The Spurs Transfer Wishlist & Scouting Thread

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I for one would have Jack Grealish near the top of my wanted list.

He's one of those players who you can tell has that special talent after a few minutes of watching him. Will add a lot to our team.
 

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If we are losing Toby this season we should look no further than Kostas Manolas to replace him. Has a reported 30.8m buyout clause. Could see him being linked around but that type of player has Levy al over. 27yo established pro, would be a very astute signing imo
 

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Realistically if we lose Toby & Christian this summer, along with Vorm & Llorente who are leaving on free transfers + with Wanyama crocked and the Dembele hole still gaping in the middle we are looking at having to fork out at least £50m on top of any money we make to plug gaps and add quality to replace.

Looking at what we need long term we could really do with a GK, LB, RB, DF, DM, CM, AM with that's likely to move or no longer offers us value in our current squad. Big decisions to be made this summer. Do we get players to temporarily fill the gaps or look to use this moment as an opportunity to start growing a new spine in the team for the future?

I honestly cannot see how or why we should keep both Aurier & Trippier. Cash in on one of them and give the slot to another with potential as neither offer us a genuine RB long term. Both are backup/ rotation quality so there's only really need for one.

Very interesting summer ahead but even with the rumoured exists we can still field a starting XI of Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertoghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane. The biggest hole we would need to fill is that of Eriksen. Lose him and we lose so much creativity in the middle. If we spend big on one player it's someone who can fill his boots IMO, not a CM
 

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Realistically if we lose Toby & Christian this summer, along with Vorm & Llorente who are leaving on free transfers + with Wanyama crocked and the Dembele hole still gaping in the middle we are looking at having to fork out at least £50m on top of any money we make to plug gaps and add quality to replace.

Looking at what we need long term we could really do with a GK, LB, RB, DF, DM, CM, AM with that's likely to move or no longer offers us value in our current squad. Big decisions to be made this summer. Do we get players to temporarily fill the gaps or look to use this moment as an opportunity to start growing a new spine in the team for the future?

I honestly cannot see how or why we should keep both Aurier & Trippier. Cash in on one of them and give the slot to another with potential as neither offer us a genuine RB long term. Both are backup/ rotation quality so there's only really need for one.

Very interesting summer ahead but even with the rumoured exists we can still field a starting XI of Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertoghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane. The biggest hole we would need to fill is that of Eriksen. Lose him and we lose so much creativity in the middle. If we spend big on one player it's someone who can fill his boots IMO, not a CM
Sorry but £50M would not even allow us to replace Eriksen. The likes of Sessegnon or Sigurdsson would cost that alone, and are not upgrades on our current players.

I am sure Levy will see it that we already have Toby's replacement in Foyth (having already invested significantly in Sanchez). Whilst Foyth is no doubt a great prospect, he is no where near the consistency levels of a CB in his peak years.

Likewise, I fear that Levy sees Skipp (and other youth) will be seen as a replacement for Wanyama after the emergence of Winks as a home grown player.

If we lose all the players you highlight we will need significant investment in the squad this summer (£200M+) which just is not going to happen. Saying the new stadium has not affected funds available for transfer fees is absolute rubbish. How can £1B not make a hole in your shopping list for players?
 

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Sorry but £50M would not even allow us to replace Eriksen. The likes of Sessegnon or Sigurdsson would cost that alone, and are not upgrades on our current players.

I am sure Levy will see it that we already have Toby's replacement in Foyth (having already invested significantly in Sanchez). Whilst Foyth is no doubt a great prospect, he is no where near the consistency levels of a CB in his peak years.

Likewise, I fear that Levy sees Skipp (and other youth) will be seen as a replacement for Wanyama after the emergence of Winks as a home grown player.

If we lose all the players you highlight we will need significant investment in the squad this summer (£200M+) which just is not going to happen. Saying the new stadium has not affected funds available for transfer fees is absolute rubbish. How can £1B not make a hole in your shopping list for players?
I said at least £50m on top of what we make. If Toby leaves for £25m & we lose Eriksen for let's say £60m we'd have to use that £85m as well as a minimum of £50m more to plug holes in other areas as well as the Toby & Christian holes.

I've seen Munich aren't interested in taking Kai Havertz this summer. A double swoop for him and Brandt would make so much sense if there was adequate money available. Get those two and Joachim Andersen in and the squad would have youth and quality on its side
 
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Sorry but £50M would not even allow us to replace Eriksen. The likes of Sessegnon or Sigurdsson would cost that alone, and are not upgrades on our current players.

