Spurs next season

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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    So who all think that they're gonna lose Modric and Bale for next season?

    Bale has already said that he's gonna move if they don't qualify for CL Next season. I think they'll get like 70m for both of them.
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    Bale will stay for one more season. Modric will kick up a fuss and leave
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    They also have a problem with Adebayor I think... unless he agrees to take a massive pay cut.
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    Modric will move. Bale will stay for one more season I think. We won't be able to sign Adebayor.

    We'll buy Glenn Whelan and Carlton Cole.
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    Do Spurs have enough money, or do they need to sell players this summer?
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    Yeah I agree. Who do you think he will go to? Chelsea will possibly be in for him again, but I don't think they need him now that they Mata in the middle. Barca obviously don't, niether do Madrid really as Alonso/Modric would be too lightweight defensively. So Italy maybe?
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    africanspur Full Member

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    We have the potential to splash out a big transfer fee without selling, though we've seemingly been saving money for the stadium recently. We do have a lot of shit in the squad (and some not in even in it) which needs to be moved on.

    Its the wages that is the problem though, we can't offer anywhere near the same level as the two Manchesters, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool.
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    Modric please but for less than or around 30 mil.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    You're heavily linked to Remy and Vertonghen?
    Happy with these players?
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    Modric plays in a completely different position to Mata though, which is the problem. He's very much a deep lying playmaker and, unlike Mata, can play in a 2 man cm in the premier league. I have a feeling we'll get shafted by Chelsea and Modric again. He'll say he wants to stay in Chelsea, Levy may not want our summer ruined again by twatish players (See Berbatov, Keane) and we may have to sell him off early for a lower price than we would otherwise get.

    Or perhaps, considering that he still has so long on his contract, Levy will play hardball again and refuse his move. Unlikely though.

    I'd certainly prefer it if he was sold abroad, especially Italy.
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    Modric will go. He'll make it clear and the offers will pour in.

    Bale could be convinced to stay because he's still very young. I reckon it will drag on a fair bit but in the end it depends on how big the bids are.
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    Haven't seen that much of Remy tbh, or Leandro Damio who we're also following closely so can't comment too much on them. Others have said they're very impressed with Damio but the opinions on Remy seem to be a bit more mixed, does anyone here watch Ligue 1 (Koroux?)

    I'd be very very happy with Vertonghen, very impressed with him. A cb pool of Kaboul Vertonghen, Caulker and Dawson would be very good imo.
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    After being linked heavily with Chelsea it seems inevitable that he won't be going anywhere else. Probably looking at 40 million 150k a week.

    I think we'll see heavy investment in Chelsea this year.
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    Yeah I know they play a different position and could play together, but I'm still unsure that they need him. They already have a creative outlet in the middle with Mata, so why the need to spent £35million on another one. Even though Modric will play deeper, I'm not sure that he is necessary at that cost. If Chelsea spent the money on improving the wings then I think a solid two behind Mata would suit them more than another playmaker.

    If they have two good wingers, Mata at the tip of the three, then a striker, I don't see how Modric is necessary. It would be better in my opinion to stick with two defensively solid players behind Mata, like Mikel and Ramires, and spent their transfer budget elsewhere. The reason I think they were after Modric last season is that AVB wanted to play Mata left wing, so there was a creative space in the middle three. Now that's been filled I'm not sure that they will be in for him this season, but who knows.
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    It seems like Abrahmovich is back to just buying players himself now with the purchase of Marin so probably comes down to whether it was AVB or Abrahmovich pushing for the purchase last summer.
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    Bale already said in an interview that if spurs fail to qualify for cl he d consider leaving. I think he will and harry wont mind....he ll have more cash to play with
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Kouroux's a Marseille fan so he can tell you all about him but I really like Remy, certainly one of the best forwards in Ligue Un and the talent's unquestionable. I'd question where exactly he fits in for Spurs though, because I don't see him as being suited to take up the target man role you've played with - Adebayor, Crouch and to a lesser extent Berbatov - so well in the past few years. He's played out wide a lot for club and country and as far as I can tell that's mainly because he's unsuited to playing as the single centre forward as it is. I think he'd flourish in a two-man attack more than he's done in his role at Marseille but is it really likely to see you bring in another forward to play alongside him. Defoe and Remy wouldn't be too bad I suppose.
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    africanspur Full Member

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    We'll have to discuss what's best for myself= give me more money.

    Bale is still young. Nothing he does next season will decrease his draw for bigger teams so he won't leave imo. He gains nothing at the moment from moving and possibly having to sit on the bench.

    I think Redknapp would very much mind, as Bale is one of the best wingers in the league and maybe our most recognisable player worldwide. Knowing us, we'd probably sell him and buy Matt Jarvis.

    Its almost always better to have the player and add to the squad than it is to sell the player.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Defoe and anybody is shit.
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    Interesting. There's a chance Defoe could move on this summer as well so we may have to buy 3 new strikers this summer.
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    Poor spurs, really feel for them.

