Idle Transfer Chat?

Morning All

After a tumultuous weekend where nothing really happened, we turn to some transfer chat and a story that seems to be gaining some traction is our pursuit of Justin Kluivert of Ajax.

Apparently, we’ve bid €25m for the ‘promising youngster/wünderkid/unproven disaster-in-waiting’ but the club are holding out for more like €30m.

If true, this could be the first test of the “Brave New Transfer Policy™️” that Poch and Daniel might or might not have firmly agreed on a couple of weeks back when the manager signed his new 5 year deal.

Even at the asking price (not gonna happen), DL could see this as at least €10m saved on last season’s supposed targets Zaha & Malcom…..and Kluivert Jr certainly ticks lots of boxes for both Chairman and Manager.

The inevitable YouTube highlights showreel exhibit a player who likes to run with the ball (apparently with his head up, which is nice), doesn’t mind getting clogged by some big defenders and can deliver a useful cross. 10 goals and 5 assists last year could translate to a PL puff of smoke or an erupting volcano. We shall see, maybe.

So what do you reckon? Is Kluivert to NWHL a done deal or are the press schmoking too much schkunk?

And if not this Dutch Master, then who is going to fill the ample boots, and shirt, of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou??

Here’s the admittedly rather padded out Amazing Skillz vid in question:

Author: Flat Oeuf

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  • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 6:46 am

    Firstly, is he worth 30 mil eur? 😉 I don’t know a great deal about the lad but the fee equates to around 26 mil gbp. Looks decent on ewetoob, still smacks a little of punt (if there’s any truth in this). I’d rather see us signing 3 top quality players at around 50 mil each, supplemented with a couple of cheapies.

    • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 7:51 am

      ‘What’s a player worth?’ is an interesting question. The market says it’s what someone will pay. Was Dele worth £5m at the time? One thing DL doesn’t do much is lose money on players. It depends how well he beds in. I’d rather we spend the most of whatever budget we have this summer in CM, if Mousa’s off.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 8:10 am

    My ITK has it that he’s already agreed personal terms with Roma and just the fee to be agreed. A kid with promise but the memory of Janssen still a bit too fresh for me so can’t say I’m really excited. On tother hand some big clubs apparently interested so maybe he’s worth a punt for £25m. I dunno.

    • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 8:57 am

      He looks an awful lot like Moura as well…not that we couldn’t do with another pacy option in AM, to counterbalance what Dele, Eriksen and Lamela give us. Son, Moura plus A.N. Other to provide pace/width/another point of attack makes sense.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:37 am

        I think we need a CM unless Eriksen can play that Modric role, but if he did then the DM has to be brilliant and Im not sure we have any.I prefer Dembele to Dier or Wanyama in that role but he is not guaranteed 100%

  • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 9:16 am

    I really don’t know much about him other than the fact he was quick to publicly bad-mouth his current club after his agent apparently told him they were trying to sell him (to us, ironically) without informing him first.

    Whilst I strongly suspect it was nothing more than a tentative enquiry on our behalf which got blown out of all proportion, young Kluivert didn’t impress me at all with the way he dealt with the situation.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:24 am

      ,Whilst I strongly suspect it was nothing more than a tentative enquiry on our behalf which got blown out of all proportion’

      Maybe the whole thing was out of proportion

  • 61SpursNut 04/06/2018 at 9:17 am

    Colour me impressed … with the padding. The kid can run really fast, so sign him up but don’t let him take penalties.

  • Caspurs 04/06/2018 at 9:24 am

    Poch hasn’t used wingers (unless inverted) since he arrived, so is this rumour legit? As Oeuf says, he appears to play with his head up (which is nice), tries to pick out teammates (makes a change), and seems able to provide a variety of crosses (would you Adam and Eve it!).
    Is this the type of player we need? I’m not sure, so what positions do we need to upgrade? Personally If I were Poch, I would look at the wingback positions, with the aim of replicating, sorry, improving upon the Rose Walker axis, which gave us pace, width, and the ability to recover defensively.

  • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 10:15 am

    Anyone but this bloke, frankly:

    I’ve never understood what anyone sees in him. Stoke’s about his level.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 10:30 am

      My thoughts fazakerley, zelfish and not a team player. No thabk you.

    • Sexy Beast 04/06/2018 at 10:41 am

      Not a chance that he comes to us, far to lazy when he loses possession 👎

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:17 am

      Dont like Shakiri. He has energy and effort but I think is pretty mediocre.He is full of himself but not that great. I agree Taff

      • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 12:03 pm

        I’m not into her music, but other than that it’s very difficult to find fault.
        I especially like her singing “wanna try everything”, the thought alone sends a shiver down to my nether region.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:04 pm

          Unlike Lamela she doesnt have a problem with her hips.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:05 pm

          Its a good choice FoF.Me too get palpitations when I see that woman

        • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 12:15 pm

          I can honestly say I haven’t so much as the faintest idea what she even looks like, let alone what she sounds like.

