;t want to be at THFC can disappear for all I care. I hope, if he goes, that he chokes on his £310k p/w. I don't really, I'm just bitter. I hope the kid goes on to have the career he dreams of, i just doubt it'll happen for him at that club.
Ljajic? Well it seems that this one can be put to bed. According to Corriere Dello Sport, there is already an agreement made for him to make a 12m (+ bonuses) move to Roma. Apparently this is because Roma need to replace Lamela, why would they need to do that? ;-)...
Hulk? I kid you not, The Telegraph, as in AVB's mate 'Jason Burt' says we are interested/closing in on a £30m deal. Personally I don;t get the attraction with the bloke? But if AVB likes/wants him, I'll trust his judgement. Anyway, here's the article - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/10264157/Tottenham-Hotspur-manager-Andre-Villas-Boas-looking-to-reunite-with-striker-Hulk-as-Spurs-close-in-on-30m-deal.html
If you read it, you'll see it also names alternatives to Hulk, names such as Pjanic (Roma won't sell him), Dzagoev (yes please) and then, the most telling line of the whole article, 'Spurs will also monitor how much playing time Juan Mata gets at Chelsea now that Jose Mourinho is signing Willian'... Now Mata is a signing I'd be over the moon with....
Frederico Balzaretti? Duncan Castles saying we want to loan the Roma left back who is very unpopular with their fans. Seems to be a part in the Times added to a story on Bale and Lamela. Don't know much about him but suppose he would provide the experience back up to Rose. Suggests Coentrao isn't happening. https://twitter.com/duncancastles/status/371533767808389121
Halilovic? A few days back ryantegan asked that Holiiga guy (the reliable Croation journalist) about Halilovic and he said that he still expected the transfer to go through by Deadline Day.
Adebayor? 'There have been clubs which have been in contact,' Adebayor said.
'However, I don't think I'll be going to Turkey, there are clubs who want me however, what is important is whether I want to play for them or not.
'My priority is to play in England, I am happy here and in contact with clubs who want me.
'I will reveal who I'll be playing for in the near future.'
So, God only knows who he may be going to? I'm really struggling to think of an English club that not only wants him, but will pay his wages AND he will happily play for. I'm thinking Newcastle, due to the fact that they pay decent wages, want a striker & he'd have a massive crowd to play infront of each home match.
Anyway, that's enough rambling from me. Hope you've all managed to cling to the fact that there ARE positives for us to take from this window so far. Excellent signing, improvements all through the squad, not just in 1 or 2 positions. Think about the positives, forget the negatives, the conversation on here will be much better if you/we do that. So go ahead, chat Nonsense. COYS
Written by coopsieyid
Date:Monday August 26 2013
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