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Apparently we bid 8.5m for Schalke's Leroy Sane - have a look at his goal in last year's CL against Real Madrid, quite outstanding. He's 19.
He just signed a new contract last week. Makes no sense to bid for him. :/
Yeah, probably just tabloid talk.
Good chance Adebayor will remain a Spurs player, now that Aston Villa have signed Ayew. Let's hope he will step up because Kane won't be enough fire power. I'm still clinging onto the slim hope that we'll bring in Berahino...
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He'll play for a month only to have some more bad juju coming at him before airing some more dirty laundry into the press. Villa will need more than Jordan Ayew.. he's not the kind of striker for the EPL. A 1 year loan deal for Adebayor might get the best out of him for Sherwood while Ayew settles down. Works for both teams.

Berahino would be perfect in my books. He's not going to set the league on fire, but he'll be playing whenever he's called upon as Kane's deputy. Already knows a bunch of people through U21 England duty. This leaves Kane as our main striker (he deserves that after last year's efforts), and a striker who's willing to learn and develop without feeling that he's being cut down on minutes too much for a year or two.

Neither Kane nor Berahino are injury prone, and if worst comes to worst, we'll probably look to the academy. Personally, I want to be rid of both Adebayor and Soldado. They are too divisive and expensive to be a second/third option.
I'm sure Berahino wouldn't come just to be a Kane back-up. I think his movement and his finishing is extremely decent, and will be interesting to see how he'd blossom in a bigger team than WBA. He's said he tries to emulate Eto'o, Drogba and Defoe, and tbh he reminds me of a young (though taller) Defoe.
Adebayor is training with the youth team- him, along with Lennon, have no future at Spurs. I expect him to leave this window.
West Brom tweeted they have received no bids.

I think Villa still want Ade. They were too Benteke dependent & 4-4-Tim needs atleast 2 good(theoretically) strikers.
hello everyone its been a while since i last wrote something on the tottenham home page but our clubs are being linked once more, so i have returned lol. however, this time my club is in as the buyer and u guys are the ones selling lol. so reports of an okay source (so they have gotten a few things right but they have also gotten a few things wrong, like every news team ever) are linking my fc porto with your lamela and apparently its on a one year loan with a buy out clause of 7.5 mil euros. i do follow the EPL so i am aware that lamela is still having trouble with adapting to england and its culture, which may indicate that he is closer to a move away from the EPL; in addition, he does have a hefty salary but you guy did pay 30 mil for him which imo was ridiculous (but thats not the topic). so would those numbers be sufficient ? a loan could increase his market value and if porto doesnt keep him in the end that could be seen as a profit but i don't see porto returning a player that we could sell for a much larger price tag. but keeping him could also lower his value even more if he doesnt play so it can be a lose lose situation. or he could just become his best self again but idk if that could happen in england. let me know what you guys think.

oh and i know you guys love ur link and this one is an actual news team on tv, so its a segment on the daily news about all the transfers (like transfer dead line day), so here is the video:

http://tviplayer.iol.pt/programa/mais-transferencias/556a52e70cf2246ee9d302c9/episodio/t1e102
There's no chance of this happening Luso. We don't have too many attacking players at the moment, and Lamela's just coming out of his shell. Loaning him would be absolutely weird.

But then, after loaning him, 7.5 mil Euros for a guy with 3 years on his contract? That is laugh worthy. He's even back in the Argentina set up, because he's slowly getting back his confidence. There's no chance in the world someone like Levy would sanction a 22.5 million loss on a player who's showing signs of reaching the potential that we paid for, with 3 years on contract. Even if he's only a backup, he's an excellent backup and recouping 5 million pounds for him on a sale would imply we'd need to spend even more to pull in another backup.

That rumour is a non starter bud. 0% probability.
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Mag summed it up quite well. This will never happen.
Luso, we are asking 11m pounds for Soldado, apparently.

We Sold Capoue, Stambouli & Paulinho for well over the price that you(I mean the newspaper :P) is quoting.

Absolutely ZERO chance of this happening.
Hello guys, I was wondering if you guys would like daily transfer stuff every now and then?
I personally enjoy reading it, but it would be better to see what others think, since we are a small-ish group(less posts per day), good chance it might look a bit like spam, from time to time.