  • Anonymous 04/06/2018 at 10:28 am

    My ITK has it that he’s already agreed personal terms with Roma and just the fee to be agreed. A kid with promise but the memory of Janssen still a bit too fresh for me so can’t say I’m really excited. On tother hand some big clubs apparently interested so maybe he’s worth a punt for £25m. I dunno.

    Monchi strikes again!
    Morning chaps and chapesses 😊

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 10:31 am

      Guten morgen.

  • Sexy Beast 04/06/2018 at 10:30 am

    That me 😊

    • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 12:03 pm

      Who, you?

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:09 am

    The kids great. A player with that pace and skill can learn more. He is a fantastic player. These clips only show those attributes so we dont know where he will be in the big leagues but I thnk he will have no trouble getting to the top.
    We really dont ned him now but would be a great buy. We need a CM. Welcome Sexy.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:21 am

    Id like to see Eriksen develop into a Modric type,out on a little muscle to withstand a little heat and control the same way Modric does. Moura I love to see him develop more into what Eriksen does now and have the added bonus of pace. He definately has ball control and talent and understands space

    • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 12:04 pm

      I’d like to see Eriksen sign a new contract.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:06 pm

        He will Im sure. As long as Poch is with us and there is belief they dont seem to be running anywhere

      • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 12:17 pm

        He’s not signed a new contract yet ’cause he’s so obviously Barcelona-bound.

        The sooner you accept the inevitability of it the easier it will be to deal with .

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:22 am

    Get a top quality CM and another Back and CB and we are good

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 11:26 am

      Mornin Ron, up early?

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 11:31 am

        Its 6.30 am now Andy!
        really try to be up at 6 but often these days its 5 and change.
        And you Andy hows it going?
        I was going to the club to do a bit of exercize but will go later instead. Its the not arf ritis

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 11:54 am

          Used to get up at 6am when I was working. Now it’s usually about 7 – 7.30,can’t sleep in like I used to when I was younger. Must be an older age thing. Grey day in old London Town today but we’ve had some decent weather lately so not complaining.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:01 pm

            Yes yesterday we had rain but it was ok (reminds me of home) and had some cracking weather in May and hopefully will be a nice summer..last winter was very cold and icy but was an El Nino year so next winter should be better.Its not as bad here as just 100 miles away in Buffalo NY where they get tons of sno..but not thinking about that now. People bloom here when the weather changes to spring after running inside their homes during winter

            • Caspurs 04/06/2018 at 12:04 pm

              “so next winter should be better”
              So only -20º then Ron, woohoo!

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:10 pm

                We dont usually get snow like other places up norf. When I first came years ago we did but its gotten much better.Occasionally we get a bad winter and last winter was really cold and icy. Weather patterns are changing (shut up Sexy!) and the axis of Washington,New York and Boston seem to get more than they ever did as the weather moves more east and south east of us

          • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 12:05 pm

            Used to get up when I felt like it until I got this stupid puppy.


            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 04/06/2018 at 12:11 pm

              I dont want to hear any more dogma

  • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 12:21 pm

    Should Spurs sign a relatively unknown yoot for 30 millions of money?

    Now that is a question deserving of deep rumination and seriously considered contemplation …

    It’s a ‘no’ from me. And it’s a ‘no’ to the fat lad from stoke (Not Robbie Williams, although it’d be a ‘no’ to him ‘n’all).

  • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 12:29 pm

    Jay Rodriguez anyone?

    I know the experienced back-up striker plan didn’t work out too well last time (Llorente), but Rodriguez is Premier League ready, has worked with Pochettino before, wouldn’t command either a large transfer fee or big wages and (presumably) wouldn’t mind playing second fiddle to Kane.

    Let’s face it, we’re either looking for an old-hand or a young pup as I doubt there’s an established striker out there who’d join us knowing he’d be spending most of his time on the bench. Rodriguez is as good a shout as any in my book.

    • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 12:32 pm

      Just seen he’s 5/2 on to join Burnley.

    • Anonymous 04/06/2018 at 12:34 pm

      Im not too concerned about strikers Taff. Anyone will do.
      Sons as good as any when Kanes not playing.
      I actually liked us when we didnt have a striker there was much more fluidity.

      • ronwol196061 04/06/2018 at 1:09 pm

        Thats me

    • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 12:44 pm

      Oh, the sons of the Prophet are hardy and grim
      And quite unaccustomed to fear
      But none were so reckless of life or of limb
      As Abdul Kadir Omur.
      When they wanted a man to encourage the van
      Or to harass the foe in the rear
      Or to take a redoubt they would always send out
      For Abdul Kadir Omur.

      • ronwol196061 04/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

        Tennis anyone?

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 12:43 pm

    Just heard ont wireless that Palace are in danger of being taken into public ownership as they haven’t published their 2016/17 accounts yet. Apparently have another 2 months before the chop. Another well run club.

