The Spurs Transfer Wishlist & Scouting Thread

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BPR_U16

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We have much to do in the summer and i dont expect our transfer kitty to be large.
There are a number of areas that need more urgent attention than FB, unless players sign new contracts.
I also doubt if Poch would want a whole raft of changes for it is the togetherness of the squad that has won us many a game this season.
As with most matches Christian holds the key.
 

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Like many on here have suggested, Davies covering LCB would be best for the long term future of this team, with someone like Tierney/Sess coming in to rotate with Rose. I'd prefer Chilwell there, but if City are sniffing, not much we can do in that situation.

I'd actually hang on to Trippier for when we play 3 at the back - he's most effective then. Aurier is positionally woeful, as Hansen would say, so I'd move him on before Tripps, who is also HG.
Typical that Wan Bissaka's family are gooners.

Edit: I'd actually go all out for Grimaldo - if Arsenal can get him, why can't we?
 

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We have much to do in the summer and i dont expect our transfer kitty to be large.
There are a number of areas that need more urgent attention than FB, unless players sign new contracts.
I also doubt if Poch would want a whole raft of changes for it is the togetherness of the squad that has won us many a game this season.
As with most matches Christian holds the key.
I think the main priorities (possibly in this order) will be:
- Eriksen's contract...and if unsuccessful, an attacking midfielder to replace him (no idea how we do that, but hey ho)
- Central midfielder (a really good one)
- Right back
- another CM
- back up striker

...ideally all for about £5m in total...
 

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I think if eriksen leaves (which i think he will) then we wont/ cant replace hin directly but instead we will change the dynamic of the team through a different type of player. So perhaps a deep lying playmake who can hit every type of pass in the book and putting alli in the point of a 3 man midfield in which he can make his runs into spaces he see (his best asset imo)
Using my earlier post as an example player wise....

----------Winks-----Banega--------
--------------------Alli------------------
--------Son-----Kane-----Sane-----

You could change winks for a more dm type player like dier to suit.

If course sane is a very tough player to aquire but pep ridiculously under-uaes him and for me he is an uber talent and has a ceiling as high if not higher than son. Banega pinging balls left right and centre to those 3 would be devestatingly good.
But my point stands that eriksens replacement needent be like for like.

Edit: any chance of modric back? One can hope.
 

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I see us linked with Sturridge on a free, and beyond my initial revulsion, it actually makes a bit of sense. He’ll be thirty, he’s young, quicker and more athletic than Llorente, he’s a good if not great goalscorer, he’s home grown and he is versatile. You could see him play with Kane in a 2, in place of Kane in a 1, or cutting in from the right. Basically, he’d fit in with any of our chosen formations and get plenty of pitch time. Additionally, he must be hungry to prove a point.

His injuries would of course be a worry, but if Llorente leaves for free then he could be a good option,

As for the discussion around if Eriksen leaves, and if we replace him or if we pump funds into other areas, I think it’s a no brainer. Even if not a player of his type, we tend to play with five midfielders, either two central and three attacking or vice versa. We absolutely cannot be left with just Winks, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lucas, Lamela, Dele, Son and maybe Skipp for five spots. If all others remaining but Eriksen leaves, we need to buy two midfielders and at least one of those will need to bring an obvious attacking threat, even if of a different style (as Eriksens are rare, beautiful anomalies).

If he leaves, Neuhaus and Brooks/ Clarke for me.

Alternatively, maybe Edwards comes back all grown up, with a Messiesque aura, signs a five year deal and becomes a superstar :sneaky:
 

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I think if eriksen leaves (which i think he will) then we wont/ cant replace hin directly but instead we will change the dynamic of the team through a different type of player. So perhaps a deep lying playmake who can hit every type of pass in the book and putting alli in the point of a 3 man midfield in which he can make his runs into spaces he see (his best asset imo)
Using my earlier post as an example player wise....

----------Winks-----Banega--------
--------------------Alli------------------
--------Son-----Kane-----Sane-----

You could change winks for a more dm type player like dier to suit.

If course sane is a very tough player to aquire but pep ridiculously under-uaes him and for me he is an uber talent and has a ceiling as high if not higher than son. Banega pinging balls left right and centre to those 3 would be devestatingly good.
But my point stands that eriksens replacement needent be like for like.

Edit: any chance of modric back? One can hope.
Isnt banega nearly 31?
 

