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Do we need another striker?

With renewed talk of our looking to sign former star and rebel, Dimitar Berbatov, it seems there may be conflicting ideas between Chairman and "Head Coach"…

Yesterday we read that Daniel Levy was attracted by the prospect of picking up Berbatov for £1.5m from Fulham, Whilst Tim Sherwood, claims we don`t need another striker, despite selling Jermain Defoe. Sherwood, has indicated that he has other options in attack such as Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli, should anything happen to Soldado or Adebayor, whilst in Harry Kane, he has a star of the future. Question is, who is right and of course is Sherwood telling the truth when he says he is happy with the players he has?

Berbatov, who will be 33 on the 30th of this month, is clearly an artist of the game and one of the best players in our modern history, however would his signing be a step forward or backwards? Certainly a short term solution that not only covers for the loss of Defoe, but perhaps allows Harry Kane to get regular football elsewhere, should the opportunity arise.

With an ability to play as the out and out striker or a deeper role, you feel he is a natural option to cover or compliment Adebayor or Soldado and although you know you wouldn`t be getting a workhorse, you can bet his vision and quality would once again be great to watch, should he retain his appetite for the game, which has at times for me, been lost in the relegation battle at Fulham.

Of course much depends on how Sherwood see`s the team shape evolving. Does he want to retain one or two strikers as his main formation, and does he honestly feel that Lamela and Chadli have the game to lead our attack? Despite claims that Soldado is top quality, is he really a player that Sherwood wants for the long term or would for example, he prefer a player like Benteke, who is more Ade than Robbie from next season?

Personally, I would definitely take Berbatov, and use him for the short term. I like Harry Kane very much, but still feel he has to develop and is more a No10 that No9, but he could learn a great deal for the Bulgarian or equally with a spell away playing regular football, as I feel he is a player that will come on in leaps and bounds with more experience and confidence.

At the suggested £1.5m fee and should the wages be reasonable (ish), I feel Berba, is worth the gamble, but equally I can understand Sherwood`s thinking that we need to work with and no doubt keep happy the players we have and I can certainly see the benefit of giving someone like Lamela games in the central areas as his long term role, and signing someone else in that position will surely stifle his chances and development and that may well prove a bigger loss than another strikers gain...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 21 2014

Time: 8:56AM

Your Comments

Just looked at Didier in the pic at the top and had to smile...
oxfordspur
No Way. Berbatov has no hunger, no desire, stopped playing when he wanted out to Manure and flopped there. NO!!! If anyone, we need someone like Bony (won't happen though).
maccaspur
I still think Sir Les will work with Soldado in training and bring him on. That's my view anyway.
maccaspur
NOT Berbatov, it would appear he's just not good for the dressing room atmosphere. Also the way he left our club after throwing his toys out of the pram. Yes he's quality but, a bit like Ade, he doesn't always want to make the effort.
longtimespur
of course, I have written this around Berbatov, but that doesn't mean he is the striker we must bring in, it is also whether we need one or can live without in the short term at least
oxfordspur
Also can't see Berba being involved in the fast attacking football, which atm seems to be Tim's way of playing. More suited to a Benteke, Lukaku, Bony, like player. If TS feels he has enough cover I can't imagine Levy spending even £1.5 mill if he doesn't have to.
longtimespur
has to be one who is prepared for bench time though.
maccaspur
I wouldn't take Berbatov, and I don't think Sherwood would want him. He clearly wants players that work hard for the full 90 minutes and that is never ever going to be Berbatov. As long as one of Ade or Soldado are fit we'll be alright playing someone creative just off their shoulder. If both got injured Berbatov just wouldn't be a replacement as that lone striker. He's better suited in the creative role which I'd imagine is what TS plans for Lamela. We should think more long term and spend the money on Benteke, even if it means moving on the likes of Holtby. Or wait until the summer and go for Bony.
flipper
Problem is we don't need a striker, we need a second centre forward, Adebeyor has shown that. All we seem to be linked with are players like Berbatov who are past their sell by date or little guys that clearly aren't suited to that role. Wait until the summer and have another go for Benteke.
jod
yes
tophobunty1882
Great player for us in the past but bringing him back would be like bringing a flu bug into the changing room !
bazdog
Nice one bazdog! :)
maccaspur
ok so we have one forward who is not scoring and might as well be injured, we have one who is scoring and when he wants to be is world class but could get injured and harry kane is never going to be a star unless he appears in some panto sometime. that tells me we need another forward. For those who might say Berba can not be involved in fast attacking football they need a re-think, his footballing brain, connected to his feet work faster than 99% of other players feet. He would only be good to see us through the season at best though. Of course we needa Benteke, Lukaka or now it appears Bony is up to the prem at the highest level.
tophobunty1882
Topobunty1882 But he also would not come to warm the bench. He's a regular starter for Fulham isn't he?
maccaspur
YES, We do need another striker But definitely not Berbatov. There is no way in hell levy would bring him back after the disrespect he showed when he left, and lets be right about this, he is no where near the player he was when he left. The reason we should buy a striker now instead on in the summer are two fold

1) We all know that if a £6m player has a decent tournament they are suddenly worth £30m the next window, but if a £30m player has a bad tournament they are still worth £30m. If we are aiming for a proven international lets go all out for them before their value sky rockets like Bentekes will do after the WC