I am sure Levy will see it that we already have Toby's replacement in Foyth (having already invested significantly in Sanchez). Whilst Foyth is no doubt a great prospect, he is no where near the consistency levels of a CB in his peak years.

Likewise, I fear that Levy sees Skipp (and other youth) will be seen as a replacement for Wanyama after the emergence of Winks as a home grown player.

If we lose all the players you highlight we will need significant investment in the squad this summer (£200M+) which just is not going to happen. Saying the new stadium has not affected funds available for transfer fees is absolute rubbish. How can £1B not make a hole in your shopping list for players?
According to Levy the club are currently £637m or so in debt which will get refinanced. If we do so at a healthy interest rate over a 20 year period we'd have to pay back £40m every season for 20 years. The extra 26,000 attending games will more than cover that. If the new stadium is financed over a longer period we could soon start seeing a ROI that sees revenue higher than we got when at WHL. All it would take is those extra 26000 to spend £62-£65 per game and we match our revenue we were getting at WHL as it would cover the £40m debt each season. All whilst getting a bumper stadium for our troubles.

It all depends on how the club choose to finance the deal but it has already used c£350m of its own cash on the stadium so we are at least a third of the way to paying it off before we've even entered and starting reaping the rewards of it
 

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According to Levy the club are currently £637m or so in debt which will get refinanced. If we do so at a healthy interest rate over a 20 year period we'd have to pay back £40m every season for 20 years. The extra 26,000 attending games will more than cover that. If the new stadium is financed over a longer period we could soon start seeing a ROI that sees revenue higher than we got when at WHL. All it would take is those extra 26000 to spend £62-£65 per game and we match our revenue we were getting at WHL as it would cover the £40m debt each season. All whilst getting a bumper stadium for our troubles.

It all depends on how the club choose to finance the deal but it has already used c£350m of its own cash on the stadium so we are at least a third of the way to paying it off before we've even entered and starting reaping the rewards of it
Naming rights? Sponsorships? There'll be more than just ticket sales bringing in the cash.
 
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I for one would have Jack Grealish near the top of my wanted list.

He's one of those players who you can tell has that special talent after a few minutes of watching him. Will add a lot to our team.
Indeed. I wasn't sure about signing Grealish last summer and wasn't overly fussed when it didn't come off but actually his impact on Villa has been significant when he's not in the side. He makes them tick, not unlike Eriksen for us and with the latter likely to leave it would be good to add a talented, homegrown player in the mould of Eriksen. I wouldn't necessarily expect Grealish to start league games for us right away and would like to see us go for a player like Lo Celso as well but not sure that would happen.

I personally think he's matured a lot as well. He handled the Birmingham incident superbly. Last summer must've also been hard for him as he expected to leave. He signed a new deal, no doubt purely to maximise his value at the request of the club. Villa probably won't get promoted, even if they make the playoffs as one of Leeds or Sheff Utd will drop in and likely be too strong. If that's the case then I expect us to move for him again. He'll certainly be more expensive now though than he would've been last summer and that's on Levy for taking too long about it.
 

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Naming rights? Sponsorships? There'll be more than just ticket sales bringing in the cash.
The new stadium is an absolute cash cow mate. Let's say we secure a naming rights deal for £20m a season over 20 years, giving us a £400m deal in total but choose to refinance the stadium loans across 20 years taking it from a debt of £637m up to £800m. Straight away, because we've ditched the name White Hart Lane, that one move could and should wipe 50% off of our £800m debt.

Bring that down to £400m to pay back across 20 seasons, all of a sudden our debt becomes £20m a season. That's £30 from the extra 26,000 attending each week that we'd require to cover our debt. Take into account those 26,000 will be spending substantially more than £30 each time they go to a game (ticket cost, food & drink, merchandise etc) and before you know it we are instantly making more money than we would have been at WHL, even with the debts to pay off.

As you've highlighted the Stadium sponsor would be key. If we can secure this sooner rather than later our debts spread over a realistic period won't look that bad at all. All depends on how the club wants to refinance and for how long etc but paying off £20m-£40m a season when you'll be making at least £50m-£70m more for the extra capacity and event revenue really isn't as bad as it seems.

The kick thereafter goes up a notch again after we finish paying the debts. All of a sudden there's an extra £20m available, the benefits of this new stadium comes in steps. It comes with immediate returns and long term returns
 
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