Trending now:   Arsenal  •  Manchester United  •  United States  •  Chelsea  •  Argentina  •  Liverpool  •  Sweden U21  •  Barcelona  •  Real Madrid  •  Portugal U21

Tottenham Hotspur

Teams /  England  / Tottenham Hotspur 
Tottenham Hotspur have 4,158 Fans
 
 
 
 
 

Latest Tottenham Hotspur Videos

Latest Tottenham Hotspur Match Round Up

Latest Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours
Tottenham Hotspur
Rumour
Today via mirror and 2 other sources
Juventus
Rumour
Today via mirror
Manchester United
Rumour
1 week ago via Sky Sports and 2 other sources

Share your thoughts
Comments
Page 1 of 2038
So we have made a couple of astute signings so far with Wimmer and Trippier. Both are young with lots of potential who add depth to important positions for us. I can totally see the two of them getting legit game time next season and staking a claim for first team football the following year.

We have started the deadwood clear out with Paulinho heading to the overpaid wasteland of chinese football. There is still plenty of players left to be moved on but I'm feeling confident that Baldini is actually going to prove his wrth when it comes to getting deals done. While he failed with his choice in signings he still got the deals done. I reckon he will be just as good at getting deals done when it comes to selling players. He still has those connections all over the world!

If Baldini can indeed shift our forest of deadwood then it will come down to Mitchell to find the players Poch actually needs in his system. For the first time since in years we don't need any wing backs but on the down side every other position could arguably do with an upgrade.

I'm of the belief that we need 3 options for every position. So lets look at the positions while working out how much we could roughly get for the deadwood.

Striker: We really need a another forward option but can we find a buyer for Soldado or will Ade accept a move to anyone but Real Madrid? I think we may be forced to loan out Soldado just to make space.

Kane = 1st choice
Soldado = 9 mil/2nd choice/loan
Ade = 3 mil/3rd choice


Central attacking mid: Eriksen is the most creative and would probs play there against weaker teams but I expect him to play on the left against tougher teams. The question of who plays here when Eriksen is on the left is still wide open imo. Paulinho Mason and even Lamela played a few games here as well last season.

Eriksen: 1st choice
Dembele: 2nd choice/12 mil
Chadli: 3rd choice


Left attacking mid: Chadli is at his best here and certainly had his moments last season. I think he needs to be pushed for his spot tho. Eriksen can play on the left but I don't see as true competition for Chadli due to Eriksens left sided deployment often results in Chadli just being moved centrally. Pritchard may make a claim for first team football next season but I believe he needs a premier league loan and we need another real option. If Eriksen of Chadli are injured we will be totally screwed in 2 positions.

Chadli: 1st choice
Eriksen: 2nd choice
Pritchard: 3rd choice/loan

Right Attacking mid: This is an interesting position as it could stay totally the same or get totally overhauled in every way. I think Lennon is gone already so there is already about 8 mil in the bank.

Lamela: 1st choice/25 mil
Townsend: 2nd choice/15 mil
Pritchard 3rd choice/loan
Lennon: 8mil

Central mid: I'm not going to distinguish between the the two pivots due to my opinion that different combinations would work for different teams. Clearly a position that is packed with deadwood and inexperience. Only Bentaleb is good enough atm imo. Mason and Carroll are useful deputies who will peak in a few years.

Bentaleb: 1st choice
Mason: 2nd choice
Dembele: 3rd choice/12nil
Stamboulie: 4th choice/7 mil
Capoue: 5th choice/7 mil
Carroll: 6th choice
Veljkovic loan/7th choice

Left back: We have two good options and young walker-peters looks to be pushing for a chance in preseason. I do worry a tiny little bit if walker-peters goes on loan and then we then get a long term injury as I believe we need Vert to play centrally as much as possible.

Rose: 1st choice.
Davies: 2nd choice
Vert: 3rd choice
Walker Peters: 4th choice/loan

Right Back: Walker is first choice but I can see Trippier with a legit chance to take his spot by seasons end. Walker-Peters can also play on the right. I understand its actually his natural position but I could be wrong. We don't need any additions to the position at all.

Walker: 1st choice
Trippier: 2nd choice
Dier: 3rd choice
Yedlin: 4th choice/loan
Chiriches: 5th choice/6mil
Walker-Peters: 6th choice/loan

Central defense: This is a very awkward position for me to try and guess how Poch might feel. Vert would have to be first choice and I'm guessing Dier and Wimmer will be competing for the other spot. The rest would be dead wood imo. I think an experienced partner for Vert is vital for our back 4 to be strong next season.

