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City whiffing on Alves probably fast-tracks the Kyle Walker sale

The gloves probably come off at this point.

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The Summer transfer window has been a very quiet one for Tottenham Hotspur thus far. For the most part, we’ve been sitting around and twiddling our thumbs chatting about anything and everything hoping that some bombshell happens and Spurs make a splash. That hasn’t happened, though we think that’s about to change.

As we’re all aware, Manchester City are in the market for not one but two fullbacks on the right side of their formation. They basically have nothing but a bag of potato chips going down the flank at this point in time. With Kyle Walker still a major target for City, the Manchester club were also pursuing former Barcelona fullback Dani Alves. That pursuit looks to have ended in failure:

This isn’t anything official, but for those of you that have been around Carty Free for awhile know that Kristof Terreur is one of the good journalists out there. He’s as locked into the Premier League as any reporter, though his specialty is focusing on Belgian players. If he tweets something out, you can pretty much take it to the bank.

Alves has been pursued by a few clubs this summer, even getting linked to our beloved Spurs, but it looks as though the Brazilian International is headed for France.

What this means for Tottenham is that City’s pursuit of Kyle Walker is going to go into overdrive at this point. He’s easily the best fullback out there that can be pried away, though Daniel Levy has not budged from the reported £50m price tag he set for the Citizens. Initially, City balked at the valuation but now that Alves is about to be officially off the market, they’ll stop messing around and probably offer that to Levy. Of course, we’re well aware of Daniel Levy’s ability to squeeze every last pound out of a club when he has the advantage, and this is the ideal situation for our Bald Ninja Jedi.

Now, this is all speculation and we have no official reports of course, but this isn’t hard to figure out. Spurs have been linked to Porto’s Ricardo Pereira for a few weeks and knowing that the Portuguese club needs money, the dominoes have been in place for awhile. Alves’ officially signing with PSG is the first one to fall that will set things in motion unless something crazy happens.

We’re about a week away from Spurs heading to the United States for their International Champions Cup tour. At the end of that tour is a match with City in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s not crazy to think that Kyle will be a Citizen at that point in time, though only time will tell.