- Aug 31, 2012
Why cant we just go get Brahim from Malaga, i know Barca want him but im sure they would rather sell to us.
He's not though is he? End of youth contract I believe.http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/8985247/
Sky Sports understands Tottenham Hotspur are no longer interested in signing Dinamo Zagreb teenager Alen Halilovic.
Speculation has claimed that Spurs are closing in on the capture of the 17-year-old, who has already made three appearances for Croatia.
Spurs were interested in Halilovic during the summer after being linked with a double swoop for the midfielder and his former team-mate Tin Jedvaj.
Defender Jedvaj ultimately joined Serie A leaders Roma and it is understood that Spurs are not planning a fresh attempt to sign Halilovic.
The youngster, who has been compared to former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric, is out of contract at Dinamo at the end of the season and would reportedly cost £12million.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas significantly strengthened his midfield options during the transfer window after signing the likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli.
Villas-Boas has also seen Brazilian midfielder Sandro return to fitness and Andros Townsend emerge as a first-team regular following the winger's impressive loan spell at Queens Park Rangers last season.
Munich signed Halilovic
I'm not denying for a moment that the kid has talent, but for a team in our position, could this money not be better spent elsewhere? What about Eriksen? Townsend? Lamela? Lennon?And that's why you're not a football scout
Its not unreasonable but that will be bloody hard too, Chelsea, arsenal and both the Manc clubs have been linked with him as well.It's not unreasonable to think we could probably get Bakkali for less than what's being mooted for Halilovic. I think Bakkali is the next big thing and he looks like the type of player who could transition into the EPL quickly given his fire hydrant frame. For me, I'd much rather have Bakkali than Halilovic, especially when you take into account the "other stuff (i.e. Sejad). I really hope we turn our attention. though.