2)If we are going for a Luuk De Jong, or a Bas Dost or that type of player get them in now, let them have half a season to find their feet as the 3rd striker so they are raring to go next season from the off! We will no doubt have the same issues if we bring in another striker in the summer with the whole “adapting” problems etc. ADE has only 2 years left after this year so I very much doubt he will be here next season. He is too hit and miss for Levy to give him another contact and I agree. Also, at the end of this season city stop subsidising his £170k p/w wages, so he will be looking for a more lucrative deal. Its a real shame that Lamela won’t be given half a chance as he could have been great for us. Sadly he will be going at the end of the year at a massive loss. Just watch him start banging them in for fun once he gets a run in the team.
hudderspur
Good article Ox, Poses many thoughts.On my understanding (Media outlets granted) Levy is interested in Berbatov and Sherwood is not so keen on the idea. Whilst i have no doubt Sherwood is aware of the skill-set Berbs would bring to the frontline, it is reported his doubts are more about the effects it would have on Ade. IMO, alot depends on how we are going to set up, it can't be overlooked that we seem to be playing so much better in having Ade holding the ball up for others to operate from. Soldado looks more likely to score with a partner up top. Now if Ade gets injured or loses his mojo, where does that leave us?. Berbatov would be a good replacement for Ade, would he work well with him?. Berbatov will want to play, what happens when he does not?, would harmony in the camp suddenly diminish as a result of sulkiness?. A Berbatov happy to come in and be a squad player and understand he may not play at all times would be great. Would he do this?. I can see him being a great signing with numerous players able to make runs of him. He has great vision and would certainly be the type of striker we need to be looking at if we are indeed to dip into the market. We don't need a fox in the box type, more a striker confident in holding the ball up and involving others. Berbatov is very good at this. I'm of the thinking this is sensible business, especially on the short term basis.
Cider spurs
not sure he plays every game for Fulham, but I think that's a very fair point macca. I think if that was factored in he would take Arsenal over us as they could offer him the bench for 2 more games in the CL. Based on what might be a very small list of who we might get now I would take him back but I don't bare grudges as many appear to on here. We would need to get VERY lucky on injuries or help from on high to turn Soldado into a goalscorer in the prem to challenge for top4 to the end of the season. The other way is to get more goalscoring midfielders and I would add Ben Arfa to our list of potentials. If United get Mata they will be very strong if he stays fit and the two up top get fit. Everton will strengthen also as might Pool.
tophobunty1882
Agree with topho....Bony, Lukaku or Benteke. It has to be a striker who is capable of holding the ball for others to play off. With inflated january prices and lack of availability, Berbatov might just be the wisest option. Have we considered a LWF who is capable of playing up front?, are there any out there available. I think this would really be the way forward. No disrespect to Townsend, he has not had much gametime Left, but the Left side whole season has been a let down apart fromEriksen playing there and drifting central. We could be so much stronger with the Left side sorted. Think that'll be a summertime problem to address however.
Cider spurs
Ross McCormack?? Be a better bet than Harry Kane and would happily sit on the bench.
maccaspur
hudd Bas Dost, great film that, must have been so claustrophobic on that sub......................Cider I think that Berba effect of Ade is a very decent thought to follow, if that would be true then it might well be best to stay away, might be two ego's that simply would clash....Soldado looks unlikely to score if he had 9 partners up top, let's face reality with him at the moment, he is a huge risk to rely upon for the last part of the season based on the evidence of the first part and we cant shape up just to try to help him be better than average, simply there are better options within the squad and much better outside it.
tophobunty1882
would rather Ross McFarter from Derek and Clive
tophobunty1882
Work now.........
maccaspur
Another thing to consider when identifying targets, is the fact that it appears we may have some bargaining chips in the guise of players who may be deemed surplus. They may, or may not fancy a move. They may not fancy the idea of a swap involving players plus cash. Works both ways. Would Villa fancy a couple of players and cash for Benteke?. What about Swansea, with Mi******** too far from return. Failing this why not go all in and try and get a lead on our opponents now by trying to get our business done pre-summer. A good World cup by some will only see there value rise in any case, add to this the World's media gushing about performances and the whole process of signing who really want becomes so much harder. Doing our big business now (if we could) would also give us more chance of securing the finish we aspire. Reus LW, Rodriguez LB/MarceloLB, Doria CB, and, Benteke/Bony 2nd striker. If lamela wants out, Salah for RW.
Cider spurs
tell wonga wonga to throw in Remy and he can have his decision ... http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/redknapp-wants-decision-spurs-midfielder-6531050?
tophobunty1882
Why the sie editors omit "Mi********" in my last post?.
Cider spurs
Michu.
Cider spurs
Not
Cider spurs
Strange?.
Cider spurs
I like Berbatov, he never had blistering pace but he can do what Sheringham can do. Score goals and link up play. He has a fantastic football brain and technique. I don't think Berbatov would complain so much. He would be grateful to return to a club that is going places. Yes he is a moaner..that is his nature but imagine a combo of Berba and Ade? COYS!
James1
Stevan Jovetic anyone?.
Cider spurs
I think that would be the way to go Cider, players we want out either sold or loaned plus cash for Benteke, cant see chelsea doing anything either way on Lukaka, but Swansea might, but Bony is critical to them at the moment
tophobunty1882
bony or bentke
stephenspurs1210
Levy has not lost his marbles as far as I know, so absolutely nil chance of him coming back. Man utd are more likely to sign him. Was a great past player for us until he refused to play to engineer a transfer. No thanks. Harry Kane, anyone one from the development squad or another signing a better choice for now and the longer term,
camper
Bony over Benteke zany day at the moment. last season I still wouldn't have had Benteke, there is something about him that I don't quite get, almost as if he was a one season wonder, he burst on the scene, flared and burned out. Bony on the other hand I would have in a heartbeat, he was absolutely awesome at his time with Swansea and I was hoping we would snap him up, but looks like the same old story, we buy an expensive duffer and someone else gets the cheap winner.
chrishove123
Realistically, we're not going to get Benteke, Bony or Lukaku in January, but, as jod's pointed out, we do need another centre forward, a target man who can hold the ball and make intelligent passes to the likes of Soldado, Eriksen, or even Lamela if he's given a chance. With the Europa League gaining importance as the winner qualifies for next season's CL, can you think of a realistically more available centre forward in the January window to back up Adebayor than Berbatov?
hiano
What do I mean was, I'm getting a wee bit ahead of myself here. maybe it was an insight into the near future, we will get Bony. HA HA
chrishove123
do we need a striker?...yes...do we need one now?...debatable but on balance I'm happy to see Lamela and Chadli in the second striker role or Eriksen pushing up for the 12 games or so we won't have Defoe we also have Ade and Soldado who can both lead the line....I'd hate us to get berba at 33 on the books and miss out on a striker we need...he can go somewhere else for his last pay day...
shedboy2
Cider - I said this the other day. Jovetic on loan would make perfect sense for all parties. We get a good striker, He gets to play, and City get to develop the player in the PL. Only sticking point is bloody Pelegrini doesn't want any players to leave as they are still in 4 tournaments.
hudderspur
hiano...Winner of next years Europa league enters Champs league i believe.
Cider spurs
BONY.... BONY.... OMG the football factory is back at work. The "he played well against us on Sunday" and "I bought him on my ipad FM 2014 and scored loads basis" (Also goes foe Bas Dost who's managed a massive 1 goal this season). Bony you lot moan about Ade and how he goes missing and work rate, prepare yourselves as you obviously haven't watch much of Swansea. I think we are short of a striker but hopefully we have a scouting network more capable of watching our last match and think he's a world beater....
fletch77
Despite his obvious (waning?) talent, I'm not convinced that Berbatov is the solution - we don't need a band aid! He would be a short term fix at best if he is up for it - we already have the moody Ade - both in the starting 11 could be didasterous if they decide to go 'walkies' together. We must not succumb to Jan window desperation buys!
Durbanspur
no to Jovetic Cider.......Corr Shed, Chadli on Thames as our second striker of the guy who hasnt played yet? Better Eriksen I think if you want to go that route.
tophobunty1882
'Disastrous' even!
Durbanspur
