Report: The man surrounding Spygate recommended Batshuayi to Poch

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Dom Le Roy

It was reported by the Evening Standard that Tottenham made a last ditch attempt to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea on deadline day this January, after the striker returned from a loan period.

The proposed move would have been a short term loan deal, however, Chelsea were asking Spurs to pay an enormous fee for the privilege.

Come the end of the window, Batshuayi signed for Crystal Palace instead, with the loan lasting until the end of the season.

Spurs could have done with some strike reinforcements after the injuries to both Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but Levy was clearly not keen on being held to ransom by the Blues.

However, perhaps the weirdest twist in the story today, Belgian Website DH claim that Pochettino received a personal recommendation for Batshuayi from none other than Mr Spygate himself, Marcelo Bielsa.

Perhaps he had some good insider tips from Chelsea training sessions.


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  1. Come on guys. You can do better than this. We were after Batshuayi the summer he went to Chelsea. We were linked with him so many times. Marseille were in financial trouble at the time and like Grealish we thought we could get him on the cheap. Then their new owner took over and Chelsea came in at the last minute, paid £32m and we missed out. I think this was in part the reason Paul Mitchell left us. He was coming up with targets and we weren’t buying them or offering enough money. Like the Chief Scout now, he must wonder what he is doing there. Two windows of not buying anybody. Making his job totally pointless. So it is rubbish to say we are just looking at him now. Mitchell and Pochettino were fans of him 2 years ago and as usual we wouldn’t pay the money. He hasn’t worked out there, but I think if his first touch was a bit better, he could be a really good player. He always does OK for Belgium when he plays.


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