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Levy Bids £21M For Primera División Winner

Levy Bids £21M For Primera División Winner

Pochettino wants Real Madrid’s Kovacic to become the cornerstone of his London project, say the Spanish press.

But the word is that the player wants to succeed in Madrid. Last season was a major figure for Los Blancos (playing a total of 2,154 minutes in all 39 games he played). Mateo made 27 league appearances for Real, two more than last season – he’s not a fringe player.

AS Sport believe that it will take much more than €25million to prize the 23 year old from the Santiago Bernabéu.

Perhaps Perez is merely giving El Baldy a taste of his own medicine, or it might be that Spurs are chasing a player that is quite happy where he is and one that Zidane values.

The transfer window will of course have a direct outcome on the league placings come the end of the season. Generals are only as good as their armies. The best betting offers when it comes to such predictions  are as important, it’s vital you place your bet in the right place.

Elsewhere …Sigurdsson has pulled out of Swansea’s pre-season trip to the USA claiming he was not in the right frame of mind to feature; and free spending Everton are thought to be eager to complete a deal for the 27-year-old as soon as possible.

According to the Standard, Spurs got of lightly – only selling Kyle Walker. The headline splash painted a picture of defiant and spirited Daniel Levy, who never lost control as he skilfully trousered a whopping £50million+ for the boy Bonzo.

Er… the reality is that whilst Kyle Walker has never been my cup of tea, we’ve just sold one of our best players… and this is damage limitation put out by Spurs.

Glad has been quick to point out that senior members of the squad have all been reminded in no uncertain terms that Bonzo’s departure was a one off for personal reasons. No matter what divisive tactics made their way into the mainstream press in an attempt to undermine the project, Spurs were under no circumstances holding a fire-sale this window or in any foreseeable windows.

Rose’s last (and probably last) interview with the BBC didn’t go down well at all with Spurs. Gladys believes that whilst Pochettino took it as all part of the rough and tumble of player talk, in the boardroom it was seen as sending out a counterproductive message. Seen and not heard was one line muttered bitterly.

There was no enquiry about Rose whatsoever. This situation was arrived at by Manchester City having it made crystal clear to them throughout negotiations that the circumstances surrounding Bonzo were unique and that City ought think themselves fortunate that the player was available at all to them or anyone else.

Furthermore all talk of Dier ‘wanting’ a move to Manchester United is also fictional.

If Spurs sell any other vital first XI players then one ought to expect the usual nonsense of mysterious and wholly fake injuries, whilst transfer negotiations are carried out under duress.

Expect a few ‘last hurrahs’ in respect of Dier, Rose and maybe even Alli. I would suggest you focus your attention upon what we do to fill the gaps left by the departing Sissoko and No’Cludeo.

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  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • paul July 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    “..Precisely. It’s every bloody home game at Wembley and we’ve nipples like this Paul one preaching about modesty and austerity as if it’s good for the soul..”

    important legal notice; this Paul is deeply concerned that the above post by HH Ubersturmfuhrer Blogmeister Harold does not create the impression or assumption that there is any connection whatsoever between this Paul, namely me and that ‘this Paul’ the alledged nipple.

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      My sincere and immediate apologies to the Rt Hon Gentleman.

  • Ronan July 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    It’s encouraging to see a bid for this level of player. Very encouraging. You just wonder, though, whether a top Croatian midfielder would concede that he’s failed at Madrid at the age of 23 and join a club that his countryman Modric abandoned in order to get to Madrid. But if there is even a slight possibility of him coming, Levy and Poch ought to go the extra mile to get him. It would be a massive boost and big statement of intent going into the new season.

  • Salek July 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    To dare is to do

    Which equates to:
    Pretending is much the same as actually doing shit.

    Which equates to:
    We won’t win SHIT with Levi&Lewis

    15 years into the 5 year plan, 1 league cup under our 3rd worst manager of all time.

    Levi&Lewis are con-artists, the club is geared towards the £70m they paid for the club to be protected, eventually they’ll probably sell to some corporation, and we might see some silverware…might depending on how much debt the corporation put on spurs.

    But let’s be thankful the club is run properly and we don’t have a rich owner who bails us out and buys us great players who win silverware.

    I wish Levi&Lewis had sold to Abrahmovitch when he wanted to buy spurs…cunts!

  • Molester July 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I have to own up I did say I wasn’t worried about the lack of transfers but my fingers gone numb holding down the panic button . If you put a bid in and get knocked second bid then knocked move on spend serious money on a player who will make a real difference in champions league which for most people is the most important.if potch gets fed up and bails there won’t be anywhere for baldy to hide.