Appears there's interest from Newcs for Luke De Jong on their VS site. I don't know much about him but it seems their possibly after a loan. Would he be worth a punt for us??
longtimespur
yes i would think so ref loan deal Longtime De Jong
tophobunty1882
Jeeeez this whole Chadli / Lamela behind the striker talk is POINTLESS guys! Tim probably said that as a last resort in case we don’t buy anyone. Chadli has failed to impress every time he has come onto the pitch. He has had a fair amount of chances in various positions and hasn’t grasped them. Lamela, I would bloody love it if TS gave him a chance but he’s not even getting on the bench. Fact is, if Ade goes cold (likely) and Soldado doesn’t start scoring (even more liley) we are screwed. Like I said earlier, think of the bigger picture, we WILL need a striker next season so why hang about. If it’s the whole “wait for LVG” to be appointed then that’s a joke. DL offered TS a contract so he needs to back him this window where we are short. First and foremost must be a LEFT BACK. I don’t understand why AVB or TS cannot see that that’s our Achilles heel.
hudderspur
fletch...Nope!. I have seen bony play numerous times this season, he has looked for the ball, held it up very well, is very hard to push of the ball, has a wicked shot on him (ask Joe Hart City), links play well, and IMo would operate very well with others closer to him. I do not base my opinions on fleeting glimpses and feel he would be a good option for the reasons stated, reasons i have bore witness to numerous times with my own eyes.
Cider spurs
Remy for me, I'm still shocked nobody has bid for him. QPR got him for peanuts. Remy is happy up front or on the left side where he featured prominently. We can swap BAE plus 3-4 mil. scores 1 in 2. I also believe he has the pace to play for us.
Mix26
Quite fancy Lamela upfront - maybe the Defoe loan is to allow Lamela more time to settle and be ready to step in by end Feb.
Durbanspur
Hudders that is EXACTLY as it is mate, well said..................Fletch Bony is proving he can handle the physicality of the prem in a series of games and proving he can score all types of goals, he is good at this level.
tophobunty1882
Wooaah sorry FLETCH! Didn’t realise you were the Scouting God! Oh and BTW Bas Dost has made 5 sub appearances this season after being injured for 6 months. Suppose Wikipedia didn’t tell you that. Douche.
hudderspur
KB71 usually has some talented young players he has scouted. U out there KB?
Mix26
luuk de Jong...No!. Good in the Dutch league, failing to currently impress in the Bundesliga with Monchengladbach. Out and out CF, got that in Soldado.
Cider spurs
I still stand by my initial thought that Scocco could do a fine job for us. can play, Striker, second striker, Left wing, Right wing and can score well. All types of goals. A utility man anywhere across the final 3rd, this could be very handy indeed in the run in. All IMO of course.
Cider spurs
Heung-Min Son is one player we missed out on. Superb striker who has everything. Probably worth 30+ million now. COYS!
James1
hudders...My thoughts exactly. Let's go after our big signings now. Thing is, once reality returns to my mind, elements need to be factored in. finances could be improved if we secure champs league by summer. (Could be argued speculate to accumalate now), Price inflation in January window(most good players are key to teams mid season, hence increase, limited options for replacement). Have we seen enough of what might be considered a best starting 11?. ( LB aside, do we really know where we are light). What finances do we have for signings. I wish it was easier, but all these (and more) elements have to be factored into signings. Be nice to get the creme de la creme now, likely?. i'd suggest doubtful.
Cider spurs
A partnership of Soldado and and Berbatov could be very interesting. Both obviously intelligent footballers. both of them interchanging between the 9 and 10 roles could be a threat to defenders.
rahn DMC
James1 you have a remarkable ability for hind-sight if only you had been on the bridge of the Titantic you could have told them they should have avoided the iceberg right after they hit it! ;-)
Slurms McKenzie
Basing this on nothing more then Sherwoods comments, but if he is happy with his striking options as they stand, then surely we won't be seeign the two striker sup front formations again this season. Effectively we have three senior strikers and young Harry Kane come the end of February Kane suddenly gets promoted to third choice. So we will ahve to play one striker and keep the other for rotation and Kane for cover. A fourth striker won't really get a look in and won't really help the team much. LB is where we need to focus and possibly a CB depending on how reliable Kabouls fitness is. After that a proper left winger for cover and competition for Townsend and possibly another right winger as well. I see The Sun are touting Tello and Sanchez being available from Barcelona?
Slurms McKenzie
Cant believe that some of you would have this man back in a spurs shirt. We loved berba the first time round. What did he do? He refused to wear the shirt that WE all love so much. As far as I'm concerned he should NEVER be allowed the honour of representing US again.
LongTimeSpursFan64
Diego Costa-lot could be our new Leandro! Too expensive to be actually signed by us but we can keep the fans happy by repeatedly making bids under his club's valuation for the next few transfer windows!
Slurms McKenzie
Long Time to be fair Ox is just spit balling on whether we need a new striker to be signed or not Berb is just the latest to be linked with us. But is it just me or is everyone else ignoring transfer rumours that link players with us. I am not expecting to see anyone signed by us this window!
Slurms McKenzie
Napoli now looking at Alex Song of Barcelona as no deal has been reached with Spurs for Capoue!
Slurms McKenzie
Hahaha too true Slurms..I would have also told the ref in 86 WC that he should have seen the cheating ********'s hand! COYS!
James1
Thats a matter of perspective there James - I thought it was a perfectly fine "headed" goal :-)
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms - Leandro? Sounds familiar - who's he again?
Durbanspur
Ok, Im trying to think outside the box here….AC Millan are in utter turmoil at the moment. How about a bid for El Shaarawy. Injured until end of Feb but LONG term it’s a great deal for us. AC need Money NOW, could we tempt them to cash in. Balloteli is another “option” but most likely way out of our price range. Then there’s Pazzini, a completely different option to the other two, more of a poacher like Villa. I just think with the way AC is at the moment (and has eben for a few years) we should be tapping up some of their players. Abate is another one although probably could go to almost any team in Europe.
hudderspur
agree ref Remy Mix........Cider that description on Scocco does sound like the one we were given on here countless times for Chadli on Thames, not sure I would buy that again.
tophobunty1882
Like the sound of that hudders! COYS!
James1
Hudder El Shaaraway only on a loan deal with an option to buy in the summer, that way we limit the risk is his injury turns out to be worse then reported and if its not he'dbe available to us right aroudn the time Defoe would be leaving!
Slurms McKenzie
I agree with hudder, Giampaolo Pazzini would be a good option! hes got a few years left in him, think Ballotelli would be too much and could be a disaster waiting to happen though!
Paddavis5
In Fact scrub Baloteli, not only would he be about £35m…he’s on about £200k p/w. Silly suggestion Hudderspur.
hudderspur
Yea I'm with you hudds - Hudderspur is a moron- well said!
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms were you the ref that day hahahahaha. How could Diego outjump a keeper lol..hand of god..leap of faith? ******** lol. COYS!
James1
Yes, we surely do as Defoe will depart in 5 weeks from now and I don´t expect much from him till late february. Who ?? Good question. Maybe Sherwood´s plan is to try Kane and another youngster if Daniel cannot find a bargain...
AlexSpur
Alex maybe Lamela could be that youngster, didn't he have 15 goals last season?
Slurms McKenzie
If Lamela is given a run of games, settles and grows in confidence playing behind a single striker then, technically, we don't need another striker. The question for me is do we need to replace Soldado? An up-for-it Adebayor is by far our best striker. He's world class and is showing it at the moment. However, if he gets injured or decides he can't be bothered again then will Soldado be the right man to come in a play the lone striker role with the same effect and aplomb as the current Adebayor? Unfortunately for me the answer is no. As it appears that the big, quick, good footballing lone striker is the way we play best then, for me, we need to look at selling Soldado (or relegating him to third choice) and make a serious effort to sign Bony or Remy. Lukaku would be great but Chelski will never sell to us. Bony or Remy could be done and would be ideal players for our system.
SpuriousLife
Spurious I'd nearly go so far as to suggest Eriksen should eb played behind Ade whiel Lamela should eb played behind Soldado! but if we're looking for strikers what about Lamela's old club mate down at Southampton?
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms, if Lamela is worth anywhere near his 30 mill, there's no reasons he and Eriksen could not play behind Ade in a very flexi 4231 ....the 2 could be either Sandro/Capoue/Paulinho/Dembele. The 3 could be either Lennon/Townsend/Lamela/Eriksen/Dembele/Paulinho....the 1 must be Ade or another all rounder like him........that is one fekin good set of options....
tophobunty1882