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Tuttosport reporting that we're "set to sign" Ivan Perisic this summer, that he prefers a move to us over Arsenal, and we can use either Sissoko or Aurier as a makeweight in the deal
 

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Trippier obviously does have end product - he's been statistically one of the most productive FBs in the league the last couple of years. And he plays some lovely balls down the inside right channel when not crossing. He’s just in wretched form at the moment, and we’re getting all his weaknesses without that cutting edge.
I think you have the tense wrong, Trippier had end product. Unfortunately it is pretty one dimensional and I think his poor form is as much due to opponents figuring him out as his WC hangover. Even at his best offensively he has been a poor defender, this year he has become a wretched defender.
I think that’s harsh. There’s probably a lot of things going on with him this season, a bit of physical and mental burnout from the WC and no preseason, opponents targeting him more, and a lack of confidence at the moment.

Whatever his shortcomings, he does have good delivery and vision from the flank. He’s proven it over time, and that doesn’t just go away.

Having said all of that, we really need to find a better RB, although his HG-ness makes him more desirable to keep than Aurier, who’s been a total bust, and needs to go in the summer.
No recognition of the role that our switch to a midfield diamond is playing? It's an absolutely wretched system for most teams, partially because of the almost impossible job it gives the full-backs. It just so happens that it suits our best fit attacking and midfield players this season.

I'm convinced the system is the direct cause of both the poor form of our full-backs and our uncharacteristic (under Poche anyway) defensive frailty.
We're going to spend the entire Summer hoping that Levy does something with the fullbacks but I'd be shocked if Tripper isn't still here next season. He needs to go but Poch seems to love him and you get a sense that Levy and the decision makers at Spurs don't see him as a problem.
It's not really up to Levy to do anything with particular players. It is up to him to pony up the money to fulfil Poche's recruitment wishes as far as possible.
 
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No recognition of the role that our switch to a midfield diamond is playing? It's an absolutely wretched system for most teams, partially because of the almost impossible job it gives the full-backs. It just so happens that it suits our best fit attacking and midfield players this season.

I'm convinced the system is the direct cause of both the poor form of our full-backs and our uncharacteristic (under Poche anyway) defensive frailty.

It's not really up to Levy to do anything with particular players. It is up to him to pony up the money to fulfil Poche's recruitment wishes as far as possible.
I'm not sure about the diamond being a direct cause. Trippier's been getting a lot of direct support from Sissoko all season.
 

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No recognition of the role that our switch to a midfield diamond is playing? It's an absolutely wretched system for most teams, partially because of the almost impossible job it gives the full-backs. It just so happens that it suits our best fit attacking and midfield players this season.

I'm convinced the system is the direct cause of both the poor form of our full-backs and our uncharacteristic (under Poche anyway) defensive frailty.

It's not really up to Levy to do anything with particular players. It is up to him to pony up the money to fulfil Poche's recruitment wishes as far as possible.
He has been terrible in a back 5 too which should really suit him most as a RWB, so I really don't think his form can be explained by a change of formation even if we had played the diamond all season, which we haven't.
 

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Isnt banega nearly 31?
Yes but age NEVER paints a true picture for players like that. They let the ball do the work and also the damage. Just look at pirlo as an example. We have young enough legs around him and 31 for a player of that type is still prime territory. Good experience and id imagine poch would love him and get him doing what we need in the middle of the pitch. Son kane and alli would be in heaven with his service.
 

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Tuttosport reporting that we're "set to sign" Ivan Perisic this summer, that he prefers a move to us over Arsenal, and we can use either Sissoko or Aurier as a makeweight in the deal
Too old for our criteria so obviously we won't sign him. However he strikes me as a Poch type of player - athletic, tenacious, lots of stamina, a grafter. Would've been a great signing 5 years ago.
 
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Too old for our criteria so obviously we won't sign him. However he strikes me as a Poch type of player - athletic, tenacious, lots of stamina, a grafter. Would've been a great signing 5 years ago.
He's also never been a season-on-season type player. Has little bursts of form, and is never as good for his clubs as he is for Croatia in major comps.
 

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I'm not sure about the diamond being a direct cause. Trippier's been getting a lot of direct support from Sissoko all season.
IMO it's more about playing a back 4 instead of a 3 than anything to do with the diamond. Trippier had a great World Cup with a back 3 and was much better for us also in that setup. As you say, Sissoko has (mercifully) been covering his arse all season.
 

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I really don’t think Aurier has been as bad as some people make out. I admit that he was very shaky at the start, but he’s nowhere near as bad as Trippier.

I’d definitely keep him over Trippier. It’s no secret that I want Trips gone and wouldn’t mind selling Davies either. Rose and Walker Peters should stay too, IMO.
I agree. I’d give Aurier another season.

I’ve a bad feeling Poch is content with our fallbacks though and won’t be open to changing them.
 
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