Will transfer be scuppered by Champions League draw?

Will transfer be scuppered by Champions League draw?



Many Spurs fans breathed a sign of relief at today’s Champions League draw, but it could possibly scupper the club’s interest in a confirmed transfer target.

Drawn against CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco in Group E, Tottenham have an excellent chance to go through to the knockout stages. However, it is the presence of Leverkusen in the same group that might spell trouble as we look to strengthen the squad.

The agent of the Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu has confirmed that Spurs have registered their interest in the player, but the German giants may well be reluctant to strengthen a Champions League rival.

Like Tottenham, Bayer will fancy their chances of qualifying for the last-16. Having sold Heung-Min Son to Spurs last summer, it would show a lack of ambition to let another of their star perforers move to N17, given the new circumstances.

At the very least you would expect that the presence of Spurs in Group E, would mean that Leverkusen would want a premium fee for the Turkish international. As Tottenham don’t tend to pay premium fees, we think that this is one transfer that’s now unlikely to come off.


  1. If being drawn against each other bombs a deal that plays to leverkusens insecurities I think this is a group we can win but hardly the weakest group b would have been my preference but this sets up to be the most interesting in my opinion every game will be so important as there is no guaranteed points in this group I see us winning this group on paper with or without this transfer but that’s y they play the games and if anyone Denys this is no guarantee they r fooling themselves and setting themselves up for many stressful midweek nights


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