The Tottenham transfer rumours over the past week have included suggestions of Spurs allowing midfielder Jake Livermore to go out on loan to the end of the season. Today’s Daily Mail reports that Tottenham have rejected advances from Everton to sign Livermore on loan. Tottenham do not want to allow a player to sign for a rival club challenging for fourth place in the Premier League and the coveted Champions League place.
The recent speculation surrounding Tottenham renewing efforts to sign Leandro Damiao from Internacional of Brazil has taken a not unexpected knock-back from the player’s agent who has stated that it is unlikely that Leandro would leave Brazil in January as he is contracted to the club to 2015.
The following was reported on Twitter:
#thfc Leandro Damiao’s agent, Vinicius Prates, tells newspaper Zero Hora in Brazil: “I have not received any offers, I can assure you…” #thfc Prates: “I don’t think he [Damiao] will leave in January because he is happy at Internacional and under contract until 2015.”
Leandro appears reluctant to move to England, possibly preferring the warmer European climes provided by Spain or Portugal.
On Talksport radio this afternoon, however, Tim Vickery has suggested that a deal could take place. His reasoning being that Tottenham have been spurred into action with the news of Emmanuel Adebayor being called up for the African Cup of Nations which has been confirmed on the Tottenham web-site earlier today. Adebayor will be available for Saturday’s match against Queen’s Park Rangers before joining up with the Togo squad.
It was reported in the Daily Mail a couple of days ago that Spurs have opened discussions with Crystal Palace for winger, Wilfred Zaha. There has been much speculation over the possibility of Zaha leaving Palace this month as all the top clubs are reported to be interested in signing him.
‘The Traditional Tottenham Transfer Route’
After the early signing of two young players with huge potential, Lewis Holtby and Zeki Fryers, this transfer window appears to be following the traditional Tottenham transfer route – much speculation, a few top class names thrown in, weeks pass and come the end of January we may sign someone but will it be a player of the required quality? Surely, Daniel Levy won’t make the same mistake as twelve months ago when a failure to invest in quality led to failure. Andre Villas-Boas deserves better.