Vert: 1st choice
Dier: 2nd choice
Wimmer: 3rd choice
Fazio: 4th choice
Chiriches: 6mil/5th choice
Kaboul: 7mil/6th choice
Veljkovic loan/7th choice

Keeper: If Lloris goes then we will get a decent fee and shouldn't have too hard a time finding a replacement.

Lloris: 1st choice/25 mil
Vorm: 2nd choice
Archer: 3rd choice

What moves would you do, if Baldini could sell the players you want him to? Keep in mind that any moves you make must result in you having 3 players for every position. For me it is as follows.

Sell: Paulinho (10mil), Chiriches, Kaboul, Stambouli, Capoue, Townsend, Lennon, and Ade.

Loan: Soldado, Yedlin and Walker-peters

That gives us around 62 mil to spend. Add to that around 22 mil of the rumored 30 mil war chest that Levy gave Poch at the start of the season and we have around 80 mil to spend once loyalty clauses are paid out.

The positions we now need to fill are:

We need 2 forwards with one being an experienced goal scorer and the other to be young and perfectly comfortable playing on the left while developing (Llorente/Martial).

We would also need another creative player to replace Townsend on the right but in an ideal world would be able to play across the attacking midfield three (Mirallas). In reality tho I think Poch will keep Townsend.

We would need another top level central mid player (Big Name Signing) with Carroll being promoted up to 5th choice and Veljkovic being 6th. In defense I still think we need another central defender (Alderweireld) but only if we can shift the dead wood that is Kaboul and Chiriches.

In summary that is about 80 mil to sign 4 players. This fits the Levy brief of players around the 15 mil mark too (if you consider signing bonuses and agent fees.) All of which will be in positions where they are in contention for first or second choice football. Alternatively there is 65 mil for 3 players if Townsend stays. What would you do?
Nice, Hat. Forum's been dead the past couple of days.

Two things I would change:

1. Lamela as 2nd choice CAM behind Eriksen. He's always been better at CAM than on the right, as he himself said. If you look at his best plays, most of them start with him in the middle.

2. I'd give Trippier a run as 1st choice RB at the beginning of the season. Walker's coming off of a bad season riddled with injuries, while Kieran, after getting his big move, has momentum on his side. I certainly wouldn't risk playing Walker at Old Trafford.

Regarding strikers, I do think Bobby's better off getting a fresh start somewhere else, for his own sake. But I wouldn't mind him staying, either. He's still our best CF in terms of technical ability. Chadli and Lamela has a better chance scoring off of him, IMO.
Paulinho to China confirmed
Bigger transfer than Cech to Arsenal. :D
Its a good deal, you guys bought him for 17mil, got back 14mil in return for his sale.
Monaco have told Tottenham to double their offer to £16m if they want left winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, 21

Don't know anything about this guy ,but Lamela is being linked back to Italy .
I think Shaqiri may be available also from Inter and I'd love to see him in the Premier.
Lamela will forever be linked to Italy! I've only seen him play once, during the match Monaco rolled Arsenal at the Emirates and he looked pretty handy.


Hope you all have great day/afternoon/night wherever you are!



COYS!!!!!!!
+3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ZVfk1B-xo

This goal still gives me goosebumps!!!
+1
guys, what other decent Spurs forum do you read?
No other forums for me. Just on GGTH group on FB.
I visit our forum on reddit when there aren't updates on here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/coys
Cartilage Free Captain is brilliant, with some hilarious commenters and in jokes. A nice community, with sensible ideas and contributions.
thanks guys!

This seems to be good one:
http://www.thefightingcock.co.uk/forum/forums/tottenham-hotspur.4/
Anyone here from Pakistan?
From Pakistan, eh? Cool. You're the first spurs supporter that I have met from Pakistan! Respect :) There are a few of us from across Asia, but as far as I'm aware, your the first one we have from Pak. Hopefully the first of many :D
Haha yeah! Believe me, i am the only Spurs supporter among the people i know. I am used to getting a lot of stick from my friends regarding my choice of club lol. But i know that the glory days aren't far now=) COYS
+1
ZA95, I know the feeling, mate. :P
+1
Same here. I've yet to meet a fellow Yid here in Saudi Arabia. Everyone supports Chelsea, Real Madrid or Barcelona here. There used to be a lot of Man United fans, too. But they've all disappeared :p
Hey, I'm from Pakistan! Karachi to be exact, although I'll be moving to Michigan for college this fall.
Haha good to see im not the only one lol.

