BAE tells Spurs to spend or end up like Aston Villa

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Benoit Assou-Ekoto has told the Tottenham board to financially match the Premier League big spenders.
BAE has warned Spurs that they must put their hands on the pockets, or end up like Aston Villa! Where did that come from Benny?
He told the Evening Standard: “If we want to become great, the club have to do certain things differently so as to match what the top teams do in a financial sense.
“Since we qualified for the Champions League, we can say, yes, we have become a big team.
“Now, to become like Chelsea or Manchester United, we need to keep the same team for the next couple of years and make everyone happy to stay, rather than being in the situation we were with Luka Modric during the summer.
“There’s a lot to be excited about at Spurs now with the new training ground and maybe a new stadium.
“It feels like the future could be really good for the fans but if the players don’t stay, we could end up like Aston Villa.
“Not long ago, they were maybe two or three players away from becoming a top team.
“They didn’t buy them and they didn’t keep the ones who were already there and since that time, they have taken a few steps back.
“Instead of being able to build on what they had, players ended up leaving Villa, so I hope Tottenham will make the right steps.”
“If a player is earning £3 somewhere and another club offers him £6, he will ask his current club to match that offer.
“If they don’t match it, he will move to another club, because he might feel undervalued.
“True, there are other things a player thinks about but the first thing a player speaks about when he is negotiating with a club is money.”
 

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spooky

The Fighting Cock
Hope we conslidate in Jan with two signings.

Centre-back.
Another forward.

Fuck it, make it three.

A right-winger.
 

Thelonious

The Fighting Cock
Thelonious World Peace
spooky said:
Hope we conslidate in Jan with two signings.

Centre-back.
Another forward.

Fuck it, make it three.

A right-winger.
I don't want John Terry at my club!

I'll get my coat.
 
The man is an absolute fucking legend. Speaks such sense and is really refreshing to hear a player who isn't full of himself with ego.

He is right though. Given the fact the the man who's name shall not be mentioned is only on loan and his wages will be mental we seriously need to gety another striker in in Jan. Is their any more news on that leandro damiao fella?
 
Probably not many Spurs supporters out there who realistically think we can match Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd for the wages they pay, especially now when the stadium is the main focus of the club.

But the difference Spurs have over Villa is we can generally attract better players like Bale, Huddlestone, Modric and BAE himself when they are younger. And the new training ground shows that the aim is to try to produce more young players who eventually make it to the first team.

I wonder if BAE would have asked for a transfer if Chelsea had of offered to double his wages? Not sure if I can agree he is a legend, just a refreshingly honest footballer who follows his wallet.

 

Thelonious

The Fighting Cock
Thelonious World Peace
Every footballer follows their wallet he's just the first to admit it, I wouldn't begrudge him a move if a bigger club went in for him, just as long as he's not a cunt about it.
 
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