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Lyall Thomas’ transfer tip is unlikely to appeal to any Spurs fans seeking an ‘end product’ – opinion
By Harry Hotspur -

If one were able to make a footballer from scratch, I’m thinking along the lines of the 1985 cult classic ‘Weird Science’ territory here, then of the many dream players to create would be the perfect wing-back.

They had their limitations, but the Danny Rose and Kyle Walker combo was occasionally a force to be reckoned with. Since their departures, Levy and Hitchen have made an absolute fist of replacing them.

Sergio Reguilon has been extremely capable on occasion, but the business of finding a right-back at Tottenham has been a series of disasters. Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker Phillips, Serge Aurier, Matt Doherty, Emerson Royal, the list of mis-fitting and misfiring recruits Spurs have tried makes for uncomfortable reading. This morning, we have Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas suggesting that Djed Spence could be of interest.

Oh, dear. Here’s the lad’s Wyscout assist clips page.

Whilst the boy is indeed fast; his assists’ column on his stats’ page is a barren wilderness.

Spence’s career crossing success rate is 25.3%.

Sure, he’s only 21, but this looks like another bad idea when what we need is a finished article. One with an end product.

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Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
4 months ago

Middlesborough think so highly of him they sent him on loan to Forest. He had a good game against Arsenal in the Cup which was highlighted on MOTD. I’d say that has been the extent of Hitchens scouting of this lad.

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago

Just to clarify, Spence is a M’Boro player on loan to N Forest, was once of Fulham and the surge of interest in him comes from his performance for Forest against the Aris in the FA Cup , and on that showing alone as mentioned previously, I would be taking a serious look at him.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

I know that the 3 Muskahounds of Levy, Paratici and Hitchen are scoundrels of the worst kind but I simply refuse to believe that even they would stoop so low as to try to serve up a 21 year old nobody who wasn’t even deemed good enough to stay at his parent club (Notts Forest) as the solution to our right back issue.

This “Arsenal and Spurs in transfer battle” absolutely smacks of agent based skullduggery.

Last edited 4 months ago by Tangangry
Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
4 months ago

Looks very much like tinkering at the edges and not addressing the major issues – dysfunctional midfield and lack of back up/competition for Kane. Emerson may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s decent enough to see us to the end of the season (the analysis on here from the Watford game shows he’s not as bad as some of the hysterics suggest) and, in any event, this bloke does not look to be any sort of upgrade, at least not in the short term.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Baldwin

Getting youngsters in for the return of the Messiah…

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
4 months ago

As per usual as we move towards the end of the January window increasing murmurs from the club that little will happen and that it will be the summer window when changes are possible. Then when summer arrives the chatter starts yet once again nothing happens until the last few days and then the excuses are we couldn’t get the deal done in time and we will look again in the January window. We change managers rather than players as it’s cheaper, The ENIC / Levy rinse and repeat is still very much in plain sight.

Last edited 4 months ago by Legoverlass
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

We have money for transfers. Levy is just tight and doesn’t care about the footballing side of things, he uses every excuse in the book but he can’t blame covid as we took out a big loan to cover those losses. He thinks Spurs fans are stupid (many are TBF). If Conte doesn’t get backed then Levy can forget about having a big fanbase that’s spends millions on games and merchandise. The game will be up, he’ll have royally screwed himself.
If big players aren’t brought in during the summer, and around £200m isn’t spent on quality, then Conte will be off and it’ll serve Levy right. Already attendances are down, wait if Conte goes and the gentle breeze of discontent will turn into a full blown hurricane.

eddie
eddie
4 months ago

I wouldn’t agree Trippier was a disaster H and KWP has shown at Southampton that given a manager with patience and confidence in him he will flourish.Incidentally they did well getting Livramento from the chavs too.

Last edited 4 months ago by eddie
Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Many qualities but defending wasn’t one of them..Trippier had his awesome World Cup playing in-front of Kyle Walker.

eddie
eddie
4 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Like Doherty [Wolves] you mean,on both points.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

Lets cancel the season and start again in August.

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