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Source Close To Club| Spurs aiming to get Alessandro Bastoni transfer done next week

By Harry Hotspur -

The atmosphere at Spurs has significantly changed in recent weeks, I am told, by a source close to the club. For the first time, there is a sense that the ambitions of the coach have been received favourably and are being prioritised in the club’s strategies.

The departure of Steve Hitchen now makes absolute sense as the requirement for the Tottenham board to have a man with scouting information at his fingertips, has passed.

Paratici is now working in tandem with Conte, who has the club’s senior figures pretty much hanging on his every word. As per his previous coaching positions, Antonio has not allowed anybody to take him for granted.

The Italian’s demands, within polite dialogues, have prompted the club to ensure they do not have to revisit the 70+ days of embarrassment that followed the departure of Nuno.

The serious pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni acknowledges two issues. One, the need to shore up Spurs’ backline, with Cuti Romero being the minimum required standard, and two, the lack of appetite for mid-priced punts.

Ivan Perisič is another experienced campaigner whom Conte believes will actively enhance his chances of surviving the Champions League.

I take a view that this is Levy’s to screw up. The best thing he can do is leave the professionals to it.

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Dino
Dino
6 months ago

The possibility of 3 deals in a week is unheard of… Has Levy been possessed by the devil?😏

England Mike
England Mike
6 months ago

What wage will Peresik be on then ?

England Mike
England Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I’ve seen two reports that differ which is why I question it, so I guess you will confirm when known.

Surespur
Surespur
6 months ago

This is where I usually come for a dose of reality and bringing back down to earth. WTF is going on 😂

Cabspur
Cabspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Surespur

Agree it’s madness but I’m going with it!👌

Mike
Mike
6 months ago

Marquee signing! And if Harry’s ITK tells us it might happen… then well…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
6 months ago

I heard 150 mill war chest….woah?! What’s that? One and a half world class players? Thought I heard Perisics name? Classic…..what’s he 38?
The fun continues, won a wad on Madrid and forest to go up, the question is, in the championship which is notorious for anyone can beat anyone, why – in a play off final- were Forest HUGE faves even when Huddersfield finished above em?? They knew.

Last edited 6 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
6 months ago

I see a Huddersfield player even scored the winner for em and Huddersfield had a STONE wall pen waved away. Textbook.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
6 months ago

Whether Conte has got one over Levy or not, he has played it well. I don’t particularly like the football we play under him and he seems inflexibly linked to playing 3-5-2 but having said that, he got us into a top four place which I thought rather unlikely at the time. I find it hard to believe that Levy has changed his spots but I am of the firm belief that ultimately he does what Lewis tells him to do. Somebody like Levy will always be what he is. I can’t be bothered to discuss his failings in the transfer market over twenty three years but to blame just Hichen for our recent misses is naive beyond belief. Levy has always interfered over the years to disastrous results. I think that instead of looking at whether we should buy experienced pros or young punts or a mixture of both doesn’t really hack it for me. The matric I want to look at is whether any player we buy is good enough to get into the other top three teams and whether said or any other player is prepared to join us over them. At the end of the day, the clubs with the biggest net spend on transfers and wages generally win the PL and the CL.I think I will stay unconvinced until I am convinced.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Well said.

Surespur
Surespur
6 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

You’re absolutely right to be cautious, but one thing you alluded to seems to give reason for optimism; and that is that Conte was the X-factor in us qualifying for CL. In my humble opinion Conte must be a big draw for top players, even more so than at the start of the year. If this is enough to convince one top drawer player of our credentials, that is likely to have a domino effect.
Of course, all this reporting of big budget and early activity in the transfer market could just be the Levy smoke and mirrors game hitting new heights; but with so much credible ITK doing the rounds, it all has a whiff of legitimacy about it.

Paddio
Paddio
6 months ago

I think Conte and Paratici, have the balance right. Get more experience players on the cheap or free but get good young talent that will be hard not to get your money back plus actually cheaper wages.
Conte will also say he’s using the clubs philosophy of buying young after Romero, Kulusevski, Bentancur and hopefully Bastoni being all under 25

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

‘Philosophy’ is putting mainly buying not yet fully fledged players, very kindly indeed…

Mike
Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yet… Romero, Kulu and Bentacur have all slotted into the 1st team well. It’s about picking the player that fits the style of play to a tee… not buying players that football manager 2022 show the best stats for an indicate are the best prospects.

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

Everything has slotted into place so far. The players, the manager and now ENIC. For me though, one thing still remains.. Will the best of the best want to come and play for us?. This is the final piece of the puzzle for me as to whether we can a) Challenge for the title and B) get some silverware again.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Jay

We will NOT buy ‘the best of the best’, the aim will be to keep Conte happy enough to not walk. Nothing more than that…

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

I was always confident Enic would respond but I do find it funny that we are (rightly) celebrating a manager fulfilling his contract.
How the mighty Enic have fallen tripping over themselves to appease one of The Best.

