Team Whispers: Who should Spurs sign in January?

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  1. John48

    John48 Active Member

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    It won't happen, but I quite like the look of Richarlison of Watford. He looks to have bags of potential & is everything GKN isn't.
     
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  2. JonnySpurs

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    I'm not disagreeing with you I'm just not a fan of essentially dismissing a transfer target by saying "will never happen" because someone has quite a negative view of how we might try to do our transfer business based on what has happened in the past.

    Let me be clear though, I'm not saying that you are that person and I appreciate where you're coming from, I'm just speaking to a number of posts I've seen.

    I agree that we've faced the pain of deals falling through for likes of Willian, Batshuayi, Hazard but that was then and this is now. We're a very different club now to what we were back then. We lost all 3 of those players to Chelsea and this summer we beat the same club to Llorente and Sanchez so you could argue that change is already happening.

    I guess my overarching point is that fans can be fearful of other clubs blowing us out if they want and can dismiss a target for fear of having their hopes dashed but that's not for me. I've said it before many times, any player should be so lucky to play for us, especially now.
     
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    I think we might have a chance with players still under 21 because of Poch's reputation (rightly deserved) of bringing young players through. If they are already established and slightly older, I think it will be harder for us to make the signing.
     
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    not being funny, but Demarai Gray isn't going to want to come and sit on our bench
     
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  5. Ossie85

    Ossie85 Rio de la Plata

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    If we do sign someone, it will only be Barkley
    There's been rumours coming from Everton that he is now willing to sign a new contract though
     
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  6. allpaths

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    Definately, going to have make that leap, but not on the likes of Zaha. That would be a giant spit in the face of all the lads that have worked hard to put us in this situation. I say we should pay Kane, Lloris, Vertonghen, Alderwiereld, Dier and Eriksen (I know Alli rightly or wrongly would also be apart of this group) all very well, with the rest of the group payed at a similar level that's in a good touching distance to the top group.

    New first team signings, unless if they have proved themselves at the highest of levels, should all have to start at or a little below the second level of established earners until they prove there worth for the club.
     
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  7. Hercules

    Hercules Well-Known Member

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    Barkley will end up here either January, or free in the summer.
     
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    mill Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the tone of this the leap needs to be made but not for a player who’s not necessarily better than players already at the club. Alli should be in that group imo, whilst his all round game can be lacking he’s a match winner
     
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  9. Mr Pink

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    Never has our stock been higher, we've just out classed Madrid at Wembley in the CL.

    We rightly should be looking at the top end of the market in terms of the best young talent out there.

    And the very fact that Pochettino is more than willing to trust and play young talent can only help attract them.

    Not to mention it demonstrates serious ambition to our current key players and can only help in terms of their contract renewals.
     
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  10. mill

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    That’s for the summer though, nothing big really happens in January these days, Barkley seems plausible for obvious reasons
     
  11. allpaths

    allpaths Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have no problem putting Alli in that group and if I have Dier there then Alli deserves it also. I hesistate slightly because I know that Alli has it in him to go to a lot higher level with his footballing ability, that combined with his already wide public appeal, will make him a massive superstar that will probably take him away from spurs one day. :(:(:(
     
  12. thebenjamin

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    Barkley is right up Poch's street. Can play number 8, 10, wide right, wide left. Young, English, potential to improve. All over that shit.
     
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  13. Mr Pink

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    Yeah, wasn't talking about January, more in general.

    Agree on Barkley.
     
  14. Lighty64

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    I take it heads not right?
     
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    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

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    So by giving him game time has more to do with increasing Bor. Dort. wanting his market value?
     
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  16. ardiles&villa

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    Never going to happen in January but Saha and Barkley and I think we are all set.
     
  17. Shadydan

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    Louis Saha has retired mate
     
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  18. am_yisrael_chai

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    I’d still prefer re-signing him to signing Zaha :confused:
     
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  19. St José Dominguez

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    Won't happen in January but I'd be extremely surprised if we don't go in for Pulisic next summer. It makes far too much sense not to. Ignoring facts he's young with vast potential, energetic and basically a player we could do with and on low wages, also, we'll be moving into a new stadium which will most likely have a big American companies name on it, the kits are made by another huge American company and the NFL will begin to be played at our stadium.

    It's an absolute no brainer to bring in the star of the American national team, marketing wise with the NFL, Nike and him there'd be big possibilities to help grow our brand across the pond. Ignoring all that though he's a damn good player too who under Poch could turn into one of the best in Europe.
     
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  20. tiger666

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    The wage he earns at the moment is irrelevant.
     

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