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Potter Plotting Spurs Upset As Takehiro Tomiyasu Deal Looms

By Harry Hotspur -

Alan Nixon for Sun Online is a routinely reliable journalist, which these days sadly marks him out from the crowd of kids with press passes and one ear super-glued to a club’s press officer.

Joe Rodon is on Graham Potter’s want list, which would make an uncomfortable suggestion given that the Brighton gaffer was so heavily and so repeatedly linked with the now filled Tottenham hot seat.

Nixon believes that Manchester United’s winger Dan James is also a target, as both men could be potentially eclipsed by incoming transfers at their respective sides. Takehiro Tomiyasu could well push Rodon down the batting order at Tottenham, and Jadon Sancho’s arrival at Old Trafford might well do the same for James.

I take a view that the first Spurs defender out the door at Spurs ought to be Eric Dier, however, it is troubling to imagine who in their right mind would want him. Discarded by England well ahead of the Euros and now well past his prime…

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

Keep Joe all day. He was great in the Euros. He starts for us now for me he has the skill and mentality. He won’t want to go to Brighton already.. If Nuno sets up same as Wolves then he will play 5 defenders. 3 centre backs and 2 wing backs.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

Reggy/RyanSessy on the left. Aurier/Docherty on the right. Toby and Joe and either Dier/Sanchez/Davies in the centre.. Ideally the last 3 all sold and replaced with one or two upgrades.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
1 year ago

getting gazumped by Brighton now! oh to be in a tug of war with a big club for a player

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago

Toby is likely to exit to a less demanding league, Dier always has a mistake in him and seems to shirk responsibility for those mistakes, Sanchez hasn’t fulfilled his potential and is ace one day, comedy the next – constantly misreading the flight of long balls. This Japanese lad and Rodon might be the best pairing we’ll have in the squad. It would be nice to have a natural left footed CB in the squad, don’t know that we;ve had one since Vertonghen left. Maybe a back three of Tomiyasu, Rodon, Davies?

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

Tomiyasu, Rodon, Andersen either as a back 3, (IF Ebenezer gets the cheque book out & buys them both), or was a 4 with Reguilón/Sessegnon on the left for me.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

Once again buying players on highlight reels , Tomiyasu is one for shirt sales and Waggamuma’s menu’s he’s no Toby replacement

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Hopefully the likes of Cirken, Tavernier, Devine, Parrott et al will get run outs next season!

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

The European conference league beckons.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 year ago

Sanchez & Dier shouldn’t pass go or collect £200. Straight out the door. I would’ve added Doherty to make the hat trick but with the arrival of No No he may be able to get a tune out of him like he did at Spurs.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Rodon&japh are the future. Sessy coming for reggi’s spot.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I can’t see Joe Rodent leaving. Can imagine that Tanganga might get a loan out this season to play regularly and develop like Skipp did last season.

I tend to agree with HH on the Dier front, not consistent enough in defence. It’s could be either him or Sanchez but I reckon if he’s used the right way he could come good again. Dier just looks out of his depth these days.

Peter byrne
Peter byrne
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Keep rodon

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

When he first arrived, Dier had decent pace, I remember his first goal from some barnstorming run from RB. Now he seems sluggish, not sure what happened there. Granted, he wasn’t pacey in his best season – playing DM, but was effective. Maybe having the recovery speed of Rose/Walker in the team made up for it and he could focus on breaking up play without getting exposed, knowing one of the fullbacks could bail him out…I don’t know.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
1 year ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

I think you’re right. All my memories of “prime” Dier involve him supported by our fine back four of Walker,Rose Jan &Toby and the magnificent Moussa Dembele.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

Yeah, good points. Could well have been the setup of the team then, don’t forget he was also operating alongside Dembele who rarely have the ball away and carried so well. Dier’s job was straightforward then, he was decent for England too, but then again it was generally the Spurs fullbacks in the England team back then too

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

I thought Joe Rodent was Levy’s boss.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

Not boss.. They are partners…in crime.

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Ryan might thrive in a wingback role, possibly a better fit for him (and Reguilon) than fullback, and certainly a better fit for Doherty. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how Nuno sets this team up, especially if Kane skips town.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Indeed.. And Skipper.

eddie
eddie
1 year ago

H you are so right in your latest Daily Briefing.Properly run clubs are doing business even though the Euros are on.

Once again this situation we find ourselves in is all down to Levy.We had no manager for 72 days after he had seemingly approached everyone working in the world.Even the new DOF wasn’t officially available until the end of June.The fool beggars belief.

I repeat my opinion that there will be very little if any movement from us in this window.I hope I am proved wrong and they are the right quality.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  eddie

Eddie surely we shall sign a flurry of Portuguese players!!??

Last edited 1 year ago by David Dillenberg
eddie
eddie
1 year ago

I’m not sure Levy gets on with Mendez too well.The problem would be getting rid of the ones they would replace.

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago

Oh dear, that means Renato Sanchez incoming, for his latest episode of flattering to deceive.

