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Tottenham Hotspur: The club that Bill made.

Started on 15 July 2013 by Nick
Latest Reply on 27 September 2013 by Jer
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I swear to god that I jizzed at those graphics
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10 yearsEdited

AVB: Erik MUST leave!

On a Monday morning, the first thing current AS Roma boss, Rudi Garcia expected to see when opening his newspaper was Tottenham Manager, Andre Villas-Boas telling the Argentinian youngster that he needs to leave AS Roma if he wants to reach his potential.

Sky Italia, who first got wind of the idea of Lamela to Spurs just a week ago contacted the popular Portuguese manager to ask if such rumours were true... The reply was rather suprising:

"Yes. We are looking at bringing him in. He is a very good player - he's a very talented player for his age and someone whom I would absolutely love to add to the squad. We have to do this [Speak to the press] because Roma are not being fair. We have had two [offers] declined so far. This is one reason why I have taken this action"

"If you look at his situation [at AS Roma] it is not the best. He needs to play regularly, something which I feel we can offer him. He would be perfect for us and I feel that if he wants to move, he will have to do so now, before his price rises ridiculously. He may have to twist the Chairman's arm, there is a possibility that this could get ugly. But if he is serious about his career then moving to Spurs would be good for him.

After being pushed by Sky Italia reporters if any of the current wingers, such as Dempsey or Lennon could be on their way out, the Tottenham boss responded, rather precariously

"In an ideal world? No. Absolutely not. I would like to keep them, it is always good to have depth to allow for rotation. We want to compete on as many fronts as possible and to do so we need a squad of players. This doesn't mean that their will not be any outgoings."

It is confirmed by Tottenham manager that two bids had been declined. The first was an offer thought to be around £17,000,000, while the second was thought to be around £20,000,000.

AS Roma have publicly issued a response to Andre Villas-Boas' comments, saying that they will only consider the sale if Tottenham meet their demands of £60,000,000 - and even then, they may not accept.
Not sure he's worth £60m :/
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10 yearsEdited

Adebayor transfer listed by Tottenham boss

Emmanuel Adebayor has been transfer listed by Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The arrival of Soldado meant that at least one striker would be set to leave, with AVB having to weigh up some decisive factors.

One problem that AVB had to take into consideration was age. Defoe or Adebayor? Adebayor has just turned 28, and will still be in his peak, where as Defoe is on the wrong side of 30, and will only get worse.

However, Adebayor is on an astonishing £100,000 a week, where as Defoe is on around £50,000. Defoe has also been the more consistent, and has had a positive attitude, fighting for his place in the squad, and proving to AVB he has what it takes by scoring numerous times.

Adebayor, on the other hand, has somewhat of a 'lazy' attitude, something which AVB does not want to promote in his squad, which is why the player has been transfer listed.

It is believed that several clubs are interested in the player, including Stoke, Lille and Atletico Madrid. Tottenham have set a price-tag of around £11,000,000.
Glad you are getting rid of THAT waste of space.
2013-08-12 14:40#127353 wellsy1498 : Glad you are getting rid of THAT waste of space.
lol, my thoughts exactly, although I'm sure you hate Adebayor more than I do.
What a brilliant story mate, really been brilliant and all of your graphics are amazing :)
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10 yearsEdited

It's up to Ade!

Tottenham striker, Emmanuel Adebayor has a plethora of clubs to chose from - even if his form has been some what poor.

The Togolese striker only recently joined the squad, however is already being shipped out due to his attitude. Being labeled by AVB as 'Lazy' and 'Idle' the Tottenham manager believes the striker doesn't care about his job and would be happy to "sit on the bench collecting splinters"

It is also believed that the striker has become a target from team-mates, with many getting frustrated with his relaxed attitude, with many pointing out that he's lucky to be doing the job that he is doing.

Throughout his career, Adebayor (Full name Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor) has been targeted by former fans as only caring to put in the effort as long as he gets his next pay-check. The striker has had stints at Mertz and Monaco, before moving to Arsenal, where he was eventually sold to Manchester City in 2009 for a fee of £25,000,000.

Adebayor then fell down the pecking order with the arrivals of Argentinian Tevez and Italian trouble maker Mario Ballotelli. He was subsequently shipped off to Spain where he spent the season on loan at Real Madrid, scoring two goals against current employers Tottenham Hotspur in the quater final of the Champions League.

After his stint with Madrid, he ended up going back to North London, however this time to Arsenal's rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The striker impressed in his first season with the Lily Whites, scoring a total of 17 goals in 33 matches. He then made a permanent move in 2012 for £5,000,000, signing a contract on £100,000 a week - the most paid player in Tottenham's history.

The striker, however, has failed to hit his form from last season, and is now being offered to clubs around £10,000,000.

