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Established 'top level' players we've signed.

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Mulletperm, 13 Sep 2020.

  1. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Who was the last real top-level established played we signed? (and who are those top-level players we've signed). Player like:
    • Klinsmann
    • Van der Vaart
    • Davids
    • Lineker
    • Poyet
    • Lloris?
     
  2. Baleforce

    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Having Davids and Poyet on that list lowers the bar imo, they were both in the twilight of their career when they arrived, as far down the curve as players like Eriksen and Alli were up it when they arrived.

    Also, how do you define established, we paid big money for players like Ndombele and Sanchez, who were first choice at their previous clubs in European competition, then you have Verts and Toby, first choice for one of the best (on paper) international sides?
     
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    Mulletperm Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Davids and to a lesser degree Poyet were what I'd consider 'world known' players. I remember being blown away when reading that Edgar Davids was coming to Spurs. Was the same with Klinsmann.

    I would say players like Ndombele and Sanchez were a bit of a gamble as they were young and promising, and could become world class.
     
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    Mulletperm Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    For the record, I'm not talking about 'big money signings'.
     
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    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    I can think of quite a few in that case then,

    Llorente
    Gudjohnsen
    Bale
    Berti
    Ferdinand
    Ginola
    Hart (lol)
    Wanyama
    Moura
    Aurier
    Sissoko
    Soldado
    Paulinho
    Gomes
    Defoe
    Crouch
    Dempsey
    Parker
    Bentley
    Gallas
    Jenas
    Pienaar
    Adebayor
    Freidel
    Keane
    Mido
    Kanoute
    Mendes
     
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    Mulletperm Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    You'd put those players in the same bracket as the likes of Klinsmann, Van der Vaart, Lineker etc? Have a word.
     
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    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    At the time we signed them they were all “world known”, as you put it, mostly key internationals, one had just won the CL. Your list has tremendous range.

    VDV skews things, probably because he worked out, Madrid wanted rid, hadn’t given him a squad number iirc and there was the accusation of intentionally injuring Sneijder putting clubs in Holland off.

    Bonus pick, Steffen Freund.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    Bentley and Bent i thought would take us another level. I was wrong.

    Would be like signing ings and Grealish now.
     
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    DubaiSpur Jimmy McCormick

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    Hmm. Probably Paulinho. Before him, Lloris. Before him, VDV.
     
  10. AdamB

    AdamB Les Medley

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    Signing "real top-level established players" isn't our model - our model is to sign up and coming players who could become "real top-level established players".

    In that bracket its Modric, Bale, Ndombele, GLC, Sessegnon, Sanchez, etc etc etc
     
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    Mulletperm Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I know that. Which is why I asked the question.
     
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    SteveAWOL Jimmy McCormick

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    Yup, remember how excited we all were when Paulinho signed on the back of Confederation Cup performances...

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    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    Yep
    Although the fact he had failed before in Europe was ominous
     
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    Bishop Ronnie Rosenthal

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    The only genuine superstar we've signed in modernish times is Klinsman.

    VDV was on the ring below but a genuine name, the rest were either on the rise or the way down. It's not been out model especially under ENIC to buy stars but or the most part that has worked for us.

    We should really be trying to stay in the Dortmund/Lyon/A Madrid zone of buying up and coming talent. That is what has served us best, Bale, Dele, Modric etc etc.
     
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    SteveAWOL Jimmy McCormick

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    Those were the days...





     
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    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    Want to like this post a thousand times. I also think that these way can bring some results, A. Madrid have won a league title like that. Also think each generation you get closer to the top and also think the is a shelf life on players like dele and kane at a club. Both have been first team players for 5 years and i wonder if their motivation hasjust waned a bit.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    I believe that is the strategy but who knows
    I also do think that the short term needs had to accounted for though hence an older player like Doherty
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    I guess Sessegnon and Clarke would point to that. But then why bring in Mourinho as manager?
     
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    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    To actually get a manager in with some record of silverware
    It’s also a chance to get someone in who will change the meteorology ... if it works
    Jose is short term too
     
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    MKSpur Simon Davies

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    And him crying at the press conference announcing he was coming to us!
     
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