When it comes to conversions this summer, Tottenham Hotspur It generally adopted a buy-first-sell-later policy. With six signatures already secured, they have completed the majority of the first part of that equation.
This means that a lot of the focus is now on the second part, which will reduce the wage bill. It will also ensure that the team is not bloated and rid of unhappy players once the season begins.
This proved to be a complex task. The lack of funds available to clubs in most leagues outside England in the post-COVID world is making selling to countries like Spain and Italy more difficult than it used to be. The wages of many Tottenham players are also an issue, before transfer fees were discussed.
With the season starting early and five rounds of Premier League Before the window closes, some players also feel there is too much room to change their position and don’t want to rush into action.
Despite this, some progress has been made. over here the athlete It breaks the positions of the players that Tottenham hope to move forward before the end of August…
First of all, it must be said that there are some players who have decided to move forward, and others who will accept the departure due to the need to reduce the size of the squad.
Starting with Lo Celso, Villarreal – where the midfielder impressed on a loan spell during the second half of last season – and Fiorentina were among the clubs vying for his signature. Tottenham are asking around €20m (£16.8m), which is less than half what they paid for and partly reflects how much the market has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which could lead to the most pre-pandemic signing of them all: Ndombele for £55m on big wages and a six-year deal. Ndombele still has three years left on this contract, and finding a buyer has proven impossible in each of his previous summer windows since he joined the club. This will likely be the case again within the next month or so, which means that another loan is the most likely option. Milan He looked down on the midfielder but was held back by his salary, while Marseille is among the clubs interested – although nothing is particularly advanced at this point.
He put the Winks at a similar stage, with no deal imminent. Everton I retreated while there was initial interest from Leeds UnitedThis is not expected to go any further. With more than a month to go before the window remaining, many buying clubs are still evaluating their options.
There is also an issue for a number of clubs being unable to sign so they know the future of players who might advance. This is the case for SevilleReguilon, who wish to return a loan with a commitment to purchase. Talks about Reguilon are still ongoing but before they can sign, Sevilla need to finalize the deal to sell centre-back Jules Conde, who is expected to join. Barcelona.
Away from this quartet, players that Conte likes but accepts can leave if Spurs receive a suitable offer.
Japhet Tanganga In this category, Milan attracts attention. The two clubs are in talks with Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Barracci at Milan last week, but Tanganga is now more of an opportunity than a priority for the Italian club. They would prefer a loan with an option to buy (at less than €20m – £16.8m – Tottenham are chasing them). How much Milan pay for Tanganga may depend on whether they can participate Eintracht FrankfurtIvan Ndika, who emerged as the main target.
Bournemouth, as such the athlete I mentioned earlierthey also retained their interest in Tanganga and made inquiries about the cannons.
Tottenham are also open to selling fellow defender Joe Rodonalthough Conte, like Tanganga, admires the player’s attitude and application. Fulham Among the interested clubs, with the possibility of a loan as the player’s contract does not expire until 2025. If he were to go permanently, Tottenham would want to recoup the £11m they paid Swansea two years ago.
Brian Gill He will also be allowed to leave on loan again. He spent the second half of last season with Valencia, who are interested in getting him back if they can sell Goncalo Guedes.
Then there is the unresolved situation at right-back. with arrival grandfather spenceone of Emerson Royal or Matt Doherty It must be sold. The former makes more sense considering that at 23, he is seven years younger than Doherty and would attract much higher fees, but, like the Irishman, is eager to stay and fight for his place. Doherty also has the advantage of being a comfortable left-hander.
As it stands, neither player is close to leaving and it may take those first few games of the season to make it clear who is more likely to compete with Spence (and perhaps Lucas Moura) for the right rear wing hatch.
In both cases, Spurs have paused to ensure the second part of buying first, and selling later running as smoothly as the first.
(Additional contributors: Jack Pete Brook and James Horncastle)
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