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Conte’s Bissouma and Bentancur vision likely to sideline 3 time Eredivisie winner’s chances

By Eddie Razo -

Christian Eriksen is a free agent following his six-month stint with Brentford to help show clubs that he can play football at a high level after he suffered a cardiac arrest during the UEFA Euros last summer. 

The 30-year-od impressed while with The Bees to help maintain their spot in the Premier League for next season. However, now he has a decision to either remain at Brentford Community Stadium or head elsewhere.

He is unlikely to re-sign for Tottenham, who primarily play with two central midfielders under Antonio Conte and have committed to both Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma this year.

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According to Sky Sports, Eriksen is understood to be deciding whether to join Manchester United or stay at Brentford. So a reunion with Tottenham Hotspur and manager Antonio Conte appears out of the question. 

Both Premier League sides have made the midfielder excellent proposals, but Manchester United is thought to have a more financially lucrative contract for Eriksen.

Despite having the opportunity to work under Erik ten Hag, who he trained at Ajax before returning to football, the report adds that Eriksen and his family settled in London and have reservations about relocating. As a result, Brentford could be on the verge of retaining the star midfielder.  

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
5 months ago

There hadnt been anything to knock Levy with thus far but I wont praise him (“CEO in doing his job” shocker) but now he has taken over the Djed negotiations – well where is the lad?

Oh yes I forgot “we dont want to do a Leeds”
to which I always reply “or a Citeh”

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
5 months ago

Levy entering the fray to take personal charge of the putative Spence transfer negotiations have led to the deal breaking down, if you believe the reports. One should have know that his demise as our top transfer negotiator was greatly exaggerated. We started well with our negotiations but appear to have slightly stalled. Arsenal look to be in the driving seat for Jesus and possibly Raphina and have signed Viera. Chelsea have yet to flex their muscles although I did read an interesting comment that there might be an hitch over the accounts presented by Abromovich and Utd have not even entered the fray. City have only bought Haaland and I am sure there will be more to follow once they have sold Jesus, possibly Sterling and Ake. Guardiola understands the necessity for upgrading the squad every season.
So the jury is out for me on our progress. So far, have we recruited any players that would get into our rivals teams? We are also still waiting to see what can be achieved with outgoing sales. Never mind, no doubt Levy will come to the rescue on the last day of the window,

Tippyid
Tippyid
5 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

City have only Haaland..Best young striker in world football ..

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
5 months ago
Reply to  Tippyid

Couldn’t agree more but they haven’t finished there which is my point. Top clubs know you have to upgrade and refresh every season.

Dexter
Dexter
5 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

In fairness Marbs I think Perišić and Bissouma would warrant a berth in our rival’s squads. Forster was always intended to be Joe Hart 2.0 – a safe pair of hands as backup. What happens between here and August will be the litmus test, but there certainly seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes than I’ve seen in quite some time. Levy, by accounts reported, seems to be taking over the Spence thing to allow Paratici to concentrate on a plethora of bigger fish who have been identified as higher priority. We always have hope, but as history has taught us, are always mentally prepared for disappointment.
Such is the lot of the long-suffering Spurs fan.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I think there’s an element of a lot of PL teams ready to make their move on the same type of player/group of targets – we know the players who seem to want to move this summer but you don’t want to overpay (£75 mill on Richarlison or Raphinha would be for example). The reason is then you could get a better player from another market potentially (say hypothetically Martinez for £80 mill).

This is the part it will inevitable be cloak and dagger because our two neighbours want…central defenders (Chelsea) and forwards (Arsenal and Chelsea). It’s about getting the deal that works best.

mike
mike
5 months ago

The direction of the Transfer Window has gone from very hopeful, to very concerning.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

You’re kidding.

We used to be worried who of our best players were getting flogged/poached, now we’ve gone to worrying not enough players have arrived 2 weeks into the window.

Have every confidence players will be coming in, and they’ll be ‘proper’ top quality signings

mike
mike
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

I’m kidding 😉

Well… No.

Compared to normal transfer windows, for Spurs, it’s been brilliant. Early and good signings.

However… my hopes had been raised very high that we’ll deal with the bulk of our business before Spurs jet off to Asia… allowing Conte good time to drill the new players into his methods.

The ‘bulk of our business’ means getting in a ‘solid’ RWB and ‘Left Central Defender’. A ‘statement’ signing of a top Forward and/or Creative Midfielder during that time would be good too.

This might still happen and I’ll apologize for all my doubts. But… the early momentum seems to have stalled, Levy seems to be getting personally involved in negotiations, the Arse are getting their Transfer Act together… and I’m becoming concerned that my hopes will be dashed.

Conte needs those players before the trip to Asia. Spurs reputedly have the cash, Paratici apparently has the workethic/skills so… its going to happen… right….

… or is there the chance Transfer GroundHog day is coming around again?

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

I think the fact every single rumour is for one of three positions give or take and we all know them, and that Conte makes his demands and is working with Paratici I find it hard to imagine a RWB, LCD and FW aren’t coming in. Pretty confident we won’t sign cheap options or dross.

