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Alasdair Gold discusses whether Spurs will dive into the free transfer market this summer

By Eddie Razo -

During Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici’s time at Juventus, the Serie A club was known for diving into the free transfer and getting players that fit their squad without paying a fee. 

With some quality players like Paulo Dybala without a contract when June expires, some supporters are asking Football.London’s Alasdair Gold whether Paratici will bring over some of those methods he had at Juventus to north London. 

Gold states that the free transfer and loan markets are areas that Paratici plans to explore the most this coming summer to further improve the squad for next season. Also, Paratici wants to recruit players that will fit the Premier League, considering last summer’s moves haven’t really worked out.

“I think, with the current state of the game, Paratici will certainly be looking at free transfers and more loan-to-buy deals. He loves the latter in particular, as we’ve already seen at Spurs,” Gold said. “The key for Paratici now will be knowing what players suit the Premier League.” 

“I should stress that I do think Spurs will look to spend some money, not just frees or loan deals, although it’s also worth pointing out that they’re going to have to shell out around £65m on making Romero and Kulusevski’s deals permanent.

It will be interesting to see if this plan to attack the summer transfer market is enough for manager Antonio Conte, who will want the club to spend money to make drastic improvements to the team to challenge for trophies.

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Finn
Finn
5 months ago

I must say a piece about what Alastair Gold has to say is bordering on click-bait – not really the standard expected on this blog!

Given what I have seen of Gold, my best opinion of him is that he’s a toady who gets by on snippets thrown to him when someone in the club is told to “leak it to the press”; my worst opinion is that he is a willing subject in spreading the club propaganda line to keep the mob satisfied with jam tomorrow tit-bits – essentially he’s playing Orwell’s Squealer or taking the role of “the mouth of Sauron”.

Quoting this guy is is either lazy or dumb. The best you’ll get is what the club wants disseminated, for whatever (usually) nefarious reason, the worst is him bullshitting because there’s nothing to leak and he wants to maintain an appearance of having the inside track.

Either way, what he says is always going to be highly questionable and frankly along with our esteemed host, we have plenty of really decent thinkers who contribute to this blog who’s opinions I’d take over Gold’s.

I have heard him referred to as a Journalist and I squirm at the reaction real journalists would have to that. Can anyone recall a real “in-the-know” scoop? A criticism of the club, it’s sometimes highly questionable actions or its policies? I mean even the Supporters Truss (still love that – the English language is wonderful – innit?) has been known to turn on the beast, albeit without their dentures in….

No, this guy is the tap on the old water tank in the garden, you can use on the vegetables along with various assorted crap, but its not potable – do not drink!

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Finn

I’m coming to the conclusion that he’s little more than a ‘plant’, on the club’s payroll…

Harry Hotspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yup

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

The free transfer ‘market’ is not a market, you have to pay to obtain things in markets. Calling it a market makes it look like you’re spending out, when you aren’t…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

A market is a place where buyers and sellers can meet to facilitate the exchange or transaction of goods and services.. Of course it’s a market. Players moving on a Bosman free only excludes money between clubs. Players still get a signing on fee plus their wages.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

There are no buyers or sellers. While I take your point that agreements have to be reached, you’re buying nothing from a third party, nothing has been sold or bought, no deal has been struck between buyer and seller. Isn’t buying and selling the very definition of a marketplace? Perhaps that’s splitting hairs somewhat? I just feel the term is being misused, calling it a market is a handy cop out for people like Levy doing it on the cheap. It’s misused by energy companies in a different way. Same cables, same electrical current, they aren’t supplying anything different from their competitors. The concept of a ‘market’ is a falsehood, an illusion.

Last edited 5 months ago by Easty
Scottish Yiddo
Scottish Yiddo
5 months ago

Bye conte as he won’t be backed n ur very thick if u get fooled again by levy n enic

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