Rumour Mill: Deal Agreed For Silva?

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Dom Le Roy

According to Jornal Noticias, a deal in principle has been agreed between Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of club captain Adrien Silva.

Spurs have been linked with the reliable midfielder for a few weeks now and after having a £17 million bid for Silva’s services rejected by Sporting, Tottenham had appeared to cool their interest.

Despite this, following the conclusion of the Confederations Cup in Russia, it was reported that Spurs had made a second bid for the 28 year old, which Jornal Noticias suggests has been accepted.

Reportedly, Spurs were warned Silva would cost some £26 million, however Tottenham’s latest bid apparently included just £21 million in up-front payments, with an extra £4 million figure in add-ons.

Additionally, Jornal Noticias claims Silva has also agreed personal terms with the North-London club, meaning the deal could be tied up within a matter of days.

Personally, I feel as though this transfer would offer us some much needed depth and experience in the most crucial area of the pitch, the midfielder.

Silva and Dembele could really run the show on European nights, not forgetting Wanyama either. That’d save Dier and Winks for domestic matches to find their feet.

But above all else, Silva is a winner. He has the trophy lifting know-how, having recently won the European Championship with Portugal in 2016. Imagine how much our team could learn from Adrien Silva.

I just hope this deal doesn’t mean Dier is being permanently pushed back into defence. But what do you think?


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  1. I think it may mean one of two things Dier is being pushed out, as why push him permanent back tlinto defence whilst also apparently being in the marker for Gibson and Mawson. Appreciate Wimmer looks like he’s on his way out but looks suspicious to me, as if Dier may be leaving for United.

    Alternatively Dembele may be being sold, we all know he’s got his injury issues and Poch may feel he can’t rely on him fully anymore. Silva comes in as an immediate replacement and Barkley/Winks as his long term replacement.
    I may be wrong in my thinking but food for thought.
    Personally I think in the years to come Winks and Onomah (playing as DM) could form a solid partnership for yrs to come.

  2. You have mentioned the plus points, with which I agree. On the minus side, he is older than would be expected for Poch to buy, so it gives some cause to doubt the rumour. For me, that area is not the priority. We have two players that cost around £60 million between them who need to be replaced, plus Janssen. I know I have been told I am crazy but I would like to give Walker a go further up field with Trippier at RB behind him. If not, I really think we need a player with speed and delivery on that side. I don’t want to get into another Lamela debate, but he is not that player (for me) and neither is Sissoko. I do not know who is the right player for us in that spot.

    Janssen has not made the grade. Son is really good when he is really good. He is not so good when he isn’t :>) I’d be happy to get Josh King in.

  3. it is a squad game, we are paper thin beyond the first team. Plus this bloke would be a replacement for Sissoko


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