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Would A £60m Bid Be Enough To Tempt Levy?

Would A £60m Bid Be Enough To Tempt Levy?

Eric Dier is filling a lot if media columns about a possible move to Manchester United but, if United put in a £60m bid would Daniel Levy's eye light up and sanction Eric's transfer?

Daily Mirror quote...

'Dier is understood to be keen on the move up north despite only signing a five year contract with Spurs last September worth around £70,000-a-week.

'Dier moved to Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in August 2014 for £4m but has faced competition to anchor Spurs' midfield from the impressive Victor Wanyama, who joined last summer.'

Quote ends:

Recent speculation





If Dier follows in Kyle Walker's footsteps and ends up in Manchester then I have to ask the following?

Who will be next?

Dele Alli?
Harry Kane?

Even if United offered £100m I hope and trust Levy would tell them to 'go and do one'.



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Writer:Tino
Date:Monday July 17 2017
Time: 10:44AM

Comments

1
If Eric, Dele or Harry leave during this transfer window then I’m off to book the next flight to Nepal to live the rest of my days as a mountain goat.
Tino
17/07/2017 10:54:00
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I'll come and carry your suitcase for you! It's not just that it would cement our place as a selling club, it's Utd and their blatant tapping up working again and them getting away with it!
Glyn Martin
17/07/2017 11:02:00
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I would suggest that if Levy sell Dier then the next one to go would be Poch.
DoncasterHotspur
17/07/2017 11:03:00
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Paper talk I think/hope. Walker I can deal with, but selling this lad would be the beginning of the end for this squad - he's best mates with Dele. I believe Poch wanted shot of Walker, Dier is a quality player and we can't let him go. We can't...... can we?!
Freundian Slip
17/07/2017 11:04:00
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He can't go, he's to reliable Rb, cb, cdm, can score head ..etc ... 160m we might answer the phone.
E17YID
17/07/2017 11:09:00
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if he wants to go go let him 60m , 50m for walker! go and get isco or bale someone has to go with mbappe going to real madrid job done we got cover for defensive midfield, "however i do like dier! but it would'nt be the end of the world for spurs
reydon yid
17/07/2017 11:14:00
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if dier goes so will Alli and Poch sooner than later. Yet again Levy is fecking up a transfer window. Barkley no thanks.
spurman61
17/07/2017 11:20:00
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In some ways, not the end of the world for that money but I do worry about how we would replace his significant role in the squad. He was the guy that covered for Toby and Jan in a back four. He was the guy that played on the right of a back 3 and he was the guy that covered for Wanyama whilst also being able to play alongside him. He played 34 league games and 5 CL games which shows how important he is to our squad. I do think it's paper talk though and fully expect Mourinho to plug that gap in his midfield with another player.
muttley
17/07/2017 11:28:00
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Although taking all the bull from the media with a pinch of salt, it wouldn't surprise me if this does turn out to be the case. If Dier wants to leave then one can make a good case for it, as with Walker. Dier has become a versatile (utility) player for us and imo, he may see the 'jack of all trades' label hindering his development. I personally don't think any individual player leaving will be a big miss for us, however, it is a very risky game to play and jeopardise what the long term project is designed to be. Other players will start looking at what Walker or anyone else can earn else where AND adding trophies to their cv's. Should this happen, one has to ask what exactly did Poch sign up to with Levy. It's easy to just point the finger at DL.
Critical_Spur
17/07/2017 11:55:00
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Dele - I'd also add that the Walker / Trippier scenario is about the first time I can ever remember that we already had a ready made replacement in the squad. Thinking back to Carrick, Berbatov, King, Modric, Bale etc we never had guys already at the club that could step in so it was always painful afterwards. Also part of my thinking with Barkley. If Alli or Eriksen make that massive transfer out in the coming years, I'd be a lot happier knowing that Barkley would already be at the club firing on all cylinders. Also why I would go all out for Max Meyer now and nurture him.
