What Next for Harry Kane?

By Charlie Eccleshare, The Athletic

For the next few weeks, Harry Kane will try to put his latest crushing disappointment behind him.

Having done everything he could to win his first trophy as a player, Kane once again fell agonisingly short as England were beaten on penalties in the Euro 2020 final by Italy.

The period between now and returning to Tottenham Hotspur training at the beginning of August should be about recharging after a gruelling, seemingly never-ending season that’s seen almost non-stop football for 13 months. In reality though, Kane is entering a period as pivotal to his career as the time on England duty just gone. He may not be playing, but the next few weeks will provide clarity on whether he is going to suffer a further setback this summer.

It’s no secret that he wants to leave Spurs — in May, multiple sources told The Athletic he has been “desperate” to get out of the club for some time. Yet a possible move is out of his hands.

Irrespective of his desire to join champions Manchester City, it’s a saga that could well end with him staying at Tottenham and swapping the Euros for Europa Conference League qualifiers in the space of little over a month. A deal will almost certainly not be completed in the next few weeks, but a breakthrough in negotiations during that period is possible.

Tottenham continue to insist that, with three years left on his contract, Kane is not for sale, but City have a serious interest and are intent on testing chairman Daniel Levy’s resolve. It’s unstoppable force meets immovable object time.

Talks between the two clubs rumbled along in the background during the Euros, but with an understanding that nothing should be said publicly for fear of destabilising the player. It was the public nature of the reports, as much as their veracity, that so riled City and Tottenham when it was written in June that the former had lodged a £100 million bid. But now the European Championship is over, we can expect this period of detente to end, with the starting pistol fired on the next round of the “Will Kane stay or go?” saga.

So, what happens next for Kane? How hard will City push? And is there an argument that Levy should soften his stance?


From a physical perspective, Kane will be given a minimum of three weeks off from the end of the Euros before he is expected to report back to Tottenham. That will leave him with just under a fortnight to get ready for their first game of the season on Sunday, August 15 — which, deliciously, just happens to be against Manchester City.

Should he wish to return sooner, he can, but even if Kane is nominally “on holiday”, he will still spend next week and the week after gradually building up his fitness — paying particular attention to his vulnerable ankles and hamstrings. It’s only in this first week off where he will properly indulge in what’s known as passive rest: staying horizontal and recharging after an exhausting tournament both mentally and physically.

Sunday’s extra-time-and-penalties final alone will have caused a great deal of psychological and physiological stress, and it’s hard not to feel sympathy for someone who, despite elevating himself to the very top of the game, continues to fall just short of major team honours. Levy has said that he shares Kane’s disappointment at Spurs’ failure to win trophies — the question is how likely they are to end what will soon be a 14-year drought in the coming seasons.Kane, England, Euro 2020Kane received a silver medal at Euro 2020 after England lost the final (Photo: Shaun Botterill – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

This being Kane, the expectation is that he will almost instantly put Sunday’s disappointment behind him, though that doesn’t mean he will be any less determined to belatedly start winning trophies.

From a physical perspective, it’s worth remembering today’s elite footballers are so motivated and well-conditioned that even during the off-season they are working to ensure they don’t dip far below peak fitness. With that in mind, Kane will step up his conditioning work next week, bringing in mobility and stability exercises before building up to strength and sprint sessions ahead of his return to Hotspur Way.

When he does report back to work, Kane will see a couple of notable new faces, because in the period while he was at the Euros, Spurs appointed both a new head coach and their first managing director of football.

Nuno Espirito Santo and Fabio Paratici have both kept their distance to allow him to focus on England, but the expectation is that they will be in touch over the coming weeks. Levy? That’s less clear — the chairman is understood to have been furious at the timing of Kane intimating, at the start of the final week of the Premier League season, that he wanted a move.

Not that Levy’s frustration makes him any more willing to sell the striker. He and the club have been resolute in their stance that Kane is not for sale at any price — saying so from as early as February when reports began to circulate that a £150 million offer would test their resolve. Nuno and Paratici are equally desperate for the England captain to stay.

Despite this, were it not for Levy’s obstinance, City would feel reasonably confident of getting a deal for Kane over the line.

They are very keen to sign the player and, in their desire to give Pep Guardiola an appropriate send-off over the next couple of years, would be willing to break with their policy of generally not spending more than around £60 million on any single player. Especially if they can shift the likes of Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus. But they know from their painstaking negotiations over signing Kyle Walker from Spurs four years ago that Levy will not back down without a big fight.

“Like having blood in your piss,” as one source close to those negotiations described the experience of dealing with the Tottenham chairman.

City have also walked away from deals previously if they felt they were being strung along or would have to pay a lot more than they are willing. This was the case with Harry Maguire in 2019 when he joined Manchester United after City pulled out once it became clear Leicester wanted around £80 million. They also couldn’t agree a fee with Napoli for defender Kalidou Koulibaly last summer.

