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Musacchio on Spurs’ radar – Levy must back Pochettino

Spurs target Mateo Musacchio

 

After the capture of 20 year-old Eric Dier, from Sporting Lisbon, reports suggest Tottenham are still looking to add another centre back to their squad. The latest name to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane is 23 year-old Villareal defender, Mateo Musacchio.

With Dawson looking unsuited to the new coach’s system, Kaboul injury prone, and Dier and Chiriches probably not first team regulars just yet, there is a clear need for Continue reading

Pochettino’s Spurs XI and two areas we need to strengthen

Pochettino tactics

Using the way Pochettino’s Southampton side was set up and the few pre-season games we have already played, we can start to piece together an idea of how the new manager’s Tottenham team might look.

The starting XI might be something like: Continue reading

Rodriguez and Schneiderlin set for Spurs but are they good buys?

Rodriguez and Schneiderlin

 

Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are heavily rumoured to be on their way to Spurs, as the Southampton exodus continues. It was inevitable that Mauricio Pochettino would try to bring some of his former players to White Hart Lane but are these the two worth buying? Continue reading

Davies finally signs for Spurs but Glyfi’s off

Ben Davies signs for Spurs

 

Finally Spurs addressed the biggest weakness in their squad by completing the signing of left back Ben Davies, from Swansea. Davies is not a marauding full back in the mould of Luke Shaw – he’s unlikely to be the next Gareth Bale – but he is a competent defender with perhaps better positional discipline than his more illustrious peers.

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Spurs transfer requirements – Ben Davies to fill urgent need

Spurs target Ben Davies

 

Somewhat disappointingly Spurs are yet to enter the transfer market this summer. There is an obvious need for some stability after the upheaval of 12 months ago, but with a new manager and several weaknesses in the squad, one or two signings would still be welcome. Daniel Levy has a tendency to leave deals till the last minute, trying to get the best financial result but this is often a false economy, destabilising the team during the early part of the season.

Before considering any new players, Tottenham must first Continue reading

Should Chelsea be allowed to loan out 28 players?

Lukaku and Vertonghen

Loans are a useful addition to the transfer system. They allow promising young players to gain experience. They help rejuvenate footballers stagnating at the wrong club. They enable cash strapped teams to add extra players without paying exorbitant transfer fees.

Unfortunately this system is being abused.

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