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Spurs make opening bid for Samba

Spurs make opening bid for Samba

Rovers are back on the defensive after it has been reported that Spurs have made a bid of £10 million for Chris Samba.

In a world where Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka are worth close to £20 million in today's market I can only imagine the laughs bandying round the Ewood offices when the transmission came through from White Hart Lane.

Maybe it was on a par with the comedy THAT advert provided last week?

The Sun are reporting - 'Spurs do not want to spend that much (ed - tough) but are willing to offer some money while offloading a player such as Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, David Bentley or Sebastian Bassong.'

Lets do this chronologically -

Defoe wouldn't come to Ewood.

Keane would be too much in wages.

Bentley is too busy kicking balls into skip and wouldn't return, furthermore we have three right wingers in the squad.

Bassong would probably be worth it as it is a direct replacement but why swap him when we already have Samba?

Message to Harry - you expect everyone to pay top, top whack for your players and pay derisory amounts to other team's for theirs.

It doesn't work like that me old son.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday August 3 2011
Time: 9:42AM


We shouldn't sell and I don't think the board/Kean are wanting to lose another...
Mikey Delap
03/08/2011 09:56:00
I think we may be missing the point here guys...It will not be Rovers who decide to sell Samba as we do not need or want to sell our club captain! It will be Samba who pushes any prospective sale to a "Bigger" club. I would however be pointing out to him that Spurs are NOT in the CL and nor are they likely to be with the re-emergance of Liverpool this season....The best Spurs can hope for is 6th and i do not see why we cannot aim for 7th!!
03/08/2011 10:00:00
you say defoe wouldnt go to ewood, but he did go to portsmouth? I think you have a chance with robbie keane aswell, he has to realise he cant demand his current wages if he wants to continue playing football.
03/08/2011 10:01:00
You can buy alot of frozen chicken with £10m . David Bentley for one lol. Reports I have seen suggest its £10m PLUS Keane or Bentley. Sounds good to me.
03/08/2011 10:08:00
"Message to Harry - you expect everyone to pay top, top whack for your players and pay derisory amounts to other team's for theirs." Can't help but agree with that although it has more to do with our chairman than Harry. We seem to do 90% of our dealings on deadline day which only leads to panick buying/selling because we quibble over a couple of million.
03/08/2011 10:09:00
Frankly I'm not sure we want Robbie Keane on any wages! Another busted flush after a final payday. Tough this but I would take Defoe, Bassong and 8 million or so. If Samba really wants to go, what's the point keeping a man against his will? Furthermore, his positioning (one of his big strengths apparently) let him down a few times last season as the ball sailed over him to a forward free on goal (I'm thinking Bolton's winner particularly here).
Uncle Jack's Nephew
03/08/2011 10:14:00
Defo agree we should stand firm over the price we value Samba at. I do think he will want to leave though if a price is agreed. £10 + Bentley for me anyday, wasted at Spurs IMO. Shoulda been an England regular by now.
03/08/2011 10:20:00
"I have seen suggest its £10m PLUS Keane or Bentley. Sounds good to me." It doesn't sound good to Rovers though!!!
Mikey Delap
03/08/2011 10:26:00
David Bentley would hack off his right arm to come back to Ewood for regular 1st team football. FACT How about we bring in Bassong, Krancjar and Bentley in a straight swap for Samba and use Junior as a center forward. Leaving us needing a defender and striker to sign to finish our summer shopping?
03/08/2011 10:35:00
Tombo, i doubt kranjcar will be going anywhere now. If spurs really value samba at 10 million, and yourselves reportedly holding out for 12, there is no chance niko will be heading your way as our chairman rates him nearer 15 mil. Whether its right or wrong I cant see any of these deals being possible aside from the keane one. Levy will not take such a big loss on bentley either. Of course, if the money being handed over depend on what player/s are being swapped, thats a different matter. I doubt we are really in for him anyway, our downmarket neighbours are more likely to swoop
03/08/2011 10:48:00
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