Spurs Reportedly Beat Liverpool to Willian Capture

Another big name, another big snub.
Yesterday, Spurs boss André Villas-Boas unequivocally denied that his club had lodged a bid for Liverpool target Willian, and today, the North London club looks to be in the pole position to capture the talented Brazilian’s signature with reports coming into the News Desk that he’s in London to complete a medical.

If the 25-year old does make the switch to Tottenham, this would be the third highly rated attacking target that the Reds have missed out during this transfer window with both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Diego Costa snubbing moves to Merseyside earlier in the summer – though it hasn’t been for a lack of trying. Both Liverpool and Tottenham are thought to have come to the table with bids in the region of £28mil as Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala look to recoup as close to the £30mil they paid for the player in January; as far as they’re concerned, one destination is as good as the other.

Despite the encouraging noises coming out of the Brazilian’s camp, it would now appear that North London would be the preferred destination for Willian as Spurs summer spending hovers over £90mil and Liverpool are left, once again, chasing a shadow. With less than two weeks left in the transfer window, Brendan Rodgers and company will need to quickly shift their focus to other targets if they plan on bringing in a significant talent before September 2nd. Time, at this point, is not on our side.

43 thoughts on “Spurs Reportedly Beat Liverpool to Willian Capture

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm
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    Sack Ian Ayre, his so rubbish!

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm
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    Sorry Liverpool. Listen if you get Eriksen for 20 mill. Better deal. Plus Suarez is staying and our boy Bale is off to sunnier climes. Good luck but not against us.

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm
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    at least there has not been a “Get your own scouts” comment for once !!!

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm
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    Willian at spurs for medical
    And lamela not far behind.
    Spurs summer spending is gonna hit 120 million.
    Even with bale going, if spurs pull of this double coup On top of their spend already, they are catapulting themselves into The title contender bracket without doubt.
    It looks like levy has played The market like a don.

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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    Willian will prefere a manager who speaks his language.

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    Another target missed out on. I don’t think we will get Eriksen either, the big players don’t want to come to us anymore

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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    Why do we keep missing out on targets? Are we not a big club any more?

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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    We don’t need him, we have Coutinho and Henderson who are both much better players.

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    we learn one lesson – AVB is a cheat and liar -but then we already knew that

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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    William is not worth £20 MILLION – GET BENTEKE

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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    Yeah he is a cheat and a liar! Why is he stealing our players and Mourinho is just as bad, he lies all the time. He still telling us he thinks we are challengers for the top 4

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm
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    You always try and steal our targets, luckily we beat you to Downing, Carroll, Henderson etc. It shows we are a bigger club.

  • August 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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    lol ! At least you still have a sense of humour ! I hope we both make top 4 with arsenal and manure failing !

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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    I’m sorry in that case I’m sure Spurs will be passing the money to Liverpool as they are YOUR players ! Poor deluded fool.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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    This is so frustrating. Spuds hijacking our targets yet again. They we’re obviously willing to pay more.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    without European football, we’re certainly a less attractive club.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm
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    sadly i don’t think Ayre had anything to do with his decision to join Spurs…

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm
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    honestly, if Bale doesn’t leave, Levy might go broke if you don’t get CL football next year.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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    don’t understand where all the money comes from; defies logic.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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    OI! GET YER OWN SCOUTS.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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    Benteke isn’t leaving Villa this year and when he does go next summer, he’s going to be really expensive.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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    have we never lied about a player before? it’s all in the game.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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    It really wasn’t rocket science. With a squad bolstered by Roberto Soldado , and Paulinho this summer it makes sense that Willian chooses spurs. You can’t compare the quality of the business done this summer by Spurs to that which was done by Liverpool. They out spend us on just their two previous signings alone. Big stars on your team usually attracts other big stars to the team. It is that simple.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm
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    while i tend to agree, we need quality depth; Willian would have been a first team regular without question, but what happens when a first team player is injured? we need someone similar coming from the bench to replace them. we don’t have that…

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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    i think Eriksen is holding out for Champions League football somewhere besides Ajax; if he doesn’t get that, then i’m sure he’ll be happy to stay in Holland for the time being. there’s worse clubs to play for…

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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    honestly, i think people underrate that; being able to communicate with the manager in your native tongue should be part of the decision making process.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm
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    You need to be careful. Too many rational comments. You’ll get yourself a bad name !

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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    couple that with European football and a good shout for CL qualification and it just makes sense. hard to fault him, really.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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    if you don’t laugh, you cry.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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    i’ve got a bad reputation to maintain.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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    Bale money is supposedly 93 mil

    Sales this summer have will eventually be another 30mil approx

    Spurs would of had about 50 mil to spend anyway (minimum)

    All added up Its a fortune.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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    Shut up Steven, I like you face though, how about you give me your number?

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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    Just admit it AVB is a cheat and Steven is mine so back off!

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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    Of course he did, it was all him. You know nothing Steven, take your idiotic posts elsewhere.

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm
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    Well said Steven!