Peter byrne
Peter byrne
1 year ago
Reply to  eddie

3

Peter byrne
Peter byrne
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter byrne

Spot on eddie

Blind Melon Chitlin
Blind Melon Chitlin
1 year ago

Not even sure why there is any discussion regarding Rodon’s Future? He is clearly a class act and much better than any CB we have at present, so why would he not be starting every game, he is not just a young kid any more.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

And yet he was oddly overlooked by Mourinho when IMO both Rodon and Toby were clearly the best centre back pairing at the time!!

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago

He was excellent in the Euros as well.

Pure Motive
Pure Motive
1 year ago

There’s absolutely not a chance that Rodon will leave, in fact I see him as an integral part of the new set up. I’ve been against the Nuno appointment, but there is one thing we will get for him over other candidates, he has live and breathed the Premier League and he will know first hand how abysmal Dier and Sanchez have been .Sanchez I feel has suffered from poor management in the last 2 seasons, Dier, is just not a CB for me.

eddie
eddie
1 year ago

Following his showing at the Euros I would like to see Rodon given more games.It’s sad but understandable if Toby wants to go.

That leaves us threadbare at the back to say the least,which makes me fear that Dier and Sanchez will be kept by the new manager to try and get more out of them.

In fact I think Nuno will have been told to get a new tune out of the current squad.Get used to the idea of very few if any movers in the window.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago

We need to keep Rodon and Tommy (if we actually get him that is), they are the future. Dier is the one who needs to go based on recent performances.

Last edited 1 year ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago

Dier , Winks and Sissoko must be offloaded this summer.They are the epitome of the mediocrity that we seem to find acceptable,In fact do a three for one super wrap deal for bin ends if necessary to get them out the door.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Assuming Kane’s departure:
KEEP
Rodon
Son
The Dane
Bergy?
Moura?

SELL
Winks
Sissoko
Davies
Doherty
Lo Celso
Ndombele
Dier
Sanchez

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Sell Toby

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Sell Lamela
Sell Lloris

Last edited 1 year ago by David Dillenberg
SuffolkSpur
SuffolkSpur
1 year ago

Agree all of above other than still think there’s more to come from Lo Celso and Ndombele, plus Lloris still good enough and Davies useful as cover.
Also, definitely NO to selling or loaning Rodon or to loaning Skipp or even Sess as seems to be mooted in media.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Sell em all and close up shop!

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Sell Tottenham

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Celly&ndom not even good enough to be squad players then?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

No

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Ndom gonna silence you next season. I’ll say no more

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Ndombele and Gio will not leave this summer. Stevie B needs to nail his spot this season or I reckon he’s out next summer. Doesn’t improve us, however let’s see what effect Nuno’s methods have on things.

He’s a positive guy and honest about his work, I wouldn’t give him more than 12 months at this stage. However, I feel he will be competent but with all the issues we now have I see top 4 not on the cards…

Dino
Dino
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Top 4? Is that a joke? Who of Citeh, Liverpool, Chelsea & the scousers do you think our sqaud is better than? If we achieve Top 6 next season it will be a miracle….with Kane 6th is our limit, without we’re looking at 10th I reckon. I dont see Nuno being there at Easter….

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Dino

If you read my post, you will clearly see that I said that top four is NOT on the cards…

Yid in Devon
Yid in Devon
1 year ago

Not sure if you on here as a joke after all you are a villa fan? Or just don’t really know anything about football But clubs don’t sell that many players at once , Davies lo celso Ndombele, and docherty not going anywhere, rest sell if can sell and get better

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Yid in Devon

Not a joke, he’s absolutely right.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago

N’Dombele is going to be one of the best midfielders in Europe one day.

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago

He’s got the talent, but we see plenty of insanely talented athletes in all sports wash out and never live up to their potential – Ravel Morrison anyone? All those kids in his generation said he was easily the most talented of them. If N’Dom still isn’t fit enough to last 90 on a regular basis, at 24yo, after spending his adult life as a professional athlete, maybe he just doesn’t have it in him. I used to do a fair bit of cycling, to help prepare for my main sport which was more strength oriented. I was, and will always be, a #@% cyclist. No matter how much training I did, my body just wasn’t going to have a high aerobic capacity.

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

He is so far away from that right now, and doubt it will happen.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 year ago

Agree with this except for Ndombele and Lo Celso. I would give them one more season. Not sure Ndombele wants to stay especially if Real Madrid are interested. Lamela needs to go this season I think to get any money back for him but we need some additions to the attacking midfield area.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 year ago

In my opinion, from Rodon’s performances at Euro’s, he’ll be wanted at THFC & should get game time.
Sanchez & Dier should both be considered subject to leaving before Rodon & with Alderweireld wanting out, THFC surely need to keep him.

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 year ago

Totally agree, Dier is not good enough in midfield anymore and never good enough as a centre back ,to slow and cant concentrate for 90 mins.
Rodon i think if played regularly will get better and hopefully be at Spurs for a long time.

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