By Dave Langton
Spurs could do Everton a huge favour amid their interest in Tomas Soucek as they bid to sign Richarlison and Anthony Gordon.
The Sun has reported that Spurs have made a huge £100m double bid to sign the Toffees duo.
Antonio Conte wants to beef up his attacking options and is said to have identified the Brazil international as his top target, with Gordon a potential homegrown signing.
We have reported that there is reported interest from the Toffees in signing Soucek, who has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Hammers, and who appears to have reached an impasse with the club.
As it stands, Everton simply can’t afford the fee to sign the Czech Republic international, which would be around £30m.
But if they are able to sell Richarlison and Gordon for such a gigantic fee, they could well have the cash to reinvest.
That could also inflate Soucek’s asking price somewhat, given the sudden influx of cash from a potential suitor.
But it appears that the only shot Everton have of signing him is to get Richarlison and Gordon moved on, and the money reinvested.
If Spurs are willing to pay the fee, we could have another potential bidder for Soucek.
Just a thought regarding this story, this probably speaks of the reasons why smart clubs and managers DON’T make information readily available to the media and supporters regarding either how much money they have at their disposal to spend on transfers and their transfer targets. As far back as I can remember, our success in the transfer market has been truly awful, with more leaks than a sieve.
The wiser amongst us already know this fact. The simplicity of the early eighties transfer market has long gone.
As much as I do not want to see Soucek leave, I trust Moyes and there must be several reasons (a little more complex than has been debated) why he may have to leave. This may also have to be for the benefit of the whole squad if his presence is on the way to becoming a distraction to the rest of the squad. Not a fact, but just another possible reason for this speculation, as NO player is Bigger than the Club.