Both Atletico Madrid and LOSC Lille have had offers of around £8,000,000 turned down, with Tottenham hoping to try and get around double for what they had originally paid for him.
I'd sell him either to Lille or OM, since they have less chances of qualifying for CL than those two (Stoke is league rival)
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10 yearsEdited

Adebayor set for Marseille

With just one week left of the transfer window, Tottenham boss, Andre Villas-Boas was desperate to sell striker Adebayor.

The club have agreed upon a deal worth £7,000,000 - £1,500,000 less than the original offer received from Atletico Madrid just two weeks earlier.

The Togolese striker has left the club on bad terms, claiming that he had 'always tried his hardest' and that the manager 'didn't appreciate him.'

The striker will be on a wage worth around £50,000 a week - a lot less than he was originally on when he had joined Spurs... So what's changed?

Nothing - before Adebayor left, he demanded that in order for him to move, Tottenham would have to pay £35,000 a week for the remainder of his old contract (which was set to expire in 2016.)

This situation is all too familiar for Spurs after having to go through a similar process with Manchester City. The striker demanded that Manchester City pay the difference from his old contract after taking a pay cut from around £200,000 to around £100,000 a week. It is also believed that Tottenham offered him a signing up fee of around £5,000,000.

Erik Lamela link goes dead

In other news, Tottenham's pursuit for Argentinian winger seems to have all but ended after they cancelled negotiations with the club after they could not reach an agreement over the price.

Erik Lamela, however, has said that he still believes he could be a Tottenham player come the end of January
aawww, too bad about Lamela. Oh well, there are other players.
Well, it's better that way mate :)
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10 yearsEdited

Transfer Deadline Day with Sky Sports

Welcome to what we hope will be an exciting final day of the transfer window. Several players could be on the move, including Oliveira to Newcastle, Downing to Stoke and Gomes to Zenit.

7:45 BREAKING NEWS: It's early in the morning and we've caught up with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Cobham Training Centre. Speaking to the Chelsea boss, he confirmed that they are looking at several players, one of which is currently plying his trade in the premier league...

8:07 CONFIRMED: Manchester City have confirmed that defender Derek Boyata has moved to Blackburn for the remainder of the season on loan.

8:13 Sources around Hotspur way are claiming that Newcastle United are back in for striker Nelson Oliveira. Alan Pardrew would like to bring the player in on loan.

8:20 CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace striker, Ibra Sekajja has moved to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers for a fee of £14k.

8:36 Barcelona winger, Pedro has been spotted at an airport in Spain... We'll keep you up to date on that one, folks!

8:44 Whispers around the Emirates is that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is making a surprise move for Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

8:57 NO DEAL!: Tottenham Striker, Nelson Oliveira has turned down the chance to move to Newcastle United for the rest of the season on loan.

9:15 UPDATE: Remember the Pedro rumours? Well, it has been confirmed that he has landed at Heathrow airport. The likely candidates are currently Tottenham Hotspur having missed out on Lamela, and Chelsea FC Think you know who it is? Click here to place a bet on SkyBet

9:27 Arsenal have offloaded to Emmanuel Frimpong to West Brom on a season long loan... Could Parker be his replacement?

9:41 UPDATE: Barcelona winger Pedro was spotted at Chelsea's training ground, it is believed he still has to agree personal terms and pass a medical...

10:15 Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed the club are still looking at bringing in a few targets. He also hinted that there could be some outgoings also.

10:30 OFFICIAL: Tottenham Hotspur have finally confirmed the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor. It is believed the players wage demands were upholding the deal.

10:48 West Ham: & Norwich City have confirmed that Jussi Jaaskelainen, Guy Damel and Carlo Nash have all left their clubs on a free transfer.

11:13 There are rumours that Jay Spearing is set to leave the club this afternoon, with Norwich being the interested suitor.

11:27 CONFIRMED: Tottenham have announced that Brazilian Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has left on loan to Zenit St. Petersburg

11:56 Rumour has is that the Pedro deal is looking unlikely due to his agent haggling over his cut of the fee...

12:20 Jay Spearing has been spotted leaving the Liverpool training ground with his Agent

12:32 Stoke City have confirmed that Thomas Sorensen has left the club for a fee of £140K. He has transferred to Evian TG.

12:56 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied reports that the club are looking at Scott Parker. 'No, this is not true. Scott is a great player, but I don't think there will be any players arriving today'

13:15 Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that he has come to the realization that one of his star players could be set to leave. However, he would not confirm whom it could be.

13:38 CaughtOffside claims that Cardiff are looking at the possibility of buying Elliot Bennet from Norwich and Young Boys midfielder Moreno Costanzo

13:55 BREAKING NEWS: Everton star Kevin Mirallas has been spotted arriving at the Chelsea training ground... We're also lead to believe that there has been no movement on the Pedro deal.