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago

Got played by Conte. Lovely stuff.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
6 months ago

Conte has played a blinder. He has won over the fans and taken us into the CL. There simply is no realistic option for Levy and ENIC other than to be seen to be backing Conte. Conte has layed out his specific requirements to remain at the club. He wants to win titles and cups not compete as a measure of success.To do that he needs world class players with experience of success at the highest levels.Conte is literally dragging this club towards success. Hopefully a successful THFC will bring forward a buyer to carry on in this direction

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
6 months ago

Odd, that only now has the board ( Levy) woken up to the fact that in order to be successful or to tip the balance in your favour. You invest in that the brings success.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
6 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Not really James. That ex partner of his said “he knows nothing about football”. He tried to bring his Byrite MO to the PL and won 1 pot.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

It’s more because if Conte walks they have very few options left. Levy thought you could chop by and change mangers and that they could be used like toilet paper. Well the trauma of last summer and the outcome with Nuno will have educated the meddling pillock a little more. It was close to damaging the ‘brand’, the ‘world class facilities’ mantra sounding almost comedic with the state of the football in it.

Conte holds cards in a way probably no other manager during ENIC’s tenure has been in a position to before…

Paddio
Paddio
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

He wasn’t educated, it was the fans turning in the stadium, his little ego couldn’t handle it. Levy’s better appointments are when he’s panicking rather than planned.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Well, you could argue that the toxicity in the stadium was the lesson in which he was educated about the inescapable fact; that taking the pi*ss for years had finally bitten him on the arse…

Last edited 6 months ago by Easty
dancingbarber
dancingbarber
6 months ago

Setting aside the strategy change, which was needed, I think Levy always wanted professionals in charge. Hence his desire for a DoF almost from the beginning of his tenure, but now he has some he is prepared to trust and that makes a difference.

Kain0
Kain0
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I agree. Levy is truly drinking in the “Last Chance Saloon” with regards to the coach. We won’t get a better one in a generation and, as far as seizing the day, this has happened at the best possible time (Chelsea in transition, Man Utd in disarray, Arsenal being poorly run).

Levy is a good at raising revenue AWAY from footballing matters. He has never been any good at anything on the footballing side of things – apart from THAT stadium.

Kain0
Kain0
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Problem is though that Levy was never interested in having a real go in the transfer market. Not really. Transfers all based on how much he thought he could recoup AFTER whichever coach he could fool to run the playing side improved them. That’s why he forced Mourinho to hang onto Dele when Jose wanted rid. That’s why we’ve bought the likes of Gil and Rodon without any thought of whether they are a fit.

The stadium build was hampered by COVID but, yes – the naming rights should have been done and dusted an age ago. Again, Levy overestimating value and worth.

Kain0
Kain0
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

We can agree to disagree – no problem at all.

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  Kain0

Your timeline is off, Kain0

Paddio
Paddio
6 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

That’s the problem with revisionists, to many support the club.

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

😂 I think that the elephants on this site just can’t forget the 22 years of ENIC. No amount of nonsense spouted about a war chest will convince me Levy is serious about the team. As Easty has said, he wants the bare minimum to keep Conte happy. Only I don’t think Conte is wired that way. He’s a winner.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Kain0

This isn’t about agreement it’s about facts. The stadium was finished at least 12 months before Covid hit, if you don’t even know the basic facts around a discussion how on earth can you discuss? 😂

Last edited 6 months ago by Easty
Paddio
Paddio
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Wait until they start saying it was all part of Levy’s master plan

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Anyone who thinks he had one is insane!

Sonificent
Sonificent
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I agree wholeheartedly. Levy is probably not sleeping at the moment knowing he has to be seen doing proper transfer business. Conte has outplayed the little worm.

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I agree. Levy is useless at transfers and he had to find an answer. 20 years is a while to find it though, I’ll give you that !

Azas
Azas
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Bale….modic…walker….we have made some good signings under Enic . The difference is now we have the stadium done and a great commercial loan. That has coincided with us having the best manager we have ever had joining on top of levy eventually getting his number one sporting director choice after a number of years. All of this has lead to Daniel relaxing and trusting the people he has chosen with money and decisions

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Exactly.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
6 months ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

If Conte were to walk because he felt he wasn’t being backed where does that leave Levy ? He screwed up with what was supposed to be the best upcoming coach. He screwed up with one of clubs footballs most decorated managers in Jose.

There’s simply nothing left after Conte. Well, Ryan Mason I suppose.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

We all like the odd funny but this is gospel.
I read that as “Tim Sherwood died in a van”

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
6 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

In vain ? or, in the back of a van tied up and gagged

England Mike
England Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Well Levy got what he wanted in CL, he’s happy with that, he won’t have trouble getting a new coach with that in the bag.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
6 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

He’d have no problem in getting a new coach CL or no CL. The problem, CL or no CL is getting one that’s actually any good.

We currently have a good one. One of the best in fact. There isn’t better out there atm.

England Mike
England Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Totally agree, I was looking at it from Levy’s perspective, and unless he really has seen the light then you have to remain cautious on what transpires.

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