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08 Jun 2019 12:46:32
Ed002 list worries me a little too.
For our stated preference for young British talent there is only 8 (AWB, Aaron's, Maguire, Rice, Longstaff, Sancho, James, Sessegnon) out of 47! that we are said to be interested in.
per Ed's comments I think we are only likely to land AWB, and James.
If spurs are balking at paying £25m for Sessegnon we should be showing interest.
Perhaps we should be widening the net?

{Ed002's Note - There is no "Spurs are balking at paying £25M".}

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08 Jun 2019 12:58:58
Hi Ed002. I didn’t mean in your information, but it is being reported elsewhere that Spurs are balking at the asking price. I know this is likely just paper talk, that’s why I said If they are.

Cheers Ed.

{Ed002's Note - There is no £25M asking price - someone is teasing you Mike.}

08 Jun 2019 13:38:08
How is 8 a bad number, we are talking about england here not someone like france.

08 Jun 2019 14:42:15
But you there is a difference about those "8 British players" Mike. There isn't as much a competition for there signature from other European clubs. Also the number of genuinely top class British talent isn't that high and even then 8 out of 47 is decent when you factor in that other 39 players come from around the world.

08 Jun 2019 14:13:24
CSM by that I mean we are said to be focusing on British talent. Yet out of 47 players we are ‘showing interest in’ only 8 of those are British. I would have expected the ratio to be higher if that’s our focus, wouldn’t you?

Thanks Ed must be just papertalk then.

08 Jun 2019 16:24:53
Perth. The better quality players are foreign, there aren’t many world class British players so it’s not surprising and nothing new.

08 Jun 2019 17:18:19
why would it be higher, there is only so much talent in britain. There is a reason why they are such an average international side with 1 atmost 2 worldclass players.

08 Jun 2019 19:25:43
Mike,

I think you’ve believed something you’ve read that isn’t true mate, take everything in the papers and on twitter with a pinch of salt, it will make you feel better I assure you. We are looking at some young English players, 8 seems more than enough to me, do you want us to just sign 15 English players and no foreign players or something?







 

 

 
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