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Report: Spurs have a ‘firm intention’ to make move for 23-year-old in January

TEAMtalk have asserted that Tottenham Hotspur intend to make a move for Lille striker Jonathan David in January.

Since moving from Gent to Lille back in 2020, David has been productive in Ligue 1. This season, the center-forward has four goals in 12 appearances in all competitions.


Despite Tottenham’s strong start to the season, according to TEAMtalk, Ange Postecoglou wants to strengthen his forward line in January.

Should Jonathan David make the move to Spurs?

The North London club has purportedly identified David as a potential upgrade over Richarlison, and the Lilywhites are ‘firmly intending’ to make a move for the striker, according to the source.

The 23-year-old is said to be prepared to advance and would be open to moving from Stade Pierre Mauroy to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

According to the article, if Spurs are unable to finalize a deal for the Canadian international in January, they may even wait until next summer to sign him.

I fully expect Spurs and Postecoglou to put off their search for a number nine until next summer’s transfer window. I believe that signing a centre-back and a central midfielder would be the club’s top priorities in January.


Tottenham club value compared to Man United after £1.5bn Sir Jim Ratcliffe decision made

Tottenham news: As a result of Manchester United’s decision to accept the Sir Jim Ratcliffe offer, Spurs now face even greater obstacles.

“I have no real desire to leave Tottenham, but I have a responsibility to consider any suggestions that may be made. It’s about what’s best for the club, not about me. When he was questioned about his future last month, Daniel Levy did not back down from a challenge.

Ange Postecoglou’s team shocked many by surging to the top of the Premier League standings during the course of a memorable year for the Spurs chairman, who saw both on- and off-field clouds loom over the team. Levy is still dealing with issues, though, and he must immediately

There is a new mystery about what is to come, as Manchester United are likely to get further funding from Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a fellow British industrialist. United has been among the least effective clubs during the last ten years, a vast cry from Tottenham, who compete on an equal footing with the Red Devils despite having a far smaller budget.

Even though Spurs generate more than £150 million less in overall revenue annually than United, their operating profitability is still about 50% more. Tottenham was receiving a lot more for their money than a wasteful United team before the collapse under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte – a big shadow that will continue to follow Levy despite the early success of Postecoglou.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs improved to one of the top teams in the nation without spending even a penny, much less over £1 billion ($ 1.2 billion) on new players like the Glazer family. In order to compete with United’s global clout, Tottenham must now take it a step further.

Only Real Madrid is worth more than the Red Devils, according to Forbes. They are reportedly worth £4.93 million ($6 billion), which is far less than the price the Glazers are reportedly demanding and what Ratcliffe may ultimately have to pay.

According to Ben Jacobs, the Ineos owner plans to pay about £1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) for a 25% stake, for a total price of £6 billion ($7.3 billion). This is still less than the reported £8 billion ($9.74 billion) goal that the Glazers had during this drawn-out investment process.

Importantly, it does so at a higher cost than Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim and his supporters were willing to pay.That is partially attributable to the 25% share, which entails a lesser initial investment than a single, sizable cash transaction.

What is the alleged value of Tottenham then? They are ranked ninth by Forbes, one spot ahead of arch rivals Arsenal in north London but one spot behind Chelsea. The entire amount is £2.3 billion ($2.8 billion), up 19% from the previous year. This puts it ahead of the Gunners but still much below Chelsea.

More significantly, this amount is less than half of United’s valuation and is already £1.6 billion ($2 billion) behind Bayern Munich in sixth position.The list illustrates how large the numbers become as you approach the top tier and the European super clubs.

The breakdown of this valuation includes £721million ($879m) in broadcast revenue in addition to £496million ($604m) in matchday income for Tottenham, who have the second-largest stadium in the league behind only Old Trafford. Due in part to their participation in the Champions League, Manchester United, one of the most popular sporting attractions, with a matchday reported value of £811 million ($988 million) and a broadcasting total of nearly £1.56 billion ($1.9 billion).

Despite not holding the same number of events at their stadium and a huge £1.6 billion ($2 billion) gap in brand value, Spurs and United have far higher commercial values at £711.2 million ($866 million) and £1.6 billion ($2 billion), respectively.

What is interesting is that United could end up receiving around 21% more than Forbes suggests they are worth. With United struggling both on and off the field with the atmosphere at the club heading towards a new low under the Glazers, this represents the scale of the task for Tottenham but also a point of positivity for Levy.

His side are making giant strides towards rivalling those at the top of the money list even with fewer resources and with a newfound elegance to their game it is not out of the equation that a future offer is made for the club. “We run this club as if it’s a public company,” he explained in September.

“If anyone wants to make a serious proposition to the board of Tottenham we would consider it, along with our advisers, and if we felt it was in the interests of the club we would be open to anything.” What a realistic sale price for Tottenham would be in the worlds of football and finances is difficult to predict, but if we use the 20% higher than Forbes method of calculation, it might be £2.76 billion ($3.36 billion).

Given that Enic Group reportedly paid £21.9 million ($26 million) for Tottenham in 2001, with Levy and his family owning close to 30% of the business, the growth since then has been nothing short of astounding.Who

knows, there’s a disappointed and Manchester United-less Sheikh Jassim out there somewhere.

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