muttley
17/07/2017 11:58:00
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True DA, but they now know (despite signing new long term contracts) the club are prepared to listen to offers and potentially agree to sales. So, the opportunity knocks. For every 50 mill player that we sell, we replace with a 15 mill....exactly the sort of model Southampton were working on (and still are). I just hope that we build a squad depth and not deplete it. More so, hope Dier sticks with his buddy at the Lane.
Critical_Spur
17/07/2017 12:14:00
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If any of our players want to go there is nothing Levy, Poch, or the VS community can do about it. No club can manage a player who doesn't want to be there. All Levy could do is make the best possible deal financially which is what he does best. I think Dier is replaceable especially considering the fee we would get for him. My main worry here is what it would do to Dele. I don't see it affecting Mauricio as he would understand there is no choice if a player wants to leave .... short of keeping him and not playing him which wouldn't be viable. Hopefully, the relationship between Levy and Mauricio and the relationship between the players and Mauricio will keep the train on the track whatever happens.
Geofspurs
17/07/2017 13:34:00
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Here we go again the asset strip continues, first Walker now Dier, who will Levy target next, what price either Ali or Kane.
Frank
17/07/2017 14:22:00
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we should have won the PL in the last two years but for the lack of a settled team . the first ten games cost us . no backup for HK and poor buys by Levy did for us. We were a couple of players short , now with Walker sold and maybe Dier we are four short. Cannot see Levy investing the money on the players Poch wants.
spurman61
17/07/2017 14:52:00
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-Spursrsman61 - can you name me one player Poch has wanted this window that Levy hasn't got him?
Freundian Slip
17/07/2017 15:13:00
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This is classic Spurs situation at least during the last 16 years. There has been a regular stream of departing quality players leaving whenever we look like stepping up to the next level. We have seen Carrick, Berbatov, Modric, Bale, VDV etc.etc. and now Walker, seemingly Dier, and no doubt others going. Supposedly it is cheaper to run a "nearly club", always seemingly just falling short, than it is to have to make the investment as the likes of Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, and Man Utd have done, to actually challenge for and win honours. People go on about the prices and the level of spend in this TW, but actually no club has yet net spent their total Sky TV money from last season, we actually received in TV and 2nd place prize money in access of £190M, this plus the £50M for Walker (less Sheff Utd's £5M cut) means that theoretically there is some £240M+ available without breaking into the Lewis family fortune, to invest in the squad, only a fraction of which would be needed to sign the 2 or at most 3 players we need to bolster our squad, to provide the cover, selection options, cover fluctuations in form or fitness, and put pressure on for selection in key positions for the 50-60 games to come if we are to make meaningful challenges in all 4 competitions in 2017-8, and to make us genuine challengers for honours, especially up front where we have failed for 4 or 5 windows to give Kane the support that he needs and deserves. The regular pleas of poverty are way off the mark. Before the cost of the new stadium is mentioned there was an assurance given by our chairman that funding the new build would not impact on the "on the pitch" budget, this would appear not to be the case. Incidentally spurman61 you are spot on.
Frank
17/07/2017 15:26:00
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Deli, the Walker situation was all "paper talk" until he appeared in a pale blue shirt. The reason that the journos ply Spurs transfer talk so often, is because it becomes a fact so often, as the regular exodus of good players from the club in the last few seasons indicate. Yes, there is little you can do to keep a player who wants to leave, perhaps somebody should be looking at the reasons critically for them wanting to leave. Would it have anything to do with archaic salary capping, and a lack of the trophies that good players crave.
Frank
17/07/2017 15:39:00
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Who knows who will go next.

