The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 18th May 2016

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Spursidol

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Is the 1 done 4 to go ITK??
I'd be surprised if we sell Carroll, Mason and Bentaleb. 2 maybe, but not all 3.
Mason to Bournemouth we have had ITK on, Carroll maybe.

5 out - Yedlin, Fazio, Carroll, Mason, Chadli.
3 in - Wanyama, dynamic AM/WF, Batshuayi.

Make up the deficit from within, Carter-Vickers, Ball, Winks, Onomah, Harrison.

Give Bentaleb another year, if fit he could really kick on in the CM role as opposed to being shaped into DM.

Dier and Wanyama (Assuming he's the ex Poch player ITK), covering the DM role.
Dembele and Bentaleb covering the more box to box CM role.
Ball and Winks in the background respectively.

Suppose the ex Poch link could be Schneiderlin, but is he the 3rd CB type DM??

Batshuayi I'll be more than happy with assuming the ITK it's nearly done gets over the line. Him and Kane as CF, with Njie/Son as emergency options, gives me a better feeling that we have depth/options than just Kane as CF and Chadli/Njie/Son as emergency. I do wonder if Dembele (Fulham) is still on the radar as backup, or if with Batshuayi (potentially) onboard, the need is less urgent so Harrison will be the backup.
Definitely not ITK

If we tie down the alternative striker position (ideally who can play as AM or striker), current ITK being Batashuayi is done (after debate with A&C - ITK suggests close to being done), then I think Poch will look hard at where to upgrade, but I'd still be surprised if we had 2 more after Batashuayi and maybe a couple of youngsters plus the likes of Carter-Vickers (CB), Ball(DM/CB), Winks (CM), Onomah(AM/CM), Harrison (Striker/no 10), Walker - Peters (FB) and maybe Oduwa (AM) coming through plus of course Pritchard who we have hardly seen.

Think we are more likely to sell more than we buy, so Fazio (almost certain to go) followed maybe by Chadli (not involved enough for Poch plus Batashuayi able to act as an AM), possibly Carroll (or Mason or Bentaleb but certainly not all 3 and unlikely 2)
 
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Batman.....batshit crazy.......batty boy.......this will be the Vertonghen saga all over again if he comes in!
 

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I expect him to confirm the move as soon as the game ends tbh. Otherwise you have to wonder if the ITK is accurate /credible.
What like rushing to the nearest camera, shouting "i'm off to Spurs" down the lens giving the cam the finger and running off down the tunnel? Anything less and the ITK gets cabbaged?
 

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Where's the "done" ITK?
Think everyone to judge from other comments in this thread) thinks the ITK means its all done bar signing the contract (after the French Cup final on Saturday)........are you saying there are any material points left to discuss before lawyers finalise contract and he signs ?

Obviously anything can go wrong - Mat le Tissier is rumoured to have signed and then asked for the contract to be torn up, but other than that what else is in the way of him becoming a Spurs player ? Willian of course being the other notable caveat emptor !?
 
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Where's the "done" ITK?
I've altered the wording in that post to say that ITK expects - hope it meets with your approval - but I genuinely thought the wording of the ITK was more positive than that....I live and learn. Nothing is final until OS says it is and the player concerned appears in the first match....
 

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Think everyone to judge from other comments in this thread) thinks the ITK means its all done bar signing the contract (after the French Cup final on Saturday)........are you saying there are any material points left to discuss before lawyers finalise contract and he signs ?

Obviously anything can go wrong - Mat le Tissier is rumoured to have signed and then asked for the contract to be torn up, but other than that what else is in the way of him becoming a Spurs player ?
I think its really positive ITK but nowhere did it say "done" (I try my best not to use that word in ITK). As you say, done is when its signed, sealed and announced and as we all ought to know, "done" is a dangerous word to be throwing around in an electronic age of hissyfitting, minge kicking-in and the putting of heads in ovens :D
 
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