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Gareth Bale’s Return to Tottenham

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Can it really happen? The press might have you believe that Bale has said he will sign for Tottenham tomorrow, but let’s take a realistic look at the news.

However, there are some concrete rumours emerging from Spain that Madrid have lost patience with Bale’s recent injury woes and they are willing to offload him in the summer. Whilst Manchester United and probably every English club would be keen to sign Bale, Tottenham are the club he would like to sign for, if he does leave Madrid, according to the latest reports. But is this realistic?

The obvious problem arrives at the wages of Bale, whom is earning around three times as much as Tottenham’s current top earner. As much as Bale may like Spurs as a club, he is extremely unlikely to take a huge pay cut to come back, considering the offers he is likely to have on his plate and the fact that aged 28, his next contract is likely to be his last major deal. I’d think Spurs would need to offer in excess of £200,000 per week for Bale to even tempt him. The reality is that for all the brilliant management of Pochettino and the quality that Tottenham do already have, to move to the next level, Spurs need to invest into the team and to go to the next level they need to bring in some established World Class players, who better than Bale for this? He’s certainly worth a wage re-structure in my opinion.

In a world where money is overtaking football, Spurs need to start to take steps to ensure they are not left behind and signing Bale would be some statement to the world that Tottenham are here to stay amongst the best clubs in Europe – this is not a phase. Can we pull it off though? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one in the comments.

3 Arsenal Legends Harry Kane Is Already Better Than

24-year-old Harry Kane has had another incredible month in football, and he simply cannot stop scoring. The Englishman has a chance to become one of the greatest English strikers in some time, and, for a bit of rivalry, in this article we take a look at 3 legendary Arsenal strikers Kane is already better than.

1 – Dennis Bergkamp

Kane already has 84 goals in 120 games for Tottenham, whilst Bergkamp wasn’t all about the goals, he only managed 87 in 315 appearances for Arsenal. Kane is scoring at a rate of more than twice as much of the Dutchman. By the time Kane has played 315 league games, he will have scored around 200 goals if he keeps up his current strike rate. For all the subtlety in Bergkamp’s game, for me, Kane is already the better striker and deserves to be told that. Considering his age, you have to say that Kane is well on the way to far surpassing what Bergkamp achieved individually.

3 Spurs Players Who Must Be Dropped After West Ham Performance

The victory over West Ham was a lot more complicated than it needed to be. Tottenham were clinical in the first half but in the second half a mixture of errors and disorganisation nearly saw Pochettino’s men drop a 3 goal lead. Not acceptable, and the players at fault for that should, in my opinion, sit out for a few games.

1 – Serge Aurier

Need I say more? The problematic full-back showed why PSG were so happy to let him go this summer as he put in a sluggish and ill-disciplined performance. Whilst the two tackles he was booked for were not overly malicious, they were just stupid – and for me, it was a matter of time before he got sent off as he struggled positionally all afternoon. I do feel as if Aurier’s pace makes up for his lack of tactical discipline at times and he certainly has a lot to learn before becoming a regular at Tottenham. I’d certainly like to see Trippier back in the side for some time now.

1pm Spurs Transfer Update: Aurier, Llorente, Gray, Janssen, Barkley

Tottenham look like they will be busy today and we’ve accumulated all the latest stories to give you a transfer update as of 1pm on transfer deadline day. 10 hours to go…

Serge Aurier

Is officially a Tottenham player! The club announced the news on their official Twitter page around 30 minutes ago. Aurier is going to be Kyle Walker’s replacement at the club, so overall it’s very good for Tottenham to get this one done.

Demerai Gray

Leicester City appear reluctant to part with Gray today and have turned down a £25million bid from Bournemouth on deadline day. Tottenham have also been heavily linked with a move, but it seems a bid in excess of £30million would be needed for Leicester to part with Gray. Tottenham are reportedly ahead of Bournemouth in the race to sign Gray though, so this is certainly one worth keeping your eyes on as the day develops.