Players only have to disagree with Poch and they will get their desired transfer.

That added to a grossly inflated wage packet.

Also they get a signing on bonus and do not lose money because they did not ask for a transfer.

Poch should have kept Walker, just in case.. No knows how Trippier will handle being number 1

KWP has not even had one minute of PL football yet.

To me this has simply been Poch laying down the law..

May well back fire with spectacular results, finish 5-10th and next season and exodus.

ro6ertj
17/07/2017 15:39:00
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Don't worry guys, we've just signed a contract with a company to provide state of the art lighting, from the flood lights to the offices and toilets. Hopefully Levy won't be groping around in the dark looking for the elusive cheque book. May be he'd be able to see how many zero's he's put on the cheque. All is good!
Critical_Spur
17/07/2017 15:51:00
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Frank has a point. In the last two season we have posted the largest profit in Premier League history. The money is there to spend - lesser clubs than us are spending more and paying higher wages because of the massive increase in Sky money. The money is there to spend, Levy refuses to spend it. The larger part of the Walker money will be used to pay for the stadium, of that I am sure. We also have money from N'je, Carroll and Fazio and aren't Schalke committed to buying Bentaleb.
DoncasterHotspur
17/07/2017 16:09:00
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Frank has a point. In the last two season we have posted the largest profit in Premier League history. The money is there to spend - lesser clubs than us are spending more and paying higher wages because of the massive increase in Sky money. The money is there to spend, Levy refuses to spend it. The larger part of the Walker money will be used to pay for the stadium, of that I am sure. We also have money from N'je, Carroll and Fazio and aren't Schalke committed to buying Bentaleb.
DoncasterHotspur
17/07/2017 16:09:00
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"Spursrsman61 - can you name me one player Poch has wanted this window that Levy hasn't got him? Freundian Slip" Barkley, apparently as at 16:35 on 17/07/17
Harry-Kari
17/07/2017 16:29:00
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harry kari Poch's whole list so far. if you have not noticed we have bought nobody.
spurman61
17/07/2017 17:12:00
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Great retro discussion guys.Who said this site was finished?!
Greavesaboveall
17/07/2017 17:22:00
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you are 100% on the nail Frank.still some on here refuse to accept criticism of tight as** Levy . 240mil in the bank and still he insults other clubs with his derisory bids. Its never seems straightforward with Spurs.
spurman61
17/07/2017 17:35:00
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Having read through the thread I'll be surprised if we manage to reach the third round of the Cup and finish 19th in the league. But that's fine because Harry will be able to prove once and for all that he's a quality championship player.
Geofspurs
18/07/2017 00:23:00
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Dier is going nowhere. Please get real. We sold Walker because Poch decided to allow him to go. We've told ManU, no thanks.
jvd
18/07/2017 00:46:00
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LBH if Levy can get 50m for a player who cant cross or shoot straight, there is no chance of Dier going for the 60m being touted!! So whos gonna pay 150m+ for either Kane or Alli? lets move on and see what we have to pay for barkley. I actually think he would be decent cover for injury prone Dembele.
WestStandEnclosure
18/07/2017 04:16:00
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People are saying the money for walker will be spent on the stadium, I say if it was(very unlikely) it is better then selling a player the quality of gazza to pay a bank back for just a stand!! lol Walker was panic buy by City to keep Pep happy, LBH I doubt if he will be manager this time next year anyway!!
WestStandEnclosure
18/07/2017 04:22:00
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The finances for the stadium are independent of the budgets for the team, year by year. ENIC has stated this since day one and there is nothing that suggests to me that is not so. Walker was not sold to squirrel money away for the stadium. Our turnover remains 6th highest in the league. Our wages remain 6th highest in the league. ENIC is ENIC. It's not going to change. Agree with how they operate or disagree. ENIC have been consistent and most clubs below us are looking to emulate us to responsibly build towards competitiveness. If you have 2 or 3 Billion GBP, give Lewis a call. AS with anything else, there is a number. On Dier, the question is, what is the number. We know that 40M is not enough. 50M is not enough. I suspect 60M is not enough. It's not entirely about what Dier is worth as a player, it is as much about him much Dier going to United helps United while hurting us. Unlike Walker, there is a valid argument to be made that selling Dier weakens us and strengthens United. I would be loathe to sell him to United for 60M. Is 70M the number though? 80M? 100M? Not sure. What I am sure of is this: if Dier is not making waves and is happy to work for his teammates to improve Spurs again this year, the number will not be reached.
peterballb
18/07/2017 06:06:00
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While I can appreciate the desire for fans to want Levy and co to spend every last farthing they have, I don't know that it necessarily would take Spurs to another level. We have an owner who has not got a "winning" record. We have a coach who does not have a "winning" record and most of our players do not have "winning" records as PL players. None of this is to disparage the owners, manager or players. They all have to learn. Will they get there? I have no clue. What I do know is it is ridiculous to suggest that this team has not progressed over the past 16 years or so. Patently false. From lower to mid-table. Then on to competing for European spots. Then in Europe every year to on the fringe of CL spots to in the CL and in with a shot at the title. Leicester prioritized a manager who had a winning pedigree. With lesser talent, they won the PL. Fans only liked him when he was winning. Second that changed they turned on him. We are still learning. I like what I see. The development stream is very good. We used to all lament how there was no talent in the system. I was not one who wanted Poch. He was not on my list. Several managers with winning pedigree were. In retrospect, I believe I was wrong and Levy was correct. Posh was exactly what we needed to take us up another notch. 2017-2018 - six teams will again vye for 4 CL spots. Nature of the PL. It is competitive.
