Date: 19th November 2018 at 12:11pm
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The summer window was an unmitigated disaster – that’s not up for debate.

Spurs were the only club in any of Europe’s top 5 leagues not to buy a single player.

Not one other side in Europe that did better than us opted to pursue this strategy of self inflicted handicapping.

Which leaves the January window for Levy to do something – anything – to reassure Mauricio that the football club has greater ambitions than just trying to flog £95 American football shirts to mug punters.

A source close to the club tells the Harry Hotspur blog that Poch’s big target is Christian Pulisic.

Levy has been made very aware and the Argentine is looking for the Borussia Dortmund to sign for Spurs this January.

Not nearly sign. 

Not rescheduled to be ‘revisited next summer’. 

Not a lookie likey.

Christian Pulisic wasn’t a demand from Poch.

The 20 year old’s name was mooted by both Daniel and Mauricio.

For Pochettino, this is a very useful player with a decent pedigree.

For Levy, this is a commercially agreeable investment.

This is less of a demand, rather the presentation of a final straw. 

My source tells me however, should Pulisic not happen, Mauricio will need somebody equally useful signed – or things could become rather messy.

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0 responses to “ITK Poch Wants Pulisic”

  1. spurslover says:

    I think, Eriksen has his head turned byg is gready agent, just let him go to Barcelona or Real and sit on the bench. I believe Rabiot would fit well in Spurs, so get 90 mill for Eriksen, and buy Rabiot for 20 mill and Levy has done it again. Also Lamelas strong performance will be a big power in the future and he can pass and score.
    offcause Eriksen pass well, but the fact is, he cannot drible like Hazard or other great players from first category!!!!!

  2. Daveyboi says:

    Won’t happen like 99.9% of anyone linked to Spurs, unless they’re a nobody from a lower league club that’s in financial trouble

  3. Tappaspur says:

    Is it true there’ll be “flash adds” during VAR doing its thing?
    “Always Coca-Cola” and that?

  4. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

    Who comes up with these tripe stories?? Eriksen AND Rashford to Madrid for 90 million??! Thatl get you tin tin on his own Madrid you plebs. Anyone who has seen what’s going on in the NFL, especially on MNF should maybe corrolate it with the UEFA nations league. Rams 54 Chiefs 51 last night in another ridiculous play station fantasy. The Premier League followed The NFL with their model, Super Sunday! Monday Night Football! Assists, turnovers Etc….now the American corperate influence is engrained in our sport it looks like these internationals are following suit. Engineered entertainment. Its pitiful. 2 last minute goals from Holland last night in Germany to get a 2-2, put that with England’s come back and the joke Swiss match and its clear what’s afoot. WWE style football is the order of the day now it seems. Both sides of the Atlantic. Tragic.

  5. Coogy says:

    As good as Pulisic is, maybe it would be better to let other teams fight over him whilst we try to sly it in and nick Sancho. He might turn out to be the better player.

  6. Rhys Jaggar says:

    A US player to be signed for US masters, eh? Now there is a surprise.

    The price in January will not be cheap. Dortmund are top of Bundesliga and flying. Summer is more likely for a sale, wherever he goes.

    Name a figure you claim Spurs can afford and Dortmund will accept.

    I suspect the figure will be ‘up to £50m less than selling Erikssen yields’…..

    Unless your predictions of insolvency are blethering hot air…

  7. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Joe has just sold a 75m pound paining of some sort so maybe he is putting it all to the January sales…..hahah yer-rite!

  8. Willie! says:

    Well, I hope Poch gets him. The kid is a talent, no doubt. The problem, for us, is that a lot of other clubs also want him; and they’re willing to pay Dortmund what he’s worth while the bald numpty midget tries to offer £27, a ball of twine, and a pair of Sissoko’s dirty socks…on installements (you get the second sock in 2024).

  9. MrChickenHead says:

    Oh no, the old Gazza has been a very naughty boy(innocent till proven)

  10. MrChickenHead says:

    It might not be a bad call HH. Isn’t Jadon Sancho keeping him out of the Dortmund team at the moment. Watching the USA vs ENG game I thought Sancho looked a better player though.

    • Tappaspur says:

      Sancho and Edwards. Great left and right foot between them. Edwards weaker foot (right) is better than sanchos weaker foot (left) whos stronger foot is better? Tough one. Who’s attitude is better? Easy one. Both future England stars though. Next world cup.