Topho, I agree with your formation and rotation options and in general thats my thinking on our squad and how we should setup if everyone is fit. But Lamela had a fine return from the second striker position in Italy and Erisken and Ade can't play every game so I would rest both and make it clear they were my first choice pairing and then play my two struggling spanish speaking players together to see if they could rekindle some form between them. TBH I see this as more of a challenge for Soldado then Lamela. You forgot to add Betaleb to the options for the deep midfield. And I note you left out Chadli, Holtby and Siggy as well. Do you really want ot set up the team with one hand tied behind its back by not tapping into this pool of talent?
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms. Bentelab was an oversight, still getting use to having him around, but defo he must go in. To me the other three can go, I would use them as bait for Benteke and or Bony, they would likely all get good game time with Villa and improve them.
tophobunty1882
diego costa..lol...we missed the boat on him...I think the Soldado fee would have secured him in the summer but we won't be getting him now..
shedboy2
Pele, we didn't go for Costa, but a Costa Coffee franchise would have been more use than Nogoaldado...he still has time, but he looks less of a fit now than at anytime.
tophobunty1882
The question is do we need Berbatov? He has the best first touch in the prem, he see's things before he even get's the ball, like Sheringham did, can set team mates up with first time passing, still good in the air, has an eye for goal, but his 32yrs old, so if he comes Defoe leaves at the end of feb, we then have Ade, Soldado and Kane, I'm not saying other players can't step up, but it's different, playing with your back to defenders is a skill, a lot different then facing them, Bertbatov always looks as if his not trying, it's the way he is in picture, mind you I did see his last game at the lane vs Bolton and he did not want to even be on the pitch, why we left him on that day is beyond me and we drew 0-0, what a game that was, I could see the ball ok, I was in the East Stand upper with my daughter, it flew past us several times, the guy next to me said, that ball's got good stitching on it. 32, 1,5m short time, Bertbatov I mean, not the guy who sat next to me.
spu 4 life
that's an art to be able to press rt and the same time.
spu 4 life
I'd like to see it for 1.5m it's got to be worth it. I wasn't impressed when he wanted out of Spurs and it never happened at Manure, but with that price tag he has enough quality to change games for sure. Bring him on late in the game as a supersub.
SPUDMAN
smiley post spu4
tophobunty1882
It's a risk I know as injury can strike anytime, but I would be nervous of unsettling Adebayor just as he seems to be switched on. Soldado cannot play that lone role which requires tracking back to link play unfortunately, so we do need someone content to play second fiddle to Ade. Perhaps Kane can set up, he showed a great touch at OT.
Love totty
*step up
Love totty
mix- trouble with KB's suggestions is they were always 5years too early...was Connor wckham one of his or Peter's?....now in the Championship but doing well and if sunderland get relegated might be worth a shot...he's still a baby at 20, keeping with the English theme I still like Jay rodriguez but there are tons of young strikers coming through...pierre michel lasogga, victor ibarbo, luis muriel...some look to be the real deal and then stall before kicking on again...it comes down to the head scout....and planning...we need the conveyor of talent to keep rolling...
shedboy2
I just hope we're not doing our shopping at the WC!....LT- Kane did show a great touch at OT...shame about the second one...;)...but imo jury still out on Kane would like to see him hold the ball better considering his size but has potential...
shedboy2
Yes we badly need another goalscorer but for reasons of expediency Sherwood does not want to upset Adebayor at the moment. Also can we be trusted to identify and buy the player we need ? Our track record on strikers is as bad as our ability to pick Managers ( up till now hopefully) You were given a demonstration of this on Sunday with Bony another sriker with Benteke who we missed out on.
cynicspur
I don't suspect Tim will be buying anyone and in truth I would like to see he can successfully bring in one of the younger players effectively, Kane or Coulibly. He knows these players very well and our opposition will not really have much knowledge on them. I know that such circumstance rarely lasts long but 3 or 4 games for one of them to do a Januzay would be fantastic.
Mix26
Shane Long would have been perfect for Defoes replacment and even may have been a first pick after a bit. IMO
ledgespur
Berbatov is a HUGE step backwards...no way. Loved watching him for us but not what we need right now, all the players are working for eachother now. If we throw him in to the mix we change the balance. let him go to the states or china.
ledgespur
cheers re the De Jong responses as I said haven't seen him play and just wondered what if there's anything he could add to our squad. .... As for Bony, don't mind sticking his head in where it hurts. ask Vlad! Shed .........you missed out Coulibay (or whatever his name is) he's on loan at Orient (I think). He's a good prospect too. Maybe that's Tim 's idea loan out and build him up ready to step up.
longtimespur
Totty I am not convinced Kane is good enough, that one touch at OT was followed immediately by him tripping over his own feet from memory. I don't think Sherwood rates him that highly either.....Corrr ledge Berba a step backwards and Shane long would have been good in the same para?...
tophobunty1882
Mix...I like Couliably. Was really tearing the youth scene up a couple of sesons back. Went of the boil for a while, but he is yet another one of the youngsters that i so hope make the grade. We have plenty at youth level, not all will make it granted but i do hope to see some feature over the next 12-18 months. Doesn't help the scenario now, but i'd like to hope we may just see a few promising talents make the step up in the near future. Exciting times.
Cider spurs
Berbatov was quality but he's lost his passion for the game and it would take us backwards imo. Benteke, Bony and Lukaku are all good names to throw in the hat but I'd rather see someone who justs knows where the back of the net is. The 3 mentioned are powerhouses with no finess and in that mould we already have Ade. So buying one of them would mean either dropping Ade or benchwarmer for the incoming striker. Personally I'd prefer to see an Aguero/Suarez type player, who is the $100m question..
yiddyboy
Someone said above that Dimitar was a failure at United.He wasn't. Before he left he was their top scorer. SAF sold him the following season. Why? I think it's because he wasn't a team player and SAF was not keen on his attitude. Why did Sir Alex drop his top scorer for the CL final? Was it because SAF felt that Berba didn't deserve his place in the team, despite scoring many goals? Berbatov is too old, too slow and inconsistent. He will not be cheap, so far as his wage packet goes. No thank you…... We need a young and hungry striker for the future, not a has been. I prefer we wait until the summer.
MAN ON!
I've only seen snippets of the lad Cider and reports were promising on the lad but I see longtime is stating he is out on loan??? If a player like Remy is on loan, can we not purchase him from QPR and pull him straight into our sqaud?
Mix26
No way should we allow Berbatov back he will only unsettle the dressing room. Kane should be good enough to add to the team or I would go for Benteke
philspurs
Alfred Finnbogason...Who the heck is this guy, I've never heard of him but impressive stats. http://www.tothelaneandback.com/spurs/2014/1/17/should-sherwood-swoop-for-striker-with-17-goals-in-15-games.html?
longtimespur
Seeming we're on about strikers. I don't want Quagirello (spelling) from Juve' Vucinic does not get the juices too much either.
Cider spurs
longtime yes he plays for Tromso reserves Sunday afternoon 5 aside team, i hear he's been banging em in.
tophobunty1882
Mix..REF: Remy, i think the rule is no more than 3 different teams in a season, regardless of loans have been activated. I think Remy coming to Spurs would be allowed. Remy could be a good addition, but i don't know where we would stand if Ade was injured and we wanted to play one up top. We've cover for Soldado getting injured, but Ade out i think would leave us reverting back to 4-4-2 with both Soldado and Remy.
Cider spurs
we should use a Carroll loan extension plus BAE as leverage to drag Remy out or Newcastle either on loan or a perm deal.
tophobunty1882
We not signing Damiao then?.
Cider spurs
Sorry Mix I got that wrong it's Coulthirst that's just gone to O's. According to the official site Coulibaly is at Spurs. As Cider says he was a real promising talent a couple of years back. Young striker from Ivory Coast spent the second half of 2012-13 on loan at Grosseto in Italy.
longtimespur
ghulam...Out of the two yes, i did after all not say no to him. I don't want Quag, Mirko was class, not so sure now. Players at 30 coming in for short term, i'd sooner do away with the getting up to prem speed scenario and get the best of the last knockings out of a player who already knows the league, hence Berbatov seeming an ideal solution for me.
Cider spurs
ghulam...18 goals over two seasons in a championship winning Juve side twice on the bounce. He was the pick of a poor bunch. Anyway, it appears he may be part of a swap deal with guarin of Inter going the other way. Strange.
Cider spurs
What is the big fuss about Benteke though, isn't he suffering 2nd season syndrome?

