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YOUTH WATCH! U21s And U18s Make Successful Starts

Both our youth teams got off to winning starts in the new campaign, and both in emphatic style.

Saturday 8th August: Tottenham U18s 5-1 Brighton U18s

Our U18s got their season underway in emphatic style, beating Brighton 5-1 to give them the ideal start to the new campaign.

Ryan Loft scored the first of the goals, robbing the ball off keeper Robert Sanchez, and slotting the ball into the net after ten minutes. Zenon Stylianides headed us into a 2-0 lead with twenty minutes gone, taking full advantage of a Loft deflected shot.

Charlie Owens scored his first U18s Premier League goal just four minutes later to give us a 3-0 advantage. Jordan Maguire-Drew managed to pull a goal back for Brighton a minute before half-time, making it 3-1 at the break.

Kazaiah Sterling restored the three-goal lead just after half-time, getting on the end of a Joe Muscatt cross. The scoring was rounded off in added time by Samuel Shashoua, completing a successful morning at Hotspur Way.

Monday 10th August: Spurs U21s 4-1 Everton U21s

Hugo Lloris started in the U21s as he looks to regain full fitness ahead of a return to the first team, and was involved in an opening day win for our young stars.

Heavily involved in Brentford’s playoff finish last season, Alex Pritchard made his return to action at Spurs with a bang, opening the scoring with an unstoppable set piece after nineteen minutes.

Pritchard also scored our second goal of the day with a cool finish to double the Spurs advantage. Sam Byrne cut our lead two minutes before the break, slotting past Lloris to pull a goal back for Everton.

However, Everton were not able to complete the comeback as Nathan Oduwa hit back just a minute later to restore our two-goal cushion and a few minutes before time Shaq Coulthirst completed the win with a fourth goal.

Spurs Outcast Set To Reunite With Ex-Spurs Boss?

Aston Villa have reportedly contacted Tottenham Hotspur about the availability of Spurs’ enigmatic striker Emmanuel Adebayor, either on a permanent transfer or to take him on a season long loan deal.

Since being granted compassionate leave twice throughout last season, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on new strikers to freshen up the squad and Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to get Adebayor off the club’s wage bill but Villa are reluctant to offer him the current £100,000 per week salary he earns at White Hart Lane.

Despite London being his preferred choice of place to stay, Adebayor is said to be keen on a reunion with former Spurs Head Coach Tim Sherwood who plucked the Togo international from out of the shadows when he took over after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December 2013 and made Adebayor the focal point of the side for the rest of that season.

In return, Adebayor scored 14 goals in the 2nd half of that season and looked like the best Adebayor we had since his season on loan at The Lane. But despite initially starting this season under Mauricio Pochettino he fell out of favour with the manager, team-mates and fans after his criticism of fans after the home defeat by Stoke last November. After that he only played sparsely and it’s clear his days in the Lilywhite shirt are over.

Since Christian Benteke is leaving Villa Park for Anfield, Sherwood is very keen to add a striker to his ranks and could use the opportunity to get Adebayor back on track as well as boosting the strength of his side and ending his very tumultuous time at Spurs.

Tottenham Transfers Round Up!

Saido Berahino: Daily Express:

Earlier in the day, the Daily Express reported that Tottenham are ready to bid £15M for the West Brom striker, and Berahino seems keen on the move.

 

It would give Tottenham a lot more pace up front, and the deal could be on if Tottenham get rid of both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado. West Brom aren’t keen on selling, but if Berahino causes a fuss about the blocking of the move, and Daniel Levy works his usual magic and completes the deal, then Tottenham would have two up and coming English strikers.

The Spurs fans have seemingly reacted well to the move, with some comparing Berahino to Jermaine Defoe, yet some have questioned Berahino’s attitude, and some are worried about what that could cause. But for now, the deal seems on, the club wants it and seemingly so does the player.

 

Josep Illcic: La Nazione:

Italian newspaper La Nazione has reported that Daniel Levy is interested in a £5.5M deal to bring Fiorentina forward Josep Illcic to Spurs in the summer. The newspaper reckon that Tottenham are interested in the forward and Levy is ready to go over to Florence with Franco Baldini to wrap up the deal.

Yet again, Spurs have been linked with a striker, indicating that the club know that up front is where we need to strengthen. All these forwards linked to the club also show that Spurs are ready to finally offload the flops up front of Soldado and Adebayor, and are ready to replace them with young players who fit the Pochettino style of play.