Thoughts, others?
I understand, thanks!
I'd rather frequent other forums to read it, and keep this here Tottenham related, like what I've been previously. But great effort in keeping up to date with it all, YG
I only check this forum so i would appreciate the transfer updates
Right lads, I know its early, but what team shall we see vs United? (assuming we buy no-one else)

Personally, this is the team that I think could beat the reds:

------------------------Lloris-----------------------------
-Walker---------Dier-----------------Verty-------------Rose
------------------Dembele----Bentaleb----------------------
-Lamela-----------------Eriksen---------------------Chadli-
-------------------------Kane------------------------------

Dier and Walker deserve the nod. Neither have done anything to warrant being dropped before Alderweireld and Trippier have a chance to prove themselves.

Townsend is out for 3 weeks, so Lamela on the right. Dembele HAS to start in this game. He showed last season what he can do in big games, and was instrumental in our home wins against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Any opposition?
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----------Lloris

Trippier-Toby-Vert-Davies

Walker-Dier-Bentaleb-Rose

---------Eriksen

----------Kane

Looking at our pre-season squad, I fancy this line-up.
Super-fast players on the counter. Eriksen & Kane to handle the scoring like last season. :D

On a serious note, I think the team you made selects itself.
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I tend to disagree with the back four, I'm afraid.

Lloris

Trippier // Alderwireld // Vertonghen // Rose

Bentaleb // Dembele

Lamela // Eriksen // Chadli

Kane


Don't want Walker up against the pace of Young and Depay; and we didn't buy Alderweireld for 11.5m for him to sit on the bench. Dier might have potential but CB's need to click with eachother to form a solid partnership, Dier and Vert don't do that for me. Alderwireld and Vertonghen are much more likely to become a solid foundation.
I'd put forth the same team as Doc, only swap Dembele to RCB and Bentaleb to LCB, their natural positions. Walker might harshly get a drop by me, but that's tactical. United have a weak defense which can be exploited with crosses. With Dembele and Bentaleb sitting back a little, we can afford Trippier and Rose chances to move forward and cross like crazy for Chadli and Kane, with Lamela and Eriksen with the ball playing duties.

Out of possession:

-------------------Lloris-------------

Trippier-----Alderwireld---- Vert-----Rose

-----------Dembele-------Bentaleb---------

----Lamela---------Eriksen----------Chadli

-----------------Kane------------------


In possession:

----------------------Lloris--------------

--------Alderwireld---------------------Vert-------------


-------------Dembele--------------Bentaleb---------------

Trippier-----------------------------------------------Rose

--------------------Lamela----------Eriksen-------------

-------------Kane--------------------------------Chadli-----


Looks like a mess, but Trippier and Rose will provide the width and move from box to box. Bentaleb and Dembele sit back and cover the spaces due to the wing back movement. Lamela isn't a good header, but his ability to pick a pass has been undersold due to pressure on him to score. He can pick a pass from RAM, as he has done many a time before in his career. Eriksen at LAM is self explanatory. Crosses move in to Kane and Chadli in an attempt to score on the counter.

Total counter game. Probably our best bet against United. Not my ideal formation, but hindered by the lack of a true CDM in our squad and the premise asks to keep the squad as is.
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No Vlad, Mason, Townsend, Lennon, Ade or Soldado in the squad the face MLS Allstars..
‪#‎MLSAllStar‬ game squad: Lloris, Vorm, McGee, Glover; Walker, Trippier, Yedlin, Davies, Rose, Alderweireld, Dier, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Fazio, Bentaleb, Winks, Dembele, Onomah, Eriksen, Chadli, Carroll, Alli, Lamela, Kane, Coulthirst
Haha come on just to post that but you beat me to it. Don't know why Townsend and Mason aren't there.
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Mason and Pritchard are out with injury, I believe. Perhaps Townsend is being wrapped in cotton to be shipped off? Maybe to make room for some Wunkerkind's from Germany?
Pritchard is injured, that I know. Will take your word on Mason. Townsend has featured in a few of the behind-closed-doors friendlies so pretty sure he isn't injured. Guess we'll have to wait for Poch's presser.
Townsend picked up a shoulder injury and apparently out for 2-3 weeks.
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Yes, been hearing Townsend been injured. Pretty sure, Mason is in our plans, so must be an injury.