Topho - Remy, you should work in the media industry as that is just a lazy suggestion. ;-)

We need the tricky little pit pull type striker IMO
yiddyboy
Demba Ba?.
Cider spurs
I do Yiddy. Name the bull? Lets see who Benteke plays for after Villa and what all the fuss is about Yiddy.
tophobunty1882
Terry 'Bully' Jenkins but a dart player isn't going to help us score goals. LOL

I don't know who he is Topho, but our scouts need to find him, I suppose what I'm saying is we need a serious upgrade to what Defoe offered us.
yiddyboy
Demba Ba doesn't get me excited Cider. I think Erikson is the key to our success this season, Ade has been amazing since TS took over but Eriksson is the one who is either scoring or creating the goals.
yiddyboy
Torres Injured Chelsea wont deal with us and I am not sure I would anyway Cider. Lukaka yes, but Chelsea wont deal with us I think........................................Yiddy, he would be better than Soldado then. we all know we need to upgrade every player if we can.
tophobunty1882
I think now is the time for Baldini to shine! we should be looking at recruiting Ades replacement, as stated his contractual set-up changes during the summer and bringing in a young replacement now gives the new lad time to settle while Ade is on fire, and take sthe pressure off us int eh summer if Ade indicates he wants to go. Lukaku, Bony and Benteke won't be joining us this window as all three teams need them for the run in! We know the type of player we want (ironically Diego Costa probably ticks all those boxes) and lets see the Baldy earn his crust this window!
Slurms McKenzie
Strange how twelve months ago Ade was a total Pariah to all and sundry at the club now he's our knight in shining armour come to rescue us from our 9th place tower of despair! Should he regress to the form type before the end of the season we could be well fecked!
Slurms McKenzie
Most of the arguments against Berbatov seem to be very similar to the ones concerning Ade a short while ago ... and he doesn't seem to be doing too badly!
Geofspurs
I note Bernard has struggled to settle and adapt to life at shakhtar and we are now looking to loan him to give him playing time ahead of the world cup? pity we won't do that for our own players who are struggling!
Slurms McKenzie
And reports are that Levy has looked at Capoue and said you haven't repaid your transfer fee on the pitch so you'll repay it off the pitch instead or you're going no where! Agent alledging that Spurs have put a carzy price on Capoue's head (what we paid for him)
Slurms McKenzie
Do you think Baldini will shine? I think the Lamela deal smells Slurms. Mind you I think Sherwood could be just the type of guy to get something out of him. and yes ref Ade.
tophobunty1882
Yes Cider or we could stop feeding kane either?
Slurms McKenzie
Topho I'm hoping that the more fluid and unbridled football that Tim has us playing will finally unlock the potential we've all been told Lamela posesses! Should he do so it will be yet another nail in the coffin of AVB's memory!
Slurms McKenzie
yiddy..great to see Eriksen starting to get back to a level that i myself, and no doubt yourself and others knew he was capable of. Another young Dutch player i quite like the look of and one who is certainly powerful and has an eye for a goal is Jurgen Locadia at PSV. Only 20, but doing well in the Dutch League. Strong already and i think will be an ideal player for the Prem in time. If we were looking for a young hungry striker(Kane aside) then i think we could do far worse than look at this lad.
Cider spurs
locadia is 6'3".
Cider spurs
The worse case scenario is him and Adebayor both sulking and refusing to pass the ball to the other at ko after conceding a goal 'YOU pass to me Dumi',, ..Berbatov just stares back with a look of disdain ... The best case is we have the best strike force at the business end of the season and smash our way into third place... I'd gamble, low stakes and without him (we won't get Bony/Beneteke/anyone over 5m) our luck will run out and Suarez will get 4th place. Also be really sad to see ex-(nearly)-legend turn into massive cult (spelt differently) at the Emirates - he is perfect for them, if Wenger doesn't see that he is a thicko. Definite yes!!
T.H.F.Chris
Looks like he could fit the bill Cider,( as with all football scouts I just looked him up on wikipedia!), the type of player we should be lookingoot sign before they hit the premiership with a mid to lower tier team and add 15 million to their price tag.
Slurms McKenzie
T.H.F. I just can't get the image of a less then hirsute head hanging toward the ground, hands tucked inside sleeves and strolling back slowly to the edge of the box as Erisken busts a nut to try and pressure the ball and regain possession.
Slurms McKenzie
Who'd be an arsemal fan eh T.H.F.? you're either linked with Draxler or Berbatov theres inconsistency for you!
Slurms McKenzie
Anywhere across the frontline, favours the Left. Lazar Markovic of Benfica. I know they have recent new funds from sale of Matic, but by all accounts financially they are meant to be in a bit of a mess.
Cider spurs
I hate the ten day stop over before our next game, just want the football convoyer belt to keep rolling. Nothing about tonights game is appealling the fact that Spammers are in the game to begin with or that they are absolutely horrific and therefore there is nothing at stake for City which means the extra game doesn't even affect them:-(
Slurms McKenzie
Cider money is like concrete, you're better looking at it then for it!
Slurms McKenzie
Berbatov would be a win/win for us; he could play the same role as ADE (which covers injury), would not cost much, would buy us time to shop around, could be sold at the end of the season, should things go pear-shaped, with very little loss, and could stay longer if it does work. Oh, and he has truly sublime skills which are a joy to behold.
Geofspurs
I loved Berby but I don't think he should come back. He is gifted but his work rate is not special and we need to start playing other players, give them a chance, lamela and even Chadli behind striker if need be and then evaluate in the summer. I am not convinced Ade will continue to do the job either although he may well be ok for the rest of the season, to get an improved contract, but imo we have enough if we play them, there are not that many games left. I would stick with one up top in Ade while he is hungry for whatever reasons and play Soldado and Kane in Europa with lamela getting some time as well.

