One thing that we learned in the last window is that transfer deals do not ‘suddenly happen’ during the demarcated weeks of frenzy.
Talks sometimes smoulder on for months, with the broader brushstrokes being put in place before we get to closer to the deadline process when the hijinks really begin, the agents begin their dance trying to drum up additional suitors etc.
Gladys tells me that there is no sign of the transfer fee bubble bursting anytime soon.
Any of you lost souls still opining ‘the Spurs way’; that fantasy where the FFP doesn’t really exist and THFC pay the players in Action Man Stars (one for the dads), marbles, Curlywurlies and free cinema tickets are in for more cold does of reality whereby wages continue to rise and fees spiral ever upward.
Manchester City are prepared to pay £60million plus Fabian Delph to secure the services of Eric Dier.
23 year old Dier has been linked with Manchester United before this morning, but not City.
Pep wants to sign Dier in January (he likes to get deals over the line as soon quickly as possible as per the Bonzo business) however Glad believes that the soonest Poch would deal is next summer.
The bottom line here is that Dier is not seen by Spurs as unsellable or irreplaceable.
I still couldn’t tell you what he does for us and it would be a ‘yes’ to a Manchester City move from me.