We knew it would happen at some point.
Somewhere in the world.
Would sign Yves Bissouma.
It was Spurs.
You can’t argue with the talent. He plays the sort of powerful-base-of-midfield-football that Premier League fans LOVE. Brighton are no mugs, he’s usually at the centre of all the good things they do, and our rivals have snapped him up for £25m.
I can’t knock the signing, though I do wonder if there was a ‘some bad shit went down’ coupon code because £25m in this market seems very, very low. Especially from a club that has a notoriously tough owner to negotiate with. I wonder if the move is Spurs because other clubs didn’t want to risk repuational issues around certain types of assaulet that caused big PR os
I’m not really fussed about players we should have signed, they were plentiful last year, and generally the players the fans like the most tend to move and perform the worst. What is frustrating is we’re 14 days out from the first day of preseason and we’ve made one new signing who will likely ping right back out on loan.
That won’t matter if we move in some new talent before that, but the history of our great club is to generally fumble the transfer window, then start the season really poorly.
Last season could have been a lot easier if we had out bodies in by July 1st. Spurs have done their business super early. However much I enjoy trolling them, they have done us here, and that is frustrating.
There are some strong links though.
The Athletic reckons we are going for Raphina.
Most publications are supporting the idea that Jesus is a top target and he favors moving to us.
Tielemans feels like our roll of the dice on £25m and I think fans will love him if he joins.
I just wish we’d get going on this so we have the best chance of a good start next season.
When you think about it, the messy start cost us Top 4. You get one win out of that opening 3 and we’re rolling. There were obviously deeper issues than players, but I think being massively underprepared squad wise was a learning moment.
Will we learn? Or will we all be crying come the start of the season?
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