We have so many players to try and keep happy, any more is silly, although I don't think the squad is balanced, but we have enough players
WorldPeace
Also will Berby be happy to compete, I doubt it, he will want to play every week just like Ade and I expect Soldado.
WorldPeace
Slurms...Forgot who it was, but Locadia was mentioned a couple of Months back. I looked him up back then and have seen the odd snippets of games with his inclusion. Strong lad, always hard to judge coming from Dutch league. Markovic is another, i think his next move will be to a "big European team". Why not us?, Chelsea have already been linked, i'm sure others will in time. I'm happy central and Right in final 3rd, would like to see some improvement all aimed at the Left side. LB/LW/LWF. I've suggested a few who i feel could do a good job and improve. Any thoughts yourself mate?.
Cider spurs
World I'd say he justs want the money and a two year contract, I'd say he'll happily sit on his hands for 80,000 a week! I expect to see him in the far east in the near future!
Slurms McKenzie
Cider, I'm with you on your left back suggestion - young roddy, I would have though Shane long was a good option for us certainly better then Berbatov - for the style of football we're playing, we still need another winger and perhaps barcelona might be more receptive to a bid for Tello or Sanchez. I agree that our next striker should be along the lines of Locadia, but signed before he becomes an international super star (like we've done with eriksen!). But signing wise, LB should be our first priority, it also give us more cover for the left wing as Rose could do a job at a push.
Slurms McKenzie
I also harbour faint hopes that Cristian Ceballos will come good for us ont eh left wing!
Slurms McKenzie
yes Slurms I hope Lamela comes good for our sake and his, the same for Soldado, less hopeful with him sadly. I am not bothered either way by Chadli.
tophobunty1882
Shane Long IMO was an opportunity missed. In football terms, considered cheap, right age, very good at holding ball up, tidy goalscoring record, team player, don't think he causes problems in clubs he's played for?. Think he ticked alot of boxes we require. Many thought NO, most probably because he is not World class, or the next foreign import with the name we struggle to pronounce. I think sometimes common sense is all that is required, not twenty zeros written on a cheque. As for Rodriguez, that's my crusade for this window, still a good cheapish option, failing that, Lescott makes good sense. As for striker, i believe Belgium have another Lukaku, Benteke type just come of the production line, thing is, can't remember his name.
Cider spurs
I still rate very highly Christian Benteke, his young and has a lot about him, strong, powerful player, the goals this season have not been easy to come by, same can be said about Soldado, but they will start scoring on a regular basis, Benteke would be a very good buy, before the world cup kicks in. Get a deal on the table this month for him 75k to 80k a week with us, his on 60k with villa.
spu 4 life
Slurms, I agree that Berbatov would quite happily sit on his hands if he came back. He didn't give a toss the first time around, didn't give a toss at United and doesn't care if Fulham stay up or are relegated. If he did he would stay and fight for the cause, not leave them in the crap.
MAN ON!
factor in that Benteke has also missed part of this season through injury. guess that means he'll fit right in at Spurs. ;-)
Cider spurs
Diego Coasta - 5 million and Soldado?
Slurms McKenzie
Read a very funny comment on the Berbatov issue - " those that are criticising signing him are likened to expecting your prostitue to be a virgin" Lol!
Durbanspur
May be that Benteke is finding his form having scored in his last two games. I don't think he's a one season trick. I'm sure he still has plenty to come. I can't see Villa letting him go in Jan…..
MAN ON!
Durbanspur, Yes, but I for one don't use prostitutes……! I don't get what that quote is supposed to mean.
MAN ON!
Slums I agree he is lazy, I even saw him not run forward for what turned out to be an open goal. But he would still score more goals and have a bigger impact than any of our other strikers bar Ade - we won't buy anyone of value this window.
T.H.F.Chris
Oh I see we're in for Marco Reus....I can just see us breaking our transfer record again....perhaps he can play in the development team....or do we think this is spin to try and justify getting shot of a couple of decent mids now....blimey some PR's really don't earn their corn....
shedboy2
ManOn clearly Benteke is not a one season wonder, anyone who thinks he he just doesnt know a footballer when they see one. Not saying he may not be difficult but his heart wanted out end of last season and he should have found a away after virtually keeping villa up alone
tophobunty1882
All in jest, Man On!
Durbanspur
expecting berba to come for anything other than a last pay day are the same people who would believe the prostitute actually likes them....and he won't be any more industrious now he's older...he'd just be a drain on the wages...
shedboy2
Durbanspur, I realise that and I'm also jesting. But I still don't get it. :-)
MAN ON!
Berba?- whatever happened to 'I will take desire over ability all day'...doesn't quite stack up does it....
shedboy2
MAN ON ... I agree with you re Benteke but, of course, not Berbatov. I think Benteke will find last season's form again soon ... someone should buy him before he does and the price soars!
Geofspurs
If I'm gonna pay for a tart, I'm gonna choose the young attractive one every time. Not a balding old one, whose half asleep. I ain't no Wayne Rooney!
MAN ON!
man on- I guess most men would choose the same as you....what a horrible thought...:(
shedboy2
Mind you, I'd take Rooney if he was for sale…… Don't say it!
MAN ON!
Shed I have met some stripper that actually liked me...
T.H.F.Chris
Are we now hanging around on street corners looking for the latest talent? There's a lot of up and coming talent in Amsterdam so I hear. Ask Christian…...
MAN ON!
T.H.F.Chris...oh dear, please don't tell me she didn't marry you for your money either...;)
shedboy2
Yeah THF, that's what they always say to me too!
Durbanspur
Shed, evidence, how many have said they like you?....Would he come for less per goal the Soldado? Seriously though Shed I can see the rumours are true about Sherwoon not wanting him and I think Cider has raied the most sensibly issue here, will he upset Ade's form in anyway, you know how fragile he can be and the world class version we have now is vital for us....
tophobunty1882
topho ... Ade and Berbatove would be fine. They both need comforting and having their ego rubbed so they could sit in the changing room, hold hands, and tell each other how good they are! Trust me, they'll love it, and score lots of goals as they rotate!
Geofspurs
Yes of course with the departure of Jermaine Defoe we need cover up front, but I don't think that should mean Dimitar Berbatov. He is showing that his lazy languid style from his days at Spurs has been honed to a new level at Fulham. Yes he can finish, but what does his "face like a smacked arse" attitude, and lack of a team player ethic, bring to the party and the team spirit. I think "once bitten twice shy", leave well alone.
Frank
i think they could be Geof, i still feel Berba will end up at Arsenal somehow
tophobunty1882
Graziano Pelle
neymar
neymar.. The guys a regular goalscorer, but that's all I know….
MAN ON!
We could have been in on something like this..