 

Javier Hernandez: Express:

Earlier in the day, Tottenham were linked with a £10M deal to sign Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez after his loan spell with Real Madrid.

 

Tottenham are reportedly beating West Ham in the race to sign the Mexican, but nothing has emerged from the Hernandez camp on the move. Tottenham are keen on the move, and but the only stumbling block would be the wages of Hernandez.

With Hernandez on around £100,000 a week at United, a loan move with the option to buy seems the most likely option.

 

If we have missed any transfers, let us know by Tweeting @Fresh_Spurs_ or @TomScholes316 to let us know.

What do Tottenham need from this transfer window?

Every window, it seems to be the same thing every year with Tottenham Hotspur. We have a lot of rumours bringing players in, and rumours taking players out, but unfortunately, only the latter seems to come true most of the time. We have once again been linked with a whole host of players, with only 2 coming in so far in Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld, but Etienne Capoue has already gone, and many more seem to be set to follow him out of White Hart Lane, and whilst it is needed to sell some players who wont play, we also need to bring in some to replace them.

So what is it we need exactly to be a great side? Well, first of all a striker, and not just a back up for Harry Kane, but someone that will come into the side and make the difference. Too many times we have seen Roberto Soldado come on in the second half of games and make no impact at all, so a new striker who can change the game whilst keeping Kane on the pitch is a must. However, whether a top striker will want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane is another matter. We have been linked with players like Fernando Llorente, Charlie Austin and Christian Benteke and I can see them joining clubs who promise them first team football rather than back up and the occasional start in the Europa League.

Another position that needs a new player is the centre of midfield. Nabil Bentaleb is proving to be a great addition to the side, but he needs someone next to him who will just sit back, protect the back 4 and let Bentaleb boss games. Spurs have already missed out on Morgan Schneiderlin, and no one seems to be linked with us in that position, which is a huge concern. Ryan Mason played a large part In the back end of last season, but we need someone we know can rule the pitch. We missed out on Yohan Cabaye recently, but i wouldnt put it past Tottenham to look at the French League or look towards Fredy Guarin again.

The defense has been tightened up this window, but more cover in the full back areas is vital for us. Kyle Walker and Danny Rose will most likely start the majority of the season, but Eric Dier isn’t a full back and neither is Jan Vertonghen, and Ben Davies doesn’t seem to be making the impact he or the club wanted.

We need more strength in depth this season, and a few more additions up front, in the centre of the field, and at the back will help us in our push for success. Of course, this outlook can change if we sell one of our key players, but at the time of writing, we haven’t sold any key players, which quite frankly is amazing for Tottenham.

 

The rumours will keep flooding in, and the fans will continue to speculate but only time will tell who we will sign and what will happen to the club in the future.

Two Outcasts Set To End Spurs Misery?

Spurs are preparing cut their losses on striker Roberto Soldado to hasten his exit from the club, with Galatasaray emerging as the frontrunners to sign his signature.

The 30-year-old has struggled in his time at White Hart Lane following his £26m move from Valencia two years ago. Galatasaray are said to be interested in the forward, and Spurs are prepared to accept bids in the region of £11m for the Spaniard, although the Turkish champions are ready to test their resolve with a bid of £9m.

Soldado has made 52 appearances in the Premier League for Spurs, scoring seven goals, but despite much encouragement from fans and management alike it seems destined that the Premier League just isn’t cut for him.

Also it is rumoured that the Turkish giants are eyeing up another Spurs outcast with former Captain Younes Kaboul apparently keen to also make his departure from N17. It’s believed Daniel Levy is holding out for at least £5million whilst Galatasaray are looking to scoop him up for just £3million.

After being a regular starter early last season, his performances and attitude on and off pitch has deteriorated over recent months and with Mauricio Pochettino having completed the signing of Toby Alderweireld today, which now leaves us with 7 current CB’s at the club, Kaboul’s days at White Hart Lane are numbered.

 

Tottenham and NFL to share new 61,000 seater stadium!

Earlier today, the NFL and Tottenham Hotspur announced that they would share the new Tottenham stadium in 2018, with either a new London NFL franchise having it as their home, or similar to what Wembley Stadium does, and host a minimum of 2 games per season.

