Summer transfers

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    killyboye
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    I don’t think Kane will really leave Spurs, he wants assurances from Levy about their ambitions and maybe is angling to get Jose fired. I think we’re being used as a bargaining chip the way Ramos did a few years back to get himself a new Real Madrid contract. It would be great business but I don’t think it will happen. With the way Levy does business he’d cost us almost £200m which would be more than our entire transfer budget blown on one player.

    #1832459

    hookeddevil
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    Kane’s injury record over the last two seasons isn’t great either. I do think Spurs have rushed him back every time he’s been injured and have, along with England, massively overplayed him which has led to him becoming more injury prone. Perhaps signing for a team where he wouldn’t be expected to play every match will keep him fit however for the fees and wages involved he’d be quite a risk at the moment. Kane also wouldn’t solve our lack of right wing threat. A right winger is the absolute priority this summer, the Lingard, Mata, Pereira experiment at right wing must end!

    #1832461

    Blacky
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    @killy – I suspect there may be some legs in this story, other than the links to OT which I don’t see as being realistic unfortunately.
    Let’s face it mate, Kane will be 27 yrs old come the start of next season and unless he gets a big money move soon his chances may well disappear altogether. It’s obvious Spurs are going nowhere under Mohrinho other than down the pan, and their squad is in drastic need of major investment, more seven than ours is! It’s also extremely doubtful that Levy will sanction such a major outlay, especially with the new stadium to pay for.
    If Kane finally wants to win a trophy of any sort he’s probably realised that it ain’t going to be at Spurs, otherwise he’ll end his career with loads of goals but next to fuck all in medals, just like Sheared did. So, it’s surely a case of where next for him now if he’s got any ambitions at all.
    I suspect he might end up in Madrid, or possibly even at City depending on how much longer Aguero is going to hang around.

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    I think Kane might take over from Sergio Aguero in 2 years time at Man City – if he wants a trophy why come to United with our track record when he has the pull to move to more successful modern-day teams?

    #1832475

    happyhurling
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    So, are we all now in agreement that Spurs isn’t a well run club?

    #1832476

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    I think we have a decision to make with bringing in a striker. It’s pretty clear that there’s huge futures ahead of Rashford and Greenwood. So we need to bring in a striker that can hit the ground running, pass on vital experience and then piss off in a couple of years to allow Greenwood to take over.
    Doesn’t seem like Kane fits that profile as hell want to play every game for the next 5 years.
    Ighalo is of the right age and experience but I’m not sure he’s going to give us the impact we need to really kick on next season.
    I’ve mentioned Aubameyang as a great quick fix, but it looks like we missed the boat with him and he’d cost a huge amount.

    Step forward Raul Jimenez….!

    #1832491

    Blacky
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    @happy – Greenwood has very good potential for sure, but to suggest we should turn down a deal to get Harry Kane if it were possible would be utter madness.
    I also have doubts as to whether Greenwood has the game to lead the line, he looks better just off the front playing in between the width of the penalty box.
    As for Rashford, he has found his position playing as a wide left forward, he was hopeless leading the line, simple as that.

    #1832493

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    Blacky – Yeah so it would be Rashford on the left with Dan James as cover for the cup comps. Jimenez up front with Greenwood as cover. Then Sancho on the right (hopefully). If there’s a deal for Kane to be had then we would be foolish to turn it down, despite people thinking he’s injured a lot – he’s not, he just gets big injuries doesn’t he?
    He still bangs in 30 goals a season regardless.

    I just feel that Ole will want to protect Greenwood’s development and we’ll see a striker of Ighalo’s ilk with us for a couple of years.

    Just on Greenwood – i think he needs to be right in and around the box the way RVP was, banging loads of different types of goals in. Central striker for me.

    #1832501

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    @happy – I just said that Greenwood has to play in and around the box!, ie not out wide, but leading the line just ain’t his game.
    As for Jiminez, the money it would take to get him out of Wolves would not be in the gimps wheelhouse when he will be pushing 30 yrs old by the start of next season. They only possibility would be if his contract is running out and Wolves have to be realistic about any fee, simple as that.

    #1832509

    Mike2005
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    The Kane story is pure fantasy, there’s no chance he’s angling for a move to us, or that we’d pay the money for him. Get ready for a new contract…

    #1832541

    homerjay540
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    I don’t really buy this ‘stunting Greenwood’s potential’ talk. If Greenwood is good enough he’ll get a game. Back in the 90’s Kane is the exact player we would have been signing

    #1832558

    Blacky
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    @homer – You’re right mate, but unfortunately we are not that dominant club any longer, and so most top players will look elsewhere. I very much doubt that Kane is using the press to try and get a new contract. Why the fuck would he need to do that?, he’s so integral and such a talisman for Spurs that I’m sure they’d give him whatever he wanted to sign up for life.
    If there are any legs to this story at all it will be about his ambition to win trophies and play ECL football every season, at least it should be.

    #1832582

    happyhurling
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    Blacky – Ah! It was when you said “I also have doubts as to whether Greenwood has the game to lead the line, he looks better just off the front”. For some reason they made me think you didn’t see him as a main, central striker!

    #1832588

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    @happy – You can still operate centrally, but not be the main central striker you big wet lettuce. There is no way Greenwood would be able to play with his back to goal and retain possession when he’s being physically bullied by big centre backs.
    Like I said , he has to play between the width of the penalty box so he can utilise his strengths of getting shots off with either foot.
    I feel another fucking diagram coming on!😂😂

    #1832592

    happyhurling
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    No need for the diagram mate, I get you now. Was RVP good with his back to goal? I suppose he was. We’ll have to wait and see how Mason develops I guess.

    Good spell for clueless Ole this though, isn’t it?

    #1832598

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    @happy – Just 2 wins out of our last 6 PL games is not quite open top bus parade stuff yet sunshine, especially if as expected we come unstuck against the bitters.
    If you want to get giddy about wins against Tranmere, Bruges and Derby feel free to do so!

    #1832607

    happyhurling
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    Ha ha, not getting giddy but just saying it’s his best spell in charge – which is a pretty damning indictment itself.

    But isn’t Luke Shaw a fabulous full back in this kind of form?

    #1832629
    killyboye
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    To be honest, whether Kane is interested in coming to us or not is immaterial because the fee involved would be prohibitive. Given we need a defensive midfielder, a right winger and most likely a centre back as well, we’d never get all those and Harry Kane even with selling Pogba, if indeed he is sold. Whatever Kane may want whether it’s really a move or just an angle to get Mourinho fired, I don’t think this move will happen. The costs involved are just too great between the transfer fee, agents fees, Kane’s wages and bonuses. It would be the only piece of transfer business we’d do this summer unless the Glazers release some of their own money to cover the cost. What would be the odds of that?

    #1832630

    jm1502
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    Shaw’s been better happy, no doubt, but he could hardly have been worse mate. Nowhere need ‘legend’ status yet 😂. I actually think AWB is more of a concern at the moment, the guy’s very limited going forward and not what I’d expect for 50 mill.

    #1832632
    killyboye
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    I think Shaw is benefitting from a good run of games without injury and having a manager who isn’t looking to throw him under the bus every chance he gets like Mourinho did. There was always potential there, the question was whether he could fulfill it. It looks like he’s getting there but he needs a good season of consistency before all the doubters are bought over.

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