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Transfer rumours - summer 2021 edition

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by milo, 3 Feb 2021.

  1. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Reports during the summer was that we managed to make deals happen in part because we managed to negotiate heavily structured deals. Meaning we'll be paying more for those players in the years to come than us already the norm.

    It's fair enough to say that we should be a net buyer of players, but that doesn't change our financial situation. We don't know what that situation will be come the summer, even less than we usually know which is already limited.

    Optimism is good, but realistic optimism is more my cup of tea.
     
  2. parklane1

    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    I agree, and sadly its seems to be lacking from some when it comes to how many players we SHOULD/Will sign.
     
  3. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    The same will be true this summer as well, heavily structured deals will all be there to do. If we are struggling financially then just think what that means for 99% of clubs out there who don't operate the same sensible/unambitious (depending on how you see it) wage bill. Just think of those French clubs who, along with covid, have also seen their TV deal vastly shrink overnight for example?

    You are right that, at present, we don't know what the situation will be come the summer. By the time the summer window opens though we'll have a good idea and we'll have a damn good idea by the closing month of the transfer window.

    It will be a buyers market. Therefore as (one would hope) net buyers it should be to our advantage. For every player that we have to sell for a reduced fee or help facilitate the departure with a payout there will be a higher value markdown on a player that we are purchasing. Just as long as we're realistic (i.e. don't think we can buy at covid values while still selling at pre-covid values) then there is business to be done.
     
  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    AdamB Chris Jones

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    Yes, but it'll be the same for all clubs. Worse for French clubs given the TV right fiasco there.

    And given we were in the midst of covid last summer, and the second wave was known about, I'm sure we didnt get overly aggressive with deals then. The bigger risk is for clubs which signed players in 2018-19 for high prices and with payments coming in 2020-22

    I think the bigger impact for us won't be in signing players, it'll be in offloading players
     
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  6. P.D.

    P.D. Simon Davies

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    I hope it's earlier than August or we'll be getting players in after the season has started again, we should know how close we are to all restrictions ending in June so if we do then we can assume full stadiums for at least half the season pending a winter surge.
     
  7. papaspur

    papaspur Neil Ruddock

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    I just wanted to pretend like I was ITK so maybe we would buy him. He's a Senegalese forward for Club Brugge, still only 19 but 6'4" and quick. One for the future, probably a bit raw at the moment. Might be able to play cutting from the left as well as he is right-footed.
     
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  8. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Ralph Coates

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    Cool
    I’ll keep an eye out for him
    I’m a sad geek really and I always like to see the younger newer players coming across Europe
     
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  9. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Heavily structured deals for the players we actually want is certainly one possible outcome.

    Is getting fees we can live with for outgoing players thus generating funds for incoming is also certainly a possible outcome.

    I also think there are other possible outcomes and that it's just too early and too difficult to know.

    Number of players is a different story. It's easy enough to pinpoint 6-7 positions or roles where we would benefit from signing the right player, first team and squad players included. But what if the CB the manager really wants would eat up 70-80% of our "transfer budget". Do we sign that player accepting that there will be other positions where we can't strengthen or do we sign that one player?

    Predicting how much we can spend is difficult. Predicting how many players we can or should sign even more so.
     
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    P.D. Simon Davies

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    I think CB is such a key position that having 1 top level player there can really affect the whole team. They give confidence to the defence which in turn provides confidences to the rest of the team and top ones also tend to be phenomenal leaders who can rally a team.

    Look at the impact someone like Dias is having or VVD or Terry etc, they set the tone for the whole team.
     
  11. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    Then you have to be clever with the other signings.... take free transfers to strengthen other positions (Schar and Thauvin for example).
     
  12. MKSpur

    MKSpur John Lacy

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  13. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Sure, if those players are available for an acceptable fee. There are quite a few issues associated with going for these players now. Like will Mourinho still be our manager come the summer, would a potential new manager want them as a signing. Would a free transfer CB be a good partner anyone, or does him fitting in require us to sign a particular type of CB come the summer further limiting our options. How would free transfers now impact squad morale for the rest of the season.

    There is a good argument to be made for waiting to get the more expensive, most crucial parts of the puzzle sorted out first, like we did (imo) before this season. But that too comes with a downside of course as potential bargains might no longer be available.
     
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    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    Hence why a DoF is so important and our club is held back without one....
     
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    Bedfordspurs Ralph Coates

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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    Bedfordspurs Ralph Coates

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    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Were you guys impressed by Tarkowski and Mee today, or are you thinking Burnley were wide open and the centre backs too exposed?
     

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