As you're well aware, a "charmed" footballing life, here at spurs - being a regular fixture (when fit) regardless of how awful he's been.Abandoned by his father at birth, raised by an alcoholic single mother until she couldn't cope and handed him around different relatives before he was de facto adopted at 13.
Yes, the guy has had a really charmed life.
How would he get game time at Spurs? With a front three Bale - Son - Kane he will have no obvious starting slot .... he'd be fighting Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele for a midfield start.
He's probably better off at RM at least he will gain new experience and win a few trophies. I hope he stays and fights but if he goes out on loan that's OK, but we shouldn't sell him that imo would be a mistake.
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That horse has bolted already. For those that didn't recognize them very early his warts are glaring for all to see now. He is not a fundamentally sound player and never was. Goals? Yes, he scored them but what else was there? The whole "Dele's been shit today so watch him pop up with the winner" thing was real. He didn't always, or frequently for that matter, pop up with a winner but it did happen and that's what sticks in folks' minds.I worry that we'll hang onto him for too long because we can't get a sufficient fee for him
You do recognize that he was moved from the CM2 because he was absolutely horrible there, right? It was so bad tha he was moved 'in-game' and switch with Mousa. He didn't have a MFer's instincts, no understanding/anticipation of play, didn't track runs, and was essentially a liability. The move further up was an attempt to keep his goal contributions and limit his negative effects elsewhere.I think in hindsight it was a mistake to push him out of midfield and into the support striker role. It meant he got lazy and didn't have as much responsibility to run the game and start plays. His first run in the team was as a centre midfielder and I still feel that is where he should have ended up. He used to be tenacious without the ball but seems to have lost that from his game.
Mueller wasn't playing regularly when Kovac was there, but I understand your point.
He needs to permanently covert himself into a striker, a number 9. He knows how to score, is very good with his head, he could be a very decent centre forward. As a midfielder he is finished imo
This is a three year old discussion for us who saw it years ago.
Fuck knows what everyone else was looking at because it’s the same now as it was then.
Bored of the whole saga. Improve or leave.