An update on the latest Tottenham transfer news concerning the future of Michael Dawson and Vlad Chiriches at Spurs plus the departure of Tom Carroll while Memphis Depay appears unlikely to be arriving at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Transfer News
With the latest Tottenham transfer news suggests that Spurs are close to signing the Argentine central defender, Federico Fazio from Sevilla, there is further speculation linking current defenders with moves away from White Hart Lane.
Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) a football writer and broadcaster with SkySports, has tweeted,
Fazio out of the Sevilla's squad for tomorrow's game as he's finalising his transfer to Spurs for the 10m euros of his buy out clause
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 22, 2014
Michael Dawson is a player who Mauricio Pochettino decided was surplus to requirement very early in his time at Spurs. The Tottenham captain had interest from a number of clubs early in July, particularly Hull City.
With agreement reported to have been reached between the clubs, Dawson was reluctant to move for a variety of reasons. Dawson played in Spurs pre-season preparations and remains as captain. He has been included in the squad for both of the opening matches of the season but didn’t make an appearance even after Kyle Naughton was sent off at West Ham.
Now, it would seem that there is a possibility of the deal with Hull City being revived. The Hull City manager, Steve Bruce confirmed to Radio Humberside (@RadioHumberside) that the club were back in for Dawson. Bruce is quoted as saying,
We’ve been interested in Michael all summer and its back on the radar again. He is somebody we have been linked with all summer. We’ve tried to resurrect deal. Its difficult to speak about peoples players.
Vlad Chiriches could be the first of last summer’s signings to leave White Hart Lane, if reports in Italy are correct. Roma are reported to have agreed a fee of £6m for Chiriches. He was a late withdrawal through injury from the squad to tour North America and has yet to appear in a Tottenham team this summer. Chiriches is reported to have found it difficult to settle in England and would favour a move to Italy.
Last season he took time to find his best form and then was out with injury for a lengthy period. On returning to the team he was not at his best.
While the Italian media are reporting this move, Chiriches’s agent has talked down the possible transfer, saying,
Tottenham aren’t allowing him to go.
Such a response from Tottenham is understandable as they attempt to strengthen their central defensive options. Pochettino will not want to lose Chiriches unless he is totally certain that a replacement has been signed. If Spurs do complete the proposed transfer of Fazio, then the sale of Chiriches could be finalised before transfer deadline day.
When Simon Peach, a Sports journalist for the Press Association, asked the Tottenham manager about transfer rumours surrounding Chiriches and reports of Napoli’s interest in Sandro, Pochettino gave an extremely brief response,
We have no information on anything.
The news from Holland is that the Dutch and PSV Einhoven winger has signed a new contract making it very unlikely that he will be coming to Tottenham in this transfer window. Michiel Jongsma a football writer tweeted,
Dutch international and current Eredivisie topscorer Memphis Depay has extended his contract at PSV, the club has confirmed.
— Michiel Jongsma (@JongsmaJongsma) August 22, 2014
Tom Carroll has signed on a season-long loan with Swansea City. It will be an excellent opportunity for Carroll to show what he can do in the Premier League. Carroll impressed in Europa League games when given the chance by Harry Redknapp in 2011 when he was still only 19 years of age. Loan periods have had limited benefit for Carroll and having been with QPR in the Championship last season, now he’s stepping up to the top flight for the first time.
It will be an important season for Carroll to really show what he can do. Swansea should be a good experience for him if he gets playing regularly.
Carroll has always looked a very compact player and controlled player with the ability to deliver a good pass. His slight build has always raised issues of whether he would be able to cope at the highest level. Now he’s will get the opportunity to prove his doubters wrong.
We wish Tom Carroll all the best for the season ahead and hope that this move will benefit him in this future development.