Why do we leave it so late?

by Matthew Harris on September 10, 2012

As the transfer window passed, there have been many claims about reported Tottenham targets that failed to materialise on deadline day itself. While the Joao Moutinho bid was common knowledge, there were also suggestions that Spurs had gone in late for Dimitar Berbatov and Alvaro Negredo.

“A club from England went to £20million on deadline day for Negredo,” said Negredo’s Chairman at Sevilla, Jose Maria del Nido.

“Negredo was not interested in the offer. That was not a day to do business.”

The player was allegedly targeted as an addition to Clint Dempsey so it’s conceivable that something may still happen when the window opens again in January.

Berbatov, as we know has joined Fulham but another player who may come back under the radar is Atletico Madrid’s Adrian who has yet to sign a new contract in La Liga.

However, it seems that Joao Moutinho is still target number one but is this reported chaos on deadline day indicative of a haphazard approach to club transfer policy that hasn’t improved over the years?

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

killthespud September 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Coz you’re not good enough. End of!!

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billyTheYid September 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for that now would you kindly piss off.

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Killthespud September 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Sure, but not before reminding you that there’s a gap to minded. hahaha……

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George September 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Because Levy knows that a late deal will not materialise.

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JOE LEWIS OUT September 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Exactly.

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Luke September 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

From DL’s point of view, the financial benefits of doing our business on the final day of the window, far outweighs footballing reasons

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JAMES September 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

They had no intention of signing Moutinho, once again the spurs fans have been mugged off by the club. Always ‘linked’ to top top players but they never arrive and never will. When the deal falls through at the last minute the plan has worked, make the fans believe that they have tried…

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john September 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Totally agree. When are others going to see this?

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JOE LEWIS OUT September 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Anyone with half a brain should see this, its soo blatant.

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Dannyspurs September 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Been thinking about this. We sold Berba late so to get the best price at the expense of getting a solid replacement in.

Doesn’t that rule apply in reverse. We would end up paying top money and most teams wont want to sell if there is no time to buy a replacement?

I hate it when we get players so late, no pre-season with the team and already two games gone. In the case of Ade and Dempsey, two players who are not match fit due to various reasons at their previous clubs.

We did get Sig and Jan early but still its always strange to leave it so late.

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akshayaalase September 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

SELL KABOUL DAWSON LENNON BUY RONALDO MESSI TERRY

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AVB LOL! September 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

That’s why he got “yes” man AVB. Levy just wants to be centre of attention, Spurs are a cheap second to him

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markyk September 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Do you really believe what a foreign chairman says and is then reported in one of the redtops. Most of it is just posturing to their own fans to make them look like they have best interests of club in mind

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Stu September 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Because of wage bills. You bring players in, your wage bill goes through the roof and you are lumbered with players you can’t sell because other clubs won’t pay the same in wages to them.

It’s all common business sense.

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Killthespud September 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I placing an order for a mind the gap T-shirt.

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Killthespud September 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Correction:
I’m placing an order….

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Totspurs September 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Well fair play to your team this season, looks like Van Persie has picked up from where he was last season scoring shit loads of goals!!!!!!

Ah my bad he doesn’t play for you any more does he oops

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Daddy September 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Come back to bed son and give me another rimming.

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akshayaalase September 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

SELL KABOUL DAWSON LIORIS BUY NANI VAN DER VAART AND DES WALKER

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