In previous years, City wouldn’t match what had been offered for Alexis Sanchez and Frenkie de Jong by Manchester United and Barcelona respectively. In the case of Sanchez, they were also burned by their tactic a few months earlier of playing the waiting game and hoping to reduce Arsenal’s leverage as deadline day approached. In the end, they left it too late and, much to their irritation at the time, missed out on the Chilean forward.

This time around, City are expected to act more decisively. They are willing to bide their time in the next few weeks, yes, but there is a feeling that this summer presents a very small window during which they can sign Kane.

Guardiola has long been an admirer, and with it clear that the player wants to move, with the Etihad his preferred destination, he and City know this could be their last chance to get him.

By next summer, Kane will be about to turn 29 and potentially starting to decline as a player, meaning it will be a harder move to justify financially. Plus if, as expected, Guardiola leaves City at the end of his contract in the summer of 2023 that would halve the number of seasons in which Kane could potentially help them finally win the Champions League after losing last season’s final to Chelsea.

City resent the perception of them having bought success but, as stated, would make an exception to their policy of not going over £60 million for a player in Kane’s case. Guardiola’s claim in April that for City such a deal “is impossible, we cannot afford it”, should be taken with a degree of scepticism — and the situation may well have changed in the intervening months (Guardiola did not say these words only last week, as has been reported). After all, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is another big-money target for City this summer in what could be a momentous transfer window at the Etihad.

When thinking about how much City would spend, their £100 million bid for Kane last month (which was a part-exchange, rather than cash-only, offer), came before the England captain went on to score four goals in four knockout games at the Euros. His achievements at the competition though won’t massively shift the dial, since there was already overwhelming evidence from the last seven years of his world-class abilities. As recently as last season, he topped both the Premier League’s goalscoring (23) and assists (14) charts.Dear Harry, you're the best No 9 in the world and England captain. That doesn't happen by accidentWill City target Kane soon be ‘coming home’ to a house in Manchester? (Photo: Shaun Botterill – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Kane’s achievements in an England shirt in recent weeks also might not have a transformative effect on his commercial appeal, which could have raised his transfer valuation even further.

“Being the England captain that won the Euros would have made a massive difference, that really would have transformed him,” says sports marketing consultant Tim Crow. “But really, he’d only have gone up to the next level if they’d have won and he’d done something like scoring in the final.” However, Richard Adelsberg, managing director at creative sports agency Ear To The Ground, says that “leading the team out and scoring goals at a major tournament are absolute gold for brand partners”.

Either way, sources have told The Athletic theyexpect City to be willing to pay more than £100 million for Kane, but it’s less clear if they would go as high as £150 million — a figure that could give even Levy food for thought.

The other possible destination that’s been suggested for Kane is Manchester United, but they are not expected to push for a deal, having a) already spent £73 million on his England colleague Jadon Sancho this summer and b) endured torturous transfer negotiations with Levy previously.

On two of those occasions, their attempts to sign Spurs players ended with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale instead joining Real Madrid. In both those cases, Modric and Bale stopped turning up to training and had to push hard to leave the club. It’s extremely difficult to imagine Kane doing something similar.

And with Levy resolute in his position that the player is not for sale at any price, at present it looks as though Kane will stay.

This raises the question, though, of whether refusing to countenance letting him go is the right approach.


Speaking to more dispassionate observers, there is a degree of bemusement at Levy’s stance.

Some sources feel that the money Spurs are being offered for a player who turns 28 in two weeks’ time is too good to be turned down. Especially since, to a large extent, they need to sell before they can buy.

Others make the point that a club should not want to keep a player if it’s clear he sees his future elsewhere. Some Tottenham supporters share this view, even if the vast majority are desperate for Kane to stay.harry-kane-tottenhamBeloved by Spurs fans as ‘One of their own’, Kane now wants to leave his boyhood club (Photo: Paul Childs – Pool/Getty Images)

On the economic side, Spurs’ finances have taken a huge hit from the pandemic, as Levy has been quick to point out. Their last financial results showed a loss of £63.9 million for the year ending June 30, 2020, compared with a profit of £68.6 million for the previous 12 months. Those financial results also revealed the club’s debt was up to £604.6 million from £534.3 million in 2018-19.

The sale of Kane would be a huge financial bonus and facilitate the “painful rebuild” of the squad their then-manager Mauricio Pochettino stressed the need for more than two years ago. Paratici did something similar when effectively remoulding Juventus into Champions League finalists the season after they sold Paul Pogba to Manchester United for almost £90 million in summer 2016; though, from their own experience with spending the Bale money, Spurs know that these kind of rebuilds are rarely straightforward.

Another interesting wrinkle in all this is what effect playing another hugely demanding summer tournament will have on Kane — especially given his injury record.

