Alex Grimaldo

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  1. FootballWhispers

    FootballWhispers Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Spurs have recently been linked with a move for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo. We've cast an eye over the former Barcelona full-back to see what he'd bring to the Spurs side.

    "Often likened to Alba while at the Camp Nou, the Spaniard possesses many of the same qualities as the World Cup winner. He effectively plays two positions from left-back; defending resolutely and bombing forward to support the attack

    A midfielder in his early playing days, Grimaldo still demonstrates some of the innate knacks he had at the start of his career and, unlike Alba, will happily come inside to join the midfield when Benfica are in possession.

    He is still happy hugging the touchline and going one-v-one, but there is more than one dimension to him when attacking."

    Profiling Alex Grimaldo

    Cheers,

    Sam
     
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  2. cider spurs

    cider spurs Active Member

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    Sounds a prospect. Time no doubt will tell.
     
  3. Spurs72

    Spurs72 Don't Call It A Comeback

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    If & When we sell Rose, Yes am onboard
     
  4. Ruffinthepuffin

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    I know very little about him but i was under the impression that he was very injury prone ?

    Bad enough in that league but fatal over here.
     
  5. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    Well, on my fifa, rose was sold to United and I ended up getting this guy as a replacement so......
     
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  6. whitelanefever

    whitelanefever Well-Known Member

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    He's everything you'd want in a modern day attacking fullback..great deadball delivery too
     
  7. Pat Rice Spurs fan

    Pat Rice Spurs fan You're a tiger!

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    "but the fact Pochettino refuses to select him regularly points to a rift between the two."
    Oh dear, Poch must have fallen out with Davies, Trippier & Aurier, too. Either that or he's carried on rotating his fullbacks, same as always.
     
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  8. Hakkz

    Hakkz Active Member

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    I sold Rose to RM and bought Grimaldo.

    10/10 would do the same again.
     
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  9. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    Did rose have a 30m buyout clause on your game?
     
  10. Dharmabum

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    I am still hoping for Ryan Sessegnon to be signed as LB. However, Sessegnon maybe be more of an attacking player in the making and may do "Bale" and become a wide attacker (I have not seen enough of himself to claim he will).
     
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  11. thefierycamel

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    I see RS as more of a Sane type winger.
     
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  12. Cravenspurs

    Cravenspurs Well-Known Member

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    Singed with Dortmund I believe.
     
  13. Rohit Karna

    Rohit Karna New Member

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    Rose seems to be getting along just fine right now. Hopefully his situation has turned a corner and we wouldn't need Grimaldo.
    One guy I hope we go all out for is Kondogbia. The only CDM who I feel can do what Dembele does and is much much better going forward.
     
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  14. Spursh

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    Can't see any news coverage regarding Dortmund. He's been linked with Us, At Madrid, Napoli and Utd, with Benfica reportedly wanting £18m for him.
     
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    Cravenspurs Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Napoli...
     
  16. Hakkz

    Hakkz Active Member

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    No. I sold him off because I was pissed with him IRL!
     
  17. mark_2017

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    United came in and offered 30m and that triggered a buyout clause which I didn't know he had. Was pretty annoyed to lose him for such a small amount.
     
  18. Hakkz

    Hakkz Active Member

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    Funny that. I think I got between 40 and 50 million for him.
     
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  19. MattPhilpott

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    Caught the odd Liga NOS game this season, where they tend to just show Benfica and Porto, sometimes Sporting. Grimaldo is a very good player! Very attacking and not shabby at defending either, the comparisons to Alba are spot on imo, he could be absolutely lethal in a back 3/5.

    I wouldn’t want us to sell Rose for harmony reasons along with it being a huge statement. But if push came to shove and we had to, then this guy I think would be as close to a quality replacement as we can get! £18m is a steal in this market too, wages won’t be big either!

    I’m all for it, so long as he doesn’t end up being the next Alberto Moreno!
     
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