In this instalment of our Transfer Roundup, Football Transfer Tavern have gathered three of the biggest stories to have involved Tottenham Hotspur recently and have provided our thoughts on the reports published.
Tottenham’s NFL windfall
Tottenham Hotspur are set to receive a windfall due to the NFL games being played at the club’s stadium, according to Football.London.
The NFL pays a flat rental fee to use the stadium for each game, however, Spurs retain all the net income from food and drink sales as well as the profits from merchandise sales.
Bottoms Up Beer, who provide the technology to be able to fill cups from the bottom, revealed that the club brought in £1m in sales of the drink alone at the first game between the Raiders and Bears this year.
It seems like the Lilywhites will receive vast amounts of cash as a result of hosting two NFL games each year.
Hopefully, this will help the club in their transfer dealings should they want the boost of money to help compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, with an overhaul called for amongst sections of the media following recent results.
Tottenham targeting Boly
Tottenham Hotspur are ‘keeping close tabs’ on Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Willy Boly ahead of a potential move, according to Football Insider.
It is being reported that the club will undertake scouting missions over the next two months as they decide whether to make a move for the player.
A move for Boly would be a wise short-term decision from Mauricio Pochettino’s side. With Jan Vertonghen’s contract due to end next summer, they may just need a short-term option to fill in at centre-half.
Boly has the strength in both penalty boxes, as well as the technical quality on the ball and pace to deal with opposition attacks (via Soccer Souls).
This season, Boly averages has just under 80% pass accuracy, the seventh-highest in the Wolves squad. The Frenchman also averages 7.1 clearances per game, the highest in the Wolves squad by a mammoth 2.3 clearances. Indeed, this shows his strength when defending in his own penalty box (via WhoScored), which could help in a side struggling to keep clean sheets.
Sam Allardyce on Pochettino
Sam Allardyce believes that Mauricio Pochettino will reject the job at Manchester United if he is offered it.
The former England manager said he believes Spurs have a better squad than the Old Trafford side, also claiming he can’t see the Argentine leaving the club.
He said: “I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment. At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.” (Source: The Mirror)
Allardyce could have a point in his claims that Spurs have a better squad than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
In comparison, the Lilywhites have Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son, all who helped the club reach the Champions League final last season. Elsewhere, the likes of Christian Eriksen has reportedly been a target for the Red Devils recently which would suggest they see him as a potential upgrade, while there have been major investments in the likes of Tanguy Ndombele to strengthen the engine room, which hasn’t been done at Old Trafford of late.
Tottenham fans, will the extra NFL money benefit the club? Will Boly be a good signing? Is Allardyce right in his claims? Let us know your thoughts!
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