Hello fellow Spurs fans! It’s another Wednesday and it’s time for another edition of Buy or Sell: Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumours. I will try to give you my opinions about the latest Spurs rumours. I am going to either ‘buy’ the rumour or ‘sell’ it depending on its possibility and legitimacy. So without further ado, let’s get to it.
1) Buy: Yevhen Konoplyanka
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk president Igor Kolomoisky prefers selling Yevhen Konoplyanka to Tottenham Hotspur than Liverpool, claims Hannah Duncan at the Metro. Tottenham will probably look to spend quite a lot this summer to turn this bad season into a good one next year. Konoplyanka could be one of the new pieces that could help out Spurs with his pace and creativity that he showed this season. He was really effective against Tottenham in the Europa League and he almost made a move to Liverpool over the January transfer window. I think this could be a good move if Levy can buy him for a good price and he will be a good alternative in the wings, maybe even a starter. However, this could mean that Chadli could lose his place for good and some of the players could ask for a move out to avoid competition for places.
This would a good move for Konoplyanka himself as he would definitely like to show himself at a bigger stage with a team like Tottenham. This move has a high possibility to happen but it will depend on the managerial situation of the Spurs as well.
2) Sell: Loic Remy
Tottenham Hotspur are in the running to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers, claims Matthew Nash of Metro.
Remy has scored 13 Premier League goals on loan at Newcastle United this season, but whether or not he will extend his loan to a permanent transfer remains uncertain, says Mark Douglas of The Journal.
Remy is a talented goal scorer and he could really help out Spurs’ goal scoring problems but because Spurs will likely to play with one striker again next season, Remy’s arrival will mean more bench time for Soldado and increase the possibility of him turning into next Sergei Rebrov. Soldado is a quality player and Tottenham should not give up on him this easily and maybe a manager change will wake up the Spaniard next season. I think Daniel Levy will agree with me and give Soldado another season to prove himself before pressing the panic button and splashing the cash for another striker.
The price of the Frenchman will force Levy’s hand anyways as Remy is playing for Newcastle on loan because QPR put a huge price tag on him. They will likely ask the same kind of money from Tottenham and Levy will be smart to keep the money in his pocket this summer.
3) Sell: Tim Sherwood
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has pleaded for patience as speculation mounts over his long-term future at the club.
“Liverpool took a step back to move forwards,” Sherwood said, per BBC Sport. “Whether they [Spurs management] want me to be the person to do it remains to be seen.”
I just see no way back for Sherwood at this point. He did not impress in his time with this Spurs team that sacked AVB because he lost the big games. He lost all the big games he played and got thrashed by Manchester City and Chelsea. He also lost the North London derby at White Hart Lane and his numbers show that he has been worse than AVB. His Tottenham scored fewer goals, conceded more and the Englishman’s win average is lower than his Portuguese counterpart.
I think Tottenham needs a world class manager sooner than later to bring this squad back to life and earn a Champions League spot next season. Tim Sherwood is just not fit for this huge demand.
4) Sell: Tim Krul
If Tottenham Hotspur sell Hugo Lloris in the summer transfer window, Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul will be targeted as his successor, per The Sun.
Krul has started the season so well, and had some memorable games, especially against Tottenham but he has not been in his top form since as he conceded some questionable goals and he wasn’t as assuring at the back as he was before. I still think he has the quality to be a good keeper in the Premier League but nowhere near the quality that Lloris has and he will not be the perfect replacement for the French national team captain. Tottenham should hold onto Lloris as tight as possible because if he leaves, he will leave a huge gap in this Spurs squad that struggled to find quality when needed this season.
I also don’t think Newcastle will let Krul go so easily after the mistake they made by letting Cabaye go without buying a worthy replacement. That will drive the price tag higher and make it a tough deal to close for Daniel Levy.
And there you have it. Those were the week’s latest rumours. See you on another edition of Buy or Sell next Wednesday.
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