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Spurs have no chance of stealing Irons favourite

Spurs are again reported this morning as being keen to launch a raid on Issa Diop along with Wolves’ striker Raul Jiminez.

Allegedly Jose Mourinho has his eyes on a deal which would cost Spurs the north London club an eye watering £53 million.

According to Foot Mercato Jimenez could be available for just £44million after a stellar campaign for Wolves whilst the White Hart Lane boss is a big and known admirer of Diop.

That comes from the Manchester United days of course when he described our central defender as “monster” – a comment which has followed him ever since whenever he has been linked with the player.

West Ham have a £60 million price tag on the Frenchman and should the club avoid relegation this season there is no  chance of the player being sold anyway and certainly not to Spuds.

It all sounds pretty fictional anyway given the decision – followed by a big U-turn – to furlough their off pitch staff plus the costs Spurs are still paying off their new stadium.

They are highly unlikely to be in a position to offer anything like the asking price in what will become the flattest transfer market ever this summer.

It certainly seems that the game will have to wait two or three years to recover from its plight and if – as we hope and pray – the Irons remain a top level team they won’t be selling anybody on the cheap.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Spurs have no chance of stealing Irons favourite

  1. Dont disrespect matalan Not their fault.

  2. If Diop were to move in the summer I would imagine the fee will be a round £10m. If anyone believes clubs are going to pay ridiculous amounts for players ‘in the new world’ you would have to question their sanity. Clubs will simply not have any money as all of them sail so close to the wind. West Ham are a poorly run club, as we know, and are always in debt for many reasons not least because their recruitment is abysmal and they pay absurd wages to average players. Tottenham are a brilliantly run club but will be most affected by Covid 19 as they owe a fortune on their stadium. As soon as things settle down they will sort themselves out with naming rights and multiple events at their stadium which bring in serious money (they take £1m in food/drink for PL games). At last count they had boxing, concerts, festivals, rugby league, rugby union and in no time they will have CL and Europa finals. Going forward the summer months will be crammed with events and therefore incremental income. West Ham, sadly, will still have The 3 Stooges running the club and a stadium they don’t own dramatically curtailing any incremental income. In this day and age you need staggeringly wealthy owners or brilliant businessmen. In football terms West Ham’s owners are the complete opposite. A simple question – would you do business with Sullivan and/or Gold? Btw don’t be like that idiot Harry Hotspur and ban everyone. A bit of banter is alright especially at the moment.

  3. They didn’t play ball with us when we tried to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on loan. So they’ve made their bed so now sleep in it.

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