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
|Name||Media Outlet / Country||Tier Ranking||Reliability Rating|
|Official Club Source||www.tottenhamhotspur.com||Tier 0|
|Alasdair Gold||football.london||Tier 1|
|Dan Kilpatrick||Evening Standard||Tier 1|
|Fabrizio Romano||The Guardian||Tier 1|
|Gianluca Di Marzio||Sky Sports Italia||Tier 1|
|David Ornstein||The Athletic||Tier 1|
|BBC Sport||United Kingdom||Tier 1|
|Ben Pearce||Twitter: @BenPearceSpurs||Tier 2|
|Jack-Pitt Brooke||The Athletic||Tier 2|
|Charlie Eccleshare||The Athletic||Tier 2|
|Lyall Thomas||Sky Sports||Tier 2|
|The Times||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Athletic||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Guardian||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|The Independent||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|Sky Sports||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|The Telegraph||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|Evening Standard||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|The Mirror||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|TalkSPORT||UK & Ireland||Tier 4|
|Goal.com||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|The Metro||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|The Express||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|The Sun||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Metro||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Mail||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Star||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Paul Merson||Sky Sports||Tier 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 football.london 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