  • Mark Randall July 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    If we’re talking about 30-40m for Barkley, who’s the same age as Kovacic and who’s achieved sweet FA then bid the same for Kovacic. The rumours are that Zidane doesn’t have him in his long term plans, so he might be open to regular CL football. I’d like to see Coric, but third party ownership the issue there

  • Willy juice July 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Ok 21 million offer for kovacic! Hahahaha

    Yes he would be a great signing but what sort of an offer is that! That is embarrassing if true!

    1. He’s worth a lot more than that.
    2. Great age at 23 so there is money to be made off him in the future,
    3. He wouldn’t touch our club with a fucking barge pole and we put that stinking offer in to put the final nail in the coffin!

    Pathetic!

    • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      agreed it is embarrassing!

  • Paulspurs July 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Harry no need for the cheek I want signings the same as yourself but I believe poch knows who he wants and hopefully will get them but we need patience if spurs finish transfer window with nothing I’ll be moaning as much as u but u have to remember end of the last we were ripping teams to shreds that’s why I’m confident

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Patience is a card game for little old ladies – this is this clown’s umpteenth window and our preseason starts tomorrow?

  • Paulspurs July 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Can’t believe how much moaning goes on in this site can’t u remember when spurs were a mid table team now we r one the best let’s go out and spend 200 just for the sake of it relax fans coys

    • Sexy Beast July 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      👍👌

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Piss off.

    • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      i do get your point , however when was the last time we won something? what does the banner say around the lane – The Game is about Glory!
      We are a very good team at the moment and i believe a better transfer window last season would of crowned us champions IMO.
      the money is there so levy needs to spend it and not dilly dally on targets which i am sure in time will piss poch off! then…….. well then i guess we could very will end up back as a mid table team, if levy doesn’t handle this golden era correctly right now.

    • mikespurs July 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      No one is saying spend 200 mil & its not for the sake of it. We need a couple good signings. Or would you like to see us tumble out of cl in the group stages again?

      • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        Precisely. It’s every bloody home game at Wembley and we’ve nipples like this Paul one preaching about modesty and austerity as if it’s good for the soul.

        • paul July 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm

          important legal notice, this Paul is deeply concerned that the above post by HH Ubersturmfuhrer Blogmeister Harold does not create the impression or assumption that there is any connection whatsoever between this Paul, namely me and that ‘this Paul’ the alledged nipple.

    • East Stand July 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      It’s taken 16 years to get from mid table to 2nd, besides most of the time we’ve been fucking about in 6th or 7th.

      Apart from a brief moment with Arry and now with a great coach who Levy did not plan to line up we’ve found ourselves in the top 4.

      One League Cup in 16 years and we aren’t entitled to moan a bit?

      Spurs are a big club, Leicester aren’t. We should be pleased about where we are but that does not eradicate 26 years of pissing about…

      • East Stand July 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        Including Sugar’s tenure that might make sense but I meant to put 16 years of course!!

        • viper July 17, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          I totally agree with you. I dont no y we dont just go out and get Isco and Mateo Kovacic for 70m. We no Real Madrid really want Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappé let sell that idea to them and with two players off the book 70m might just convince them. U say we cant afford to pay their wages both players are on 60k a week and it not the money that bothers them it the playing time and if thay go for Eden Hazard or/and Kylian Mbappé we might be able to get them but if we dont try we don’t know

          van Dijk for 40m + Wimmer. We no that Southampton what Wimmer so i think this would work

          these are the type of signing we should go. We all ready made 85m from selling players and sell Sissoko or give hem away free lol

  • Still Nil Nil July 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    New blog

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Poch can demand Kovacic but needs to do 2 things
    First he needs to out it on the line with Levy
    and the second thing is to be ready to sell the idea to the player
    You want success you have to go and get it

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      I need a P

      • Horndog July 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        The loo is down the hall

  • Sexy Beast July 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Legoverlass
    Another nonsense bid by baldy to pretend something is happening. He should have had our signings in place by now and working with the squad so we hit the ground running. He has had extra money from The CL , coming second in the EPL plus the bucket load from the EPL broadcast rights but once again he puts football success second and accounting first. He just had to wait until the money came in from the Walker deal as all he wants is to trade player assets and ricirculate that money. Not one penny of new money that means investing in the football business. Everything is about real estate development but the players do not give a flying f**k about shiny stadiums they want to play in a team that is serious about winning. The contract extensions are purely to increase the sell on value. Everton are showing more intent than us by a mile as are all the teams around us. Our squad was painfully thin last season and as a result we dipped out of Europe with a whimper and could not win the big matches at the end of the season. Jansen and Sissoko should have been out the door quick sticks. We will start the season without Son which means we are once again one injury to Kane away from no strikers and once again while Levy f**ks around we will ship points that will cost us at the end of the season. Plus this season every game is like an away game and it was our home results that earned us second spot. Nice new stadium awaits in 2018 with empty seats and most of our top players gone next summer.

