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Tottenham Target Leandro Damião and Roberto Soldado For Next Season: The Nightly EPL

On the eve of Tottenham Hotspur’s post-season friendly against Jamaica in The Bahamas, Spurs hope to renew their efforts to sign Brazil’s Leandro Damiao as well as Spanish international Roberto Soldado.

At the same time, Tottenham are expected to lose William Gallas (on a free transfer), Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor according to the report mentioned below in The Guardian newspaper.

While Tottenham have been pursuing striker Damiao for over 12 months, what do you think about Tottenham trying to sign Soldado, the Valencia striker? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  1. bucky

    May 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Damiao is the new Moutinho.

  2. David

    May 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

    These reports are just to make sure that Bale stays by making him believe that Spurs are intent on bringing in quality players. I doubt very much that both these players will join Spurs.

  3. peter

    May 23, 2013 at 3:55 am

    wish icould take spurs talk of possble signings seriously but this sounds like the same old story about spurs signing all and sundry but it happens every season spurs fans have their hopes built up and then nothing happens or a last minute dash to fool us all. no spurs are going after no one!

  4. N Jagadish

    May 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I am a loyal spurs fan for past 30 years. I hope to hear some good news on signing-up new players for spurs. My comment on spurs move o approach Brazil’s Leandro Damiao here is my comment: After wasted last two transfer windows chasing to sign-up Leandro Damião, now spurs looks like want to waste another transfer windows!!! If spurs don’t sign at least one first class striker and one first class midfielder, spurs will not fight for Championship qualification anymore but will fight for not to be relegated next season. Spurs always wait for last minutes transfer option to get cheap offer, I hope they will not do this again during this transfer windows

  5. Nelson

    May 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Levy didn’t buy Spurs a striker in January when the only two strikers we had were shooting blanks, injured or away in Africa. He didn’t get Damaio then because he’s too tight and difficult to negotiate with. What makes you think he’ll get Damaio now. I’ve just learned to be a disappointed Spurs fan. Always the almost team.

    • dust

      May 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Where to start…this “Striker Striker Striker” obsession is laughable…its part of a situation but is NOT the only reason we did not make UCL. Strikers do not fix everything. they certainly don’t defend! A LB, LM/W, CAM, CDM and RM/W…we will sign the best player this summer….Bale…anyways…let’s begin.

      “Levy didn’t buy Spurs a striker in January when the only two strikers we had were shooting blanks, injured or away in Africa.”

      In December we had lost 1 game, that was v Everton and the collapse in that game was a defensive one (Gallas and Huddlestone in particular were responsible in the goalscoring incidents).

      We drew 0-0 V Stoke who at the time were in great form, the best defense in the league, and came to the lane setup to frustrate.

      Otherwise in december we beat, Villa, Sunderland, Swansea, and Fulham scoring 11 conceding 3 (2 against Everton in injury time) thats a plus 8 goal difference for December…

      How were the other clubs doing in December?
      Man Utd had a plus 4 GD,
      Man City had 0 GD,
      CFC plus 8 GD
      Farsenal Plus 8 GD

      So going into January why a striker the Priority?

      I agree we need better strikers but not based off a GD issue…its a cover issue. Defoe isn’t good enough and ADE is to inconsistent, but, the problem that emerged in late february and march stems from Bale vacating the left wing and going from supplier to free role demi-god…a massive hole was left in that transition, that others were supposed to fill by Dempsey or Siggy, neither of which did.

      Supply to the forwards was identified as a problem and its why Holtby was brought in ahead of schedule. Holtby played well initially but started to show signs the adjustment to the BPL would be more difficult than anticipated. I think he will turn out to be a great addition and his coming early a blessing for next season.

      I don’t subscribe to the notion that Defoe and Ade were our only forwards, by this point (december) Bale had moved into his free role in the 4231 and he has been on fire as a forward man…

      “He didn’t get Damaio then because he’s too tight and difficult to negotiate with.”