@FootballDoc, wow good to hear. I might move to Houston Texas as well.
My FotMob app just notifies me we're close to sign Konoplyanka.
I remain unconvinced by his ability to be good in the EPL. The only good reason for us to sign him would be that he's a free signing. He's got a host of bad habits. Ball hogging, shooting from a predictable distance, not seeing a pass quickly and missing a good pass, over dribbling and turning over possession... He's like a mixture of Townsend and Lamela's bad practices into one. I don't see him as some sort of instant success in the PL, regardless of who he signs for.
+1
I wouldn't mind this signing, IF it helps us spend big in centre-midfield.
Trust me lads, he will be a star. Ball-hogging players usually become a lot less selfish when they move to a team where they're no longer the top dog. Every time I've seen this lad play, he's been a beast, and I have a feeling he will take the PL by storm.

Plus he's free, which is just ridiculous.
+1
The last few times I've seen him play:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CfRzQvlF5g vs Napoli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0EK2LC2Jbc vs England

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5Nz034G9E vs Inter

I haven't seen dribbling ability and acceleration like that in a long time.

I mean, Christ, have a look at his performance vs Sevilla in this year's Europa League Final!
+1
All just rumours, apparently. His dad/agent came out denying the medical.
Wouldn't be a huge fan of him- attitude issues, low defensive work rate... I'd rather just keep Townsend as a back up and hope he improves in Europa games.
^ Same. TBF, though, workrate isn't fixed and can be improved. He does bring something we haven't had in a while--making opposition defenders nervous and fall on their asses.

Personally, I'd rather see how Chadli does and if he can replicate the form that got him his PL move. Very underrated.
Looks set to be moot point as he's been spotted in an airport in Madrid, apparently.
I remain confident
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/11698615/Tottenham-close-in-on-Toby-Alderweireld-transfer.html

I dare not to hope but the Telegraph is quite reliable.
+2
Good player, but I don't understand why we are looking to sign a SEVENTH centre-back.
^53 goals conceded while having the best EPL goalie in net. Might be the 7th but it will only be the 3rd useful center back.
+3
Because Chiriches and Kaboul are definitely leaving this summer. Leaves us with Vert, Fazio, Dier, Wimmer. Wimmer won't be playing in the first team very much, I doubt it very much. Therefore leaves us Vert, Alderweireld, Fazio, Dier.
HansupSkirt. Only 3rd useful? Dier, Vert, Wimmer? Maybe 4th useful one. :P
Unlike your club, we can't afford to keep buying without thinking of outgoings. What I meant was we have no bargaining power when it comes to getting rid of the rest of the lot, if we keep signing.

FD: Wimmer won't be playing 1st team on what basis? Surely, he will be a rotation option. He is not some random youth player who will play in U21s. 5 defenders is a lot(unless we let Fazio go or sit him out like Kabs )
+1
Telegraph's gone down the clickbait route as well, Doc :( That said, apart from seeing something as a fixed report on our website/twitter feed, or on BBC... trust nothing. Guardian is okayish at best. The rest are as trustworthy as the Joker telling people how he got his scars.

@Suraj: It is quite possible to see Fazio on the sidelines in a 5 defender system, like a backup to see how Wimmer develops in the league. If he adapts quickly like Dier, he could get shopped out quick and a youth player promoted into that 5th spot next year. Veljkovic, Walker-Peters are maybe a year or two away from that role. So it is possible, although I wouldn't be too pissed if we don't sign another CB... your comment about finances is sound logic.
Fazio is the worst defender in the Premier League. He is woeful, shocking, embarrassing, lumbersome. He doesn't deserve to wear the lilywhite shirt. He doesn't even use his height well; when was the last time you saw him outjump anyone at an offensive corner? Dier, Vert, Alderweireld and Wimmer (got a good feeling about this lad as well) with Fazio as a back up.
Paddy, I agree, but I like Toby signing, IF we get rid of Fazio, or else it just seems like we have too many defenders. :|

If I'm not mistaken, every single one of us here thought Fazio wasn't an upgrade on Dawson. Has he proven us wrong of what! Worse than Dawson at his worst.
Paulinho:

“I have received some concrete offers, I will talk about them with my agent,” he told Brazilian broadcasters TV Bandeirantes.

