Date: 3rd January 2019 at 10:00am
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Earlier this morning I covered the speculation suggesting that should Tottenham Hotspur have a real interest in Hull City’s young talent Jarrod Bowen, we would have to cough up at least £20million to get his services.

To save overly repeating the bulk of the speculation doing the rounds this week I’ll simply link the article below.

Championship Talent Will Cost Spurs £20million According To Reports

Looking around social media to gauge the reaction to the suggestions that he’s potentially on manager Mauricio Pochettino’s radar surprised me a little, as although there are never any guarantees when it comes to transfers, on the little I’ve seen of him, I like what I’ve seen.

Predominantly a winger, I don’t think he’d have any problems taking the wide berth in how we set up at the top of the pitch, and with 26 goals across all competitions in 67 starts and 12 substitute appearances, his record is impressive and that’s before considering the assists he’s contributed since making his breakthrough.

That’s a taste of the reactions that surprised me. It’s not solely the Spurs model under Pochettino but it figures highly and plenty were quick to point out Harry Kane – homegrown and he’s not the only one. Dele Alli wasn’t plucked and improved from Real Madrid after all.

Being Hull, it’s also very easy to point to Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire.

Sometimes players just need a chance.


9 Replies to “Spurs “Should Not Be Buying Championship Players” If We Want To Be Title Challengers”

  • There are plenty of recent examples that show it is possible to pick up really good prospects from the championship, for example James Maddison from Norwich and David Brooks from Sheffield United, both have made the transition and are performing well in the PL. There are quite a few other examples too.

  • The phrase ‘knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing ‘ springs to mind. These are people who don’t buy anything unless it has a poncy designer label. The football equivalent is Chelsea splashing out nearly £60m on a teenager who can’t get into Dortmund’s team when they have an academy full of talented young players who can’t get a game.

  • Because buying from abroad has always been so successful?

    What the hell do people want? The manager and club alike have brought into this project of nurturing and developing young and ambitious talent so why don’t people get it into their heads that we won’t be spunking 80m on some chump who scores goals for one in the Swedish leagues?

  • We have too many foreign players and need English players to balance our CL squad…fact! Cannot go for big foreign names until we sell someone!! Fact!
    Let’s please display some sense as Spurs fans!

  • Dele Alli from the mighty MK Dons and a division below the Championship at the time, must be rubbish then?!

    Harry Kane was on loan to Millwall in the Championship, at one stage. Whatever happened to him?

  • When we are looking at a player from the lower leagues we aren’t looking at what he is but what we can turn him into. That’s what people miss, we aren’t looking for an instant impact. What Ali in particular has shown is that players coming from lower leagues are used to the physical side of English football in a way that players coming in from abroad aren’t. The only thing with Bowen is why would we be interested in yet another winger ? What we need is a centre forward. The Pulisic situation is a classic. Dortmund sell a player struggling to get into their team for £50m. Meanwhile they have a better, younger, player in Sancho they bought for £8m because City wouldn’t give him the opportunity he needed.

  • In young players poch is looking for the potential to progress and ability to learn and accept his philosophy of training hard and looking after yourself. This is what he saw in Dele Ali, H Kane Foyth, and to some extent the older player Sissoko ! So the young player from Hull may have these attributes, and Levy will not pay £20m down on an untried non PL player, more like a deposit and a payment schedule, like he did with newcastle for sissoko

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