After the last World Cup three years ago, Premier Injuries collected data that showed a spike in injuries the following season for players who had reached the competition’s latter stages. Spurs were actually one of the teams worst hit. Eight of their nine players who had reached the quarter-finals or later in Russia suffered injuries in 2018-19, and in doing so accounted for 48 per cent of the squad’s injuries that season, and 52 per cent of their days lost to injury.

Kane himself was badly affected — missing 17 games and 91 days in total with ankle injuries he picked up in the January and then again in the April (the highest for both in his career up to that point).

It was a similar story after Euro 2016. Kane missed 73 days and 14 games with ankle problems in the September and March of the 2016-17 season.

Kane’s shortened pre-season puts him more at risk of injury in the coming campaign, even though he will do all he can over the next few weeks to ensure he is ready to hit the ground running when he returns at the start of August.

The challenge for players with a short pre-season is that the aches and pains in their bones, muscles and tendons won’t have fully dissipated come the season starting in mid-August, nor will they have fully recovered the optimum level of freshness, and this can cause issues later on in a season.

It should be noted though that, despite his fitness concerns, Kane has still averaged a very healthy 53 appearances for club and country over the last seven seasons and only missed three Premier League games in 2020-21. In fact, he played 65 times for Tottenham and England, on the back of the shortest pre-season in football’s modern history. Whether all that catches up with him next season remains to be seen.

How much of a concern should the state of Kane’s body be for a potential buyer?

“The likelihood of injury goes up significantly after a big tournament, so if I was Manchester City I would be very, very wary of spending £100 million on Kane,” says Simon Brundish, a sports science consultant for the Football Association. “Because he normally misses games anyway, and he’s slowed down.”

Echoing the spike reported by Premier Injuries, Brundish adds: “I looked at the data and there was something like a 28 per cent increase in the likelihood of injury for players who reached the 2018 World Cup knockouts, compared with those who didn’t. There is an increase — through fatigue, and stress. Think about the extreme stresses of playing in the tournament just gone. Think about the physiological damage as well as the psychological from Sunday night — going to extra time and then losing on penalties.”

It’s a compelling argument, but Kane has always demonstrated an exceptional ability to rebound from physical and psychological setbacks. He may be running far less these days than he did previously, and be past his physical peak in some observers’ view, but as he showed last season, Kane’s intelligence is such that he can adapt his game to remain as effective.

Though a note of caution should be sounded here as despite Kane registering an outstanding 14 assists in the Premier League last season, his expected assists (xA) figure — which measures the expected goals value of the shot that is assisted — was around half that at 7.1. This suggests the quality of chances Kane created last season would be expected to lead to roughly seven goals. That they resulted in twice that many was largely down to the exceptional finishing of Son Heung-min, but the expectation is that an output so beyond what was expected is not sustainable and that Kane’s assist numbers will now revert to closer to the 3.75 per season he averaged over the previous four campaigns.

To a large extent though, these numbers are immaterial when Levy’s stance remains so resolute.

Like the bind Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu found himself in with Lionel Messi last year, Levy feels he simply cannot be the man who sells Kane. As with Bartomeu (who has since left the Catalan giants), and Messi, it would be too damaging to his reputation — especially at a time when tensions between Levy and the fans are higher than ever.

So it may be that, off the back of losing the Euro 2020 final, Kane has to resign himself to missing out on the fresh challenge he was hoping for.

That’s certainly what looks likely unless he, City, or both, seriously force the issue

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago

It will be interesting when these players who went deeper in the Euros return. We’ll find out a bit more about whether Hugo wants to stay or go, whether or not Son really wants a new contract, etc. Did Toby really make a statement that he wants to move on. etc. A lot of the present discussions really hinge on where the returning players are with all of it.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Hugo is first on the teamsheet.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Despite his drinking the red vino.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Toby has always wanted to return home , Daniel won’t charge em .

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

We’ll see.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

What do you question there ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Honestly, most of it is not relevant to the subject.

“We’ll see” refers to learning the wants of the players themselves.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Ok .

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I love Hugo. I simply suspect he is ready to go elsewhere. The original project he bought into with Poch is dead, for all intents and purposes.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I think that’s a huge difference in our views. You do not seem to believe it’s dead with this group of players.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

That’s cause I don’t believe it. Im.telling you tobes wants to go home , apart from that and Kane (which we don’t know the details )/is it.You wanna sell sonny to the best bidder ? Doesn’t make sense ?

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Why should sonny be gone ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He’s 29, don’t make me wake 49 up 😁

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Oh and serge wants to go

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If an 80m bid comes in for a 29yr old player, the strong consideration must be made to sell him. I think it would be the wise move.

And yes, this project with this group of players, is dead. Buried. Time to rebuild with youth and energy.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Heck, the women’s team released 11 or 12 players at once. Snip snip.

I would not mind watching a new bunch building something strong again.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I’ll buy de Bruyne next year for 75M

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Oh, my.

