£6m gap in valuation affecting Diarra deal


Lassana Diarra - Tottenham Hotspur News

According to The Sun it appears as if a deal to sign Lassana Diarra has hit a snag.

The paper claims that Real Madrid value the French midfielder at £20million, while Spurs are willing to pay £14million.

With Wilson Palacios set to complete a £6million move to Stoke City, it could be a matter of us being one short in midfield for the start of the season.

Hopefully a deal can be reached with Madrid in the next few days.

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  1. Worth the £20 million. If we can offload Wilson, bentley and Keane then i’m sure we can raise these funds no problem. I’m confident of the deal going through.

  2. This is one deal i hope falls through we have to many midfielders and Harry is buying for buying sake. There are no guarantees your teams with better players getting beat by a team costing less and having players not has good beating you like West Brom could draw or beat Utd ?

  3. £6m for Palicios is criminal, why not just keep him? surely he is going for more than that ! O'Hara £5m Palicious £6m don't believe it.

  4. The people saying that we have too many midfielders are missing the point. If we sell Wilson (who as not been himself since the passing of his brother), then, with the injury to Sandro, we will be rather light in players who can effectively play as a defensive midfielder.

    Jenas is not the answer. Tom, although a good central midfielder has question marks around his mobility, particularly without his match fitness. Then there's Jake Livermore, an un-tested (at this level) youngster.

    This would be a good move. 20m is a bit steep, but then again Henderson went for 18m!…. We do need to shift a couple more however, who will take them off our hands though? Who in their right mind would sign Jenas? – If only Wham were still in the prem.

    • Completely disagree with you mate, Diarra is the most overrated player around. I think he is average and definatley not worth 20 mill. For me Tom is the unsung hero for us. I rate him so higly that I would start him for England. We missed him badly towards the end of last season and every time he played, our passing game was much better and remember we finished 4th when he had a full season. And no problem with his fitness.

      Tom and Modric in mid until sandro is fit, then tom and sandro in mid (sandro holding) bale and lennon on the flanks and modoric playing behind the striker. We just need to buy a Big striker who can hold the ball and also get us 20 goals. Maybe someone like Llorente. We need to spend 20 mill on a striker, not a sh..t overrated player and waste money like we always do (Bently,Rebrov,Bent). Although every striker who doesn't do well for us seems to do well elswhere (Bent,Zamora,Kanuote, Defeo). Anyhow I don't want Diarra.

      • I agree with everything you said about Tom.
        I agree that 20m is too much to pay for a defensive midfielder, particularly as this isn't our priority.

        However, an upgrade on what we currently have in defensive midfield where we are currently short would not be the worst thing in the world. I completely share your high rating of Tom, however, at the moment there ARE questionmarks surrounding his fitness and he is NOT currently the player he was before the injury. I'm not saying get rid, or that when he's fit he shouldn't be in the team, merely that a fully functioning defensive midfielder where we are light at present, isn't the worst thing.

        I think Diarra is probably more mental than overrated.

  5. Palacios started at £14m with PSG, then it dropped to £12m then it dropped to £10m and then £8m. Today it's £6m…what next journos ?!? 25p and a packet of Hula Hoops ? Mugs….

  6. …. well said by acton yid , utter BS taht we'll be selling placios for £6mil, its daniel levy we talkin abt, do u really think that we'll accet a loss of £8mil !! wake up chump ….


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