      What do you know about Damiao? How much is he worth? 15m? 20m? 25m? what money is reasonable for Damiao? this talented but unproven forward in the BPL? every one seams so sure its Levy being the problem…I like that he doesn’t just throw money at players…its measured and reasonable and probably Bentley’s fault (27m with fee and wages…for what?)

      The Internacional President Giovanni Luigi increased the price during the January window, as all do, Levy knows he could get him in the summer for a more realistic price’s not like Luigi is the opposite of levy…he too is a known grinder..if you read sambafoot you’d know this.

      “What makes you think he’ll get Damaio now.”

      Nothing, AVB said in the presser at the end of the the Jan window when asked that he does not see us going in for him again. So maybe we won’t or maybe it’s all just a game and we will? I would like to see him join but the same goes for Soldado or Villa or….

      “I’ve just learned to be a disappointed Spurs fan. Always the almost team.”

      Thats up to you obviously…but I’m always a glass half full person, even tho in my life we have never one the league, we have come close on several occasions. But I don’t loose hope at all..quite the opposite especially because of Levy and AVB. Under Levy’s tenure the club had never been more secure or had so much potential.

      9 years ago Farsenal won the league with 90 points and NO defeats. We finished with 45pts in 14th.

      Fast forward those 9 years and for the second season we were only short by one point! behind Farsenal by ONE point!!..and that’s with 30m less on wages…and 25,000 less capacity stadia.

      We finished 3Pts off 3rd from a CFC team that had just spent 80m in the summer after having spent 1.3 billion since 2003… 1.3 billion! and just 6 points of 3rd… all during a transitional season!

      Since my first game and falling in love with this club and all it stands for, the great players we have had, the cup wins, the quality exciting football we play….I cant help but feel positive and excited about whats next…others on here may say fan boy…and to those peanuts I have to say I agree…… I am a Fan!

      So heads up…it is just gonna feel that much sweeter when we do win the league or a cup.

      In the meantime here…..


      • bucky

        May 23, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Not investing in January cost you a CL place and will cost you your best player. You will not be any closer to 4th place next season with all of those above you planning on investing againt this summer. This was your year to capitalize. Your chairman didnt. He is conservative and it has served you well, but you will not be in CL consistently. You may get 2 out of every 10 years. You will lose your best players. and then you will rebuild and repeat.

        • Dust

          May 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm

          We did buy in Jan, Holtby, Bale isnt goong anuwhere he’s staying at Spurs….

          That may frustrate you… But that’s what it is.

          • Sacto Blues

            May 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

            If Bale doesn’t go this summer do you think he will go 2014 provided that Spurs miss out on CL ?

      • p

        May 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

        What does Arsenal have to do with anything?

        • COY

          May 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

          If Arsenal didn’t exist it would have to be invented. Living in the dream land pointing fingers at Arsenal is the ultimate destination for some Spurs fans.

        • Dust

          May 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

          In looking at progress and how Spurs are I used the example of 9 years ago.

          If the fact that over 9 yrs Spurs closing the gap to 1 point from 45 pts with a far smaller wage bill irritates you then that’s your issue… It does illustrate that under Levy the gap has gone from 45pts to 1…. Spurs are making progress hold on to whatever makes you feel better but those are the facts and something Spurs supporters should recognize before they jump to quickly.

          The gap between Spurs and Everton and Liverpool is 9-11 points then a similar gap to the next teams.

          1 pt from 4th, 3 from 3rd and 6 from 2nd…. Those are the facts…

          We are closer to 2nd than anyone is to us in 5th…

          And it will get better

          Times are changing for the better for spurs fans.

      • Robbie

        May 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

        Nice. You need to start writing for this site.

        • Dust

          May 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

          Thank you for the kind words,

          I have thought about it, the gaffer has done a great job with evolving the site.

  6. Andre

    May 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    The Catalan press is saying David Villa to Spurs is very likely and suggests he recently met with AVB. I would think he is a better option than Soldado, and they could possibly still get Damiao.

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