    Dear oh dear!
    Seriously, is there nothing you might feel that could possibly make you a tad optimistic?

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Someone decent holding up the shirt would do me. And not some naffing haircut with ‘potential’…

  • UnkleTaff July 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Seventy-eight bars of chocolate have just been delivered to my house.

    Oh, yes.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      70% Cocoa 30% Taffee

  • Hoddisgod July 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Real Madrid will never sell to the bald eagle, there is still a lot of bad blood after the Bale sale.
    I think we will end up with Barkley and a DL euro bargain bucket special around the 31st august at the earliest!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Ffs we gave them two Siperstars!!!

      • caveman July 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Yeah, what happened to that ‘special relationship’.

        • Caspurs♿️ July 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm

          We woz mugged!

        • Panama Paul July 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm

          The Special Relationship only works one way and not in our favour. Should RM want to sell either Isco and/or Kovacic they would most likely go to Italy. However, it is likely that RM will string them along for another season with promises of increased playing time just to keep them sitting on their bench. It’s a nice position to have, a bench that would probably walk into the starting line ups of most clubs. I have no doubt that we could afford the transfer fee for either but the wages will be the killer.

          • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

            this is why i am certain we will NOT sign any player with this sort of quality as the wages the player will demand will apparently upset everyone! …..

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Kovacic is frigging amazing.BUY HIM NOW!!

    • Freund or Foe July 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Aren`t you going to haggle?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

        No

        Im haggling with you

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

        5 quid

        • Freund or Foe July 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

          How about 3 for a tenner?

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

            5 for 2 quid is my final offer

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Sadly he’s not being sold in a charity shop.

    • Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Yes indeed Ron. Terrifying with Poch to coach him… he won’t be 24 till next May

  • JuandeInternational July 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    It’s mid July, we’ve got about a month before Spurs start their summer transfer business. There’s a bloke out there whose name starts with N’ who will be the next legend and you’ll all be saying what were we panicking about. Wembley will be a huge success. What other outcome could there be? Levy doesn’t just make this all up as he goes along…

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      N’Kane?

      Maybe its my mate N’Koudoo!

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        Messi?

        N’Kandoo

        • JuandeInternational July 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Chas N’Dave

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            N’Rabbit

  • Steve Radley July 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Sign anyone, would keep us all quite for a while!

  • mikecp July 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    would love kovacic. That’s the kind of signing we should be going after. The guy looks quality.

    • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      it’s simple, Poch will give Levy the targets and one by one Levy will screw it up!

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Its SIMPLE.

        IF POCH THINGS WE NEED CERTAIN PLAYERS TO WIN THE LEAGUE HE HAS TO OUT HIS JOB ON THE LINE

        sorry for shouting but the above is 100% true

        • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Poch’s job is only on the line if he asks Levy to spend more than he wants to.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm

            Is this how people negotiate Harry?
            Its what happens in a communist world
            Poch has leverage
            Levy needs to be pochaged

            • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm

              Poch has no leverage, Ron. Only the threat to leave.

    • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Definitely a good player. He plays regularly for Real Madrid.

      Isn’t that just a lovely thing to say about a footballer?

      No mumbo jumbo about potential and maybe with this, maybe with out that, no ifs or buts, ‘he plays regularly for Real Madrid. The sort of player a team going places would pay market rate for and buy.

      • caveman July 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

        That’s wishful thinking H, you support a team that buys potential and turns them into winners. The sooner you accept that fact or start supporting a team that buys ready made ‘hit the ground’ players, the sooner you will get some peace.

        • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          With respect mate, that’s rubbish. I want Spurs run properly.

          What to do Chelsea do with their kids? Train em up, sell em on and use the the profits to buy players that win them the league and lots of pots.

          Levy has been peddling mediocrity for so long the gruel doesn’t taste so bad now.

          • Caveman July 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm

            To tell the truth H, I’m with you all the way on this.

            • Harry Hotspur July 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

              It’s tough dealing with the bastard but even he won’t stop my hardwired obsession with Spurs. There’s not been a c*** made yet that could do that.

