Spurs To Come In For Lovren ?
Monday, 23rd Jun 2014 09:25
According to the latest on the rumour mill Tottenham Hotspur are about to try and prise Dejan Lovren away from St Mary's.
Lets be frank this is nothing we didn't expect, in fact the biggest surprise is that Mauricio Pochettino hasn't been linked with one of our players before this weekend, now it seems our ex manager is about to offer £15 million for Lovren, over twice the fee we paid a year ago.
Personally if I was the man making the decision at St Mary's I would tell them where to get off, I can understand why Adam Lallana would want to go to Liverpool and Luke Shaw to Manchester United, but Lovren going to Spurs is not much of a step up in terms of Champions League football ambition for the Croatian.
Lovren is the only player so far to put in a transfer request citing his ambition to play Champions League football as the reason for wanting away, that being the case it will be easy to rebuff Spurs offer and easy to tell the player himself bluntly why they have been turned down and why they will be continued to be turned down.
As mentioned I understand why a player would want to join a club who is in the Champions League or in the case of Shaw Manchester United who sadly as much as we don't like to admit are a class above most club's in England, Champions League or not, but other than that club's like Saints have to start making sure that contracts for four years mean contracts for four years etc, of course a good offer will always be considered and the players ambition's should also be part of that decision, but if a player is clearly going just for the money, then why should the selling club not make money their priority too.
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