Spurs have been a bit quiet lately. Several supposed “done deals” seem to have stalled, while rumours fill the news void.
In my opininon we still need strengthening at centre back and left midfield. Let’s have a look at some of the more substantiated rumours.
This transfer has gone very quiet. Most recent reports consist of bad translations of rumours on Spanish news sites. The general consensus seems to be that the deal is still on but River Plate, Villareal and the defender’s agent must agree percentages. Thank goodness third party ownership is outlawed in the Premier League!
This is a move that I would like to see happen, it ticks all the boxes – he fills one of the two positions we need, he is a top quality player and he fits our new coach’s system.
This is another transfer that was supposed to be a done deal but has stalled. The French midfielder has told Southampton he is not “mentally or physically ready to play”. Despite his current club’s protestations, with Schneiderlin seemingly determined to leave, this looks like a move that will happen eventually.
We have a lot of cover in central midfield but I would still take the Southampton man. He looks like an upgrade on the current incumbents and would give Pochettino a player he knows and trusts.
This feels a bit like the pursuit of Moutinho, when Andre Villas-Boas was the boss. Let’s hope Daniel Levy has learnt his lesson and gets this done.
It seems like our interest in the young England international has cooled. We need a left sided attacking player and he clearly fits the Pochettino style, but the fact he is recovering from a serious injury puts me off.
We should wait until January and see if he makes a full recovery.
The first of two players who stood out at this summer’s World Cup, Depay fits our requirement for a left sided attacker. He is right footed, so likes to cut inside and shoot, fitting the Pochettino penchant for inverted wide men. However, he is a proper winger rather than a wide forward like Rodriguez.
The Dutch international is very quick and has an eye for goal. He scored an impressive 12 times for PSV last season, with 7 assists but that was in the relatively weak Dutch league. At just 20 years old, he is a great prospect.
Apparently his decision making needs some work and he tends to shoot too often – he sounds a bit like a right footed Andros Townsend. I would be excited if he came but I’m undecided whether he is worth the rumoured transfer fee (£15M), or if he is ready for the Premier League.
Another player who made an impact in Brazil – it does make you wonder if Daniel Levy is making transfer decisions based on watching the World Cup. Yedlin’s moment came as a substitute in the USA’s second round exit to Belgium. Coming on after 32 minutes, his pace and directness caused the Belgium defence a lot of problems.
Signing one of the USA’s most memorable World Cup performers, after the success of Spurs’ north American tour, has a whiff of the marketing men about it. Apparently Yedlin ran the 100 metres for his college, so he should be another pacey player. Although a right back is not a necessity, it would be good to have some competition for Kyle Walker. At 21 he sounds very raw but the deal is rumoured to be as low as £2.75M.
There are plenty more rumours, the main thing is that Tottenham hurry up and secure any deals as quickly as possible and that Levy backs the manager.
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