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Pre-Transfer Window Thread

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by LemonadeMoney, 9 Sep 2018.

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Paul Robinson

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    He would take the RWF spot, I imagine, what of Lamela/Moura who seem to have it nailed down?
    He would cost a fortune and has proven he WILL NOT be reliably fit.
    At 29, given his injury issues to date, its entirely likely this will only get worse.
    We need to spend our money far more in CM than on star forward type buys. It is essential we improve in midfield!

    As good a player as he is, and as amazing as it would be to see him in full flight for us (a genuine match winner at that) I just cant get my head around the deal in a way that makes me think its worth it.

    Unless...

    Bale could absolutely replace Kane. I could see him playing through the centre and being incredible.

    That is by no means to say its my preference, at all.
     
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  2. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    AMs the strongest area in our team at the moment - we have 5 excellent options

    If he can stay fit, Bale might be a marginal upgrade for a season one or two.

    But would you divert all those resources when we effectively only have 2 CMs left (and 1 currently fit)?
     
  3. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Alan Hutton

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    Just thinking out loud here... but didn’t Giggs prove affective more deep/central in his latter years?
     
  4. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Niko Kranjcar

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    I do not want Bale at Spurs. I dont see the value. The old Bale pre-departure to Madrid - yes. The new one! HELL NO!!
     
  5. harr1984

    harr1984 Alf Ramsey

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    Bale is and would be technically superior to Kane - obviously only question mark is his fitness issues. If we were to get Bale and not lose Kane Id be happy to get rid of Son as Bale could cover AM and back up CF position.

    Obviously all nonsense but would love Bale and Kane together....
     
  6. MKSpur

    MKSpur Gheorge Popescu

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    Even if we could offer him a competitive wage that would still shatter our structure and I don’t think we can sink that amount of money into a player who has missed so many games over the last few years. Unfortunately there are too any other clubs who can afford to take that gamble, because you know they don’t actually need to budget because they are cheats.
     
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  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Paul Robinson

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    Honestly, I dont think its clear cut at all Bale is technically superior than Kane. Could be debated for hours - but its far from a given and my inclination is it would be too close to call. Very different players, with different strengths/weaknesses, but IMO neither clearly superior technique wise.

    And Son wouldnt be the one to go. He plays predominantly on the left, Bale right. It would be Moura/Lamela compromised.

    And, ultimately, Im unconvinced Kane and Bale would be that complimentary together, I wonder if it would or wouldnt work as well as people assume.
     
  8. mudshark

    mudshark Young-Pyo Lee

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    Way too rich for Levy's blood. Plus he will take one look at his fitness record and turn the page.
     
  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Paul Robinson

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    The only argument I can see in favour, from his point of view, is the statement.

    New stadium, world class signing, kudos and good press all round.

    Is that enough to justify it? I doubt it.
     
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  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack Jull

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    Kane is technically as good as any player world wide

    Bale IMO isn’t as good as one but has the speed to assist
     
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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Paul Robinson

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    Bales striking of the ball is superb, Id suggest better than Kanes. Bales strikes the ball clinically, Kane can be scruffy as hell in how he hits it.

    However, there is far more to technique than that, isnt there? Hence my saying, different players, different attributes, strengths and weaknesses.

    Holistically Id say neither is clearly better than the other.
     
  12. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Pat van den Hauwe

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    Can't see us spending our defence and midfield budget on a forward - it's the only area that doesn't need strengthening.
     
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  13. StephenH

    StephenH Jimmy McCormick

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    Careful lad or I won't love you anymore!
     
  14. harr1984

    harr1984 Alf Ramsey

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    Fair enough mate. From saying hes technically better that to me is about touch, control, dribbling, how he strikes a ball when shooting etc - I think Bale is superior to Kane but like you say could be debated forever and no ones opinion would be swayed....
     
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    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    As he should.
     
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  16. StephenH

    StephenH Jimmy McCormick

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    IF we have the readies I would still like to see Grealish in a Spurs shirt.
    He would be excellent.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Jack Jull

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    I’d say Kane is an amazing striker of the ball hence why he is so a cuare but it’s opinions at the end of the day

    Both are world class that’s for sure
     
  18. SpurSF

    SpurSF Jason Dozzell

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    Don't understand how you can still think that Trippier is better than Kyle Walker. He's an integral part of one of the best teams in the world and offers so much more than Trippier.

    TAA is an great prospect. He's only 20 and is probably already better than KT. I mean, he didn't look out of place as a 19 year-old in the Champions League final lol. He'd be an incredible get, but there's no way they'd sell to us/he would want to leave.

    Not a fan of Alonso, Young, or Shaw, and Mendy seems pretty dodgy.

    Gomez is a really good center back. Milner is a CM. Azpi is a class CB in a three who can cover at RB. Don't think they are good comparisons.

    I think there are a handful of peak-age FBs that are performing better than Trippier/Davies, but I'd be much more in favor of us bringing in one of the young prospects from England (Sessegnon, Wan Bissaka, or Chilwell) or Tierney from Celtic who have the athletic traits that allow them to defend and attack like Rose and Walker did a few years ago.
     
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  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    McGinn is considerably outplaying him every week
     
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    Rorschach Les Howe

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    I really like what I have seen of Tierney. He has Bale like potential IMO but as with all young players nothing is ever guaranteed. He needs the right coach, right now, and it is not Rogers IMO. I would be delighted if we went for him.
     
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