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Tottenham To Battle With Two Other Clubs For Young Right-Back

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham will face competition from at least two other Premier League clubs in their pursuit to sign young Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier.

Aston Villa and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in the young star, and both are sizing up a bid for the right-back, who has a release clause in his contract believed to be £3.5m.

Trippier has had a successful debut season in the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from the club following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

Tim Sherwood’s transfer strategy this summer appears to be bringing in young English talent, and Trippier falls under this category, and could be standing in Mauricio Pochettino’s way of signing the 24-year-old.

Pochettino is a huge admirer of the right-back, and will make a summer bid and trigger his release clause, but will he beat Liverpool and Aston Villa to his signature?

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Benjamin Stambouli Rules Out Move To France

Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli has ruled out a move back to France in the coming summer transfer window in his latest comments.

Stambouli has struggled to nail down a first team spot in the starting eleven under Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino, and despite reports linking him with a move back to France, the midfielder has said that these reports in fact have no truth to them at all.

The holding midfielder since signing for Spurs last year has had to battle for a starting place with young starts Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason, who have formed a strong partnership in the middle of the park.

However, Stambouli is still determined to be successful at Spurs, and has rubbished recent reports linking him with a move to Marseille.

“I am aware of what is being said, and I think, no, I won’t be coming back to France. I am thinking about getting a bit more game time in England. I choose England for lots of reason, and so I will stay. It is there that I want to succeed. Maybe one day I will return to France. But today, my head is here. “I have a month of holidays to recharge. I will see what I do. But, if there is something, it will be in England. My priority is to succeed at a Premier League club.”

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Spurs Chase Crystal Palace Star

According to The Sun, Tottenham are preparing a bid for Crystal Palace star Yannick Bolasie, and it could include a player should a cash-only bid fails.

Bolasie is a wanted man after a great season in a Crystal Palace shirt, netting five goals in 41 appearances, and assisting many more as the Eagles secured a top-ten finish under Alan Pardew.

The DR Congo international has been valued at around £20m, but Spurs will be hoping that they can get the deal done for much less than the quoted fee.

Should a cash-only bid fail, then it has been reported that Palace are interested in Spurs winger Andros Townsend, and he could be offered in an attempt to bring Bolasie to White Hart Lane.

It has been a difficult season for Andros Townsend, after being preferred to Erik Lamela early on in the season, the England international has been dropped, and now the Argentine has taken his place. A move for Townsend in the summer would be no surprise to most.

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Spurs’ Player Of The Season – The Contenders

For Spurs, 2014/15 has been a season of highs, lows, great moments and big changes and full of many players who’ve been extremely impressive some expected, whilst others have come from nowhere to be brilliant this season.

Only 5 made our shortlist for Player Of The Season so here are the contenders!

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Harry Kane

The Tottenham wonder boy has won the hearts of every Lilywhite fan all over the world. The lovable pin-up boy has emerged from the academy to deliver world-class showings against the best England has. His two goals and mauling of Terry & Cahill on New Year’s Day showed everyone that he is and will remain a class player. Then his brace to win the North London derby on his first ever appearance in the fixture was just fairytale stuff. Ended the season with 21 goals, the Premier League 2nd highest goalscorer, winning the PFA Young Player Of The Year award and winning his first England cap and the matter of scoring 79 seconds into his England debut too! Harry should be proud of everything he’s achieved cause we all are.

Hugo Lloris

The true Captain of White Hart Lane has once again shown his outstanding quality in nearly every match for Spurs in every competition, win/lose/draw. The number of saves that he can make that most keepers can only dream of pulling off has won us points on many occasions that it’s almost started to become a habit that if we’re struggling at the back, you know Hugo will be there to sweep up behind.

