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Willian

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Rossi22, 30 Nov 2012.

  1. Rossi22

    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

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    Too expensive.
     
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    SpurSF Stephen Clemence

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    Theoretically, I agree w/ you, but at 20L it could be a great investment. Willian, Bale, and Lennon in behind Defoe or Ade would make us devastating going forwards and give us a real chance to finish top 4. If we fail and need to balance the books, then we can move Bale on in the summer and Willian can take over. He's a special player and would be a massive upgrade over Dempsey, Sigg, etc. And, he can play all over the midfield and will chip in with goals here and there. 1 in 7 in Ukrainian league, which isn't horrible considering he played their as a youngster.
     
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    DHSF Les Ferdinand

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    Lloris is looking at AVB as if he is deciding whats the best way to kill him without leaving a trace


    so funny
     
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    Simon_B Matthew Etherington

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    Fully agree with you. Getting Willian for 20-25 would be a massive investment, but as you say we have Bale as an asset, who can balance the books if needed. For now he would be a massive upgrade on Dempsey and Sigurdsson and if Bale is sold later on, he would be the closest we would get to a replacement of Bale in terms of quality. I'm not against buying young prospects on the cheap, but we have to buy a top class player once in a while, if we want to keep up with the Mancs, Chelsea and Arsenal. Here we have a player at that level, who have actually expressed his desire to come to Spurs. Even though a third striker is much needed, I would be very happy if he was the only player bought in come january, he's just that good.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    The one thing that concerns me about Willian is that he's yet another wide player who doesn't score goals (averages about 3 a season, much like Lennon).

    And whilst he's an upgrade on Lennon, I'm not sure how much of a priority position it is for a £20m investment compared to CM or upfront.
     
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    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    He has 4 in 5 in the CL this season. I think AM and wide cover which is what Willian would provide is a more pressing issue than CM where we have Sandro, Dembele and Parker or up front where we have Defoe and Adebayor.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Depends how quickly AVB wants to switch to 4-3-3. Because as soon as he does, we won't need a #10, but we will need a ballplaying CM.

    I'm more happy with Demspey, Townsend and Falque covering the flanks than I am with Huddlestone having to play CM.
     
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    spurspinter1 Gerry Armstrong

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    Shaktar paid around 17m for him which was a gamble and he's done very well. Why would they let him leave without making a large profit, especially in January. Waaaaay too expensive for us, pointless getting hopes up on this one.
     
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    P.D. Jermaine Jenas

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    What sort of player is he? I have heard he is more of a dribbler but is that correct, who might he be like in the premiership?
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    A left-sided Lennon but with a bit more flair.
     
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    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    He's not similar to Lennon at all, I can't think of any directly comparable PL players but he's certainly not like Lennon.
     
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    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    Could he be Carzola like?

    I'll be honest, I've not seen much of the guy. Cool hair though!
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    No - he's more direct/has less guile than the likes of Carzola or Mata.
     
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    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    You tried telling everyone that Cazorla was a winger during the summer though GB.

    Nani is the closest example within the PL I think.
     
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    Simon_B Matthew Etherington

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    I would compare him to a more skilled and pacey version of Kranjcar. Starts from the left wing but roams around across the pitch as he always seeks possession. Definately a more intelligent player than Nani as he's more of a playmaker than an out an out winger. He's got good pace though, a very good dribbler and has a good shot from distance. Would easily be able to play in the hole.
     
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    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    I actually typed out "Imagine Kranjcar but faster" but then I thought people might think I'm a bit mad so settled on Nani :)
     
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    Simon_B Matthew Etherington

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    My initial comparison was actually a young and skinny Ronaldinho, but then I thought people would think I was pushing it ;)
     
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    :ross: *Levy falls over*
     

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