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Report: Antonio Conte reveals the positions Tottenham needs to address

By Eddie Razo -

This week, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte had a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy, and Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici about the transfer window as January presents the first opportunity to make changes to the squad. 

Football.London reports that Conte has laid out the positions that Spurs need to address, which are striker, right wing-back, and a left-sided center-back. Furthermore, the 52-year-old also wants a new central midfielder to add to his options.

The report states that the positions Spurs hopes to address this month are a midfielder, striker, and wing-back. The left-sided center-back to provide competition for Ben Davies will have to wait until the summer transfer window unless a situation comes up. 

When it comes to possible departures, Matt Doherty is expected to leave, while Tottenham will accept reasonable offers for Dele Alli, and Tanguy Ndombele can go should a realistic proposal come across their table. 

Steven Bergwijn has been linked to a possible exit, but the report reveals that Conte would like to hold onto the 24-year-old. 

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1 year ago

I’m waiting for the report that Levy spent all the transfer money to hire Conte and then I’m done for good.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

He doesn’t, he’s a dim witted journo and knows as much as we do.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

Because Levy is a conman and the majority of supporters are gullible chumps. You’ve only go to go on some of the fan sites on youtube to see how pathetic some of them are. Like a load of star struck children throwing their money at enic for nowt in return aside from a shiny stadium, and even that is one big commercial trap for them. No wonder they have to incorporate a scam whereby viewers pay real cash to get their comments read out, it’s to subsidise all the money they have lost down the years. Talk about a load of sheep.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Definitely quality over quantity. I’m sick of buying other clubs deadwood.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

I know his cousin from a parallel universe; Michael De La Cruz

Last edited 1 year ago by The Hurrah Brigade
James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Wait and see. If it’s not a loan to buy then Delaney is wrong.

Last edited 1 year ago by James McKevitt.
Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

I have never heard of the guy but using the similar approach as if one were playing ‘Guess Who’ I reckon he has to be a Roman Catholic; of Spanish / Irish heritage, wearing a hat and spectacles.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
1 year ago

The disappointing issue regarding any incoming transfer business is the timing. If the agenda was about finishing in the top 4 and winning a trophy then the urgent deals, for a creative central midfield player, a left footed centre back and a right sided player who can cross the ball; would have been set up before the end of December and completed as soon as the window opened in January. This would have been done to give Spurs a lift and the best chance they had of achieving their objectives on the field of play.

The lack of urgency suggests that it will be last minute deals, for players we have already tapped up, who are probably running their contracts down.In other words; Kessie and Traore at the last minute is possible. Maybe Kessie’s Milan team mate, the left footed centre back, too. He is out of contract in the summer so he can sign for someone in this window too.

A lot of effort is being put into moving players on to make room on the wage bill for the incoming group. The bald bean counter won’t want extra wages for players who will not be required to play so selling / loaning out before bringing in others will be the issue jamming up the ‘process’.

The question is; why do our supporters keep paying the highest prices for tickets while Levy’s austerity tactics prevail regarding the Spurs squad? Have to give Levy credit for repeating this trick endlessly despite what all the evidence should be telling supporters.

Well done you.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

I don’t know who Migual Delaney is but I would be sceptical about whether he has intimate knowledge of THFC financial status.

(Unless he happens to work in the finance department, then I retract said scepticism).

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago

We can’t even afford to pay Wolves up front for Traore, Miguel Delaney said on 5Live that it will be a loan to buy as Spurs have no money.

This month will leave Conte in no doubt what he has got himself in to.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

Maybe we have. This much chatter usually means something is happening.

I know we all want fresh blood, but I just hope they don’t panic buy more garbage. I’d prefer us to wait for the summer and let Conte/Patrici get the players they actually want.

Last edited 1 year ago by Tangangry
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

I think it will depend more on outgoings. I can’t see Levy making funds available until the summer as the January window is notoriously difficult. Mind you any window seems difficult for Levy. It seems to me that Bergwijn and Traore are linked or we would have made an offer for Adama by now.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

Hypothetical question: Lets say Levy makes £50m available. We know we’re not suddenly going to buy 6 new players in the next fortnight, so who would you prioritise?

Lets be realistic here, for me iif we come out with Adama and someone on loan as a Kane backup thats the bare minimum. I just don’t see us getting a central mid, and I see little point in buying a centreback who is not going to be an immediate first team starter and I would be surprised if a club would be prepared to sell any of the names we have been linked to in January.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Paratici doesn’t hold the purse strings, Levy does.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

I wouldn’t make too much of it, he already said he talks to Patrici every day.

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
1 year ago

The clowns will know that if he is messed about he will walk so they have no choice (well other to contact Nuno again).

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 year ago

They finally had their meeting a third of the way into a 1 month transfer window, you couldn’t make it up, what a bunch of unprofessional clowns. Conte must be wondering what he’s let himself in for.

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