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed he is waiting for a work permit to be granted in order to sign striker Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco.


My fav would still be Lavezzi from PSG... on loan possibly?
Yidmarks
sell siggi, defoe, naughton Capoue and Chadli and buy Mata for 40m. Soldado up front with Mata, Lamela and Eriksen behind and Sandro and Dembele behind them with Holtby, lennon, townsend, Benteleb, Carroll as back up.
vicspur
Or would it be Juan Mata...

Mata & Lavezzi... plus Lescott for peanuts....
Yidmarks
MAN ON! How about both luc castaignos and alfred finnbogason for under 15m. Two young and promising strikers who scores lots of goals and can lead the line and whose stock can only rise.
neymar
And then there is also the psv duo, memphis depay and jurgen locadia. The latter being considered by aston villa as a replacement for benteke should he leave.
neymar
£40 million for Mata. LMFAO!...Reports suggest he can go for £35 million. That's more like it. ;-)
Cider spurs
I can't remember what Siggy cost and Hotby was 1.5m, what are they worth to us now, is my point, answer on a post would help. So should the need be, offer both to Villa for Benteke, I dare say some cash is required, we have a good selection of midfield talent without them and in the deal we get a very good striker for at least 5yrs. That makes sense to me 100%.
spu 4 life
Spu 4 add chadli to that list, he scored against villa and they are thick up there, they might think he is good. But that would be a good swap plus 10m.

