The Spurs Transfer Wishlist & Scouting Thread

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I know swap deals never happen, but I wonder if there would be any interest in exchanging Eriksen for Bale and Modrić? On the face of it we lose one of our best players in his prime and get a couple who are, realistically, on a downward trajectory now but I do think the overall effect on the squad would be at least a small net positive.
They are not going to give up two of their premium players for someone with 12 months of his deal left. That would be terrible business.
 

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Discussing price nowadays is nonsense. Prices aren’t determined by a player’s worth. The wealth of the clubs interested plays a much bigger role.

Eriksen will only leave for a step up, so it would be the elite teams that would buy him.

Could command a huge fee if the interest is there.
Think he's said there's only one club he wants to go to but I don't know whether it's RM or Barca. Either way, they're in a very strong position knowing that they have a free run at signing him or waiting to pick him up for free. I think that if he does leave we'll be very disappointed with what we get for him since there presumably won't be any rival bids. The only thing we can realistically do is offer him an absolutely jaw dropping contract that they won't match, but I don't see Levy doing that because of the knock on effect through the whole squad.
 
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IMO replacing Toby isn't a huge priority with Sanchez. Foyth, Verts, Dier and Davies all competent CBs. If he's demanding excessive wages he'll have to go. I also think if we're looking at CBs it has to be a long term replacement for Verts.
Davies in short term. Longer term Hermoso, Ake or Kelly at Bristol. Not sure our HG centre backs are quite there yet, though a few years can make a huge difference.
 

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IMO replacing Toby isn't a huge priority with Sanchez. Foyth, Verts, Dier and Davies all competent CBs. If he's demanding excessive wages he'll have to go. I also think if we're looking at CBs it has to be a long term replacement for Verts.
Think we'd see a guy like Andersen come in. Can't imagine he'd be crazy expensive, but comes with some good exposure to top level football, young and looks like a Poch-style CB to me.
 
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IMO replacing Toby isn't a huge priority with Sanchez. Foyth, Verts, Dier and Davies all competent CBs. If he's demanding excessive wages he'll have to go. I also think if we're looking at CBs it has to be a long term replacement for Verts.
They maybe capable but it's the way he distributes the ball. No one is on par and nowhere near
 

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They maybe capable but it's the way he distributes the ball. No one is on par and nowhere near
I was actually curious about this and how a guy like Joachim Andersen matched up. I only picked Andersen as we've had links with him, and from what I've seen, he seems to make the most sense if we were looking to find a CB replacement should Toby leave.

Statistically speaking, Andersen and Toby match up relatively well. Toby's distribution in regards to pass length was about 20.4 (this is obscene, and you are absolutely spot on that no one is on par with Toby) whereas Anderson was in the 18.5 range. For reference, Vertonghen sits at about 16.5, Foyth at about 16.9 and Sanchez at 17.9. I won't admit to watching a lot of Sampdoria matches, so I checked his typical CB partner, Tonelli, passing stats and he came in at about 15.6. Tells you that they aren't simply lumping the ball forward and causing a bloat in the stat.

Their passing accuracy is pretty much identical (Andersen at 89.6%, Toby at 89.3%). Toby gets the edge on forward passes (200 to 144) but that comes at about a 250 pass advantage. Toby also distributes via forward pass on average, every 6.7 passes, Andersen at 8.5 passes. Another thing to consider is the possession %. We tend to be at the top of the league (generally top 4) in possession %, and Sampdoria hovers between 7-9 in Serie A. That obviously can play a part in the type of quality possession they are seeing overall, and given Sampdoria is more of a mid-table side, you can realistically expect some general progression should he go to a more possession heavy side that operates with more space on the ball.

This is not me saying that Andersen is/will become the player Toby is right now. But, he's got some peripheral stats that actually point to him potentially improving on where he is right now (which is pretty darn good).
 

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Andersen sounds an interesting option. To those that have seen him play, is he aggressive? He’s a bit of a lump, is he physical in his play?

Still not sure we need another centre half if Toby goes. I’m very much in the ‘move Dier back’ camp.

James Rodriguez, surely we are keeping tabs on his situation.
 

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Dier does not have the ability to hit our wide players at will like Toby does, not even close imo.
right but he can grow into that role....but probably in a back three i suspect
question is if he is happy there permanently
can see his role in def being better for england chances as well
 

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Need players like him ! Graham Roberts Falco type. Not afraid to tackle hard then shrug it off. He's not soft when tackled on the shin and rolls round holding his face like done I could mention. I like him!
 

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Dier is a horrible footballer. In DM he's undynamic, and at CB he's error prone and not as good as Jan or Toby. I'm in the sell, sell, sell camp.
That’s a tad harsh. Yes he stifles us in midfield but he has the potential to be a decent centre back. His problem at the moment is he’s too relaxed and prone to lapses in concentration which is a recipe for disaster as a centre back. Is he too laid back (a major issue) or on a learning curve? Dier’s not much slower than Toby and Jan but they know their position inside out, Dier can do this with the right application and coaching.
 
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I'd probably prefer to pass on this one.
Surprised by this in some ways but not in others. The fact is that he's a good striker in the Prem. He's been the main man for Fulham and is an absolute pest for opposing defenders. Works hard and scores all types of goals.

Seems to be less of a dick these days than he was when at Newcastle but I'm still not sure he has the kind of personality that would fit at Spurs, that's up for debate I suppose. In terms of the player's ability though, I wouldn't be against having him at the club.
 

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Surprised by this in some ways but not in others. The fact is that he's a good striker in the Prem. He's been the main man for Fulham and is an absolute pest for opposing defenders. Works hard and scores all types of goals.

Seems to be less of a dick these days than he was when at Newcastle but I'm still not sure he has the kind of personality that would fit at Spurs, that's up for debate I suppose. In terms of the player's ability though, I wouldn't be against having him at the club.
And misses far too many good opportunities to be a top striker.
 

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And misses far too many good opportunities to be a top striker.
Does he suit our style though? He seems to be at his best when he’s involved in a real tussle and having to be a brute and physical presence. Is he going to be as effective, at Wembley, against a team sitting deep? The ball being knocked about in front of the defensive line looking for a little slide rule ball though to him.

Maybe I’m wrong, I certainly don’t mind him as a player, think he’s actually good and effective, just not sure he suits us?
 

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Dier is a horrible footballer. In DM he's undynamic, and at CB he's error prone and not as good as Jan or Toby. I'm in the sell, sell, sell camp.
I don't think Dier oe Trippier have been in any sort of form since the World Cup. Prior to that they were putting in some decent performances.
 

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See there’s an article where Bentaleb wishes he was still at spurs, admits his mistakes and seems to have spoken to Poch recently to bury the hatchet.

I always thought he was a talented cm, would personally love to see him back at spurs.

He can scores goals, has skills, lovely weight on a pass, positional sense and can tackle.

He would also be classed as home grown.

I certainly think he would be a perfect addition to our midfield.

Thoughts?
 

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I really liked Bentaleb when he was here, thought it was a huge shame when he moved on. You could tell he had fallen out with Poch though as he had always played well when out there.
I’d definitely have him back.
 
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