At the start of the weekend, an isolated story linking Spurs with a summer bid for James Milner began to gather momentum and aside from Monday’s post match inquests, it’s rather dominating today’s headlines. With the current uncertainty over the manager’s position, any transfer story has to be viewed with a degree of speculation but would this be as bad a move as it first sounds?

As a comparison, it’s worth looking at Gareth Barry’s loan move to Everton – one that the Toffees are hoping to make permanent at the end of the summer. At 33, Barry is almost an ever present in the Everton side and with more game time is having one of his better seasons.

Milner is five years younger and has made 20 appearances for Manchester City in this campaign, although a proportion of those would have come from the subs bench. He is by no means everyone’s favourite but his crossing and striking of a dead ball are positive aspects of his game and come in areas where Spurs have struggled in recent times.

James Milner to White Hart Lane – is it such a bad proposition?




  1. Never been a big fan of Milner but looking at our team now his just what we need . Got some bollocks about him plus he can play across the hole midfield and his English .

  2. He can cross a ball and play his heart out!! Not stop running all game…its a no brainer as no one in our current team can crosd a ball??? Only holtby who we loaned out runs all game and plsyd with passion and we loaned him out.. so tim can play his love child bentrlab.

  3. He can cross the ball, has a big heart and loads of stamina. Also he is more skillful than many give him credit for.

    Also he doesn’t spend most of his time on the injured list!! Unlike Lamela, Capoue, Eriksen, Kaboul, Chiriches, etc. Any slight knock and that lot spend ages out injured. Bad backs appears the latest contagious injury at Spurs. Big cry babies the lot of them!!

  4. Ridiculous comment to suggest Holtby is anywhere near as good as Milner and for all the spurs fans suggesting that he can cross a ball, well that has been one of his most criticised attributes well he has been at City, you will only notice the good ones but he has a lot of wayward crosses, apart from that he is a great player and should start every week for us in my opinion, a totally underrated footballer, if you sign him it would be a coup but I think he will sign a new contract shortly on the back of him saying that he wants to and with the manager also reiterating how important he is.

  5. Levy won’t buy him cause his English and a player we actually need so it’s pie in the sky . The sooner he f***s off the better


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