So we have gone from buying young English players for the future, to searching far and wide for the next Messi or Ronaldo, or dare I say it Bale!!! Last season saw us say goodbye to our beloved welsh wizard and spend money on at the time seemed a sound investment. Now lets not kid ourselves, they are investments. Levy see’s signings as sound investments with the potential of selling at a greater value. However, if we were to become successful enough to keep players like Bale, Modric, Berbatov, Carrick do you really think they would of left. Now what is so wrong with letting your best players go, as long as you make the right signings after to make your team overall better.
For me why haven’t we signed players playing well in the premiership. Bar from Dempsey and Sigurdsson we haven’t really exploited this option. We see players like Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, Fabian Delph, Ron Vlaar, Clyne, Distan, Jagielka signed for next to nothing and become solid players in the premiership. Now I see Paulinho, Sandro, Capoue, Rose, Walker, Dawson, Chadli as all solid players as well. Now tell me the price difference in all of them. We are being linked with Lovren and Moreno for centre backs next season. Why arn’t we going for Ashley Williams at £4m? I honestly think as fans we want to see the club spend lots of money on players we hardly no and have seen. Players like Lamela are great to sign, but when they don’t perform we still back them, and for what, because he cost lots of money so he must be good? I agree he has great potential but £30m is to much! For instance, Ben Arfa at £5m or Depay for £17m, you decide and most people would say Depay but why? We all know Ben Arfa has great potential bar from being injury prone but what is £5m to £17m on someone who has a risk to flop?
Now, if we were to spend lots of money on players like we did last season and like we are this season according to reports why should we buy abroad. Paulinho for £17m or De Guzman on loan or permanently for under £10m max. This season the premiership has many potential buys for us that could allow us to buy 6/7 signings without taken time to allow them to bed in. Players like Ashley Williams, Bony, Davies, Taylor and De Guzman are possibilities at Swansea that could benefit us. Rather than look abroad and possibly risk spending money on potential flops. Signing these players allow us to potentially spend more on departments more needed. Spending £4m on Williams instead of £15m on Lovren allows us then to spend £20m on Lukaku or Bony. £7m on Davies rather than £15+m on Blind or Coentrao.
At the end of the day these are merely suggestions and not people I think we should buy. I just don’t seem to understand why we don’t look into the premiership more. I am like every other fan, I love spending big on players, but they will eventually be sold on at a profit once we have made them a better player and if they don’t become better we take a loss on them when it comes to selling. I want trophies, we deserve trophies for the pain and anguish of supporting Tottenham, we all go on about ‘ that’s Spursy’ ‘same old Tottenham.’ We should go for players proven in the premiership with experience if we do wan to win trophies and build a foundation to then allow us to buy the occasional rising star. But then again that isn’t attractive and the Tottenham way……. Perhaps its time for change.
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