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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    yes very humorous !! I must set up an account to stop fakers ! If you really want Stevens number you can ask for it – Don’t be shy !! The respect campaign covers homosexuals as well

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm
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    But seriously Steven, whats your number?

  • August 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm
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    Twat! Funny though

  • August 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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    it would be quite funny if i did…

  • August 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm
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    Why, none of it’s his money you fool. He isn’t the club owner, Joe Lewis is (and he’s a billionaire in case you’re worried about his financial wellbeing too).
    I think if you tot up what Spurs have spent and received in the transfer market in recent years, you’ll find that they should by anyone’s estimates (anyone with half a brain that is) have plenty in the kitty for if/when they decide to go a bit mad. Spurs are one of the 15 wealthiest clubs in Europe, but looking at their spend on wages and flexing of financial muscle in the market, you’d never guess this is the case, because they’ve been extremely well run in recent years, probably in no small part down to stability in their ownership and therefore their club philosophy.
    They have the best training facilities in the PL and are located in the most exciting city in the country IMHO (possibly the world). A city where foreign players can socialize with those from numerous neighbouring clubs, which is probably a further draw for them. All in all, unless a young dynamic player should be more interested in the heritage of his destined new club than his own career, I can’t think of a single reason why they would want to join us at this moment in time! I don’t blame Willian (or anyone else) for preferring one of the 3 big London clubs right now. Times have changed a great deal over the past couple of decades – I can’t imagine myself saying any of this what seems like just a few short years ago!

  • August 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm
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    LOL, even your own fans can’t deny that Spurs are now a better club for young players to look at moving to than ‘Pool.

  • August 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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    Good comment — besides your snarky opening.

    That was a metaphorical broke; not an actual broke – probably should of elaborated more. If these signings don’t bring Champions League football do you think that Lewis, who is hardly an oil-rich billionaire, will continue to break the clubs transfer record over and over again to keep up and fund Levy’s next spending spree?

    There’s no denying that Spurs are one of the best run clubs in the PL and that London is a more attractive city for almost any player to move to, but players aren’t always moving clubs for that reason – though those things probably should be weighed up better by players. London may be light years beyond the likes of Manchester in terms of culture, etc. but do you think Willian would turn down United or City had they come in for him? He left a vibrant Brazilian ex-pat community in the Ukraine to play for Anzhi in Russia – he wants to win trophies right now. With Bale on the outs, if the likes of Paulinho and Soldado don’t pan out (not saying they won’t but there’s always the possibility) then the side could be in hot water with a massive wage bill. Besides that, I think Tottenham are going to be the team that will raise the most hell and will pip Arsenal to their traditional 4th place spot; not that I’m overly fond of that idea, but it is reality.

  • August 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm
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    I can see Soldado possibly being only OK, rather than guaranteed to set the PL alight, but not much worse than that. He’s been very consistent in Spain the last few years and I think with Suarez and Sturridge at ours, he’d have been a great 3rd striker to have. Perhaps he’s a little similar in style to Defoe if not in stature but I think he’s a good signing for them and will pan out well. Paulinho does look like a class act though.
    Your question about Lewis continually reinvesting Abramovich stylee doesn’t seem too relevant looking at Levy’s track record there. I think they’re giving this manager a crack of the whip and will take it from there, but can’t imagine too many summers of rebuilding the squad in this way lie ahead for them. To be honest, the way they appear to be going about it is exactly what I’d have liked to see happening at our club this year. Incisive and decisive spending on quality players. I think Downing and Carroll were both effected by being overpriced in the market and both will show their class at WHU this season, so I don’t think Rogers’ inability to make the best use of them is really a slight on the players’ quality per say or the owner’s funding their respective deals. I know we have splurged in bits and bobs in recent years and overall so far, with the exception of Sturridge, Suarez (sort of) and the new keeper (by the looks of it) it just hasn’t worked out in most cases. I almost hope it does at Spurs as I know what a let down it can be when things really look up and then you realise you were in the queue for the wrong ride!!!!
    I can’t remember Spurs breaking their transfer record repeatedly like this in the past 30 years or so and I doubt it will happen again too soon, but I do think they’re having a really good crack at it this time round and I have the feeling that there’s a new negativity creeping in at the Gunners we’re not used to seeing there so early in the season. I might be wrong about that, but I reckon Spurs fans should be feeling positive right now if they end up with Willian or Lamela (or God help us, BOTH!!!), even if Bale has played his last game for them. Plus it seems like ages since they last won their opening PL match. I’m backing them for CL qual’ And the Manc’ clubs and Chelsea look way stronger than us at the moment too, but I can see us closing in on the Gunners this season. Then hopefully with 2 or 3 more in we can get back where we belong next year. With the right signings at ours (hopefully including some over the next fortnight) and Spurs pushing on the way they seem to be, I can see things hotting up well in the next few seasons and the league genuinely opening up quite a lot. There could be 6 teams after the title next season, including The Mighty Reds!

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