    I'm guessing modric will goto Chelsea, they need to rebuild. I can't see anyone coming for bale yet, who has the money too?
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    Remy is a good player, very good in the air but he is also very injury prone.He isn't the player he could have been (close to Benzema) because of mainly injuries and playing for a very defensive negative team.He could blossom in the PL just like Cabaye has so far for instance.
    He's still young and his room for improvement is big.
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    I could see Bale being sold to City and Modric to Chelsea in order to fund squad depth spread buying for Harry.
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    Modric may hand in a transfer request. I can't see Adebayor staying but keeping hold of Bale is key. They will probably sign Owen as he wouldn't cost that much.

    Harsh on Spurs given the football they served up at the start of the season.
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    I genuinely think we might make the move for Modric now.

    I just can't see who else needs him.

    Man City: Definitely not. Might not stop them if we go for him though.

    Arsenal: No way he will end up here even if they needed him.

    Chelsea: Mata, Ramieres, Merieles, Romeu, Mikel and Lampard all playing in midfield.

    Barca: No way they need him.

    Madrid: Possible I suppose but I haven't heard any noises.

    Milan: An option but I'm not sure he'd be interested in Italy.

    Which leaves United who he'd fit into perfectly and cost what? £30m? No Champions League football and he's already tried to move for two summers now. Levy can only hold on to him for so long surely?
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Bale is the only one of those three that will stay and he's easily the least important to them.
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    Wasn't Bale heavily linked with Barcelona a few weeks back or was that all bullshit?

    I reckon Modric will be tapped up by Chelsea again, but Spurs actually have a pretty decent record for buying players with potential and helping them develop it (Bale, Modric, Berbatov, Carrick). I wouldn't be surprised if they replaced those two with cheaper youngsters who they then sold on for £30+ in four years!
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    30 quid in 4 years? Bargain!
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    Think it'll now be an interesting summer at spurs. An potential targets may have to be re evaluated because of the lack of champions league football. I can't see them now keeping their big players, as last year is was a case of giving them one more year. As a prediction bale to city and modric to chelsea or abroad. Can't see adebayor staying either it was touch and go with wages before the lack of champions league football.
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    I'd take Adebayor back.
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    Can't see City being able to sell Adebayor on those wages. He'll go out on loan again.
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    i think Modric will end up at Chelsea - he expressed a desire to join them last summer and he would walk straight into their midfield

    I can seriously see Bale moving abroad to Madrid/Barca - i think in the past he's talked about moving abroad

    Bale to city? he'd play leftback most likely and although he's obviously fantastic going forward he was poor as left back for Spurs in the past

    I think he would be ideal as left back for Barca where you don't do a lot of defending
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    From memory haven't City said they won't subsidise players' wages if they leave on permanent deals? I can't see them sticking to that once they realise no one wants old tat like Wayne Bridge.
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    as far as Adebayor - i wonder are spurs thinking is he worth it

    good first half of the season but if i'm not mistaken he didn't do much in the second half did he??

    you could do a lot better with 100k a week

    Berbatov back to spurs? probably not but he would be a good signing for most sides
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    I very much suspect that after last summer, where he thought he had a gentleman's agreement with Levy (and Spurs) that failure to be in the CL would mean he could leave - I suspect he got this firmed up properly and he will be allowed to leave if a certain price is met.
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    Adebayor was 4th in the league in goals.

    1 Robin Van Persie Arsenal 30
    2 Wayne Rooney Manchester United 27
    3 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23
    4 Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham Hotspur 17
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    Modric I think will move to either Man Utd, Chelsea, or Real Madrid. United will be on the lookout for a true class central midfield player, and he clearly fits it. Chelsea will probably have a major clear-out so if there needs to be room for Modric, there will. Real Madrid would probably sell Kaka and maybe buy Modric instead. All possibilities and for me, probably the only possibilities.

    Bale, I'm not to sure if he'd move and I'm not sure where he would go either.

    Adebayor, I can see Manchester City being tight arses and not letting him sign for Spurs permanently even if he agrees to take a pay-cut. I don't know if City would even want to keep him though. It's possible if they get rid of Tevez and Balotelli (and maybe even Dzeko to be honest). But surely he'd know that he'll be on the bench more often than not. So it depends if he'd rather take the pay-cut and move or sit on the bench for millions.

    If they lose all three of those players, it'll be incredibly difficult to see where they can find replacements even if they have upwards of £50million to spend this Summer. The case would be worsened even further if this Modric transfer turns into a saga and they end up with not enough time to replace him.

    Could you see Berbatov sneaking back into the Spurs squad? Or do you think Spurs could afford to try and pinch someone like Cisse off Newcastle? They'd need another wide player too (if Bale went along with the other two).

    It'll be interesting to see how everything unfolds.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    And 4th in assists. He'll never hit the same heights he did in 07/08 but this is the best season he's had since then, and more importantly the most settled he's looked...there'll always be complaints about his mindset and he'll frustrate fans but there's very few players Spurs could get that would be an improvement on him.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    He's probably been Spurs' best player this season with Modric a bit indifferent. His only poor spell corresponded with the news that a contract with Spurs was unlikely unless he took a massive pay cut.
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    Keep Bale, sell Modric to Chelsea for 30-40m. Then maybe Redknapp will revitalise that defence some time before the next ice age.

    Who is realistically going to be in for Bale, just City? Levy if he is of a mind to is more than capable fo teling them where to go.

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