You will sell him in 2 years for 1/3rd that. In the meantime, you’d have an aging, injury prone player whose minutes absolutely must be managed.

There’s no building block there. It’s sand.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Iill keep.my best players

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

So does Daniel unless they want to leave

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Daniel rode the same horses for way too many laps because he was afraid of losing the lightning he lucked into catching in a bottle. No finger on the pulse of the squad, and no acceptance of blame. Diphthong knows nothing except how to fire a manager… or rather 13 of them.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

name ONE he sold that didn’t wanna leave ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And he’s the dipshit 😯

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Im.a dipshit too, but not tottingham

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He SHOULD HAVE been selling players !!!!!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Who should we sell NOW?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Someone pays 500M and says I’ll take 5 players

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I’ve gone over that. I think there are about 10 players to be flipped out over 3 windows or so.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

First 5

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Or all.10.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Order depends on where they are in their contract. I did all of that, would take time to do it again.

Aurier
Sissoko
Lamela
Dier
Winks
Alderweireld

Foyth already sold

Bale already returned to sender.

Sanchez is low for me – due to age. I think he is still salvageable.

Dele is a difficult one to choose. I think I would like to see him stay among a pile of young players and hopefully shine among them,. Then at least he could bring his own value back up. Hard to sell him at today’s fallen star value.

Hugo depending on if he wants to go.

Son for the right #

Hart if he can be replaced by stronger.

Kane if he wants to go and can draw a fair price.

Rose already released.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Thank God for that , 😅 sonny and Kane are left out .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Mits im.off to bed , sweet dreams brother , up to you but don’t be so hard on Daniel , honestly he’s alright in the words of Hugo let’s rendez vous laters , ok.I made that up.too . 😀⚽ 🐔

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Enjoyed it even if we do not agree on a lot of subjects.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Verts got his move from Daniel , Harry is the hottest striker on the planet , give him.up , to our rivals nah nah no way Jose

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I love a good red cab or malbec. Will occasionally go for merlot as well.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Hahaha, he got some for drink driving and kept the armband , I do love a malbec too 😘

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

El.Capitan of spurs and France

Oh no, not Nuno!
Admin
2 months ago

NASA says watch out for the wobbly moon, peeps may get wet feet.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Yep, flooding is a real prospect. Yet more bad news.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

The Evening Standard say Saints won’t do business with Spurs?

Garbage.

Saints have been bleating the same sad tune ever since Hoddle left them for us and relieved them of Dean Richards almost 20 years ago. Years in which Levy has bought plenty from them and they whine every single time.
🎻

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

So.I’ve gathered tonight that spurs should sell sonny and Kane , Kane is lucky to be here , there’s no Westside story , cause the shelf can’t hear it, what left to learn?

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And Hugo and daniel.is a wanker

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Taking a rest brothers

MiT
MiT
2 months ago

In saying this, I am putting being a fan of Kane the human being above being a supporter of Spurs, the club.

Kane seriously needs to sit down, down tools, hold out. Force a move.

Daniel is messing with a person’s life here. A person’s lifelong work.

I am going to come right out and say it.

I hate Tottenham’s ownership,.and I think Daniel Levy is a self-centered piece of filth.

I’ll hold off from there. There is no defending this guy.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Nah

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Why support spurs mits?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

You’ll never enjoy it like this

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Right.

I support them because I chose them – by the play, and by the spirit of an underdog. I have said more than once that I am sorry for choosing them without knowing more about the ownership.

It is not in my nature to switch allegiances. It is in my nature to flipendo the entire league until the bad influence is gone.

Same as I did with the NFL. That fire is gone. Stupid sport. Fat rulebook. Well done, Goodell, you meddling owner’s shill. It will never be the same for me again. Sure, KC won the SB. Was happy for KC simply because I have watched those fans and their diehard spirit since 1986. I felt no will to attend any parade.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

We are always the underdog mits, you don’t need to apologise to support spurs , it’s a blessing , best feeling in the world for some , but if you ain’t there ye t, that’s fine but I swear with everything I’ve got you’ll see a whole other side coming to the lane , having a sing song, it’s amazeballs, told ya you welcome at mine anytime , but Daniel is a good guy I promise.

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I hope he hired Paratici for the right reasons. Shows a contrition of sorts if he did – (remains to be seen.)

Holding a game of chicken with Kane’s livelihood in the balance is shameful.

I honestly just want no more of the man. Send him away.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

What do you say we should do mits, with Kane , what would you sell him.for ? How much?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I was clear on that a couple of blogs ago.

100M and Jesus is more than fair. Jesus is affordable at 100k/w, and is a great prospect at 24.

I also think if 80M came in for Son, Spurs should heavily consider it. Son is 29, for f+ck’s sake.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I.made myself clear tonight but you didn’t hear it , we should let our 2 best players go?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Consider it or take it ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

You know wh eve been fucked by the big guns for a long time ?