  11. Mattspurs says:

    Eriksen off in the summe then

  12. Aussie in Switzerland says:

    Out of all the shit we Spurs fans put up with, the ultimate “fuck you” was without a doubt, the failure to buy a single fucking player in the Summer. Either they are selling, Joe’s a cunt, or both. Am I evil for dreaming that incurable diseases be redirected from the innocent, to a yacht somewhere in the Bahamas?

  13. PlayitagainSamways says:

    Blimey. It’s gonna get messy…

  14. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

    On the video comments again, I’ve seen a parallel to the odd Levy cult blind follow it or your a Gooner and die type thing in boxing. I recently decided to reacquaint myself with the boxing world and was shocked to see what’s occurring. The matchroom promotion Hearn/establishment fighter golden goose Anthony Joshua MBE cult is eerily similar to the situation here. Eddie Hearn, a clear lying snake has created a world where he has a army of absolute loons backing up his every word. Anyone trying to point out the fact is set upon, in fact a couple of independent boxing you tubers have been threatened for exposing Yearns continued bollox. Its perplexing as it is worrying and you hope most of it is indeed payroles and not real people cos I despair if it is. I suppose somebody is buying the 80’000 Wembley tickets to watch Joshua in set up paper champ fight after fight and someone is buying the Tottenham NFL jersey and believing the money will be going on transfers. So who knows….?

  15. Jonathan says:

    I don`t see it, given that the Dortmund director just came out and confirmed all these rumors and had to say that they will look at it in the summer.

  16. Marsinho says:

    Yes pulisic and he’s on the shop window outside primark’s fellas.

  17. eddie says:

    All well made points Andrew.
    Now then who is that lad they’re bigging up at Leyton Orient?

  18. Andrew says:

    Anyone who thinks we are signing Pulisic is delusional imo.
    There are a number of reasons.
    Richer clubs won’t allow us ( he has so much potential)
    They will out bid and pay higher wages.
    They win trophies, we don’t.
    They are considered Big, we are not even considered.
    They have ambitious owners,we don’t.
    They already have a stadium/ given to them (citeh)

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

      We are getting Dack…..

    • East Stand says:

      Yes but how often would he play at these richer clubs? The carrot for younger players is clearly Pochand his willingness to bring younger players into the frame and work to improve them.

      Long term replacement for Eriksen and a huge profit down the line for the bald weirdo when he’s punted out to the highest bidder in 6 season’s time.

      This is why Levy hasn’t yet sacked Poch, it’s his undeniable ability to add value to players that keeps Baldy’s little willy hard…

    • East Stand says:

      Yes but how often would he play at these richer clubs? The carrot for younger players is clearly Pochand his willingness to bring younger players into the frame and work to improve them.

      Long term replacement for Eriksen and a huge profit down the line for the bald weirdo when he’s punted out to the highest bidder in 6 season’s time.

      This is why Levy hasn’t yet sacked Poch, it’s his undeniable ability to add value to players that keeps Baldy’s little willy hard…

  19. Nick says:

    Mirror reports That Pulisic will not be sold,not at least until summer.

  20. PhilBealOG says:

    I thought Pulisic should have been signed during the summer not only for his great potential but because of the enormous commercial opportunities. I don’t think folks in the UK fully realize how big football has become in the US. Atlanta United is the prime example playing to sell out crowds of over 70,000 every home game. After several false starts it is really taking off this time as kids learn the finer points by playing the game themselves and television channels find ways around the lack of in-game breaks for commercials. Even the morons at ESPN have stopped taking the piss out of 0 – 0 draws. The only question mark I have over the Pulisic ITK is that Barella makes much more sense from a positional needs standpoint so I am not sure Poch would necessarily make Pulisic his top priority.

    • Only Me. says:

      Whats the chance of Levy going for both? I think £35m for Barella would work and £35-45m for Pulsic? Offset with branding potential, is this unrealistic…oh yes, the £750m stadium debt…you think the bank will take chocolate buttons? I used to have a trick at uni where I paid my overdrafts by the same rolling £50, it hit each account just before the last day then moved to the next, so was always in debt but never charged….should I suggest this to Levy? I am sure it can scaled up.

      • PhilBealOG says:

        Your point is well made. I do wonder whether even thinking about January transfers is a monumental waste of time and we are just being set up for another brutally disappointing window. Maybe we are all escapees from a home for incurable optimists.