Christian Eriksen

The mercurial Dane has time and again been the architect of our team’s all-round play and has created many of our chances in most match this season. The other highlight of Eriksen is the amount of late winning goals he’s contributed to the side throughput the campaign, especially through the middle of the season. Last minute/winning goals in games against Southampton, Hull, Swansea, Leicester, Sunderland and the double in the Cup Semi-Final vs Sheffield Utd, all gfames that we struggled in, our No.23 showed his class to produce the magic we needed to come through in those fixtures.

Nacer Chadli

The Belgian was viewed at the start of the season as a man who would only be a bit part player and someone who maybe could even be sold. But his season has been very impressive and the attacking midfielder is now one of the first names on the team sheet. He made his intentions clear early on when he scored twice in our opening home game when we won 4-0 vs QPR and he continued that rich vein of goalscoring throughout this campaign ending as 2nd highest scorer in the Premier League.

Danny Rose

The most surprising inclusion on the list by far. The improvement of the much maligned LB has been nothing short of fantasy-style. Through a combination of a manager’s belief and competition for his position, Danny Rose has matured into one of the most solid and consistent defenders at the club. A year ago everyone wanted him sold, now it would be not good at all if he did go. He added goals more regularly to his game this season and his defending in all areas has been improved dramatically and Spurs fans at last feel confident in Rose to deliver good performances every week for Spurs.

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Tottenham complete first signing of the summer!

Tottenham Hotspur have completed their first signing of the summer with Kevin Wimmer joining the club, according to Sky Sources.

The Austrian International will join the club in June on a four-year-deal and will cost the club around £4million. Wimmer claimed after Cologne’s game with Wolfsburg this afternoon that he had completed the deal and was ‘looking forward to playing for Tottenham Hotspur’.

This marks the beginning of Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer plans, with a young and hungry defender being bought, maybe replacing Vlad Chiriches and/or Younes Kaboul, defenders who Pochettino has made perfectly clear that he doesn’t want them at the club.

The 22 year old also said that ‘he doesn’t mind playing Europa League football next season’, which is great considering that Pochettino is looking to win the Europa League next season. This move also shows how Daniel Levy is confident of giving the manager the power to buy his own players, moving that responsibility away from Sporting Director Franco Baldini.

At the end of Cologne’s game today, Wimmer gave his farewells, emotional as they were, and he left the stadium looking to make his way to White Hart Lane to be apart of the new look Pochettino team next season.

Emmanuel Adebayor Lifts The Lid In Suicide Thoughts And Death Threats

If you thought you’d heard it all about Emmanuel Adebayor’s personal life stories, then you were wrong. He’s recently launched another attack on his Facebook page about the personal grumblings he’s endured. After telling 2 separate stories, one of his mother’s obsession of him providing money for the family and even barring him from seeing family members, and the second one of his brother stealing mobile phones and football boots and gifts that Adebayor had provided for the people of his country, but if you believed that was crazy enough, then you ain’t heard nothing yet.

In his latest rant he accused his own brothers Peter and Kola of holding a knife to his throat whilst he was playing for Monaco. He claims that he went to sleep one night and then woke up the next morning with his life in danger at the hands of his own blood.

“I was really tired from work and went to sleep relatively early. Then I woke up and a knife was held to my throat. As I opened my eyes, both of my brothers were there. They were shouting and they claimed that I was wasting their time. Peter was going mad and Kola was supporting. “I asked them: ‘Is this the only way to solve this issue? If yes, then kill me and take the money. It was only at that moment that Peter then dropped the knife.”

Adebayor also claimed that his other brother Kola accused him for the death of Peter, who died in July 2013, for not providing sufficient funds to support him. The Togo striker has stated that he considered taking his own life on numerous occasions over the years. He’s stated that he’s revealing the truth of his past so that others learn from his troubles.

“Many times I physically and mentally wanted to give up and throw in the towel. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide. I’ve been to places so dark that most people can’t understand. I’ve kept these stories for years, but if I die, there will be no-one who will be able to read my story, no-one would learn from it.”

