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Tottenham Hotspur: Like a Boas

Started on 21 October 2013 by Nick
Latest Reply on 12 June 2014 by JamesIrlam
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Massive fee, but hopefully he can prove to be worth it :)

The BPL: Summer Transfer Window Round-Up

The summer transfer window has slammed shut. The new season will start with several brand new faces, several teams hoping to get a foot on the ladder in Europe, or some just hoping to fend off relegation. See the guide below to see what business your team did during the summer months.

Aston Villa

In:Andreu Fontàs (Southampton - £750k)
George Thorne (Nottingham Forest - £2.7m)
Donal Moffat (Dundee United - £425k)
Lewis Baker (Chelsea - Free)

Out: Matt Jarvis (Free)
Liam Bateman (Free)
Stephan Glass (Dundee United - £175k)
Nicky Shaw (Leeds United - Loan)
Aitor Díez (Athletic Madrid - £3.7m)
Libor Kozák (Bordeaux - £4m)

Cardiff City

In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal - £2.1m)
Tomeu Martínez (Belenenses - £525k)
Nick Powell (Manchester Unied - £650k)
Jörgen Rudolfsson (Newcastle United - Loan)
Isaac Cofie (Arsenal - £4.3m)
Callum Preston (Norwich - £500k)

Out: Ben Amos (Free)
Joe Mason (Stoke - £5.75m)
Dale Stephens (Wigan - £525k)
Steven Davis (Free)


In: Cihan Öztürk (Basel - £3m)
Quiton Kwidama (Ajax - Free)
Thiago (Bayern Münich - £30.5m)
Marc Cucchi (Anderlecht - £2.5m)
Levin Öztunali (Chelsea - £8.75m)

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Free)
Nathan Aké (Free)
Juan Mata (Real Madrid - £10.5m)
César Azpilicueta (A.C Milan - £31.5m)
Iñigo Martínez (A.C Milan - £19.25m)
Maxwell Cornet (AS Monaco - £19.5m)
Lewis Baker (Aston Villa - Free)

Crystal Palace

In: Daniel Carriço (PAOK - £2m)
Gary Hopkins (Birmingham - £625k)
Ali Bamba (Genk - £3m)
Jamie Wheeldon (Southampton - £700k)

Out: Jerome Williams (QPR - £1.4m)


In: Geraldo (Porto - £5.75m)
Jonjo Shelvey (Norwich - £7m)
Eric Dier (Swansea - £2.3m)
Will Hughes (Tottenham - Loan)
Tom Ince (Newcastle - £5.25m)
Tom Carroll (Newcastle - £3m)

Out: John Stones (Newcastle - £4.8m)
Bacary Sanga (Free)
Ante Rebic (Bayern Münich - £13.25m)


In:Gylfi Sigurðsson (Arsenal - £3m)
Scott Bain (Dundee United - £500k)
Juan Cuadrado (Arsenal - £2.2m)

Out: Johannes Block (Manchester City - £10.75m)
Daniel Sturridge (West Brom - £2.1m)
Byron Lawrence (QPR - £2m)

Manchester City

In: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal - £26m)
Johannes Block (Liverpool - £10.75m)
Néstor Sanz (Boca Juniors - £3.1m)
Phil McCubbin (Reading - £2.2m)

Out: José Ángel Pozo (Ajax - £3.9m)
Lucas Leiva (Roma - £1.6m)
Anthony Brooks (Udinese - £3.9m)

Manchester United

In: Júlio (América - £2.4m)
Mamadou Sakho (AS Monaco - £27m)
Wilfried Bony (PSG - £26.5m)
Nicu?or Stanciu (Borussia Dortmund - £26.5m)
David Mbemba (Racing Club de Lens - £4m)

Out: Derek Devenney (Middlesbrough - Loan)
Marco van Ginkel (OM - £7.25m)
Nick Powell (Cardiff City - £650k)
Jorge Enríquez (Granada - £7.5m)
Kostas Stafylidis (Shakhtar - £5.75m)


