"Right", said Fred, "I'm staying at Lyon"

So Fred rejects a move, probably due to the fact we won't pay 70k per week. Who are we kidding? Why would anyone want to join a club with no Champions League and a wage cap? Harsh reality. But then we don't want to go down the route of some clubs who pay ridiculous amounts in wages. Thinking about, we pay ridiculous amounts in transfer fees. Not quite on the ball are you Daniel me old son? Talking of which (quote from the start of the month):

"Juande, Damien and I have reviewed the squad and Juande feels that we are not looking at any major changes. We are all clear that the January window is the worst time to buy quality players so we shall not be doing any business that is not essential.

"Once again for the record, we are not a selling club, rather we are building for the future. When we have players on long contracts we have no need to entertain offers."

Yes, thats why we bid £8M for Hutton (he didn't want to leave his beloved Rangers)

We agreed a fee with Lyon for Fred (he wanted silly money to join)

We want Downing, Downing knows we want him, but Spurs are not willing to pay Boro the fee they think the player commands. Quite shocked here considering how much was forked out for Darren Bent. Maybe Daniel's ball control has improved a tad.

Almost (potentially) £25M for three players had the transfers occured. Read the Levy quote again. Now stitch up your sides up.

Maybe Spurs will focus on signing players who can play in the positions we need to improve on.

Stitch 'em up again.

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