61 Spurs Nunut
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

That “self-centered piece of filth” is a human being as well.
Hate won’t win.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  61 Spurs Nunut

The only thing I want to win is to live to see him gone from Spurs’ chair.

There are people who become unredeemable as human beings. It takes a lot to see a person get to that point for me. Daniel has done it for me. What happened to Danny Rose is unforgivable. The man is not interested in the human aspect of The Game. The Game will be better off without him.

Oh no, not Nuno!
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  61 Spurs Nunut

No one can hear you scream in the bowels of the East stand.
Mwahaha..

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Come in the Paxton 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Hoooooweeeeeelssss

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Scream if ya wanna get faster

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Sorry can’t agree. If Man City want Kane there’s a sure fire way to get him.

If they try to unsettle Kane to get him ‘on the cheap’, it’s not in Spurs’ interest to do anything other than tell them to go away and come back with the full asking price.

As for describing Levy as filth, that’s overkill.
Certain other owners really are deserving of criticism as human rights abusers, gangsters who’ve probably done appalling things, and others who finance dictators to name three. I haven’t investigated the Chinese owners of Everton and Wolves, I’m sure they are paragons of virtue.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Daniel must deal with this all the time , then hear the lies , I’d wanna throttle em , but yet he stays quiet , I honestly am close to loving that man, but im still in the closet 😁

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

…t.

👀

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

filth… overkill… agree. I just can’t abide by him.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Didn’t take you for a philistine mits?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

This is painting by numbers

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Make sure your paintbrush is pointing the right way

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s for calling me.delusional

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I am sorry if I hurt your feelings, Ant.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

That’s ok , I’m larfing 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Im.just telling you why I’m asking the questions

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

A philistine ? We are talking about one man. I’m defending humanity here. I despise Daniel for having no regard for it.

A philistine…

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

You arent seeing the painting , the full picture , you said get rid of Kane and sonny, our 2 best players

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And daniel.is filth personified, no ounce of humanity in him(ok I made that bit up) , no respect for his achievements anyways

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

“Filth” was OTT.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Filth is a good word here too for something fantastic, pure filth for a great goal , tackle etc , wasn’t sure 😉

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

For the right money, yes. Spurs made a mistake in holding Eriksen for too long. Son is 29 years old. It doesn’t seem like the right move to me to give him a huge contract when it appears Kane is close to being out of the door as well. This is a team on the decline, and tying them to a huge contract on a 29 year old might not be the wisest move. I think the squad needs to move back towards energetic youth. I think that is where the most realistic potential for success lies.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I’m delusional , no I’m kidding , for me spurs stood by him, also let him.go for nothing , and he won the league (brilliant ) . Sonny does not need it or want to go , 29,look.at Ronaldo he’s 36 and still running ring s round the youngsters , why should we sell him?.

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Because he was a Poch player. He was ran hard for several years, and his birthday is now about to begin with a 3.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

The reason we should NOT sell him has only to do with marketing. I’m fine either way. I stand by that Spurs should heavily consider it in the case of a very good bid.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

He’s our 2nd best player , marketing , that’s tabloid bollocks from years ago.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Top.3 with hugo

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

So? Poch will be back in a year or 2 Mark me words , best bunch we had .

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Football is a young man’s sport. If you don’t adapt, you drown.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Get rid of Harry NOW!!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Never heard me brothers want a player more than son , Utd fans.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

They wanted winks too

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Sissy is ours , mine and yours !😘

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I mean, Harry turns 28 in 2 weeks. His body is a bit tired also. He wants to go elsewhere. His value falls from here.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

What do you think of Ronaldo , modric, ibrahimovic, jagielka?

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I think they are amazing players who are worth a fraction of what they were worth 2-3 years ago.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Both on the pitch and on the books.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

So ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

So.what ?you want the best , we have 2 of the best ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Jagielka is 38 or 39, still quality and one of the fastest around

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And he wears pink boots

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Don’t forget Daniel ☺

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

He isn’t easy to love, I’ll give you that.

I’d say untrustworthy in as much as what he says to such bodies as the Supporters Trust has no value.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

The Evening Standard are reporting that Tottenham will have a tough time obtaining Danny Ings, with a Saints source stressing to the publication that Spurs are the last Premier League club they want to do business with. The report details how Saints were frustrated during negotiations for Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

We don’t do biz with them anymore , poch was the final straw.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Bale was brilliant , paid good money though .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Im.waiting for a report that says we won’t do biz, seen it ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s in general SSG? Or is Daniel a complete bastard?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Doesn’t it wanna make you stick.up for him ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Or tottingham ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

NO.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Why not ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

They go hand in hand

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Do you believe no one wants to deal with him but we keep getting quality , poch for instance wants to come back .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

The journos always writing the same shit, when do we get to turn someone down ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I turn down de bruyne ok I don’t

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Yeah yeah I do if we can get him for 50M I’m in.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

YES. I believe people hate dealing with him.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

And poch? Why does he want to come back and why do players like dele, son, Kane stay?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Lloris?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Lloris is a father figure to this group.