              • caveman July 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

                same here

          • Geoff Evans July 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm

            We really don’t need to layout 200 m because we will have had 100 m in by the time Levy shakes his arse. 100 m is Everton money and they are no one,can’t even keep their mediocre players like Barkley.

  • 💋 July 17, 2017 at 11:49 am

    “… (playing a total of 2,154 minutes in all 39 games he played).”

    JeeZ. Long games, eh?

  • Legoverlass July 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Another nonsense bid by baldy to pretend something is happening. He should have had our signings in place by now and working with the squad so we hit the ground running. He has had extra money from The CL , coming second in the EPL plus the bucket load from the EPL broadcast rights but once again he puts football success second and accounting first. He just had to wait until the money came in from the Walker deal as all he wants is to trade player assets and ricirculate that money. Not one penny of new money that means investing in the football business. Everything is about real estate development but the players do not give a flying f**k about shiny stadiums they want to play in a team that is serious about winning. The contract extensions are purely to increase the sell on value. Everton are showing more intent than us by a mile as are all the teams around us. Our squad was painfully thin last season and as a result we dipped out of Europe with a whimper and could not win the big matches at the end of the season. Jansen and Sissoko should have been out the door quick sticks. We will start the season without Son which means we are once again one injury to Kane away from no strikers and once again while Levy f**ks around we will ship points that will cost us at the end of the season. Plus this season every game is like an away game and it was our home results that earned us second spot. Nice new stadium awaits in 2018 with empty seats and most of our top players gone next summer.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Anti depressants might help

  • Spurs Nut D July 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

    So we need a striker but what striker will come to us to play second fiddle. Fact lads it’s not as easy as you all make it sound to sign a player. He has to want to come to us and he will want to play.

    • mattspurs July 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Janssen?

      • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

        just a bit worried about his mental ability, as he seems to have issues with the off side rule, and is positional sense is off, also the other problem is he is so desperate to impress it will enforce error’s. also knowing that kane is always going to be the main man, cant be easy! however we need better contributions from him when he comes on. i think he will do better this season, he clearly can score a goal or two.

        • Legoverlass July 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm

          I wish I could see something in Jansen that offers hope He is poor in the air lacks pace and the ability to turn a player and get past them he takes up poor positions being offside or behind the play. Try’s hard and nice bloke ain’t good enough

  • viper July 17, 2017 at 11:19 am

    i think we should go for

    Isco and Mateo Kovacic for 70m. We no Real Madrid really want Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappé

    van Dijk for 40m + Wimmer. We no that Southampton what Wimmer so i think this would work

    these are the type of signing we should go. We all ready made 85m from selling players and sell Sissoko or give hem away free lol

  • Nick July 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Manchester United ready to make final attempt to lure Eric Dier from Tottenham with massive £60m offer:The Mirror.Why when it’s for Utd it’s a massive offer?? The Media can’t stand us being anywhere near the top & will write any old 💩 to put us down

    • viper July 17, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I agree with you and i wouldn’t sell Dyer two man United because I think next season they’re will come in for Delhi Ali

      • 💋 July 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Son of Ron!!

    • Spurs Nut D July 17, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Why he is worth £74 million according to cies who value players by contract length and worth so no to £60 million

  • Sid Trotter July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

    We need a striker. Someone like Mohamed Ali or Henry Cooper

    • Freund or Foe July 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

      How about Arthur Scargill? He`s been out of the game a while, but has a fantastic record.

      • JuandeInternational July 17, 2017 at 11:58 am

        And like many at Spurs, a ridiculous haircut.

      • Lord Croker July 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        I liked the cut of that jib.

  • osvaldo villa July 17, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Arse were fifth

  • Stumbling along July 17, 2017 at 10:53 am

    We need a fecking striker

    • AccringtonSpurs July 17, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Connor Wickham would be better than Janssen…

      • Stumbling along July 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

        I would go for Vardy 25 million

        • Daniel Primus July 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

          I would take Mahrez instead tbh.

        • Nick July 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

          Brady is the shit stirring scumbag that helped get Ranieri the sack.Also been found out after 1st good season.steer well clear

          • Nick July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

            Brady =Vardy 🙄😂

        • mattspurs July 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

          Not sure his nicotine and red bull diet is for Poch – also far too old

      • mattspurs July 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

        careful what you wish for – we nearly signed him and got rid of Kane

  • osvaldo villa July 17, 2017 at 10:53 am

    fird

  • Caspurs♿️ July 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    It’s the Spanish press, so I very much doubt there is a grain of truth in the story, sadly.

    • Caspurs♿️ July 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Fecond!

  • Caspurs♿️ July 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Foistest! Mine all mine..

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