When any transfer window approaches, the media look for clubs that are going to receive a major ‘war chest’ and invariably, Tottenham’s name always comes up. The reality however is usually a little different.

This is a club that were widely linked with Hulk – a man whose fee and wages are beyond most sides across the world. Instead, we picked up Louis Saha and twelve months later, the Hulk is picking up millions in an admittedly unhappy spell at Zenit St Petersburg.

With that in mind, is there really any mileage in the story linking Tottenham with Inter’s Wesley Sneijder? The papers and websites are full of the reports but is this another link where we need a reality check?

Another possibility could be Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen who is quoted as saying,

‘I think that my future lies in England, Italy or Spain. These are the competitions that I like,’ Eriksen said in Metro.

‘I do not know what I will do in a few months’ time yet, but I want to leave my mark before moving on.’

In another, isolated story, it’s suggested that AVB has asked the Chairman for sizeable funds next month and it’s also claimed that relations between the two are tense.

If we were to speculate then the most likely move on Tottenham’s part is another approach for Joao Moutinho but as for Eriksen and, in particular, Sneijder, it seems like mere paper talk.




  2. If we’re clever then Sneijder on loan for the rest of the year, splitting his wages with Inter could be a goer but long term it’s ridiculous speculation.

    It’s against Levy’s principles to spend big and early in January but if we’ve got the cash, now’s the time because 4th place is wide open.

    The realistic best case for me would be loan Sneijder and spend to get Llorente. We won’t have a chance in the Summer but a few extra mill now could secure a world class striker.

  3. Sneijder is a non starter. Spurs cant afford his wages and would be crazy to even try to. Overpaid due to previous form

    Eriksson is entirely possible but I hardly think he is ‘marquee’

    • Would you have said the same about VDV while he was still at Real Madrid – i.e. right up until his last minute transfer?

      Just asking, not, in any way, saying a move for Sneidjer will happen.

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  5. Sneijder on loan would be a typical Levy deal, I wouldn’t be surprised… Llorente will go to a club that plays CL every year, not to us. If the famous Demba Ba release clause (7.000.000) really exists, this maybe is an option for Levy. I think Dries Mertens (PSV) would be a great player for us, he can play left and right wing (and as a second striker, a bit Hazard type), has enormous pace and very good skill. Unfortunately he is not tall enough to be a lone striker.

  6. Eriksen is a spurs type player and fits the mould. I’m not sure he is exactly what we are looking for unless dembele is pushed up the pitch behind the on form Defoe. Its a 20 mill gamble that eriksen works out and dembele also works out higher up. I’d much rather we break the bank for Willian who can play off the left and more importantly in behind a striker. Prjancic and isco both seem to play there too and any of these players would be really useful players to have. I can see us signing 2 attacking players in jan and neither will be out and out strikers.


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