Tottenham Transfer Reliability Guide

A number events have unfolded in the past year that made me feel it would be quite appropriate to give the Tottenham transfer reliability guide a slight refresh.

But before I talk about that, let’s get straight to the point of the article.


Tottenham transfer tier of reliability

NameMedia Outlet / CountryTier RankingReliability Rating
Official Club Sourcewww.tottenhamhotspur.comTier 0
Alasdair Goldfootball.londonTier 1
Dan KilpatrickEvening StandardTier 1
Fabrizio RomanoThe GuardianTier 1
Gianluca Di MarzioSky Sports ItaliaTier 1
David OrnsteinThe AthleticTier 1
BBC SportUnited KingdomTier 1
Ben PearceTwitter: @BenPearceSpursTier 2
Sport1GermanyTier 2
Jack-Pitt BrookeThe AthleticTier 2
Charlie EccleshareThe AthleticTier 2
Lyall ThomasSky SportsTier 2
The TimesUnited KingdomTier 2
The AthleticUnited KingdomTier 2
The GuardianUnited KingdomTier 3
The IndependentUnited KingdomTier 3
Sky SportsUnited KingdomTier 3
The TelegraphUnited KingdomTier 3
Evening StandardUnited KingdomTier 4
The MirrorUnited KingdomTier 4
TalkSPORTUK & IrelandTier 4
Goal.comUnited KingdomTier 4
The MetroUnited KingdomTier 4
The ExpressUnited KingdomTier 5
The SunUnited KingdomTier 5
MetroUnited KingdomTier 5
Daily MailUnited KingdomTier 5
Daily StarUnited KingdomTier 5
Paul MersonSky SportsTier 5


New director of football

Tottenham appointed a new director of football in Fabio Paratici.

As former Chief Football Officer for Italian side Juventus, the man boasts the experience and qualifications that are needed to bolster the London club’s recruitment.

This is a point worth noting as news on the club’s new acquisitions could come from a handful of different sources due to the fact that Paratici now holds the keys to Tottenham’s transfer strategy.

So I’ll be keeping an eye out for changes here in the upcoming transfer windows as the way information gets dispersed could change course due to his appointment.



There’s been quite a few changes to Tottenham’s transfer reliability rankings since the last time I updated it.

For starters, Alasdair Gold has ascended to the top tier of reporters for Tottenham (moving from tier 2 to tier 1) after proving to have very reliable contacts within the club on a vast number of separate occasions.

As a writer for the website, pretty much any information that he releases can be considered as close to gospel as possible.

In fact I’d even go as far as saying that you only need to keep tabs on what he says as he’s more or less a spokesperson for the club and his reliability is almost unquestionable on the basis of how what he says comes to fruition.

On the other hand, there are quite a few journalists from the Athletic and Sky Sports who have been added to tier 2. The list of these is as follows:

  • Jack-Pitt Brooke
  • Charlie Eccleshare
  • Lyall Thomas


Concluding thoughts

Now that you can see which journalists and media outlets are present under Tottenham’s classification, there’s something that I think would be of interest to you.

As you’re aware of the tier scale, you know that different journalists report on transfer news for different teams.

So, for example, Fabrizio Romano might rank in Tier 2 for AC Milan transfer news but performs less effectively when breaking news for a club like Manchester City with a Tier 3 ranking assigned to him.

What if you had a document that could provide you tier rankings for each one of Europe’s biggest clubs?

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