Transfers, ITK’s and a long summer of talk

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Dom Le Roy

If you believed every newspaper or online transfer rumour surrounding Tottenham Hotspur since the end of the season, we’d probably have a squad of nearly a hundred players!

As a Spurs website, it’s our ‘duty’ to cover the latest transfer gossip surrounding our beloved club.  If you believe what the Daily Express have to say, Tottenham have contacted Liverpool about the possibility of signing central defender Mamadou Sakho.

Actually, it turns out that the Express are second-hand reporting this from another Spurs blog who claim an ‘ITK’ has informed them of Tottenham’s interest.

The transfer silly season can be frustrating for Spurs fans.  Surely next we’ll be seeing us revive our interest in Rivaldo, Shevchenko, Leandro Damião or Zinedine Zidane!  

There’s no doubt that we need to strengthen our squad during the off season.  Notably in my opinion we need another forward who can pitch in with between 10-15 goals a season, another creative midfielder and a right-back should Walker depart for moneybags Manchester City.

Almost as important is the fact that we need keep the nucleus of our squad intact.  So far, it only appears that only one of our established first-teamers will depart in the form of Walker.  In many seasons gone by, we’ve seen the likes of Madrid, Bale, Carrick, Berbatov and Van der Vaart depart making us wonder what could have been if we could have retained our star players.  Granted, we are now a different animal under the tutelage of the magician, Mauricio Pochettino.

If we’re to compete better in the Champions League and make a push for the title we need plenty of strength and depth in all positions.  It will be a busy summer of transfer speculation, but let’s not take every ‘ITK’ post as if it is gospel.



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  1. The player we should really pull out all the stops for is Veltman from Ajax. Would replace Walker and cover Toby letting Dier move into DM. If Walker goes to City we should demand Iheanacho as part of the deal.


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