“I am sure that before coming back to England, I will make a decision. Could I stay? It depends from what the club will offer.

“Corinthians? I always said that the Timao is my first choice, but I am a professional and I have to consider many options.”

Thank f**k! I think he'd do well in Italian league; less urgency and more time on the ball
+1
Looks like he's off to china, with a heavy pay raise. You look at stories like that and wonder where the justice in the world has gone.
+1
I never rated him; even after watching him in the Confed Cup with Brazil. He scored goals but his midfield play was poor; I couldn't understand the hype
Rumours about him going to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, where Luiz Felipe Scolari is coach, but also strong rumours about Watford (with our old goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes).
Further reports coming in that he's set to go to China for 10 million pounds.
Selfishly speaking, i want England U21 to lose their match so that Kane can come back, have some rest and then look forward to the pre season=p
+2
Your wish has come true. Did you find a lamp?
No, i got hold onto Paul the Octopus lol
+1


22 hours ago
Is Emmanuel Adebayor heading for a Tim Sherwood reunion? Is Charlie Austin off to West Brom? Can Arsenal snap up William Carvalho?
1 day ago
The Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has joined Guangzhou Evergrande on a four-year deal, the Chinese Super League side have announced
1 week ago
The Chelsea captain John Terry has said that should Arsenal secure the signing of Petr Cech, he will be worth 12 to 15 points for them next season
1 week ago
Mauricio Pochettino has moved for Burnley’s £3.5m-rated full-back Kieran Trippier and the Tottenham manager has Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey plus a goalkeeper on his summer transfer wish list
1 week ago
The full fixture list for the 2015-16 Premier League season
2 weeks ago
The Spurs defender Younès Kaboul has been valued at £5m by Tottenham despite having only one year remaining on his contract
3 weeks ago
Jack Wilshere has expressed his surprise at being charged with misconduct by the Football Association for his expletive-laden mocking of Tottenham Hotspur
3 weeks ago
The former England captain Sol Campbell has confirmed he will stand for election to replace Boris Johnson as London’s mayor next year
4 weeks ago
Hugo Lloris has admitted there comes a time “to think about yourself” as he considers his future at Tottenham Hotspur, though the France international appears to have ruled out a return to Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain this summer
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: Sydney FC welcome the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur to ANZ Stadium for a post-season friendly
1 month ago
Kevin Wimmer has signed a five-year contract with Tottenham after joining in a £4.3m deal from FC Köln
1 month ago
The Burnley right-back’s contract has a £3.5m release clause but the presence of Kyle Walker could dissuade him from a move to Spurs
1 month ago
The Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted he wants to join a club playing in the Champions League next season, with Arsenal thought to be frontrunners to sign the Frenchman
1 month ago
Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s main mischief-maker, but John Terry also played a huge part in the team’s title win. We’ve also included Harry Kane, David de Gea and Yannick Bolasie among our candidates – now have your say
1 month ago
From Leicester City’s destruction of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United to freescoring Chelsea’s superb win at Goodison, here are five contenders for match of the season. Now submit your suggestions
1 month ago
Louis van Gaal has a definite transfer plan, Theo Walcott is in with a chance of leading the Arsenal line in the FA Cup final and can Chelsea get even better
1 month ago
Tottenham will be in next season’s Europa League as Harry Kane’s 31st goal of the season put them fifth and was enough to beat Everton at Goodison Park
1 month ago
From Big Sam’s future and Tottenham’s defending to QPR’s bull-in-a-china-shop transfer policy: 2014-15’s best and worst
1 month ago
Emmanuel Adebayor has been give compassionate leave to return to Togo and will miss Tottenham’s visit to Everton
1 month ago
Striker sees himself being at Tottenham Hotspur ‘for a very long time’ after he had been linked with Manchester United move

Premier League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
C/L  C/L Qualifying  UEFA Cup  Relegation 

UEFA Europa League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16

In the Tottenham Hotspur Forum

19 comments
187 comments
40 comments
45 comments
12 comments

In the Stands

27 comments
3 comments
by wiliam
2 comments
1 comments
by matt
1 comments

   
Kick4Life - changing lives through football