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Tottenham To Rival Manchester United To Midfielder’s Signature

According to recent reports coming from The Express, Manchester United and Tottenham will go head-to-head in order to sign young midfielder Memphis Depay.

Both clubs could make a bid soon after watching the player, with the feedback being good. Depay is thought to be worth around £15m if anybody wishes to buy.

Spurs are reportedly searching for a player to replace Aaron Lennon, who could be on his way out of White Hart Lane, with many clubs interested in taking the Englishman.

Depay became the youngest player to score at the World Cup finals in 2014, and could be interested in a move to Old Trafford  after working with Louis van Gaal when he was Holland coach.

However, it is thought that PSV are unwilling to part with the young, promising talent, and Manchester United are open to taking the 2o year-old on loan.

Spurs were interested in Depay in the summer, and could revive their interest in the Dutch international in the January transfer window.

Andros Townsend Names Who He Wants To Start Against Leicester

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has said that he wants Spurs struggling striker Emmanuel Adeabyor to start in the club’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Leicester.

The striker is far from being the fan favourite at White Hart Lane, and was booed off on Wednesday night against Sheffield United when he was replaced by Roberto Soldado.

Adebayor returned last month from his home country when he returned home due to a family issue. Since then, the striker has been out-of-favour with the fans, but has the backing of the players and manager, especially Andros Townsend, who wants him to start against Leicester (speaking on Thursday afternoon).

“Hopefully he’ll get another game on Saturday against Leicester in the FA Cup and he can get a goal. He is a fantastic player. He worked hard last night [against Sheffield United] and hopefully the fans can see that.”

“He has had a few niggles but he is now 100 per cent fit, so hopefully we will see the Emmanuel Adebayor of last season and he can start scoring goals for us.”

The striker has had an argument with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust this season, after slamming the Spurs home support at White Hart Lane. Reports have also emerged from the dressing room that he invited Newcastle players into the Spurs dressing room after Spurs’ 2-1 loss at the hands of Newcastle. These factors have all contributed to the recent booing.

Tottenham Eye Player-Plus-Cash Deal For Everton Star

Tottenham are readying a phenomenal player-plus-cash bid for Everton midfielder James McCarthy, recent reports from Goal suggest.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his midfield still, despite Ryan Mason signing a new contract, tying him down until at least 2020.

Spurs were set to make Morgan Schneiderlin their main transfer target for the January window, but it looks like him and Adrien Rabiot may not sign for the Londoners before February 2nd.

McCarthy has become an integral part of the Everton team in recent weeks, hence Tottenham targeting him this January. However, a deal could be more complicated than it seems.

Everton are not having the best of times this season, and sit in the bottom half of the table after a 0-0 draw with West Brom. The club’s current woes could tempt him into moving away.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to offload some fringe players, Younes Kaboul and Aaron Lennon are though to be the most appealing to Everton in a deal that could be worth around £20m.

Tottenham Given Transfer Boost As Target Looks Set To Return From Injury

Tottenham target Jay Rodriguez could be given the all-clear by the medical staff at Southampton possibly next week as the Saints striker looks set to return from an injury that has kept him out of action for the past nine months.

Rodriguez was targeted by Spurs in the summer, but his return date was being pushed back, and back, so Mauricio Pochettino didn’t dip into the market to sign the striker.

With the Englishman’s return date potentially next week, there is still time to get a deal done before deadline day on February 2nd.

However, the Daily Mail report that both Manchester City and Liverpool are ready to rival Tottenham for the 25 year-old’s signature, and it could take a £20m bid to lure him away from St. Mary’s.

How well Rodriguez will perform in his first game in nine months remains to be seen, but clubs will have to hurry if they want to get to get the deal done in this transfer window.

Swansea Complete Naughton Capture

Swansea have signed Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton on a three-and-a-half year deal. The fee is believed to be in the region of £5m.

The 26 year-old has made ten appearances for Tottenham this year, although all of these were due to the absence of Kyle Walker through injury.

Reports early on in January suggested that Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy demanded £5m for the defender, and he has now got exactly what he wanted after some tough negotiating.

The arrival of DeAndre Yedlin and the return of Kyle Walker has prompted Naughton’s move to Swansea, with the Englishman falling out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine something choosing the likes of Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier ahead of him.

Garry Monk has spoken very highly recently of the right-back, and is pleased with his new signing, spending £5m of the £28m he received for striker Wilfred Bony. Here is what Naughton has said about the move to his new club.

“I’m really excited, I can’t wait to get going and get some games under my belt,”

“At Tottenham Kyle Walker was out for a long time, so I was playing.

“Kyle’s back now and they signed one or two other players, so I just thought it would be best for me and maybe the club if we went in different directions.

“I’ve watched Swansea so many times, I’ve played here so many times against them and their style of football is what really attracted me.

“I like always getting it down and passing it, and that was one of the main attractions for me.”

Swansea Looking To Strike Deal For Tottenham Duo

Swansea are looking to sign two Tottenham players by the end of the January transfer window, with Garry Monk looking to capture Kyle Naughton and permanently, Tom Carroll.

Sky Source believe that Tottenham and Swansea have agreed a fee of £5m for right-back Kyle Naughton, after some tough negotiating with Daniel Levy. The deal could go through by the end of the week.

Spurs have three right-backs at the club and are willing to cash-in on Naughton, and use Eric Dier as their third choice right-back should both Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin get injured.

