In the absence of any real news, we have the clear reports that Michel Vorm and Ben Davies have already signed from Swansea while elsewhere, speculation about new signings is pretty thin on the ground.

However, there are stories claiming that Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian Under 20 International Douglas Costa is on the radar and as one of six players refusing to return to his club due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, he could be available for a season long loan as a temporary fix.

The 23 year old can play as a second striker but is mainly used as an attacking midfielder to good effect. For Shakhtar, he has notched 25 goals in 121 league games – a useful contribution from behind the front two.

Costa wrote on Instagram,

“I like the club, the people, the city, but I’m afraid. We want to stay at the club, but we must have risk-free working conditions.”

Risk free conditions look unlikely for the foreseeable so could Spurs make their move?




  1. funny.. i would argue that is a serious down grade.

    Sandro Capoue + Paulinho

    Schnederlin, McArthy and Rodwell.

    The capacity for our current players to succeed is higher.

    • It’s a downgrade if you like players that are useless yeah. Generally spurs fans prioritise having these so called ‘hard men’ when in reality they do fuck all except make a few tackles and foul opponents. I’m one of the people that usually ridicules the original poster but for once they have suggested some quality players that are midfield all-rounders and all very good passers of the ball (a far more important skill than tackling/fouling) and that would suit MoPo’s style of play which is to move the ball quickly and have mobile players to press the ball

  2. Speaking of transfer targets, why not go for Balotelli? I’m not sold on Griezmann and for a few million more (with the sale of Ade or Soldado) Spurs could get a player that is a proven quantity in the EPL and an impact player. With an in-form Lamela, Eriksen at his usual good self, and Balo up front, this could be potent front line.


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