With the new stadium, still yet to be named, set to be complete in 2018, it allows Tottenham and the NFL to establish a strong partnership which is already healthy with the events Tottenham co hosted together with both the San Francisco 49’ers and Seattle Seahawks.

The 61,000 capacity stadium (if you’re wondering why 61,000 it’s so we can be bigger than Arsenal) would feature a retractable pitch, so the artificial NFL pitch could be rolled out for the games. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy described the partnership between Tottenham Hotspur and the NFL as a “compelling and exciting partnership” whilst Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, said that the club and the NFL “share a vision”.

It looks like Tottenham have got an excellent business plan when it comes to the new stadium, as the revenue from these 2 NFL games will help the club out massively and avoid any inactivity when it comes to the transfer markets. With the new revenue streams, this could potentially mean that Tottenham can avoid the lack of spending that happened to our rivals Arsenal, and we could do what they didn’t do for many, many years. Of course, I’m talking about spending lots and lots of money!

Three Clubs In Race To Sign Tottenham Misfit

According to Mediterraneo, three clubs are all interested in signing Tottenham misfit Roberto Soldado this summer, all looking bringing to an end the Spaniard’s White Hart Lane nightmare.

The striker joined Spurs as a part of the ‘summer seven’ of 2013 for a what was then a record breaking £26m, before Erik Lamela signed for £30m at the end of August. However, reports have previously claimed that Spurs only paid £13m for the front man.

Mediterraneo claim that the three clubs chasing after the Spaniard’s signature are Villarreal, AC Milan and Galatasaray, who are all viable options for the striker should the right bid come in. However, it has been reported that Soldado would prefer a move back to his homeland.

Villarreal would of course be the best move for Soldado as he continues his quest to rediscover the form he showed at Valencia, where he was deadly in front of goal, and a return to La Liga would of course give him the best chance of recapturing the form he showed just a few years ago.

Spurs And Liverpool Chase Young Newcastle Star

Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly interested in Newcastle young star Olivier Kemen, and both are hoping that they can get a deal done in this summer transfer window.

The youngster is the captain of the France Under-19 squad, but is yet to make an appearance for the Newcastle first team, and if Spurs or Liverpool have it their way, it will remain that way.

French reports from L’Equipe claim that the two clubs have both taken note of the youngster’s talent, but Under-21 playing time for the Magpies has been limited for the Frenchman, who is keen to gain more playing time either at Newcastle or somewhere else.

Reports suggest that Newcastle are not risking throwing the eighteen-year-old in the deep end to soon, and that is the reason why the Frenchman’s playing time has been limited.

Liverpool and Spurs are both keen to persuade the youngster to join their respective clubs, and the opportunity of more playing time in the Under-21 league and eventually first team minutes could potentially sway the midfielder either way.

Premier League New Boys Keen On Spurs Duo

Yesterday, Foot Mercato reported that Etienne Capoue would complete his move to Watford today, but the Daily Mail have brought us back down to earth today, stating that Watford are still looking to agree a deal with Spurs for Capoue and one other midfielder.

The Daily Mail claim that Watford are also looking to seal a deal for Benjamin Stambouli, who just Capoue, has been limited to few first team minutes this year, after falling down the midfield pecking order.

Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are in agreement that Spurs are in need of a summer sale, and it has been reported that both Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli are in the firing line.

The Spurs midfield duo are both keen to prove themselves in the Premier League, and both see a move to Watford as an ideal opportunity to do exactly that. Tottenham have reportedly accepted a £10m double offer for the pair, and talks regarding personal terms are still ongoing claim the Mail. Will Watford sign the Spurs pair?

Sale Of Spurs Midfielder Edges Closer, Deal Could Be Completed Tomorrow

Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue could complete a move to Premier League new-boys Watford as early as tomorrow, should everything go to plan, say French source Foot Mercato.

Foot Mercato seem adamant that the deal will be completed on Friday, with a medical already been completed by the midfielder and we are just waiting for the announcements from both clubs.

The midfielder joined as a part of the ‘summer seven’ that arrived in 2013, and could be the second of that seven to leave this week following Paulinho’s departure from White Hart Lane.

Capoue has previously been linked with a move to Watford by English papers, but the French papers now seem certain that the move will go ahead, and Foot Mercato claim that Spurs will receive nine million euros from the transfer.

The holding player has struggled to break back into the first team after being dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino towards the tail end of last year, and is now reportedly deemed surplus to requirements at Spurs, paving the way for his reported move to Watford.