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Transfer Rumours transfer thread fact and fiction

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by remembercolinlee, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. The Huddlefro

    The Huddlefro Well-Known Member

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    His entire game is based on close control and releasing the ball at the last possible second. It’s why he does better in Spain where players have a bit more protection and the game is slightly slower. I imagine Italy will suit him for similar reasons. In the PL, he was one of our best players when the league restarted post-COVID and my going theory is that it’s because players weren’t all fully fit so he had the extra heartbeat or two of time to use the ball. Otherwise he just keeps getting knocks and isn’t quite good enough to deal with the PL at full intensity.

    IMO, take the money and run. We really did mess up with him and Tanguy.
     
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  2. humanbeingincroydon

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    If anything La Liga would probably suit Winks best, as the game will be more open so he'll have pockets to send the ball forward which he hasn't really been able to do for us since Dembele fell apart

    I honestly have no idea which league Ndombele would be a good fit for. He's direct enough for the Bundesliga but would likely die of a coronary within six months, would suit the pace of Serie A but would get kicked to death either by opponents or his manager for him slacking off, and he has the skill for La Liga but doesn't have the nous to make the percentage ball so would give the ball away constantly

    In other words, anyone at Benfica we fancy swapping him for...?
     
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    Watched a young kid named Messi score a good goal today.Quick,call Chelsea! He'll be a snip at 180 million!!!!!
     
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  5. humanbeingincroydon

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    Yep, still sinking in.
     
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    Is it strange that a former Arsenal manager could become one of my favourite people alive?
     
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  8. The RDBD

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    This would be the true definition of the phrase 'fantasy football transfer manager' .
     
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  9. humanbeingincroydon

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    Over the course of the weekend we've gone from Villarreal not having the money to buy Lo Celso and Fiorentina stealing a march on them, to having the money for Lo Celso and Ndombele

    Pretty sure they'll buy Lo Celso and loan Ndombele, but this rumour does have me thinking that Paratici has something up his sleeve...
     
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  10. humanbeingincroydon

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    Somehow he's gone from being on the verge of joining Fiorentina on Friday to Fiorentina being banished to the Shadow Realm by Monday
     
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  11. The RDBD

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    For me, the truly great thing about this transfer window
    is that the season is up and running with the squad the
    manager desired, and on-pitch it matters not to the cause
    whether any of the likes of GLC and NDombele have
    been shifted out first.
     
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  12. Citizen Kane.

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    Word is both deals are loans and while Ndombele's will contain an option to buy (which no doubt won't be exercised), Lo Celso's contains various appearance based clauses which will trigger an obligation to buy.
     
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  13. humanbeingincroydon

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    Pretty smart, as Lo Celso will likely trigger those clauses over the season while Ndombele probably won't

    It's similar to the oft-quoted £200k a week we're paying Ndombele, when in reality it's £120k base salary and the rest is performance-based addons he probably hasn't come close to activating
     
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  14. KingHotspur

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    This is all I’ve wanted to see for years.

    Getting the new players in and settled for pre season is huge even if they don’t feature much at first.

    It also takes a bit of pressure off selling the deadwood as you’re not waiting for them to go before you can buy.
     
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  15. KingHotspur

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    Hopefully Pau Torres
     
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  16. The RDBD

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    Would be epic if Levy got this in exchange payment
    (but the general blurb is that Torres has no particular
    interest in joining Spurs) .

    Even without Torres, we cannot deny the man a chance
    to use Villarreal to keep the Levying knife sharp. :)
     
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  17. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Don’t think we need Torres now, Davies and Lenglet are good options at LCB. Davies looked really good again on the weekend too and considering he had a stop start pre-season it made the performance even more impressive.

    If we’re going for another CB then it should be one to compete with Dier as a more central, beefy/ stocky, leader type. That’s why I thought Bremer earlier in the window but seems he never had interest in leaving Italy and now with hindsight I think maybe a HG player will be best for it anyway, a lot of HG Prem experienced CBs generally have that solid foundation for good central CBs I feel.

    I really like Lewis Dunk but don’t think he’d leave for us as we couldn’t guarantee a starting spot from the off.

    Tarkowski maybe could/ should’ve been a option before Everton snapped him up, especially as a freebie.
     
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  18. humanbeingincroydon

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    Considering next summer is where we have to decide to stick or twist on Sanchez, it wouldn't surprise me if we were doing Villarreal a solid this summer before bringing back Juan Foyth next summer
     
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  19. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Sounds like Udogie's gonna have his medical in Italy and we'll do the deal out there, rather than have him come to Hotspur Way and then straight back to Udinese.
     
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  20. Alfie Conn

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    Brownie points for our carbon footprint
     
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