peterballb
18/07/2017 06:23:00
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Peter ... I totally agree. There are 3 or 4 clubs trying to buy the league title again this season. No matter how much money they spend only one club can win it. We can't buy the title but we're certainly going about achieving it in the best way possible given our resources.
Geofspurs
18/07/2017 07:04:00
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Hi All. I've not been on for a while but I've kept a sporadic eye on posts throughout that time. I'm glad to see that some regular posters are still active and the forum still gets a good number of articles and comments. Now, for this transfer window... IMO the main problem we have in trying to sign players is that they realise they are not guaranteed a place in the starting XI. Yes we don't pay the highest wages and for sure Levy isn't exactly keen to pay over the odds for players but the biggest stumbling block we have is that incoming players know that they may well start the season as a squad player or on the bench and will have to work their gold-plated knackers off to get into our starting XI. Then they are going to have to keep sweating blood to stay there. It takes a certain type of person to want to take on that challenge. Look at the example of the young Turkish player Under. We were apparently looking closely at him but instead he signed for Roma at the weekend because they guaranteed him a place in the starting XI. We wouldn't do that and we're all the better for it. If Dier stays (which I hope and feel he will) and no one else leaves then I think we will find it hard to sign any marquee players (I include Barkley in this) as they don't want to come to us to get paid £50k-£70k per week, not be in the starting XI and have to work extremely hard to prove they are worth a starting berth. They can get paid that money or more at probably another 10-12 PL clubs and will probably get more game time without having to work as hard either. If that suits them and the clubs they go to, then good for them. That is why we look for young, hungry players willing to work hard to prove themselves and earn their corn. We look for/want/need the unfinished article willing to work hard to prove they really are top class on the pitch and not just in their own imaginations. Is that a bad thing or a weakness? Not in my book. It's the way we are set up and it is the way we will be for the time MP and his team are with us. It's MP's style and it suits Levy too. Find a cheapish rough diamond, MP polishes it up, hopefully we win something and then we can sell a diamond (from our fab shiny new stadium) whilst we polish up the next one or two. We might not all like it but it's the way it is for us at the moment.
SpuriousLife
18/07/2017 09:23:00
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Excellent posts PB and Spuriouslife. Well said. Many fans actually are ashamed that we don't spend big money and feel they lose face when visiting the pub or whatever waterhole they meet their friends at, so they attack the "culprits", Levy and ENIC. I just laugh it off and say let's see what happens on the pitch when we meet.
jvd
18/07/2017 11:31:00
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If we sell Dier it would be a disaster, between that €60 million and the €50 million we got for Walker that would leave the club with over a €110 to spend on transfers, even typing that I'm getting a cold shiver...
Slurms McKenzie
18/07/2017 12:52:00
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Peterbalb, good to see you back. Didn't always agree with you but always enjoy your informative posts.
Harry-Kari
18/07/2017 13:46:00
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Dele - Great point about us selling best players Modders and Bale, and us improving... The funds from both transfers got reinvested into the squad. Perhaps we did not reap rewards immediately, but it has been proven to not be the end of the world, and also it allows us to strengthen more than one area of the squad in its place. I personally think that selling one of Walker and Dier max, preferably Walker should be the limit this year. It is too soon to be selling Dier at any price. His value won't go down any time soon, due to youth and relative inexperience. Walker is different, his price will start to decline soon at 27. He has given us 8 seasons and a healthy profit. Bale/Modders gave us 5-6 seasons and a healthy profit. We haven't got our full use outta Dier yet, plus he gives us flexibility and plan b. Do not forget that Levy turned down large bids for Modric. We will sell Dier when it suits us all... But not now.
TonyRich
18/07/2017 23:21:00
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I agree with the first post...if Spurs sell any of their main players, then Im finally off to watch rugby each week, on the basis that we finally have a squad going places and other teams still think they can asset strip. This tapping up of players plus the stupid paper talk is getting boring. I wonder how much Diers agent would pocket if there is a move. As for Walker, sorry to see him go but he is getting old and Trippier seems a better choice. When City find out that Walker cant play twice a week then they will know why we sold him. I thought at the start of last season many players were already ill prepared due to the stupid England competition, and turned up knackered, Not sure any silverware is coming this year as playing at Wembley will be difficult, then using a new stadium next season will be difficult, but the money for wages should be there.. As for new players, Barkley = no - too slow and wont improve anything. Smalling - Oh please God No!!
woodhall
19/07/2017 16:15:00
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