  21. Harry Hotspur says:

    Proud

    What will Pulisic go for, £2 million and 30k a week wages? Sorry, got my Levy head on. He’s not coming, move along now

    ☺️

  22. Proud says:

    What will Pulisic go for, £2 million and 30k a week wages? Sorry, got my Levy head on. He’s not coming, move along now

  23. Harry Hotspur says:

    Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

    Haaaaha!! Just checked few comments on ya bid H. The cult is strong, my word. Phillip Murphy is a classic, probably on a wage. ‘You are wrong about everything’
    ‘Care to explain?’
    ‘I don’t have too’
    Paahaha! I’ve had similar, just tell me what I’ve said you thinks silly………..silence. These poor sods are wind up merchants on a payrole probably. There’s a war for minds and ENIC are fighting on all fronts.

    It’s been worse than even I imagined 😂

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

      Scarey stuff. All the classics in one section. Even the ‘gradual improvement under ENIC ‘fallacy….a simple ENICs 20 years to previous 20 test puts that to bed, and we haven’t gradually improved league placing, Redknapp saved Levy’s arse , Levy sacked him and we went down in places again. Myth mungering.

  24. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

    Same old tired, ‘go and support Arsenal’. I don’t even believe these people are Spurs. Yawn.

  25. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

    Haaaaha!! Just checked few comments on ya bid H. The cult is strong, my word. Phillip Murphy is a classic, probably on a wage. ‘You are wrong about everything’
    ‘Care to explain?’
    ‘I don’t have too’
    Paahaha! I’ve had similar, just tell me what I’ve said you thinks silly………..silence. These poor sods are wind up merchants on a payrole probably. There’s a war for minds and ENIC are fighting on all fronts.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

      *VID

    • Only Me. says:

      what site is that?

    • Elevenstonedidiots says:

      My favourite was Chris Adams ‘get behind the team’ rabble rouser of a post.

      Chris thinks Spurs fans are a bunch of whingers and compares them to abusive husbands (seriously). I have a hunch Chris was married to a man once.

      Chris is also a business man (most likely provides dog grooming servicces and can empathise Daniel – ‘Growing a business is tough particularly if you have no money’ he exclaims (read that sentence again in the voice of a 10 year old).

      You see we are not but an acorn growing into a mighty oak. Get behind the team.

      Haters

  26. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

    Pulisic, like Lozano is another who totally dispells the balderdash wheeled out that ‘Nobody will come and play second fiddle to Kane’ , because both can play up top or in a 3 behind so if Lanes fit they won’t just be sitting on the bench praying for a metatarsel(spellcheck?)….they will, ….wait for it Levy and cult cool aiders…….they will be a quality option! See, this is what other clubs do!…. No doubt Pulisic will go to Chelsea or Pool after Levy squabbles over the fee. #brave.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? says:

      *Kanes fit

    • Only Me. says:

      I believe City want Pulsic, so this could be mute any way. I agree with you though, trying to find a like for like with Kane will always fail – 1) because there isn’t one, 2) even if there was the only option is he will be on the bench and cost a fortune. The answer is a player that can do multiple roles to cover (like Son when on song) then have a youth prospect to stand in as a straight number 9 if required to cover injury.

  27. Only Me. says:

    I have not seen a large amount of Pulsic, what I have seen makes me think he is not a world beater at this time, but has the potential….however, we are not the biggest team after this fish. This lad could cost us a lot and offer us very little. I am shocked if Levy goes for him (even with the US ties, and the desire to be “America’s team”).

  28. Ronan says:

    Another attacking midfielder, who would cost massive money? If levy is serious it can only mean Eriksen is leaving.

  29. Mikespurs says:

    I’ve been screaming for this transfer for 2 long. He ticks all the boxes. He can improve us on the field, young, & is the lone star of the usmnt which would help sell spurs in the states for levy’s pocket book. Makes too much sense so prob will never happen

  30. Accy says:

    I’ve read he’s been a bit out of form recently. But I’m certain that’s just form. Am sure Poch could get him firing on cylinders. Chelsea have been heavily linked. As have Lpool. They all know it makes commercial sense.

    What’s amazing is that this would be a WIN-WIN for Poch and Levy. I’m not sure that’s happened with any Spurs manager since the Van Der Vaart deal. Possibly Dele.

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