Monday Tottenham Transfer Roundup – Captain Without Cartilage

Hello Spursland! You may have noticed, but there have been a lot of rumors lately. Some of them we talked about. We don’t have a certain number yet. So, before anything new happens, let’s take the time to do a quick roundup of rumors to catch everyone up. Naturally, all this will not happen. Maybe none of them will! But they are fun to think about.


Spurs take on Brighton for youngster Ollie Tanner

According to The Athletic, Tottenham are one of a handful of clubs extremely interested in signing one of non-league football’s finest talent: Lewes FC’s Ollie Tanner. The main thing I took away from this article is that the home ground of Lewes is called The dripping pan which is unequivocally brilliant, but other than that, Tanner is a 19-year-old winger who has been training with Spurs for two weeks, and he now has an offer to join their U23 setup. There are thoughts he could consider instead of Brighton because the Seagulls provide a clearer route to first-team football. Tanner is two-footed and has a one-shot flare; it would be unusual but not unprecedented for a club to raise someone from the non-league to the Premier League, and Tanner looks like a kid who could make the jump.

Valencia asked for Bryan Gil on loan

A few days ago, Fabrizio Romano suggested Spurs might be willing to send Bryan Gil back to Spain for the rest of the season if they are able to complete the signing of Adama Traore this week.

It’s a move that could make sense if Spurs think keeping Bryan (but not playing much) could stunt his development. He is still regarded as one of Spain’s brightest young talents despite not having too many opportunities in his debut year in the Premier League.

Jack Clark could be loaned out Sunderland

It would make a lot of sense. Clarke had a bit of a rocky start to his Tottenham career but fans feel he is already a failure because he is yet to break into the first team. Maybe he won’t, but it would be a good chance to prove the haters wrong on loan in League One. Sunderland are pushing for promotion to the Championship this season and Clarke could be a big help in this regard.

AC Milan still want Japhet Tanganga but Spurs push for obligation to buy

There seems to be a ton of smoke around this particular rumor. Tanganga could find life in the slower-paced Serie A a bit easier than in the Premier League where he has struggled in recent weeks. It’s hard to see how the already scrawny Spurs would be willing to let him go without bringing in a replacement, and CB rumors have dried up recently. Spurs also want Milan to commit to a buyout clause if they let Japhet leave for Italy.

All signs still point to impending £20m Adama Traore deal

Back to Fab, who says what we already know – Spurs will almost certainly sign Adama Traore this window unless something goes wrong. It looked like Traore was saying goodbye to his teammates and fans this weekend as well, although that could be a projection.

Draxler and Wijnaldum could join Spurs in exchange for Ndombele

I still think that Tanguy Ndombele will probably end up at PSG on loan with an obligation to buy in the end. I remain much more skeptical that we will see Julian Draxler or Gini Wijnaldum going the other way. After losing their shirts on Tanguy, I find it strange that they are willing to accept one or more unsellable assets coming the other way, especially a 28 and 31 year old player already employed by PSG. But hey, I don’t run the club.

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