In: Derek Devenney (Manchester United - Loan)
Bradley Johnson (Norwich - Free)
Sam Vokes (Wigan - £700k)
Abdi Ibrahim (Burnley - £3.8m)


Newcastle United

In: John Stones (Everton - £4.8m)
Sam Dootson (Wigan - £625k)
Tommie Hoban (QPR - £4.6m)
Andrea Bertolacci (A.C Milan - 6.75m)

Out: Jörgen Rudolfsson (Cardiff City - Loan)
Danilo Scaglioni (Sheff Wednesday - Loan)
Aleksander Dragovic (Inter Milan - £7.75m)
Tom Ince (Everton - £5.25m)
Tom Carroll (Everton - £3m)

Norwich City

In: Joe Allen (Arsenal - £6.5m)
Maicon (Rubin - £6.25m)
Adam Heath (Tottenham - Loan)
Tyrone Beaumont (Reading - £1.2m)
Hélder Miguel Andrade (Arsenal - £1.6m)
Daniel Janacek (Arsenal - £1.2m)

Out: Bradley Johnson (Middlesbrough - Free)
Jonjo Shelvey (Everton - £7m)
Graham Dorrans (Free)
Callum Preston (Cardiff - £500k)
Russell Martin (West Ham - Free)

Queens Park Rangers

In: Nicky Alcock (Birmingham - £3.2m)
Jerome Willams (Crystal Palace - £1.4m)
Nathan Aké (Free)
Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen - £1.1m)
Byron Lawrence (Liverpool - £2m)
Martin Kelly (Arsenal - £1.4m)

Out: Tommie Hoban (Newcastle - £4.6m)

Sheffield Wednesday

In: Ben Gibson (Hull City - Free)
Soulymane Coulibaly (Reading - £2m)
Will Keane (West Ham - £250k)
Danilo Scaglioni (Newcastle - Loan)
Korey Smith (Hull - £4.3m)



In: Michael Anderson (Kilmarnock - £300k)
Nicolai Boilesen (Ajax - £2.6m)
John Burley (Tottenham - Loan)
Garza (Anderlecht - £1.5m)
James McCarthy (Arsenal - £425k)

Out: Adam Lallana (Free)
Jonathan Mensah (Be?ikta? - £2.7m)
Andreu Fontàs (Aston Villa - £750k)
Abel Hernández (Roma - £4.8m)

Stoke City

In: Alex Smithies (Hull - £3.6m)
John Dawson (Reading - £575k)
Harry Maguire (Swansea - £1.6m)
Joe Mason (Cardiff - £5.75m)
Hiram Mier (Vasco - £2.2m)

Out: Jack Butland (Tottenham - £3m)


In: Andros Townsend (Tottenham - £10m)
Gwyn Walters (Free)
Mark O'Brien (Nottingham Forest - £3.1m)
Bilel Ifa (Málaga - £2.2m)
Karl Wilson (Kilmarnock - £575k)

Out: Harry Maguire (Stoke - £1.6m)
Eric Dier (Everton - £2.3m)
Harlee Dean (West Ham - £245k)
Tommy Smith (Arsenal - £1.2m)

Tottenham Hotspur

In: Jack Butland (Stoke - £3m)
Augusto Pinto (River Plate - £4.8m)
Quan Lei (Benfica - £12m)
Dória (Real Sociedad - £32m)
Edoardo Baldassin (Chievo - £4.1m)

Out: Andros Townsend (Swansea - £10m)
Hugo Lloris (PSG - £25m)
Nicolas Nkoulou (Real Madrid - £25m)
Jackson Martínez (Udinese - £5m)
Will Hughes (Everton - Loan)
John Burley (Southampton - Loan)
Adam Heath (Norwich - Loan)

West Bromwich Albion

In:Ben Mee (Sunderland - £1.9m)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool - £2.1m)
Jérémy Hélan (Arsenal - £2.2m)
Eren Derdiyok (Wolfsburg - £1.1m)
John Flagan (West Ham - £525k)

