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‘What I’m hearing’: Journalist has been told £40m player just doesn’t want to join Tottenham

Tottenham are still being linked with new midfield options.

Despite the fact Spurs are already rather stacked in the middle of the park, they’re still being linked with more midfielders, and one player who keeps cropping up in these discussions is Conor Gallagher.

The £40m man has been consistently linked to Tottenham in recent weeks, but, sadly, it doesn’t look like this one has legs to it.

Indeed, according to Tom Barclay, speaking on Last Word on Spurs, the Chelsea ace doesn’t actually want to join Tottenham as he’d rather head to a club where he’s guaranteed to be playing every week.

Gallagher not keen on Spurs

Barclay shared what he’s heard on the England international.

“It’s interesting, there have been a few reports that they would let him go, but from what I’m hearing if he is to leave I don’t think Spurs would be the place from the player’s point of view. If he is to leave Chelsea he’d want to go somewhere he’ll play every week. I think he would be great for Spurs, but when Bentancur comes back he could be huge in that position. One to watch maybe on that front,” Barclay said.

Understandable

We can absolutely understand why Gallagher may not be keen to join Tottenham.

At this stage in his career, Gallagher needs to be playing if he’s going to continue to grow and improve, and at Tottenham, he wouldn’t get the minutes he needs.

Spurs have a squad jam-packed full of midfield talent, and with no European football this season, there simply aren’t enough games to go around.

Gallagher would be wise to pitch at a club where he’s more likely to be a key man rather than a rotation option.

Related development:
Fabio Paratici wanted ‘elite’ £51m player to replace Harry Kane at Tottenham – journalist

Tottenham Hotspur are on the lookout for a new striker to replace Harry Kane, and Jonathan David was apparently Fabio Paratici’s number-one pick for that role when he was at the club.

Spurs started the new season with a draw at Brentford. Tottenham fans liked what they saw from Ange Postecoglou’s side, but it’s clear that they need to fill the big void that Kane has left.

Ben Jacobs has now made a claim about Lille star David on The Daily Briefing.

Fabio Paratici’s wanted Jonathan David to replace Harry Kane

Fabio Paratici brought in a few brilliant players to Tottenham when he was their sporting director.

The Italian knows his football, but Spurs lost his services after he was banned from footballing activities worldwide for 30 months in March. That was partially reduced on appeal, thus allowing him to continue to work in football in some capacity (The Athletic).

Tottenham knew before all this happened that there was a big chance Harry Kane would leave the club in the summer. Paratici, being the man in charge of transfers, was prepared for that.

Jacobs has claimed that Jonathan David of Lille was the ‘most likely target’ for Paratici to replace Kane at Tottenham. The journalist says a move now still can’t be ruled out, even though the Italian is no longer in his position at the club.

He said: “Spurs must now find a replacement. Talk of that being Romelu Lukaku has been dismissed.

“Before Fabio Paratici left Spurs, the most likely target, if Kane left, was Lille’s Jonathan David. An approach still can’t be ruled out.”

Jonathan David is a very good player.

Branded as an ‘elite‘ striker, the Canadian scored 26 goals in all competitions for Lille last season and was one of the best strikers in the country.

Les Dogues could reportedly demand a fee as high as £51 million for David this summer (Rudy Galetti), which is not a small amount at all.

However, Tottenham have the big money they received from selling Kane, so if they really want David, they should be able to get him.