61 Spurs Nunut
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

And a fool for staying with us?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  61 Spurs Nunut

He must be a proper wanker , the WC winner to stay

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He believed in Poch’s project.

When the project began to go belly up,. Lloris first released the statement that he knew he would move on from Spurs. And he will.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

He’s been at spurs forever

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

The second answeer comes before the first, and it is no longer true.

The players stayed because they enjoyed a real bond, a joyful chemistry with each other under Poch. They took an underdog to the Finals of the CL, and they will never forget what it felt like, or the joy they felt together.

Son has not signed a contract. He is a fool if he does.

IF — Poch really wants to come back (as reported) – Poch would want to come back to do right by the players with whom he felt he shared the strongest bonds.

Everything they accomplished — was IN SPITE of Daniel Levy.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

And that chemistry remains , whether you like him or not he made this happen .

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Or.the style.of.footy

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Oh, boy…

Lean that pole towards the real side before you tilt too far to the delusional and fall off the wire.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Hahaha, so what you saying? you ain’t enjoying spurs till daniel.is gone ?

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MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I believe it is down to that. We will see. I’m capable of sharing in team joy due to actual growth.

I am just done with Levy.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Is there anything he can do to change your mind ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

It would take a lot at this point. I just believe he is bad for Spurs’ progression.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Can he change your mind , if not that’s fine but what would ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

WHO ??? Levy ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Who brought them together mits ?

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

LEVY WANTED LOUIS VAN GAAL, FOR F+CK’S SAKE.

Giving the man credit for bringing a bunch of lads together as a unit… on sheer dumb luck ? Come on.

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SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Jules Kounde is determined to leave Sevilla but has no interest in completing a move to Tottenham this summer, according to reports in Spain. 

Earlier this week, there had been rumours that Spurs and Sevilla had reached an agreement for Kounde which would have seen the north London outfit part with €30million plus Davinson Sanchez for the France international.

But Marca now claim Kounde has informed Tottenham that he does not want to join them as he is instead holding out for a switch to a team competing in the Champions League.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Good prefer Harley davinson anyways .

Chauveljn
2 months ago

More contradictory tosh. Sevilla ARE IN the Champions League….

More likely is Kounde is waiting for the best offer in case Real Madrid comes in for him if Varane leaves. If not, who knows… 🤔

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Woooo, she got the pipes 😀

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

You want pipes?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Noice 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

When I scream at the top of my lungs , WE’RE TOTTINGHAM!!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And I say hayayayay hayayay I say hay what’s going on. Brilliant tunage chauvs, ain’t heard that in a while 👍

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

4 non blondels

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

What’s up doc? (Dohertys nickname )

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

😎

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
2 months ago

This is not who you think it is,its Nino Cas…

https://youtu.be/EI5nw1kYwdo

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Matt Law of the Telegraph says Kieran Trippier is desperate for a Premier League return. I doubt it would happen, but I’d have him back. Tripps was always able to contribute in the attack, and his defending greatly improved under Simeone. Much more of an all-round modern-day fullback now.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

In the Euros one of the pundits mentioned United were considering him. So probably nonsense.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Wan-Bissaka is a better defender but Trippier is more of an all-round fullback and is good on a deadball. It wouldn’t be crazy, but United likely have other priorities.

TCY
TCY
2 months ago

Interesting article but is it really club championships that drive Harry? He has been Golden Boot winner three times plus has other awards I can’t remember. His achievements have been recognized. It’s the team that needs the pots, not Harry.

More money—different supporting cast? Maybe. Here’s hoping he stays and gets the kind of support—money and mates—he deserves.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  TCY

I can understand wanting to have a medal to say you beat the rest. His ability is recognized now, but in 25 years time? Without a tangible achievement like a title or a cup, it’s not the same. Lineker has no title, but has three Cup winners medals.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  TCY

WAY HEEY TCY, it certainly won’t be a the the same for him doing it elsewhere . no where close. How great it would be we win some stuff this season (if he stays)and they whistle (FRO) There was Matt Le Tiss who had no regrets staying with his boyhood club, despite being a spurs fan. They are out there , it’s not all about medals. If that’s what he wants and it’s not with spurs we move on, but no need to sell out, they can pay. It’s not just about Harry , he’s been looked after handsomely and given the platform at spurs to play , he’s not hard done by .