“Some people say I should keep these stories private but someone has to sacrifice themselves, someone has to talk about it. I know people would relate to my story and others would learn from it. For everyone who knows me, I’d do anything for my country and for my people. My final message from the younger brother to the older brother: Quit smoking and quit drinking. That was my story.”

The bizarre rants have left Spurs chiefs very worried that Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to shift the over £170,000-a-week striker off their books during the summer transfer window. It is reported that Chairman Daniel Levy would even be willing to pay Adebayor £2million to get the Togo forward out of White Hart Lane before next season.

Spurs Confident Of Completing Deal For PSG Star In Coming Days

Reports coming from Italian outlet TMV suggest that Tottenham are just days away from completing the signing of PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The striker has failed to recapture the form that he showed at Napoli, the form that also earned him a move to French giants PSG. However, he has fallen out with manager Laurent Blanc a number of times over the course of this season.

Lavezzi could be available for anything from £7m to £11m, but either way, this would be a bargain for Spurs if he can show the form he did in Serie A, and at thirty years old, Spurs will be confident that they can squeeze at least a few more years out of the Argentine.

This signing will of course excite many Spurs fans should these reports have any truth to them, as Spurs have been trying to bolster their attacking options for a number of years, and are now looking for somebody to share the workload with Harry Kane.

Stambouli Going Back To France Or Used To Lure Big Player From Rivals?

After just one season in the Premier League, Spurs are ready to sell French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, with a number of clubs apparently interested in taking him off our books, one of which is Marseille.

Despite delivering good displays in the League Cup and Europa League this season, he’s found Premier League starts for Tottenham extremely hard to comeby and appears to be out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino. It has been reported that Marseille attempted to sign Stambouli last summer before he moved to White Hart Lane. Marseille president Vincent Labrune is said to have held a meeting with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in which Stambouli’s future was discussed.

Another club being mentioned with the possible signing of Stambouli is another Premier League club in Southampton, which although may not sound plausible, it could lead to a very interesting sub-plot.

Southampton would want Stambouli for a fee of about £6million to buy him but it is rumoured that Daniel Levy would be willing to offer the Saints Stambouli + £20million to lure Morgan Schneiderlin to North London this summer.

The latter offer would be a very good deal for Spurs as they would bring in someone who’s a significant step up in quality from what we currently have at our disposal.

Reports Suggest Kevin Wimmer Transfer To Spurs Is Imminent

Reports from Sky Austria are claiming that Spurs have completed the signing of Koln central defender Kevin Wimmer for around £4.5 million.

It has been known for some time that Wimmer has been on our radar for a few months, with a few reports from Germany claiming we had already bought him and that he was still on loan at Koln. Both Wimmer himself and the Austrian national team manager have commented on the situation

Wimmer has described a move to white hart lane as “a dream move”, and the announcement of his dream move will be only a matter of days.

The singing of Wimmer will signal the start of the summer overhaul of the tottenham squad, with Franco baldini overseeing the sales of the players he bought, with Mauricio Pochettino making it clear that he buys the players.

Here’s to the hope that 23 year old Austrian international Kevin Wimmer improves our side for the future.

Fiorentina Poised To Make Summer Move For Spurs Midfielder

The Daily Mail understand that Fiorentina have shown an interest in Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, and will reportedly make a summer bid.

The Italian giants still believe that Paulinho can perform in Serie A, despite a string of poor performances in the Premier League in his first two seasons.

But form has improved for Paulinho, and it could be up to Mauricio Pochettino to decide if he still has a future at White Hart Lane after a couple of solid performances in the middle of the park at the tail end of this season.

The midfielder has featured a couple of times in the Premier League this season after being reduced to nothing more than cup appearances for large parts of this term.

Does Paulinho have a future at Tottenham? Early season form would suggest that he doesn’t, but a late spell of good form may just save the Brazilian in a late bid to stay a further season in North London.