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Vinícius’ Days Are Surely Numbered As Mourinho Looks To Milan
By Harry Hotspur -

Buy cheap by twice isn’t a bad yardstick in life, although it does presuppose that one has the money to spend on the better item, and that you haven’t got got a Steve Hitchen in your ear, mumbling something about polishing coal into diamonds. Carlos Vinícius was a nice idea, but I take a view that this isn’t José’d first day at the rodeo, and if the lad isn’t even routinely making it onto the bench then that stems from a fundamental inability to impress in training.

Joe Miles for The Sun is running with a piece from Foot Mercato that suggests Spurs are close to bringing in the 31-year-old attacker Ivan Persic, on a year-long loan. This makes a huge amount of sense to me, as the player not only knows where the goal is, but also fits the Mourinho model in respect of having both the maturity, the work ethic and the physical stature that the Portuguese looks for.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

I have seen a few articles where you seem quick to write the boy off, I dont see why. From what I’ve seen he looks ok, but 5-10 minutes here and there is hardly the yard stick.

I reckon the boy has goals in him, just needs a run of games (that he’s unlikely to get until Kane gets injured).

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Why?? The key point is finances. He was brought in as a backup – really decent one just in case. Mou will not want Levy to fork out 50 mill to make loan permanent.
Mou would prefer an experienced Perisic as an ideal replacement who can play multiple positions and quite likely on another loan.
This would be great business and leave room for precious limited funds to be spent elsewhere in the defense/midfield.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Failing to impress Maureen obviously with the likes of Lucas and others preferred to him as an option from the bench.. We even played one game with no strikers. He’s not trusted or else he’d be playing.

Spudulike
Spudulike
3 months ago

Bale’s stats aren’t too bad either, goal or assist every 45 mins. Add to that the free kick and the one that went off the defender. You can’t do much better than that. Both just need a run of games which might happen with 2 games a week fixture list till end of Feb.

ministerscat
ministerscat
3 months ago

I’m not saying signing Ivan would be Terrible but I like the look of Vinicius only has to add a bit of nastiness to bully defenders.

Spudulike
Spudulike
3 months ago

He’s doing really well! 3 goals and 3 assists in 5 Europa league games coming into a new club. How could he do any better than that?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago

A year of Ivan would be brilliant.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago

Vini not going anywhere. (A part from language school) he’s coming along nicely.

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
3 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Vini looks like a finisher to me, just needs time to adapt & to like you say learn the language.
In the Brentford game he came on late there were 2 or 3 occasions in the last few minutes where Kane could’ve played him in after he back healed it into Kane’s path & Kane decided not to, if it were Son he would have.
I think he’ll be fine
Look how long it took Sissoko who played for years in the Prem already.
Also Ivan is still quality, Mancini don’t know how to use him, he had good season last year at Bayern.
The guy can still run & still finish, hope we get him & send Fernández back

Last edited 3 months ago by kwakspur
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago
Reply to  Kwakspur

Max% totally. He’ll be unleashed all in good time

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

He may be returned unfortunately given the finances. It will cost a bundle to make the loan permanent. If Mou gets Perisic then I can see him playing central striker as an option – tall enough and can handle multiple positions.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago
Reply to  jose

Levy will make the numbers work. 🌚

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

But need money for defensive recruits – remember 7 players brought in but roughly only 70 million outlayed. Dele/Winks sales will help. Skipp/Sessegnon return next season will cover those positions. Speedy recruits will be important for Mou next year. Also, need to cut back more internationals very unbalanced.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago
Reply to  jose

I hear that

EssexSpur
EssexSpur
3 months ago

Perisic is a wide player, not a central forward, so why would he be replacing Vini?

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  EssexSpur

He has played in that position for his country/previous teams and is tall enough at 6ft 2. He can head and use both feet and strong enough.

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  EssexSpur

and will cost a fraction of Vini on loan

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  EssexSpur

You’re right he’s not a striker.. But he often plays as a CAM and also a number 10. A second striker if you will. He’s evolved from his wing positions right and left. He does more damage in the middle. Good player. Replacing Dele more likely than Vin.. it does look like Vin is another fernandes. A loan not quite cut out for the prem.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago

So Vinicius was Hichen’s idea then? You have already blamed Levy for the ridiculous waste of money on Bale who seems more interested in his hair than in playing football. So is Mourinho only liable for the signing of Hjojberg whom I admit is an unqualified success? Who was responsible the signing of Doherty and the sale of KWP who is improving day by day under an astute coach? Mourinho’s track record in the transfer market is decidedly ropey, look at Utd and the sales of Salah, De Bruyne and Lukakau whilst he was at Chelsea.

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

At Chelsea, Mou had his team of strikers set and at this club you need to win trophies quick or get the boot with Abramovich in charge. There was no time to play in youngsters. Lukaku understood the situation and went on loan. DeBruyne was not willing to wait and was sold at a profit to Wolfsburg. Salah, young also, went on loan to Roma to get experience after having few starts but wasn’t physically coping.
At United, Woodward controlled expenditures. Pogba was not a Mourinho signing.
When he was not backed, he certainly made sure that he would get the sack – and yet still won 3 trophies.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  jose

Spot on

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Always looking to knock José. For me only fkin idiots do that. Jose, keep it moving Breda. Tonk a team tomorrow

jose
jose
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Number 1 priority was to get Hojberg (leader/warrior/intelligence) as the defensive anchor AT ALL COSTS ASAP!! It came at a cost with KWP going the other way but both clubs will be happy with the deal. This means future business with that club will be fruitful. Other players?? James Ward-Price?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

At Manure Woodward blocked many of Joses transfers. Sold players he wanted to keep. And spent hundreds of millions on players he didn’t want like fred and bailey and lee grant etc… Jose is no patsy so he came out and told everyone the truth… Woodward had Manures firm and fans setting off fireworks and flairs at his house, death threats amongst more.. This all hit mainstream media, did you not know any of this?…… And we all know the embarrassment of riches Chelsea had. Would you have played young undeveloped players like Salah and DeBruyne and Lukaku over world class superstars in their prime like Robben, Essien, Drogba etc… Obviously not..

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago

Flares. Not flairs 🤦‍♀️