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Part of me wants him to go and we stuff em anyways, would that be bad 😮

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Sell him.for whatevs , we win a few cups with their dough , they win FA (not the FA) and then he comes back on a free . 😜

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

But he has to compete with troy and Scarlett up tops.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Naughty but nice 😎

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Going this cheap is tapping up as you say chauvs 👍

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

No reason to tap out, we doing good.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Fuck em the rotters 😂

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Rinse em Daniel , a taste of their own medicine will be lovely ,COYS 🐔⚽

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Last season we were top of the league entering December. We could easily have been clear of the pack but for shoddy handball laws which have now been modified (the Newcastle joke penalty), and lack of concentration against West Ham. Mourinho lost his nerve (whatever he says) and tried to force a tactic to hold onto single goal leads which we were ill equipped to do.

There’s nothing to say Spurs can’t do better, much better, by not giving up this time.

And playing the academy squad in this EC competition. So many games early doors must have sapped the squad later in the season.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Very true, we normally have a fantastic 2nd half of the season, this time we set off like a house on fire (without Dele and Bale and a firing gio and ndombele) , bit of both and we in the bizniz. Those runs in the cups with all the preliminary rounds did drain us in the end, we looked great for sometime .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Also tanganga, he’s gonna be hot, he’s stepped ahead of dier as me boys fave defender now.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Although sissy is still his fave so I wouldn’t trust a single thing he says 😁

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Get the hankies ready if Moussa wants to leave!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I found a great way to console him after the Spain and England games , pretty much that he should feel the pain a bit, but was he playing , can he do anything about it , how would those players feel etc, they are the ones to carry this etc. Sissy may be that bit more tough… hey where’s he going?

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Reports that Napoli are interested.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Nah 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Btw what do you think they do in the situation players get offered out before their consent , part exchange say like Davinson and Sevilla. Offered to the club’s first and then negotiated ? that will leave an unhappy player if he says no. Much like the sterling and Jesus and was it Mahrez? being swapped for Harry etc. This would leave an unsettled player or 2.

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

It’s only rumour, but Davinson has reportedly spoken to his best buddy Juan Foyth about life in La Liga. I think he might be quite keen to move to a Spanish language nation.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

For someone who loves the chicken badge as much as sissy, it would take a bulldozer to shift him.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I’ve got Caterpillar on speed dial…

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Your numbers been blocked , please don’t try again 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

sissy and winks are good enough to take us through the cups and get into the first team as required all day long .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

A great bunch in the DM /CM we have when Skippy and Ndombele (maybe Gio) gets going. Not saying there isn’t anyone better out there , that would be silly but they have a great understanding the pair and to find that experience, who love the badge to help all 4 cups onslaughts won’t be so easy. One more season I’d hope at least. The stats when them 2 play (winks n sissy) together in terms of not losing for starters is very high .

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I say gio because I prefer him.higher up, but he has all the attributes to play there , he will get injured a bit in that position I feel.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He just won a cup too so he’ll be buzzin.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If someone offers money for them bye bye.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

100M for the 2 at least .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Or bye bye to them.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Unless these boys wanna go of course

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Even the French shirt has the badge

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Foyth must be getting his own back for nicking his spot 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

City I could understand.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Brain stormer: what would be ones selling price if Harry is;
1. Desperate to get out of dodge ?
What price is worth handing him over to the Mancs ? To keep him happy, how much of a loss should we take ?
2. Here for another season , to which he is happy/happy enough to give one last hurrah, until he comes back again sometime ?
How much after another season will he depriciate/appreciate ?

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If city wanna pay 100 M they should get him when he’s 34.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If they wait till he wins a cup for spurs and the WC for Engerland , they may as well go for Messi, he’ll be cheaper.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

What’s more important to city (if it is them)? , upset the man they want , to save a few quid they most certainly can afford? This should piss Harry off.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If he wanted the goonies , I could understand this a bit more 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And they call Daniel cheap !!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

In the last blog I wrote that unless Harry downs tools to force a move, I have a hard time seeing him going this summer. Levy won’t sell unless the money is too good to pass up, and there is limited time to thrash out a deal.

This hinges on whether Harry is the man we think he is. Bale and Modric went on strike to force moves. There were reports of Keane and Berbatov playing up to get their moves

Would Harry do similar? Most of the conventional wisdom says no, but can anyone be sure? An unhappy malcontent is poison to a club and it’s best to get rid if you have one. Harry is facing the second half of his career and achieved nothing in the way of titles. And I think it’s reasonable to wonder if anything will ever be won with the way Spurs operate (I’ve certainly wondered myself). Would this lead to Harry becoming a problem?

I hope not. And I don’t think so, but you never know. What I hope is Levy tells Harry he’s staying, and Harry puts aside any disappointment and continues to preform for Spurs.

But it’s down to Harry, IMO.

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

There’s another possibility; he stays but because he has to and isn’t happy. That may affect him even if it’s unintentional. Sadly, I view that as most likely outcome…..

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Yup. I could see that happening. There are such fine margins at the top that any dip in focus or motivation could be a big problem. Although Harry has shown a great deal of determination over the years, so hopefully that wouldn’t be an issue.