14:26 It is believed that Txiki Begiristain could be set to open talks with Marseille over the sale of Center back Nicolas N'Koulou

14:28 Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur Director of Football, Franco Baldini has been spotted in Rome. It is believed he has gone for talks over playermaker Miralem Pjanic and NOT to revive the interest in Argentinian winger Erik Lamela

14:28 OFFICIAL Norwich have confirmed the signing of Jay Spearing from Liverpool. The deal is thought to be worth around £2.2Million

14:43 Liverpool boss, Marco Bielsa has confirmed that they are looking to sell Iago Aspas

15:29 Sky Sources believe that Stoke City are looking at Liverpool winger Stuart Downing Stoke have also confirmed that that Glenn Whelan could be moving to Fulham

15:36 OFFICIAL: Chelsea have confirmed the capture of Everton winger Kevin Mirallas. The London based club will pay a fee of £10,500,000

15:39 IT'S ALL HAPPENING: West Brom have confirmed the signing of Striker Jamie Mackie for a fee of £3,000,000 from QPR.

16:00 So far, several deals have been done. Kevin Mirallas currently stands as the most expensive acquisition of the day at £10,500,000

16:08 I have had a lot of Chelsea fans messaging me about the deal over Pedro. I still have yet to hear anything, but when I do I will keep everyone up to date.

16:12 Stoke manager, Mark Hughes has confirmed that they are close to signing Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden. He has also dismissed speculation linking him with winger Stuart Downing.

16:41 NO DEAL: Txiki Begiristain has arrived back at Manchester after an unsuccessful attempt to land Nicolas N'Koulou from Marseille

17:00 BREAKING NEWS I have heard that Pedro and his agent have finally agreed personal terms with Chelsea. He will now be subject to a medical

17:03 Don't forget guys, you can Tweet me your thoughts by messaging me @YidNick, or using the following hashtag #SKYSPORTSDEADLINEDAY

17:19 Reports in Italy are claiming that Roma star Erik Lamela has handed in a transfer request... Could Spurs finally get their man?

17:34 We have spoken to Tottenham manager, AVB regarding the rumours of Erik Lamela. His reply was as followed 'I have not heard anything. We currently have him [Franco Baldini] in Rome, but it is not for that.

17:45 Manchester United are closing in on Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric according to reports in Spain


18:21 DONE DEAL: Chelsea FC have confirmed the capture of Barcelona winger Pedro on a 5 year deal. He will cost Chelsea a reported fee of £15.75M

18:40 Luka Modric's move to Manchester United has broken down.

19:20 Robert Snodgrass is attracting attention from Wigan Athletic. It is believed Norwich will let him go for around £2.5M

19:48 Tottenham Hotspur are looking at either Lucas Leiva from Liverpool, or Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.

20:03 Pedro has confirmed his delight with signing for Chelsea FC. On his offical twitter, the player wrote: 'Glad to have finalised my move to Chelsea. #KTBFFH'

20:10 Don't forget guys, you can Tweet me your thoughts by messaging me @YidNick, or using the following hashtag #SKYSPORTSDEADLINEDAY

20:23 Etienne Capoue has flown into London to talk to Tottenham Owner Daniel Levy. It is believed that Tottenham have met his release clause of £13M.

20:47 BREAKING NEWS Aston Villa are close to bringing in Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes


21:00 Etienne Capoue has been seen leaving Hotspur Way. It is believed that the club agreed personal terms with the player, but the club changed their mind. I have heard that they could be back in for him in the summer.

21:13 Arsenal are thought to have lodged a late bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo.

Tottenham midfielder, Paulinho has said on Twitter 'I wish Luiz G the best if he does move. He will be a great fit in the BPL.

21:29 BREAKING NEWS: AS Roma have confirmed that Erik Lamela is free to leave the Italian based club after falling out with staff at the club.

21:42 I can confirm that Erik Lamela is on his way to London. The player has been spotted at the airport (See image below)

21:43 The flight that Lamela will be taking will take at least two hours. There is a possibility that the deal could NOT go ahead.


22:01 Barcelona midfielder Fabregas has hinted that Arsenal have been in contract. In an interview with Marca, published 15 minutes ago, the player said "Yes, Arsenal would interest me. I would love to go back. Would I go back now? It is too soon to say

I can also confirm that the talks with Luiz Gustavo have broken down.

22:29 OFFICIAL: Glenn Whelan has completed his move to Fulham Football club.

Robert Snodgrass has also completed his move to Wigan Athletic


22:35 AS Roma have confirmed that Lamela looks like he will be leaving. It is believed that Tottenham have had an offer of £19.25M accepted for the player.

I am also hearing that Daniel Levy has had permission to run over the allotted deadline in order to get the deal complete.

22:40 Crystal Palace have confirmed that Paddy McCarthy has left the club. He has moved to Brentford on loan.

Meanwhile Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that they have failed in a bid to sign Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric.


23:01: That's all, folks. We will inform you tomorrow over the outcome of Erik Lamela to Spurs.
Superb Update Nick! You made it seem incredibly exciting and the cliff hanger is brilliant! Great Update
Really nice update, great amount of detail :D

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