    • Caspurs 04/06/2018 at 1:00 pm

      I can’t find any news referring to that. The term public ownership seems an odd one to use, surely they would go in to administration, then receivership? How do you get taken in to public ownership? Non payment of taxes?

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 1:40 pm

        Heard it from a respected sauce on Talksport and he announced it as an exclusive. Might be on news later. Accounts apparently should have been published 14 months ago.

    • ronwol196061 04/06/2018 at 1:11 pm


  • ronwol196061 04/06/2018 at 1:12 pm

    Levys Tottenham
    Last Man Standing

    • Sexy Beast 04/06/2018 at 1:21 pm

      El ninho? Who does he play for?
      Sounds like a cracking player! 😂

  • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 1:35 pm

    So the boffins at the CIES Football Observatory have reported their findings on the 100 most expensive footballers in the world.
    One of our own sits right at the top, 201.2mil Euros.
    Dele in 6th, 171mil Euros.
    Eriksen 20th, 106.2mil Euros, Dier 34th 91.8mil, Davinson 38th 90.5mil, Son 39th 90.2mil.

    So just those 6 players are supposedly worth about half a bil in English pounds.

    How much do you reckon they cost us? Around £86.5mil.

    God damn you Levy.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 1:41 pm

      Yeah, yeah, yeah, but, but, but what have we won eh……..

      • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 1:43 pm

        We’ve won The Worlds Most Expensive Player According To The Boffins At The CIES Football Observatory Trophy. You know, the one we used to dream about as kids?

    • Sexy Beast 04/06/2018 at 1:47 pm

      Don’t mention that on the “other” blog, you’ll get a month of solitary confinement 😂

      • Anonymous 04/06/2018 at 1:49 pm

        Sounds bloody wonderful. I cherish time alone with my thoughts, sometimes I even “fake poo” to get half an hour in a room with a lock on the door.

        • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 1:59 pm

          You know I said that I don’t lose my deets on refresh across all my devices? Well…..

          • Caspurs 04/06/2018 at 2:12 pm

            That didn’t last long then. : (

        • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 3:24 pm

          Fake Poos

    • Ronwol196061 04/06/2018 at 6:09 pm

      Net spend net spend net spend…

      Its Net Value!!!

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 04/06/2018 at 6:11 pm

        That strikes a net cord.

  • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 2:41 pm

    Fakinada! This redirect/refresh glitch is twisting my melon, man: call the cops!

    • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 3:23 pm

      Happening to me on some devices, not on others. ‘Kin windup.

  • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 2:43 pm

    Ivor nice idea for a bleoug which I will write and post at t’week end when I’m out of these woods.

    • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 3:22 pm

      I’ll look forward to that, Little Red Riding Hood.

  • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 4:11 pm

    How strong must Germany’s World Cup squad be if Leroy Sane can’t even get into it?


    • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 4:14 pm

      Dunno, how strong must Germany’s World Cup squad be if Leroy Sane can’t even get into it?

      • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 4:16 pm


      • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 4:16 pm

        Stronger than Geoff Capes?

        • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 4:18 pm

          Think I’m stronger than Geoff these days.

          • Flat Oeuf 04/06/2018 at 4:19 pm

            Not stronger than his speedos. They must be industrial.

            • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

              Un. Necessary. Images.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 4:24 pm

                Who knew he was a spur?

      • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 4:16 pm

        If he can’t get in it, it must be strong. How strong, I couldn’t say.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 4:19 pm

          Without knowing the actual strength of Leroy Sane, there’s no way of knowing.

          • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

            I’ll grab my strengthometer. We’ll soon sort this conundrum.

    • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 4:18 pm

      Fakinel. Everyone’s a critic…

      • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 4:22 pm

        Billythekid posed the same question over the road…

        • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 4:25 pm

          Did everyone take the piss out of him as well?

          • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 4:29 pm

            Tell me you’re not laughing?!

    • JonSpur 04/06/2018 at 4:21 pm


      Sounds bloody wonderful. I cherish time alone with my thoughts, sometimes I even “fake poo” to get half an hour in a room with a lock on the door.

      Half an hour? Why so quick?

      • Freund or Foe 04/06/2018 at 4:24 pm

        I can’t push it too much with fake poo’s. She checks the toilet roll length.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 04/06/2018 at 4:15 pm

    Yep, was quite excited to see my deets automatically appearing too this morning, reverted back to type already…

    I see a few are hoping for Wenger at Real? Not me, I can see that turd trying to acquire one or two of our players if he got the gig. Klopp would be much funnier…

    As it happens, after Poch’s stance, I could see a couple of others rebutting their advances.

  • UnkleTaff 04/06/2018 at 4:23 pm

    One for all you Liverpool fans out there:

    • Anonymous 04/06/2018 at 8:14 pm

      First stop on the world tour is Egypt I hear.

      • Superspoz 🏆 04/06/2018 at 8:15 pm


    • foeorfreund 04/06/2018 at 8:32 pm

      D’ya think he had anything to do with Ramos, Supreme and the Sunset Regime?

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