Tottenham Hotspur have been told the price they have to pay if they want to sign Turkish side Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun. It is being reported by talkSPORT that the Turkish side wants around £15m for their star forward.
The 26-year-old impressed for the Istanbul giants last season by scoring 20 goals from 33 matches in the Turkish Super Lig. He was one of the most scouted players this summer as clubs from England circled around Istanbul.
However, Besiktas did not want to part with their star forward as they deemed him important for their campaign. And, the striker hasn’t disappointed this season, by scoring 9 goals so far from 14 matches. At this rate, he is looking well set to surpass his last season’s tally.
That has only intensified speculation that interest from English clubs will resurface in the January transfer window. Besiktas certainly know that and also know the true value of a goal scorer like Tosun.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman was asked about the striker’s price and he was quick to point out that his asking price of the forward was almost next to nothing in this era of astronomical prices.
As quoted by talkSPORT Orman said:
“There’s no figure for him. These players are like my children – I have an interest in their careers.
“They aren’t machines. (Kylian) Mbappe went to Paris Saint-Germain for €180m, (Naby) Keita for €70 or €80m, so placing a higher value than €20m on Tosun is not crazy.”
Tottenham will not be alone in the pursuit of Tosun as was the case in the summer window. Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, and Everton will also be registering their interest should Besiktas show an inclination to sell. In fact, Palace reportedly submitted a bid for the player in the summer only to be rebuffed by Besiktas.
Both Everton and Palace are currently struggling for goals in the Premier League and could be tempted to sign Tosun to address that issue. This won’t be the case with Tottenham who have enough options up front and Tosun will only arrive as a back-up option.
Having said that, manager Mauricio Pochettino may want to improve his bench strength as Spurs get into business mode from January. With the onus of challenging on multiple fronts high on the agenda, Spurs would want a proven goal scorer to compliment Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente.
Will Tottenham go for Tosun in January?
Tottenham interested in £44m January move for Barcelona starlet
Malcom joined Barcelona at the start of the season but has featured just twice for the Catalan giants. He has played 25 minutes for the Blaugrana this season, with the Brazilian being unable to break into a playing XI featuring the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.
The winger had a sensational season in the Ligue 1 before moving to the La Liga, scoring 12 goals and providing 7 assists in 35 league appearances. He is surely a quality player whose potential is not being utilized in Spain.
Considering the quality in our squad and also the 21-year-old Barca winger’s talent, it could be a perfect match. Malcom would add some incredible depth to our squad and Pochettino must make a move in January.
Though £44m seems steep, it could be a gamble worth taking as the young star has all the tools required to take the Premier League by storm with more game time.
Whether or not Barcelona would let go of a player they signed just a few months back remains to be seen but this is a move we must make to bolster our attacking reinforcements in January.
After the quiet summer window, a statement signing in January would go a long way in conveying a message to our rivals.
[Video] This latest aerial video of Tottenham’s $1bn new stadium is absolutely wonderful
YouTuber Mr AV (h/t Football.London) has posted a new high-definition video of our club’s stunning new $1bn stadium. The footage provides us with a clear picture of how much work has been done in terms of the construction.
The video also showed the soon-to-be-opened club megastore and the Tottenham Museum. The aerial footage of the new stadium was wonderful as it also showed the overall structure of the stadium and the single-tier 17,500-seater south stand. The video also shows the area where the giant golden cockerel will sit above that stand.
It is not known as to when the stadium would be available for use but it looks like the construction is progressing at a reasonable rate.
It was indeed a disappointment when it was decided by the club hierarchy that we would be playing our home games at Wembley this season but that would all change when the stadium is unveiled officially. The construction has taken quite a bit of time and it will be an exciting phase when the work is completed.
The new stadium would surely serve as a boost to the entire club and it would wipe out any negativity surrounding Tottenham. The club too have been keeping us updated on the progress regarding the stadium and we’ll have to wait to see what the club say next regarding the completion of the stadium work.
“Shushing the racists, hands down”: Some Tottenham fans relive the memories as club shares a video of wonder goals against West Ham
Tottenham are set to face West Ham on Saturday and the club shared a video featuring some of the best goals we have scored against the Hammers in the past.
The video featured some memorable and stunning strikes from the likes of Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov.
Tottenham’s past 8 meetings with West Ham has seen 28 goals being scored, at an average of 3.5 per game, hence, it is logical that the club has shared a video of some great goals from the past. The game on Saturday presents us with a chance to keep the pressure on the teams above us and we shouldn’t drop points.
The video was a trip down the memory lane and the fans had a say on it. The Tottenham faithful reacted to the video on Twitter and a lot of them had some nice things to say.
Defoe’s run through their entire team is my fav
— JaiP (@JaiP72) October 19, 2018
The first Bale one I think.
But there’s a message in this video – shots from outside the box (in some cases WAY outside) seem like a good way to beat West Ham.
— Stephen Grist (@Sjgrist) October 19, 2018
— MarcoPolo (@marcusssbatt) October 19, 2018
Sonny’s screamer shushing the racists, hands down.
— YoojinJung (@3POR2D2) October 19, 2018
Does anyone else completely lose interest when you hear that awful commentator for the Spurs videos 🙄🙄
— Jurts__COYS94 (@THFC_COYS94) October 19, 2018
All of them COYS
— Wally (@thfcwally) October 19, 2018
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