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January Transfer Thread - it couldn't open and close any quicker

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by Gazza, 1 Sep 2021.

  1. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Sergei Rebrov

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    I think classic effective big number nines are hard to find. Plenty of clubs don't even have one. Even when they're big they might not have the back to goal play. Bale, Ronaldo and Antonio are big but because they're essentially converted to that position they don't have the hold up play. It's what makes Kane so special.
     
  2. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    He seems to have recovered some mojo under Conte's oversight.
    Even average Kane would be an improvement on what we saw earlier this season. Coupled with the rest of the team around him responding to Conte, then it's hard to see things taking too much of a down-turn - potential for injuries notwithstanding.
    It'll be so good to have Romero back, I think Conte's only had him for two games
     
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  3. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    Agree yes.

    You don't necessarily need Royal to be a brilliant attacker with crazy dribbling skills etc (he is actually okay with the ball at his feet). It is about feeling at home in the final third and not crapping it. The hesitancy and rush of blood that defenders get when they are in sight of goal causes them to overthink things. You need to be relaxed to play quickly and find the right pass etc. It comes with experience and not trying to overforce things.
     
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  4. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    And Kulusevski can also play down the left. Conte could have a totally fluid front 3, which is not easy for defenders.

    I think the big question is whether we have enough cutting edge with the current wing-backs. If they are flying and getting assists and goals, it validates this setup, but without them helping the attack, we are left easy to mark as we only have 3 players who can score/assist.

    The new Benta Uri :) can score too. He's not bad shooting form the edge of the box. And who knows maybe Conte will get one of the forwards ready to play right wing back for some games.
     
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  5. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Have we ever seen Sess and Reg on the pitch at the same time?

    Sess cutting in from RWB and Reg providing width on the left could be a nice option
     
  6. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

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    The Uruguyan?
     
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  7. Benny_Lad

    Benny_Lad Gudni Bergsson

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    Yeah I agree long term the system requires wing backs who can contribute goals and assists. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Moura or Berg appear at RWB at some point. Especially if we are chasing a game.
     
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  8. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    But you just said we need goals and assists from there...
     
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  9. We are Tottenham

    We are Tottenham Didier Zokora

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    Why not bin him off to the scousers..
     
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  10. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    We can sign Brereton on a free now - i.e. a pre-contract to start in July. That should be Paratici's big focus for the next few weeks
     
  11. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    No we can’t. Players in the English league aren’t allowed to agree a pre-contract deal with another English club, Brereton Diaz can only agree such a deal with a club outside of England.
     
  12. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    The Athletic have detail about the Diaz situation :

    “The closest and most significant of the latter was Luis Diaz, whom The Athletic can reveal Tottenham had a signed agreement in place with Porto for him to join. The deal was believed to be for €45 million (£37.6 million) plus €15 million (£12.5 million) in add-ons, with terms also agreed with Diaz himself.

    However, Diaz being away on international duty meant that the agreement wasn’t yet signed by the time it was essentially thought to have been vetoed by his Colombian agent. The representative in question is said by sources to have objected when it became apparent that Jorge Mendes had the mandate from Porto to oversee the Tottenham move. Liverpool, who were not using Mendes as an intermediary, pounced and agreed a deal at more or less the same price. The Athletic has contacted the Colombian agent for comment.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who did everything he could to pull off the deal, was raging at the turn of events. Diaz had been enthusiastic at the prospect of joining Spurs, and some believe it would have been a better move for him given the stage of his career, but ultimately, he too was seduced by the prospect of Champions League football and working with Jurgen Klopp. Sources have indicated that Barcelona were also in for the winger and prepared to pay €5 million (£4.2 million) upfront followed by €50 million (£41.8 million) in the summer.

    How close Spurs came to such a sensational deal is how many will remember the window just gone — and plenty more on the Diaz situation later — but there were many other issues at play for Tottenham as well.

    To the club’s immense frustration it emerged publicly last Tuesday that they had made a €45 million (£37.6 million) bid for Porto winger Luis Diaz. This was a deal Levy was far more invested in making happen.

    And he very nearly pulled it off. By Thursday morning, there was increasing confidence a deal could be done, with Porto agreeing to the move in writing, and Diaz doing so in principle.

    But this was the point at which Diaz’s agent intervened. Porto, who needed the money, were very wary of the deal being scuppered and so welcomed Liverpool’s interest. Liverpool meanwhile were delighted that Spurs had effectively negotiated the price down to a fee they were willing to pay, having baulked at Diaz’s €80 million (£66.8 million) release clause earlier in the window. One of Liverpool’s scouts in South America informed Diaz’s agent that they wanted to do the deal. Liverpool’s owners were convinced by assistant sporting director Julian Ward and his current boss — and soon to be predecessor — Michael Edwards to sign it off.

    Diaz was still understood to have been keen on a move to Spurs but was excited to join up with Liverpool, and the deal was agreed.

    Levy was left so furious that the cordial relations he has enjoyed with Liverpool’s owners may have been seriously damaged. Some sources close to the situation believe it could lead to a period of hostility between the two clubs.”
     
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  13. AdamB

    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    Upside from the above, assuming its true, is that it shows a good deal of ambition which will hopefully seen again in the summer
     
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  14. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I thought oversees clubs could in the Sept-Jan period of the last year of the contract, while the Feb-Jun period was open to domestic clubs too? I thought as long as it didn't prejudice the last transfer window the existing club could sell them, then there's basically no reason or way to stop it?
     
  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    I can agree with you over this, i believe Royal can become a more attacking player with more games. I know i may be in the minority but i have not seen a RWB as a priority this window.
     
  16. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Heard it all before on these signings Levy is apparently 'personally invested in'.

    Llorente, Aguero, Rossi, Dybala, this bloke - strange how all these 'nearly' blockbuster signings all arrive in the final days of usually utterly disappointing windows to hype people up.

    No doubt if we end up signing no one until August 31 we will get another story of a sensational late Spurs move for Mbappe that Levy just couldn't pull off for whatever reason - honest guv, it was real!
     
  17. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    I understand why you would refuse to believe such an account.
    Indeed, it's expected of you.
     
  18. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    The last line of that article sounds stupid. That is just business and Levy will know that as well as anyone. We will no doubt do exactly the same thing to a smaller club than us at some point in the near future.
     
  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    We did it to Aston Villa on Bentacur about 3 days after Diaz happened.
     
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  20. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    Yea that last paragraph makes no sense, Liverpool have done nothing wrong here.
     
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