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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 18th June

    I see this as a positive. Reducing the overall headcount, but hopefully increasing the general calibre and improving the balance. Furthermore, it creates opportunities for our better development/academy players to step into the gaps, which long term could have the secondary bonus of making us...
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    Andre Gomes

    Was Van der Vaart playing fantastically well week in week out for Real when we signed him? No. He was out of sorts due to not getting regular football, he was unwanted by Real. We got him in, and he got his mojo back, proved to be an astute signing. Does Gomes fall into the same bracket, I'm not...
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    Andre Gomes

    So, the ITK last night/today was that Wanyama is not being sold. The constant has been targeting two CM, one WF/Striker and a CB. CB will be a replacement for Alderweireld. WF/Striker will be a replacement (I assume) for Llorente and Janssen. So the two CM's will be replacements for Dembele...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 13th June

    Agreed, could just be United setting their stance to make sure they don't get done by Levy, we know he's going to extract as much as he can for Toby, so United won't want to be seen to come of worse by surrendering Martial too easily. Seems Mourinho doesn't rate him that much, so is he really...
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    Player Alfie Mawson

    Funny, when we were looking he's valued at £40m, but once the big clubs drop out the price tumbles.
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 10th June

    Maybe a bit heavy on foreign players registered for Europe, I believe the rules a slightly different, so we had to leave out Lamela, then Foyth. 7 out and only 4 in, should create further opportunities for academy/development players to fill the gaps, at least you'd assume. If we're looking to...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 10th June

    Depends, if Poch has another option in mind of a similar calibre to Martial, then why hang all your plans on one player?? Personally I just can't see Martial coming to us, I just don't think Utd will play ball, but so long as we have viable alternatives, and don't waste the whole summer trying...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

    Wasn't there some thought that Brown may have been at risk too, seems to have survived. Would the academy players like Griffiths, and Hinds who were also thought to be on their way out, since there's no announcement about them, assume they're staying on.
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 28th May

    Just for a bit of balance to that theory, the same could be said on reverse. For example, we go out and spend £50m on de Ligt, suddenly buying clubs who already know we're looking to offload Toby, would now believe we've overextended our squad, and will need/want to trim out a wage for a player...
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    Player Christian Pulisic

    It's what United did well in the Fergie years. For every top drawer player they had, there was a slightly more limited but equally very able stand in, who knew his place, and filled a gap. Were Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, John O'Shea, Phil Neville, Darren Fletcher, Nicky Butt, Kieren Richardson, etc...
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    Player Christian Pulisic

    Ultimately, it could just be a case of Mourinho actually not rating Martial, and as such not being that bothered if he moves to us, he's always looking for the next shiny toy anyhow, and will convince himself whoever he's buying instead is worth the getting shot of Martial. He's had a history of...
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    Player Christian Pulisic

    My guess is two from Pulisic, Sessegnon and Martial, maybe even place Bale in that group. Two from that list, plus De Ligt and a CM, that's your £170m or whatever it was. 4 players at £40-45m each. Quality not quantity. Sell Vorm, Aurier/Trippier, Alderweireld, Dembele, Sissoko, maybe Lamela...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 22nd May

    So, Poch and his team all signed up for the long haul, I'm fully expecting the big names to follow suit, and very soon (Re: Valyid's 'building up' comment). If, as Herc is suggesting, we could add de Ligt, Sessegnon, Pulisic, Martial and at least one CM, replacing Toby, Dembele, Sissoko...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 22nd May

    Regarding that talk of no firm (viable) interest on Toby, go back and see update 11 from Herc yesterday, incomimgs are not strictly linked to outgoings, we will look to buy our targets and worry about shifting players after. Stay positive folks.
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    Player Gareth Bale

    Bale could well be the answer to the conundrum that is a Kane alternative. Having an out and out CF hasn't worked, Janssen as a punt, and Llorente as an old head, neither has cut it. The big issue has been keeping them sharp and in form having someone like Bale (as Son has done) who can play...