Fernando Llorente

Chelsea and Tottenham remain locked in a battle to sign Llorente today. Tottenham have agreed a fee with Swansea, but the problem now lies in agreeing a contract with the Spanish forward. Llorente would give Tottenham something they don’t have currently in attack, and would provide a brilliant alternative attacking option to Kane, but is he prepared to play second fiddle to the Englishman? You’ve got to hedge your bets today as to what exactly will happen. You can do so at Grande Vegas mobile casino if Deadline Day is boring you!

Vincent Janssen

If Llorente arrives then you can expect Janssen to be on his way. West Brom are interested in a £25million deal. Incredibly, Tottenham look set to make a profit on Janssen if he was to leave. This would be a masterstroke by Levy considering the players form in his debut season at the club.

Ross Barkley

Who knows where Barkley will end up today? There are no significant developments on this one but Barkley remains likely to leave today with several Premier League clubs interested in his services. The player is currently injured and that currently complicates any move. Chelsea are favorites but no club currently appears willing to meet Everton’s £30million+ valuation for Barkley, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

4 More Signings That Tottenham Could Complete On Deadline Day

Juan Foyth has completed his much-anticipated move to Tottenham Hotspur, but that is not where Tottenham’s transfer activity is set to end. There are strong reports linking Spurs with moves for four more players. In this article we take a look at the latest news surrounding each player.

1 – Serge Aurier

This is all but confirmed. Spurs have been on the lookout for a new right-back ever since selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50m, and it looks like the Lilywhites have finally got their man and the move is ‘imminent’ according to Sky Sports.

The only factor stopping this move going through was the lack of work permit for Aurier. Doubt was cast over whether he would receive a work permit after he received a suspended sentence for assault on a police officer.

However, this now seems to have no effect on the right-back’s intended move to Tottenham Hotspur after he posted a tweet yesterday that convinced Spurs fans that he will be joining the club for a fee of around £23m. All that remains is for the transfer to be announced by the two clubs, and we can expect that fairly early on in deadline day.

One man who will be far from pleased with the signing is Kieran Trippier. He very much expected to become first choice right-back after the departure of Kyle Walker, but this could well change with the arrival of Aurier from PSG.

3 More Transfers Spurs Look Set To Complete After Aurier

With Tottenham set to confirm the signing of Serge Aurier, there looks to be more business to be done by Pochettino’s men in the final week of the window. In this article we take a look at three more transfers that could happen.

1 – Michel Vorm to Crystal Palace

So according to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace are trying to lure Vorm to the club, with the offer of first team football on the table. Vorm is just a back up to Lloris at Tottenham so if Palace were to table a reasonable bid it would be hard for the club to stand in his way.

3 More New Signings Set To Follow Sanchez To Tottenham Imminently

Tottenham have finally spent some money this summer after confirming the record signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax. It won’t end there it seems, with the club now reportedly closing in on a further three signings. In this article we take a look at the three names in question…

1 – Serge Aurier

It’s close! L’Equipe are reporting that Tottenham are closing in on a €25million agreement with PSG for Serge Aurier. The Ivorian full back has looked set to leave the French club all summer, but with the likes of Manchester United reportedly interested in his signature, it looked unlikely, until now, that he would be heading to Spurs. But at €25million, the 24-year-old represents good value for Tottenham, especially if he can keep his head right.

Aurier has been linked with Spurs all summer and has always been earmarked as a replacement for Walker if he did leave – so why has it taken so long for Tottenham to seal this one off? Aurier is a perfect fit to play as a wing back and with the type of signings Pochettino is making this summer, I can see him opting with a three at the back formation with wing backs more often than not this season.

Spurs Aim To Complete Deals For These 3 Defenders Before The Transfer Deadline

Tottenham’s ridiculously quiet transfer window is starting to heat up. There is a lot of things happening on a defensive front at the moment, and whilst the fans may be dreaming of an attacking signing, these defensive changes may provide the platform for the team to win the title this season.