Also–and I don’t mean this as an insult–Harry doesn’t strike me as a deep thinker. Not that he’s stupid, but his main focus and motivation in life revolves around scoring and creating goals. He seems remarkably single-minded about this. I think (hope) that once he starts playing again for Spurs he will be able to perform as best as he can.

HjD 🇺🇸
HjD 🇺🇸
2 months ago

Well said by both of you.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

When the crowds are back chanting his name.

Remember, he’s not had that adulation for almost 18 months, if he stays the emotion will crash over him as a Tottenham boy. Modric wasn’t, Berbatov wasn’t, Keane, well, he had so many ‘boyhood clubs’ we can ignore what he thought, and Bale wasn’t either, he always dreamt of playing for Real Madrid.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt

If he stays because City didn’t put up, he’ll need to think that one through. ‘Yeah we hoped to acquire you but far below market value…’ Sorry, that’s an insult to Harry.

Money where their mouths are, or else it’s tapping up nothing more.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

City reportedly bid 100m. In that interview with Neville, Harry said he thought 100m was a fair price. I kinda doubt he’d be insulted. If a player truly wants out of a club, I bet he could less what the transfer fee would be if he achieves his move.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

He’s a modest man SSG, what’s he gonna say? Get yer wallet out? Do you thinks he’s worth 100M to city ?

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Chauveljn
2 months ago

We can’t put all our hopes in young Dane Scarlett, nor Troy Parrott. If they come good that’s brilliant, but we need proper succession planning for Harry even if he stays this summer. He’s always going to have ankle weaknesses anyhow, we need fresh striking options. I was hoping for Ings, but maybe someone like Adam Armstrong at Blackburn Rovers who’s just had a breakout season?

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

(Last season he returned twenty eight goals, five assists in 40 championship matches. That’s really promising.)

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Ings would be a great addition , quite risk free I think , however depends on the system we are playing and what guarantees he will get on Kane departing (if he would consider us anyways of coure ). He won’t want to be part of a squad system I would guess, having to compete with Harry, unless the system requires ways of playing him with Kaneinho. With Scarlett he could be ready to play in the cups for starters , maybe more , if you are good enough , you are old enough as they say .

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I believe most strikers (speshley the experienced, top quality ones ) if not all , pick teams they have a chance of breaking into or staying in the first team. With Harry there’s no bloody chance . There’s the downfall of having someone that good. Great for the youngsters though .

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HjD 🇺🇸
HjD 🇺🇸
2 months ago

Anytime that Dane Scarlett is mentioned it always about his age, top ability and upside. He could be the real deal. I just wonder if Nuno will give him a look with a big eye on his and the clubs future.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

He’s supposed to be the real deal but already suffered 1 serious injury apparently.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

He’s training with the first team, he’s bloomin excellent , a surprise package I hope 👍

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

I havent sen much of him but great if he is the real deal. I like t think that Nuno NuKnows

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Will be interesting to see who goes up top , when we play a two up there . 352, 442. Kane, Dele, Son, Lucas, Vinny, Bale, Scarlett, Troy?

Oh no, not Nuno!
Admin
2 months ago

Awesome! I’m sure it’s a fantastic read..

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 months ago

We cant worry about Harry now. We do need some insurance in the form of a capable second striker but Nuno can find fluidity with a lot of our players to score. Son is the obvious one, Moura is another,Dele another. Add a 9 and we will be ok.
Its getting all the other pieces right starting with defence and through midfield.
Harry with al his goals didnt get us into serious Europe. We need strength in defence and supply from midfield first

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

Harry has been in four finals now and never scored. He isn’t a passenger, so has a big responsibility for not winning stuff. He’s not a passive victim. If he wasn’t fit he shouldn’t have played in some.

Don’t blame Spurs all the time, look in the mirror Harry.

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I disagree Chauve. Harry needs service and both England and Tottenham generally lack creative players. England and Tottenham both have played the counter as the only Plan but they dont seem t create enough chances.
Grealish is the closes to a creative player England have and they barely played him. With Tottenham theyve chopped and changed and nobody has had that job

HjD 🇺🇸
HjD 🇺🇸
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

I agree with this analysis. Last time I looked it is a team game.

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

Cheers HD Mate!!!

HjD 🇺🇸
HjD 🇺🇸
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

Backatcha Big Ron!

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

Get a room you 2 !

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I had to share a row of seats on a plane with the big guy!

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

Was that before or after you got arrested?

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  HjD 🇺🇸

Oh, isn’t Harry in the team then? He’s, had poor finals and if he was world class, I expect more from him.

I wouldn’t expect Ronaldo to wimp out in these big match situations, nor did he in his prime, but apparently Harry is allowed to. Excuses are made.

Matt
Matt
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I thought Harry played well in the final until we decided to adopt Mourinhos low block in the second half.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt

He did but had no service once we changed tactics.