Following on from the Naughton deal, Swansea want to make Tom Carroll a Swansea player on a permanent basis. The young Englishman is currently at the Welsh club on loan for this season, but Garry Monk is keen to sign the midfielder permanently.

Tottenham want £5m for Carroll, the same fee that was agreed for Kyle Naughton. Swansea have lots of money to spend as a result of the sale of Wilfred Bony, and could spend £10m in total for the pair.

Blanc Refuses To Rule Out Rabiot January Move

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has admitted that youngster Adrien Rabiot could make a January move this winter transfer window.

Rabiot has been linked with a move to Tottenham or their rivals Arsenal, Liverpool were thought to be interested, but may have fallen out of the running to sign the holding midfielder.

PSG are looking to loan out Rabiot for the rest of the season, in order for the youngster to get more first team playing time under his belt, with just nine appearances in Ligue 1 this season.

Spurs have recently emerged as favourites to take the 19 year-old on loan, and could make the deal permanent in the summer if they like what they have seen from the PSG player.

However, Spurs will have to dig deep into their pockets if they are to permanently sign Rabiot, with PSG reportedly keen to keep hold of the midfielder in the long-term.

Blanc is keen to keep hold of the midfielder, but hasn’t completely ruled out a January move.

“It is not impossible that one of our players will leave,”

“He is a young player who has just extended his contract.

“I hope he stays at PSG because for me he is the future of PSG, but we can not control everything.

“He has very high ambitions, as do those around him of course; I still hope to keep him.”

We watched the midfielder in PSG’s 4-2 defeat to Bastia in the league, click HERE to see what we thought.

 

Sheffield United Star Slams Premier League Players For Being ‘Too Nice’

Sheffield United midfielder Jose Baxter has said that the Premier League is all a bit too nice, and says that his side are more than capable of yet another cup upset at White Hart Lane.

He says that life in the Premier League is way too nice and there is too much ‘matey, matey’ stuff going on in England’s top league. The former Everton player has also said that players in the Premier League go down way too easily, comparing it to League One.

‘You look at the Premier League and it’s all nice football.

‘They don’t really touch each other and it’s not like that in our league.

‘The Premier League is an unbelievable league, probably the best in the world but then teams aren’t used to getting barged about, people in the faces, kicking them and not helping them up when they get kicked. It works for us.

‘There’s a lot of matey matey stuff in the Premier League.

‘I’ve got a couple of mates in football but I don’t like it at all – hugging and kissing each other before games and all that.

‘My best mate, James Wallace, is in the same team as me now but if I was playing against him, I wouldn’t speak to him until the game’s finished.

‘It’s all gone a bit crazy in the Premier League but that’s probably why they are where they are.

‘They’re nice, they don’t want to get kicked and they’re all great, technical players.

‘It’s just when they come to play us and we give them a few kicks, they don’t like it.’

Sheffield United will travel to White Hart Lane in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi final knowing that they have a very good chance of providing an upset against Spurs.

The Blades have already knocked out of the big names in cup competitions, including Southampton in the Capital One Cup and QPR in the FA Cup.

The boys from Bramall Lane are fighting for a playoff spot in League One, but those hopes were dented on Saturday when they lost to MK Dons 1-0.

 

Tottenham Striker Could Move Away This January

Spurs striker Roberto Soldado has recently been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, with two clubs interested in the Spaniard’s services.

Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in the former Valencia front man, and could use one of their own strikers in a swap deal with the London club.

Josip Drmic could be used as bait in Leverkusen’s attempt to sign Soldado. The striker has struggled to fit in at his new German club, and could be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

The story has been much the same for Roberto Soldado, who has had patches of goals, but consistency is something that the Spaniard has failed to find at Spurs, notching up just one Premier League goal this season.

Reports from Germany say that the two clubs have discussed a deal already, and we could see a straight swap between the two clubs. Drmic has also been previously targeted by Arsenal.

However, reports from Italy remain adamant that Roma are working hard to hijack the deal and would love to see Soldado in Serie A.

Adebayor Admits He May Never Win Some Fans Over But Insists He Still ‘Loves’ Them

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that some fans may never like him, but he still ‘loves’ all Tottenham fans no matter what.

The striker has not appeared for Spurs since November 9th away to Aston Villa, where he missed an excellent chance to put Mauricio Pochettino’s side ahead.

Adebayor was jeered a little when he replaced Roberto Soldado by the home support in the 2-1 win against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

The 30 year-old has certainly not been a fan favourite after he launched an attack on the Tottenham home support after their 2-1 home loss to Stoke, leading to a row with the Supporters’ Trust.

Reports have also come from the dressing room that Adebayor was speaking happily in French to some of the Newcastle players in a room between the two dressing rooms after Tottenham’s 2-1 home loss to Newcastle.

Adebayor has also said that he has had some issues this season, and this is what he has recently said about the fans and his season.

“I don’t know if I’ll win the fans over, I just want to do my job as a professional and enjoy myself.

“I’m not here to win any fans back. I don’t want to understand why I was booed.

“I’m very happy to be me. Those who love me, I love them. Those who hate me, I love them as well.

“I’ve been through a lot. I obviously had an issue with my family. Things weren’t going right and I decided to go back home and find a ­solution.

“I got a few injuries as well, but at the end of the day the most important thing is to get my head right.

“I don’t know whether the problems are sorted out or not, but I’ve realised with my age that I just have to leave all these problems behind me and do what I love doing best, which is playing football.”