Out: Ryan Fulton (Hull - £77k)
José Campaña (Celta - £400k)
Joe Bennet (Wigan - £205k)
Lloyd Isgrove (Derby - £425k)

West Ham United

In: Sadio Berahino (Nottingham Forest - £4.2m)
Havard Neilson (Red Bull Salzburg - £3.6m)
Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading - £2.4m)
Harlee Dean (Swansea - £245k)
Russell Martin (Norwich - Free)John Flanagan (West Brom - £525k)

Out: Will Keane (Sheff Wednesday - £250k)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In: Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Barnsley - £850k)
Richard Smallwood (Millwall - £1.5m)
Chuba Akpom (Arsenal - £1.2m)
Larnell Cole (Blackburn - £1.3m)

Wow, that detail...
LOL Giroud + Mata :D

AVB extends Spurs stay.

We are delighted to announce that Tottenham's head coach, André Villas-Boas has signed a one year contract extension with the club.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that André Villas-Boas has signed a new contract at the club, which will see him stay beyond the current season until 2020.The Portuguese boss had just under a year left on his current deal.

AVB has become Spurs' most decorated managers since his move to Tottenham in 2012, helping the club win a total of 14 cups, including 3 Premier League titles, Back-to-back Champions Leagues trophies, 2 FA Cups, 2 Capital One Cups, 3 McDonalds Community Shields, A Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Great news! Seeing your record summed up like that just makes it all the more incredible!
Best news possible for this story. All hail Nick and AVB! Love it. I know I don't comment much but I do read every update and I can't wait for the next season and the one after that! The day this ends will be a bloody sad one.
Niko He better be worth it!!

Adam Mata's been quite decent for Madrid, Giroud... not so much

TAT What can I say? I'm just an incredible person ;)

FMHunter Thank you! Hopefully it'll be going until FM15 arrives :P
Will you do it all over again for 15? :P
Dat undefeated preseason!! B)

What a fricking huge win over Olympiakos, too!!!
That's a good month; shame about the community shield and the draw against Liverpool, but you bounced back well!
Solid start Nick! :)

AVB: The Super Cup is just the start!

Celebrations: Villas-Boas celebrates on the sidelines

Villas-Boas has told fans that he hopes to bring even more trophies to the club during the season, with the Super Cup being just the start.

The Portuguese boss, who recently signed a one year contract extension, saw his Tottenham side come from behind to beat Spanish Giants Real Madrid thanks to two excellent efforts from substitute, Bernard.

Speaking to Goal, AVB said:

"It's an amazing win. We went down rather early on, but we managed to get ourselves on the front foot, only for us two conceded two very good goals from a very good side. Luckily for us they [Real Madrid] went down to 10 men after extra time - it certainly helps ease the pressure. An extra man, especially so late on when players are tiring is key."

"When I called him [Bernard] up from the bench, I just told him to do what he does best. Every day in training we see him scoring all these wonderful goals. I gave him the chance and he has repaid my faith."

"The first goal was probably one of the best you'll ever see scored in this competition. To run 40 yards, keep your composure and score from 25 yards out the way in which he did it shows what a great footballer he is."

"He's found it quite difficult to settle here [in England], but he loves the club and he is determined to prove himself. "

"He's always working hard in training - he's one of the last to come off the pitch. If we didn't have to drag him off by the shirt, he would be out practicing after everyone had gone home, and that's what I love to see in my players - determination to succeed and being the best they can be."

Villas-Boas praise for the Brazilian will certainly do heaps for his confidence, however Tottenham's head coach says that his players must carry their motivation over to the new season.

"I thought we were unlucky not to beat Chelsea, but we certainly showed that as a squad we want to keep winning trophies. We need to use this win as a catapult and try to do the best we can. I want the Super Cup for this season to be the first of many, and I truly believe we can win every cup competition that we enter."

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