1 – Davinson Sanchez

The 21-year-old defender is very highly rated in Europe and has had several top clubs chasing him for the past couple of years. If Tottenham manage to tie up this signing it would be seen as a coup and with the current climate in this market, the price could well represent good value in the future. Many feel that we have nabbed Ajax’s best player from them in this £42m deal and he is just the type of player that fits the Pochettino criteria. He is hard-working, young and has bags of potential. We could see Sanchez really grow and develop as a player over the next couple of seasons into one of the best centre-backs in world football.

Tottenham have recently announced that a fee has been agreed with Ajax and the deal will now be completed subject to a medical and a work permit. This one is likely to be officially announced on Monday next week, as weekend announcements are rare.

Match Preview: Tottenham vs. Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham welcome Antonio Conte’s Chelsea to Wembley for the first home game of the new season in a match of significant importance so early in the campaign.

Pundits and fans alike have cast many doubts over Tottenham’s chances of Premier League success this season and many have stated the coming season will be a struggle due to playing at Wembley. This shouldn’t be an excuse for any shortcomings this season, but Spurs’ record at the National Stadium speaks for itself. Spurs won just once in five visits to Wembley last season including an embarrassing aggregate loss to Gent in the Europa League, so you can see why fans are not brimming with confidence.

So, the visit of the Premier League champions brings with it the perfect opportunity to silence early season critics and doubters. Revenge will be on the minds of the Spurs players following last season’s 4-2 FA Cup semi-final defeat where the introduction of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard won the game for the Blues.

Two players Spurs will not have to face on Sunday are Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, who have caused the Lilywhites problems in the past. Costa’s future seems uncertain at this moment in time, but it appears he will not be playing anymore football at Stamford Bridge. The decision to sell Matic has puzzled many and is clearly a decision that does not sit well with Antonio Conte.

The loss of two key players has not been easy for Chelsea as they fell to a shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley, who one just once away from Turf Moor last season. Alvaro Morata getting on the scoresheet is one of the few positives Chelsea fans can take from the opening day loss, but Morata missing a sitter, denying another goal and ill-discipline will be on the minds of many going into this Sunday’s trip to Wembley.

By contrast, Spurs got their campaign off to a winning start to Newcastle, running out 2-0 winners over Newcastle, Dele Alli and Ben Davies getting on the scoresheet. Until the sending off of Jonjo Shelvey just four minutes into the second half, Spurs failed to create many chances and didn’t really look like taking all three points. This is something that surely will be on Mauricio Pochettino’s mind ahead of Sunday.

Both seeing red on Saturday, Chelsea will be missing key creator Cesc Fabregas and captain Gary Cahill, which could prove big misses for the Blues. Spurs on the other hand will be without Danny Rose and Erik Lamela whilst Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Kieran Trippier are also unlikely to make the matchday squad which could mean another chance to impress for young Kyle Walker-Peters.

What do you see as the outcome for this one? Take a look at the best bookies & offerings on this one. I think Tottenham are good value for the win. Moreover, I think we are going to be in for an entertaining match on Sunday. Antonio Conte will be demanding a big response from his players after Saturday’s defeat while Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be keen to banish those Wembley woes. I would not be surprised if this one ended in a draw.

Tottenham In Advanced Talks To Complete 3 New Signings

Tottenham have had a very quiet transfer window but it looks like that is all about to change with the latest reports suggest that Pochettino’s men are closing in on not one, not two, but three new additions!

It might be hard to believe after sitting through the whole summer and seeing no progress, but the stories do come from reputable sources. In this article we take a look at who it is being linked and how they would fit in.

1 – Davinson Sanchez

The young Ajax defender is highly rated across Europe and Pochettino must be a fan as it seems he may be willing to break the clubs transfer record to bring him in. According to The Guardian, Spurs have opened talks at around £25million, though Ajax are hoping to raise closer to £35million.

The 21-year-old defender is very highly rated in Europe and has had several top clubs chasing him for the past couple of years. If Tottenham manage to tie up this signing it would be seen as a coup and with the current climate in this market, the price could well represent good value in the future.