Vlad, Lennon, Ade & Soldado look set to leave.
So many pre-season friendlies coming up, and the people who will benefit the most from them are out injured. What a waste.
Been playing with a formation in my head... Not sure how viable it is. Thoughts?

-----------------------------Lloris------------------------

---------------Toby----------Dier-----------------Vert--------

Trippier----------------Dembele----------Bentaleb----------------Rose---

------------Lamela------------Kane-------------------Eriksen-------

I'm not a huge fan of 3 cb's - especially if we want to press and counter. I'd rather have that player further up the pitch, pressing/recycling/getting forward. I know that you have Eriksen as an inside forward here, but I think he's more effective at CAM than LF since he can get in to key passing/shooting positions. I am all for giving Trippier a shot to take RB - poor Walker hasn't been at his best for almost 2 seasons. I'd also be curious to see Dembele given a shot back in the pivot, but I'm still hoping we buy a starter quality CM to push for that spot.

Hmmm. Starting formation aside, we've actually played like this occasionally, often in possession/build-up with Mason/Bentaleb dropping back between the 2 CBs and fullbacks pushing high up.
Could work to an extent but I don't think it fits the Pochettino style.
Yeah. I prefer a 4-1-2-3-1 myself, but was bored and cooked this up to see what others thought of it :P And yeah, agree about all the points made in general.
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I'm concerned that we may be lacking creativity this season and that we'll be involved in a lot of low scoring (?boring...) games.
In one of the pre-season games we played a back four of,

Trippier-Alderwerield-Wimmer-Rose

in the first half and in the second half we played,

Walker-Fazio-Vertonghen-Davies.

So I was just thinking, is it possible that Wimmer will be our starting CB alongside Veronghen this season, I mean Vertonghen was far from great last season let's face it. I guess it's possible Poch wants to freshen up the defence entirely.

Also, interesitngly, Dier played as a CDM in one of the games!

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Wimmer's usually a left sided CB. I doubt he'll be a starting CB. He's got a few problems, the main ones being concentration and pace. I've seen him in 2 games, and maybe I'm wrong but I'm genuinely not convinced he'll be anywhere close to ready to start this year. Young, talented and needs time.

1st Choice for me

Trippier* - Alderwield - Vert - Rose

2nd Choice

Walker - Dier - Wimmer - Davies

Fazio is 5th Choice in my books.

I preferred Wimmer to Walker due to the former's crossing ability. Dier's been tried at the CDM, yeah. That surely makes me wonder what's the plan for him this year.

*Edit: Nice Catch Doc.
Forgotten about Trippier??
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I meant Trippier, wrote Wimmer. Blah. I need coffee. Lol. Wimmer to cross? dafaq am I doing? :P
I forgive you Mag :P
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Phew! Lol.
Kane and Berahino, Keane and Berbatov, little and large, surely that's fate?
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Not even in the same zip code though. :P
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I am actually excited about this new season and am looking forward to seeing what is going through Pochs head with regard to new players and the current squad. He is known for turning down players if he feels as though there is somebody good enough coming through and he has openly stated that it is something he enjoys doing.

Either way, I doubt we will sign anyone before the first game that will be straight into the starting 11 so we are pretty much going into the United game with what we have. I wonder if any of the kids have impressed enough to get game time straight away.
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I just bloody hope that we start Dembele with Bentaleb and not Mason
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Yes, I hope so too.
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I think a few of the players will be making impressions this coming season, just as last season, who would have expected that Kane, mason and bentaleb would be possibly our most important players at the start of last season, poch deserves a lot of credit for that, and judging by what's coming through I think we will seeing some more youth products come through.
It excites me a lot more seeing a product come through instead of shelling a load of money out
I don't expect a change to the starting XI either. I'm hoping for a midfielder, but if that doesn't happen, then our starting XI is almost a given. Lots of potential for tweaks with the likes of Alli, Pritchard, Oduwa and Yedlin.
Oduwa has impressed me greatly in pre-season!
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