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Fan rant of the day: Tottenham moving for four talents from English leagues is the right transfer decision

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Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Tottenham opinion: Tottenham’s plans to sign four players from across the English leagues is the right decision 

Tottenham are being linked with moves for five players from across three leagues, according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs haven’t signed a player since Lucas Moura joined us more than a year ago, but we were more than willing to sell Mousa Dembele to Guangzhou R&F.

This has left us with a lot of work to do in terms of transfers, and the Daily Mail adds that we could lose Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld due to their contract issues.

More attacking power for Spurs

Tottenham are being linked with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jarrod Bowen, Carlos Soler, Jack Grealish and Wilfried Zaha, according to the Mail.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

Looking at that list, it would be incredible if we could sign even three out of the five. Bowen and Grealish are up and coming through the Championship and should develop into quality footballers under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine has a history of developing talent, especially England talent, during his time in the country and the pair could turn out to be another example of Dele Alli.

Bowen has been on fire for Hull City in the Championship while we failed to land Grealish in the summer (h/t Daily Mail).

The Aston Villa star even scored in the derby against Birmingham City after being knocked down by a supporter.

Jarrod Bowen is a target for Tottenham

Jarrod Bowen

Grealish has the potential to become quality in the coming years, and it will be interesting to see if Villa are willing to let go of their player should they miss out on promotion.

Premier League talent for Spurs

Zaha has been linked with Tottenham for ages, and he would make an excellent signing too. The Ivorian has the Premier League experience and is one of the most creative players.

The Crystal Palace man would not come on the cheap, but Spurs need to show intent in the market. Zaha has also played for a big club like Manchester United earlier but that move didn’t work out. However, with Pochettino at the helm, the Palace star should have a better time of it here.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic is one that catches the eye more than others. The Serbian seems set to suffer relegation with  Fulham and would be a great back-up to Harry Kane.

The Serbian is more mobile that Fernando Llorente and is great in the air too, giving us a different option up front.

Soler could be a smart signing from Pochettino, however, some of our imports from the other leagues haven’t worked out well.

The right signings for Spurs

Pochettino has tried his hand in bringing talent from overseas and has seen mixed results. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen stick out like sore thumbs while we have only seen glimpses of the quality that Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier possess.

Compare that to what he has done with the British talent at the club, and it provides a better reading. Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Harry Winks have all grown under Pochettino while Dele Alli and Kane are hitting new heights every year.

Bowen and Grealish are a pair of quality youth players coming through the system while Zaha and Mitrovic know the Premier League well.

They might not be in the top bracket of players we could get, but they have potential and could cost less than some of the other big names.

Spurs are moving into a new stadium, and that will affect our finances. We cannot battle with the likes of Manchester City or Real Madrid in terms of bidding for players, and have to be smart in the transfer market.

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The aim for Spurs has to be finishing in the top four. Champions League football not only brings in revenue but also makes the club and even more attractive proposition to transfer targets.

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Tottenham receive game-changing Champions League boost thanks to this Serie A result

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Latest Spurs news: Tottenham move into Champions League Pot 2 thanks to Serie A results

Tottenham have been handed a boost in the upcoming Champions League season as with a spot in Pot 2, according to Football.london.

The report claims that AS Roma’s failure to finish in the Champions League places on the last day of the Serie A campaign helped Spurs achieve the place in the Pots.

Roma won their final game of the season but that was cancelled out by wins for Atalanta and AC Milan, with the latter pair finishing third and fourth respectively.

The Rome side would have been placed above us in the Pots had they made it into the Champions League. Roma have a better coefficient than us (h/t Football.london) and also reached the semi-finals of the competition last season.

Spurs’ group could be easier next time

Moving into Pot 2 should give us a relatively easier group than the last two seasons.

Tottenham have been placed in tough groups which have included Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund in the previous two campaigns.

We have proved our mettle in Europe by making it out of the tough groups, and this season has been incredible thanks to our run to the final.

The report adds that Tottenham could also move to Pot 1 of the Champions League as a place is reserved for the winners.

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Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1 June, and could avoid Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus should they beat the Reds.

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“I’ve just got a feeling” – Former Tottenham manager believes Spurs have their name on Champions League crown

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Latest Spurs news: Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham have their name on Champions League trophy

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that Spurs have their name on the Champions League trophy.

Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1 June, and the Reds are slight favourites given than they beat us twice in the Premier League this season.

However, Tottenham’s Champions League campaign has been crazy. There have been late goals in several games and we produced an epic comeback to defeat Ajax in Amsterdam 3-2 to reach the final.

Redknapp also spoke about the fantastic games we have had this season as he believes Spurs will win the Champions League (h/t Daily Mail):

“You just get the feeling that Tottenham have got their name on the trophy.

“They’ve gone through when they looked like going out in the knockout stages, last-minute goals in other games got them through.”

Redknapp expects a great game

Liverpool have a great attacking trio but Redknapp believes that a fit Harry Kane can create problems with the other players we have in the attack.

Son Heung-min has been excellent in recent weeks while Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick in the win over Ajax.

The Englishman did not believe the final would be a dull game due to the attacking nature of both teams.

Tottenham might have finished way behind Liverpool in the league table but nothing can be taken for granted in a final.

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Spurs have the quality to defeat Liverpool and should we have a fit Kane back for the final, Mauricio Pochettino might be celebrating his first trophy at Spurs.

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Tottenham asked to stump out £20m to sign this 18-year-old rising Championship star

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Spurs transfer news: Leeds United want £20m for English winger Jack Clarke

The Sunday People (h/t Daily Star) reports that Leeds United want £20m for 19-year-old winger Jack Clarke.

The teen had a great season for Leeds after breaking into the side, but the team had to deal with disappointment as they missed out on Premier League promotion.

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

Leeds failed to reach the final of the play-offs, and the report claims that Tottenham are interested in the 19-year-old Clarke.

The report adds that the player falls into Tottenham’s transfer strategy of signing quality young English talent.

Clarke was also named as Leeds’ Young Player of the Season despite only making four starts in the Championship.

The 19-year-old made 25 appearances in all competitions under Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds will be hurting post their failure to reach the Premier League.

Pochettino to use his links with Bielsa?

Mauricio Pochettino has a great relationship with the Leeds manager and that could work in our favour as we look to make some signings in the summer.

Pochettino has done well with young players throughout his career and we could do with some a winger joining us in the transfer window.

Erik Lamela has spent a lot of time injured this season while we could use some cover for Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.

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Clarke isn’t the finished article yet and could improve further under someone like Pochettino.

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Mauricio Pochettino drops massive hint about his future after Champions League final

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Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino hints at staying at Tottenham beyond the Champions League final

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted at staying at the club beyond the Champions League final.

The Wanda Metropolitano hosts the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June, and the manager claimed he could quit the club if Spurs lifted the title (h/t Mirror).

However, the Argentine dropped a major hint of staying beyond the final as he spoke about the next chapter post the Champions League (h/t Mirror).

“There were two different feelings mixed in the same moment after the semi-final.

“Reaching the Champions League final is the end of an amazing chapter for the club. But, at the same time, the moment you reach the final, it’s like, ‘I want to be involved in the next chapter of the club’.”

Spurs need to take the next step

Pochettino has done an excellent job so far since joining from Southampton, but our spending in recent seasons has not matched that of the top teams in the Premier League.

Spurs didn’t sign a single player in two windows, yet we are set to play our biggest European game in decades.

Tottenham have to spend in the summer and strengthen a side that has seen several injuries hit them this season.

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It is difficult to imagine any other manager doing as great a job in a similar condition as Pochettino has, and we have to keep the Argentine for the coming years.

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