Jacob Ramsey's transfer decision amid Tottenham interest, Eze difficulties and Parrott future

vandegoa: "Just wanted to know if Tottenham are planning a move for Jacob Ramsey or if they would prefer someone else?"

Alasdair says: "Jacob Ramsey is certainly a player that Johan Lange is a big fan of and pushing for and Ange Postecoglou believes can fit his system well. He had a tough season with foot and toe injuries but has looked a big prospect around that. Much depends on Villa and also the player. In recent days there's been a growing feeling that a bid between £40million and £50million might be enough to tempt Villa into selling.

"Don't forget the player also has to decide, though, and it would be a tough one to leave your boyhood club that have just got into the Champions League right now. Ultimately if a deal could be agreed then the versatile midfielder, who turned 23 last month, would have to decide which option was better for the long term and it would be a tight choice I'd imagine as a Villa lad. For Spurs I think he makes a lot of sense, he's very versatile and highly rated as well as being homegrown."

rosspb: "With Newcastle seemingly desperate to shift a player including Anthony Gordon, is there any likelihood Spurs make a move having had interest before he went there?"

Alasdair says: "Spurs were definitely interested before but I'd imagine Newcastle would need money for the closing of their financial books tomorrow. Gordon will be rather busy with England this weekend and hopefully not riding any more bicycles."

hamzahaj: "What are the chances for Troy Parrott to stay at the club? Surely if we sell him we won't get a huge fee (+20m) so why not to keep him for the EL club-trained thing?"

Alasdair says: "I would say it's more than likely Troy Parrott will be sold this summer. I've reported before that AZ Alkmaar are showing the most interest and at this point I would imagine that could well end up being his destination. He's done well in the Eredivisie and it suits him down to the ground. I would have loved to have seen him break through at Spurs and so would he, but it feels like that window of opportunity has closed."

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slidern17: "Do you think transfers (particularly those we are still trying to sell) will pick up next week after the PSR 'deadline' is dealt with?"

Alasdair says: "That's what various agents and people around different clubs and players are telling me, that clubs want sales on next year's financial books to start to balance out next season's spending. So from Monday we should start to see interest taken to more advanced levels across the game. It's created such a strange new element to this window, on top of the tournaments going on."

apratt006: "Is Jonathan David a legitimate target this summer? Seems like he checks a lot of boxes and would fit well with what Ange is looking for out of a No.9."

Alasdair says: "Jonathan David is certainly one of the potential targets on the striker shortlist compiled by Lange and Postecoglou. There's a fair bit of interest in him because he's reached the final year of his contract but at £25million for a striker who has a track record of getting plenty of goals each season that's understandable."

JoeyG10: "Pedro Neto was someone that was linked as a possible target for Spurs a few months back, do you think he’s someone that could re-emerge as a target for us in this transfer window?"

Alasdair says: "Spurs have certainly had interest in recent seasons. I do think his injury issues will have caused pause for concern among a lot of potential suitors. He's very talented but is a bit more of a gamble with his availability levels over recent seasons. Much depends on who is willing to take that chance and whether Wolves would sell for a realistic price."

wawygh: "In your recent article, you indicated that the noise is that Eze is not for sale. Would that mean that Palace are not prepared to negotiate the release clause, or that they don’t anticipate a sale at all this summer? As a player having a release clause doesn’t necessarily mean that they are up for sale."

Alasdair says: "So many people I've spoken to in the game over this past week have been told that Palace are making it clear that Eze is not for sale amid Olise's impending departure, which does throw the spotlight on that release clause. That clause is an interesting one because nobody seems to be able to pin down exactly what it consists of, other than a general acceptance that it's a complicated one.

"Some have suggested it's more to do with money up front while not setting a valuation, while others have said that there is a price tag but it's complicated. For me, for Palace to be quite clear to people that Eze isn't for sale suggests it's somehow loaded in their favour whatever form it takes. There's two months left of this window so lots of time left and transfers always take twists and turns, but at this point Palace seem pretty adamant."

spurskotter: "Why has there been no movement at all? Last year Spurs made their targets pretty clear and moved quickly, seems like that approach is no longer used."

Alasdair says: "Two very different summer windows really. There were no real impediments last year. This time there's a real focus on the PSR deadline of June 30 and nobody wants to fall foul of it, with the financial healthy clubs also wanting to put sales on to next season's books from July 1 in order to balance out spending to come. Then you've also got the Euros and Copa America. There's a reason it's really only those PSR-hit clubs and a couple of others who have made moves yet. Spurs technically did tie up Timo Werner early I'm sure they'd argue as well."

sabbro121: "Do you think there is a possibility Spurs may be involved in any potential transfer dealings with the likes of Nottingham Forest, especially since you previously said they would need to balance the books before July?"

Alasdair says: "The word around Forest seems to be that the imminent sales of Moussa Niakhate and Orel Mangala should sort their PSR issues this month so they may not be as involved in the scramble this weekend, although there have been reports of Newcastle looking at Anthony Elanga."

macro spurs: "Do you think Spurs might end up using Son as a striker and switching their focus to buying more wingers? I don't see Son as a winger at his age and the current striker market is very underwhelming so for me it's not worth moving Son to the left wing unless you're getting a top striker in."

Alasdair says: "I think you're underestimating Son personally. He's still Spurs' most potent attacker by a mile and had 27 goals involvements in 35 Premier League matches last season. He'll score and create wherever you put him."

tren4: "With our home grown players concerns and need to bring in a full-back comfortable with the ball, are we interested in Kyle Walker-Peters coming back?"

Alasdair says: "Don't forget the player though. Would he want to come back to Spurs to play as a back-up mostly when he could go elsewhere and start most games? I definitely get the club-trained homegrown logic but we (myself included) often don't take the player's thoughts into consideration when we look at potential transfers."

gavanb: "Why are our academy kids unable to get serious first team game time and, break through? Japhet is off, Skippy probably too, Winks will see us first game next year and there are another three or four that are on the cusp now, but can't seem to quite make it."

Alasdair says: "I'm sure Spurs would say it's that the level of the academy output hasn't matched the requirements of the first team in recent years and that seems to have been what Postecoglou and academy head Simon Davies have suggested this year. From the outside I do think there's been moments in recent years when young players could have been given opportunities and they could well have seized them but I'm not there every day in training.

"With Tanganga I think injuries have played a huge part and with Skipp it's not being able to play in his best position under Postecoglou, who has been trying to use him as an eight. The idea though with the changes in the academy in recent years are that more top players will emerge and there certainly feels like progress in the past 18 months. I would imagine Tyrese Hall and Mikey Moore among others will get a proper run out in pre-season with more minutes as the season progresses. "

pwess: "Are there any plans to improve our set piece play for next season, and will this have any impact on summer transfers?"

Alasdair says: "At Celtic, they improved their set pieces markedly at both ends of the pitch from the first season to the second under Postecoglou so I would imagine that will be the case at Spurs."

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