This summer’s transfer window isn’t double-glazed, there’s a nasty draft whistling through as the Arsenal board appears to be clicking through the gears. Spurs began brightly enough, but they need more. Equally, several bullets need to be bitten and peripheral characters like Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, and Lucas Moura need to be moved on without further delay.
Fabrizio Romano, Matt Law, and a host of others provides us with the talking points, and I do my best to steer us through the hopes, the fibs, and the old-fashioned disinformation.
C’om what is wrong with Mrs Doubtfire? Dressing up, make belief and projections seem very fitting as most that is written outside of fans opinion are conjure up stuff by sites for clicks. There were no details in the $150M laid out. Yet speculation runs rampant, is it $150M or a combination of sales? Spence is a project, period. I always believe if more than one clubs are interested, Levy would not touch it. But right now right or wrong he is bargaining with himself. No other clubs are going for Spence, at least another top flight. So the club has 2 choices sell him to Levy at $15M or retain him. Just 2 seasons ago Max Aaron when through the same thing with reports Barca and Bayern interested. He is a twice relegated back with Norwich. Levy knows no one is coming to get Spence and he is not going to give them an additional $5M. I say get Richarlison he fits the bill. He is sure in his future with Brazil and his willing to sit behind Kane. That alone is worth $10M over 5 years.
I applaud your optimism. I sincerely hope you’re right.
Mrs Doubtfire would be only Spence, Jesse Lindgard on deadline day and the Barcelona central defender on loan.
I have every confidence it won’t be that.
Yeah, popcorn and pepsi. Going to the cinema hoping for The Godfather, but knowing it’ll probably be Mrs Doubtfire.
I do think it’ll be different this window, Djed Spence should be done, that’s too much haggling at his point, but then after that I think the next two transfers are the most important.
Those four transfers (the three wrapped up and Spence) are no-brainers made possible by CL qualification. The next purchases are the ones like Ndombele and Romero deals, big outlay and you’ve got to choose the right fit.
Whether we spend £100 mill on two players is up in the air but the next two should be the big buys. I’m more sat with the popcorn intrigued then getting worked up, disappointed or angry at this stage.
Just fascinating what they pull out for Conte.
Classic ENIC smoke and mirrors. We’re injecting an EXTRA £150m in capital for transfers and player wages – note the word ‘extra’. Aren’t we just smashing!! Look how ambitious we’ve become!! Look how we’re willing to back the manager!!
Will we actually spend that money? I would hazard a guess at No. Not even remotely close.
We came flying out of the blocks. Why? Two bosman transfers and a 25M+addons ram-raid for Yves Bissouma.
We’ve now come to a grinding halt because the other targets we’re supposedly looking at cost grown-up money. Even the ones that are relatively cheap – refer to Djed Spence – have attracted Levy’s interference and are in danger of collapsing.
When the window comes crashing shut and we haven’t signed anybody of any pedigree of note, Levy will be able to say the money was available, but we just couldn’t get the deals over the line for one reason or another.
It’s just the same old gravy recycled from last Sunday’s cold chicken dinner.
This ownership is no more interested in actual on-field success, in the football club, than I am in morris dancing or brussells sprouts.
The thing about the ‘war chest’ is it SHOULD be £100 mill on top of our usual small transfer budget (£10 mill? £20 mill?) and all outgoings (should get at least £40 mill all said and done).
£150 million would be a solid budget for three players…I’m just intrigued for this will play out.
War chest my arse. All the best Harry!