Tottenham Transfer News - Free Agents

in hive-101690 •  10 days ago 

The coronavirus pandemic that halted football for 3 months has cost Spurs somewhere in the region of £200million with the club having taken out a government loan of £170m to help cover the shortfall. Despite the cash injection, the Spurs board have been quick to state that this money will not be used within the transfer market this summer and manager Jose Mourinho has also hinted that while reinforcements will be brought in, the club will be making strategic acquisitions in a couple of key positions and potentially shopping for free agents and loan deals. Here, I run a rule over the players being linked to Spurs who would not require a transfer fee.

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Mourinho has made it clear that Spurs will not be competing at the top table for deals this summer


The Brazilian is out of contract at Chelsea and with the club having a lot of young talent on its books it seems they are unwilling to offer Willian the 3-year deal that he wants. At 31, this is likely to be the last big contract that the winger can demand and a move to play under former manager Jose Mourinho has been rumoured. Wide forwards are probably not a priority position for Spurs in this transfer window with the club having the likes of Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn on their books plus several squad options but Willian would certainly add depth and quality as well as being able to fit in with the manager's plans with relative ease.

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Headlines after Willian's 2013 move to Spurs was hijacked at the 11th hour

Remember Spurs came very close to signing Willian in 2013 before Chelsea swooped in at the last minute. He has since gone on the make 331 appearances for The Blues scoring 60 goals. A lot of clubs will be taking a good look at a player who has a reputation for being a hard-working professional and as such, it remains to be seen whether Spurs will be unable to match the wages that others can offer. They do have the advantage of the player's relationship with Mourinho and reports that he and his family are keen to stay in London.

Transfer chances: 40%

Ryan Fraser

Another wide forward out of contract who in fact will be leaving Bournemouth next week after he refused to sign a short-term deal to see him through to the end of the season. Again, questions could be asked whether this is a priority signing for Spurs given that he plays in the same role that key-man Heung-Min Son prefers off the left. If Spurs do move for the Scottish international it would also raise serious doubts over the future of young forward Ryan Sessegnon who only signed for the club last summer but has struggled for game time under Mourinho.

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Fraser's season by season stats in the Premier League

Fraser had a good season for Bournemouth in 2018/19 but has fallen away this year, perhaps distracted by the constant transfer speculation following his decision to not extend his stay with the Cherries. If Spurs have ambitions to challenge for silverware on a regular basis then they may wish to aim a little higher.

Transfer chances 30%

Thiago Silva

PSG look set to offload a lot from their wage bill this season with Thomas Meunier a man heavily linked with a free transfer to Spurs already having departed for Dortmund and Edinson Cavani also out of contract this summer.

The French domestic league will not return until September but Thiago Silva is determined to win PSG it's first European Cup

At 35-years old Thiago Silva has had a glittering career and is an iconic player for the Brazilian national team. Spurs will be losing Jan Verthonghen this summer and so strengthening the backline does look like a distinct possibility. A short-term deal for a player like Silva would allow Tanganga time to develop but the fact that Mourinho has reinstated Eric Dier at the heart of Spurs defence perhaps hints that he may feel he has enough options in that position. Even if Mourinho does decide he'd like another CB, signing a player like Thiago Silva would not be in keeping with the kind of transfer policy we've maintained since the departure of Harry Redknapp.

Transfer Chances 20%

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I'm just throwing this one in there for fun really. Zlatan signed a short-term deal to play for AC Milan earlier this year and despite being 38-years old has still managed to bag 4 goals in 10 appearances. He does, of course, have a history with Mourinho at both Inter and Manchester United while Spurs have been looking at bringing in cover for Harry Kane for what seems like an eternity.

Ibrahimovic is a massive personality and it's difficult to know how such a player would impact the dressing room particularly if he wasn't a regular starter. I'm sure a lot of Spurs fans would be happy to see this legend done the Lillywhite of Spurs but the chances of that happening look pretty slim.

Transfer Chance 5%

Do you think Spurs will sign any of the above players? Which free agents are your club being linked with?

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Willian seems the most likely candidate to jump ship if Chelsea doesn't offer him a new contract. As mentioned the Brazilian has worked under Jose before. Jose is known for buying known stars then breading in new one ie Ryan Sessegnon.

But yet again Spurs have decent wide forwards, where would he fit in and who will he replace? His good enough to be in the starting XI for Spurs.

I think given the money that Chelsea have spent already it seems very likely that Willian won't get a contract offer but you never know. I've heard rumours that Liverpool are interested too as a potential back up to what they've already got. I guess it depends what the player is looking for to some extent. If he wants to play at the very top and keep winning trophies then he probably won't be starting every week or he can be a key player for a lesser club. My guess is he'll go for the former


He would be a great squad player for Liverpool, but does he want to sit on the bench? As a Liverpool fan I would love to have him on the bench, to call upon if Klopp wants to change the game in the 70’ or we need a winning goal. According to Google the Brazilian is on £120,000 per week, his wage bill fits in FSG Philosophy.

Another reason why Jose might be desperate to get Willian because the Brazilian doesn't need time to settle into the English game like the other strikers from the other leagues. He will just hit the ground running. It took Moura awhile to settle in when he came from Paris Saint-Germain. English game have proven that time upon time.

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I think Tottenham should consider getting Cavani from PSG he wants to leave of course he's a great goal poacher and perfect short term replacement if harry kane leaves.

I actually wrote a post a few months back on why he should move to the prem i think a few teams would 100% want him for short term

I don't think that Kane will be leaving this summer and I think the problem you would have then is convincing Cavani that he would be the number 1 striker at Spurs. It seems like part of the problem he has at PSG is that he doesn't like playing 2nd fiddle to Neymar and Mbappe so I'd imagine it'd be difficult to convince him to play for Spurs as Kane's back-up. It's an ongoing problem that Spurs have had in finding back-up to Kane. How do you find a good quality player who wants to join a club knowing that he's got very little chance of playing most weeks? I'd like to see Cavani in the Premier League but I've got a feeling he'll head back to Italy.


very understandable I think Kane leaving or staying is 50/50 and yh i agree with you cavani would want lot's of games thanks for the comment and beer :)


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Thiago Silva and William could be serious player to really win something next season

They would certainly bring that winning mentality to the dressing room and I'm sure that is something Mourihno would be looking for. Thanks for stopping by


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Your memes are hilarious.I wonder if you are proposing to buy players from India like the cars Mourinho is going after 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂. They are good in cricket but I doubt they have footy players to play for spurs. Norwich could make use of them tbh, the way they are playing 😌

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Nothing is impossible in transfer windows, especially in England, however, Ibra seems the most likely not to join Spurs and why would Spurs even consider him?

No, I don't think it will happen but in regards the question why would we consider him? Well because he scores goals and you've seen how much Spurs struggle when Harry Kane is unavailable. Getting adequate cover for Kane has been a problem for the last 5 seasons


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