City 8-0 and counting, hahaha...
T.H.F.Chris
Lavezzi is sheite, theres much better out there.
coys1717
Why is Defoe going, because he cannot get games, he is behind Soldado and now Ade, so why oh why would Berby want to come to us or any one for that matter knowing they will be at best third choice striker because lets face it, Ade is doing well although I don't trust him and Soldado cost us all that money, they will be first choice either in a 4 4 2 or as a lone striker, it is going to be very hard to bring in a striker that is willing to play fiddle to these two, so I see kane taking Defoe's place and may be Tim will bring another youngster in, I don't think we have a choice. We have to take this gamble because a senior striker will not come to sit on the bench and if they come on a promise that they will be in the team then who do we drop, Ade or soldado, cannot see it happening. Spend the money on defence and take the chance up top, we have Lamela who can come in and Chadli who can play behind and Kane can play in a 4 4 2 and another youngster, lets move on with a LB and if Kaboul is not going to be reliable another CB although I doubt that will happen because players know vertonghen is going to be first choice and then we have Vlad and Dawson is club captain and for all those who don't rate him he is essential for us at the moment, what CB wants to come in and compete for a starting place, only a younger player or a player that is not established yet, so why bother, use our own youngsters but I do think a LB is a must if Fryers isn't deemed ready and Rose imo is not automatic first choice and he is injury prone as well. That is all we need now until we evaluate in the summer, a LB.
WorldPeace
This season gen imo will turn out to be Eriksen, give him another season and time to beef up and we have another Modric in the making although I would love to see Carroll in the side doing the same.
WorldPeace
WP the way things are he wouldn't be third choice, Ade is first but why is Soldado 2nd ahead of Berba based on the season so far?
tophobunty1882
@ cider spurs- you mean Michy Batshuayi form Standard Liege. I mentioned him the other day, he will be another one we wish we went for, very good.
WizYid
Didn't we already turn down Bony before he went to Swansea which was a mistake. Doubt he'd want to leave Swansea so quickly unless they lose the relegation battle. Berba <= Soldado so don't think its the best move we should focus on building for the future with Lamela as a striker. Defoe's not leaving till Match so I don't think we need another striker.

Left back on the other hand is a must.
Rapm
I hope navas plays as shi1 as that against us the little pr1ck.
T.H.F.Chris
Does the manager want another striker? I think most people would assume that Levy wouldn't have Berbatov back. Yet there are noises. Does this actually indicate that he in fact would? Or are the tabloids guessing that Levy would snap the arm off a £1.5m proven player? Can you believe Sherwood? He Says we don't need another striker. Does he mean it? I think he'd say it if it was best for the club to say it [even if he thought we did], to not put pressure on Levy, or whack £5m on the price of a target. He might really mean it, but whether he actually wants one or not is key, obviously. I doubt he'd turn his nose up at Suares or Aguero. I like Remy but Benteke would also be a good addition. Couldn't Berbatov and Ade play together? Rather than direct competition? I think they could. Imagine that! He treated us like $hit, but like a hot ex, would you ***** her again? 'Course you would. You know it's wrong, you'll hate yourself and regret it, but you'd do it.
jerkinmahjurgen
jerk ... that last sentence makes a very good case!!
Geofspurs
I lol with your post, jerk. Especially the last bit.
Madaboutspurs
jerk, he basically left us for a bigger club ( if u no what i mean)
123spurs
123, bigger is not always better ;-)
Madaboutspurs
jerk ... don't think Ade and Berba should be played together. They are both excellent lone strikers, with some creative MF players backing up.
Geofspurs
lolol 123, Got ya... I reckon Ade's bigger. But they can both play in partnerships as well, Geof. That's the sort of striker we need. Can do it alone or as 1 of 2, so options are not dented. When players are this good, they can generally play. Can we turn our nose up?
jerkinmahjurgen
jerk ... not sure about playing together, but hope we get him and that you're right.
Geofspurs
Do we really need another static player slowing down our play to snail pace? Our problem is we have bought far too many players without any pace to play in a 100mph league............
WestStandEnclosure
WizYid...Thanks mate. I knew a fellow poster had mentioned Batshuayi, just could not recall his name at the time.
Cider spurs
So the Mata to Utd link is gathering pace. A player i rate highly. Where is his best position?. I have seen alot of his good work coming from the Right. We have Lamela in that role. Mata i believe can play AM, again i believe this is Eriksens best position, and Lamela can cover this. Add to the work rate Lennon does tracking back to help Walker(something Mata is not renowned for) and i have happily made myself happy with the fact we most probably won't have a sniff of signing him ourselves. Factor in the fee, the thought has now gone. What's he like on the Left?. Reus or Bernard out Left would suit me just fine. Whatever we do transfer wise, my view is that it needs to be done pre-World cup.
Cider spurs
As far as I am concerned you should always pick a team on merit and form, on either of these measures Soldado does not get into our best 11 if there is an alternative. The fact that we paid £26M for him is a measure of our stupidity, not a reason for his constant selection. For this reason I don't think the argument that a decent striker wouldn't come to warm the bench is valid, as if picked on merit it would be Soldado on the bench anyway. The guy is over priced, over old, and over here, and the problem is, due to his age, and recent performances, and his ridiculously inflated fee, he will have a very modest comparative re-sale value. In short we are lumbered for the duration of his contract, but he should only play when we are desperate, at the moment he couldn't score in a brothel, unless of course you count our 5 very expensive penalty kicks. It is all very well praising his "nice touches" but you buy strikers to score goals, and he can't, not in the PL anyway. Compare him to Wilfried Bony who is playing in a team just above the bottom 3, who will make less chances. He has scored 13 this season in all comps from inside, and outside the box, with either foot, and with his head, and he cost half what Soldado did. Some of us apparently weren't as daft as Baldini/AVB, when we went for him, over Soldado.
Frank
Frank yes im afraid that whole transfer window is littered with misfits. 110 million spent we will be lucky to recoup 70m back if we sold them in the next year!!
WestStandEnclosure
I'm not sure about that, Weststand. Eriksen, Chiriches, Paulinho - we'd make profits on. Capoue and Chadli bought were at good prices and we'd at least recoup our money. Noises in the press suggest we won't entertain anything less. Even on Lamela we're not looking to cut losses. I should think the same with Soldado. If we DID sell those last two at slight losses, how can you say it would be anywhere near £40m? Then look at Lloris, Holtby, Siggy, Ade, Dembele... Our recent signings have been very impressive. From splashing out on Dembele to snapping up (even) Siggy for a fair price, we're not gonna lose much if anything on these players.
jerkinmahjurgen
The orphan return-eth. Your site is boring. If you ever want to experience singing whilst watching football, I'll get you a ticket for The Lane.
jerkinmahjurgen
Wrong bloody thread. Soz.
jerkinmahjurgen
 

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Spurs MOTM against Hull?
Suggested By:  Vital Spurs
Lloris 7%
Dier 1%
Fazio 3%
Vertonghen 1%
Davies 2%
Dembele 1%
Mason 5%
Eriksen 51%
Lamela 3%
Kane 4%
Soldado 1%
Chiriches 5%
Lennon 13%
Paulinho 3%