England Mike
England Mike
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

The supposedly straightforward deal for Spence has also hit the buffers, Levy of course is involved, yet it was he who had no hesitation in paying £10m for Jack Clarke.

Rkidjames
Rkidjames
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I’m no Levy apologist but you’ve kind of outlined exactly why (if what is being reported about the deal stalling – who knows, could all be Twitter talk) it’s stalled. he paid £10m for Jack Clarke and doesn’t want to get burned again, but this time for £20m. Also, people saying he doesn’t spend big, he doesn’t, often. But, when he does and we end up with Ndombele is it any wonder he becomes increasingly hesitant. Again, not a Levy supporter, but good businessmen rarely throw good money after bad. It’s how they become good businessmen.

Last edited 5 months ago by Rkidjames
Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  Rkidjames

Why doesn’t he just butt to out then . The man is incompetent spending high or spending low…Mr Byrite..he never left.

Dexter
Dexter
5 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

This ⬆️

England Mike
England Mike
5 months ago
Reply to  Rkidjames

The indisputable fact is that Levy is a ruthless and hugely successful businessman, but transfers in football involve a more human element to proceedings, something Levy is bereft of.
Therefore he has no idea in recruiting the right type of players for the club, irrespective of cost whether high or low which explains his endless failures in the market.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Smacks of a man who you claim is hugely successful businessman cannot accept that he isn’t hugely successful at everything else.
That is a sign of illness.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I dispute it.
The successful businessman is the scumbag who owns the club Levy is just a lucky boy to be hanging on his coat tails

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago

This..

BillieBojangles
BillieBojangles
5 months ago

Fact.

BillieBojangles
BillieBojangles
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

The guy, with zero experience as a construction manager, tried to micromanage the stadium project. The result? A year late a 500M over budget. The guy is an inept clown, trading on nepotism, who the media somehow insists on portraying as a steely eyed negotiator when in fact he’s a numpty par excellence.

England Mike
England Mike
5 months ago

On reflection you’re right, but he has amassed huge wealth, and I was trying to show how difficult and inept a character he appears to be to deal with.

at large
at large
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

alleged businessman

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
5 months ago
Reply to  Rkidjames

Good businessmen rarely make huge mistakes in the first place like NDonkeybelly

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Bargain I think we can offload him for £3 – £5 million

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
5 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Is Jack Clark a real person?

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Lol

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Lol what? We’ll sign players, relax.

Bissouma was my number one most wanted and he’s already in for pocket change – if fans can’t enjoy this transfer window then take ’em all off from here to eternity. Not something for you, give your cynicism a holiday 🙂

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

We may get some in ..if Conte stated he wanted six there will be six ..wether they will be who he wants and relevant to the squad needs remains to be seen.
It is clear there is no straight up 150 mil to invest in the squad. But Levy didn’t say that did he , he only gave the impression those monies would be available.
We are run by a cynic ..we are a club that now believes it can can convince fans that CL revenue streams are more important than winning anything..anything ..
Naming rights 25 mil a year ..probably a decent player a season in a repayment schedule..Nah let’s not bother Levy has employed a naming rights specialist for nearly 18 months , to create distance between himself and failure , how much does he cost.
It starts at the top. Cynicism. Pointing it out is every true fans responsibility.

Last edited 5 months ago by Billy Tonsils
SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

The last five signings all look inarguably sensible and borderline orgasmic – give ‘em a break is my advice

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Romero, Bentancour ,Kulu, Forster Bissouma granted…it’s where we start from is the issue ..still much to do..let’s hope Paratici pushes on would like to see At least one in for Pre season. That would probably be a reasonable back up for Kane.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

Obviously the sell/swap before you buy mantra is in full affect. Not only does Patrici have to attract players in he has to get rid of the transfer committee ’s dross , and one of his own tbf.
Its like going into a top top restaurant and trying to part exchange a Macdonald’s goody bag for a beautifully cooked meal..
Mr Byrite..

Markp
Markp
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

Groundhog Day every Twindow

THFC
THFC
5 months ago

We’ll be heavily relying on wingbacks again for creativity this season then, is this Spence kid really going to power us up the table in the PL, I can’t see it. Must be better options out there and we’ll probably need two RWB signings as Royal, Doherty or Spence won’t cut it in the Champs League.

Are we being linked with any other RWB’s or do we think Conte is happy with Doherty? Clock is ticking on pre-season, this £150m must be burning a hole in Levy’s high interest offshore account.

Halshaw94
Halshaw94
5 months ago
Reply to  THFC

You might not rate Spence but he has attracted interest from several clubs. He’s home grown which in schedule construction is important hence City’s pursuit of Phillips from Leeds. But in this window we are far more advanced than in previous ones. 3 good signings in yet no movement from United or Chelsea. Whether we spend the 150 million is irrelevant if we can source quality players on frees or limited contracts .

Paddio
Paddio
5 months ago

From what has come out it is clear he was never in the 6 priority positions. Only if the magnificent 7 ride again would a deal be looked at. .

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