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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.

Tottenham Did NOT Pay £26m For Roberto Soldado- Reports Claim

The Telegraph claim that Tottenham did NOT pay £26m for striker Roberto Soldado, and are not likely to pay that amount of money anytime soon.

In an article run by the Telegraph yesterday surrounding striker Emmanuel Adebayor and his recent rants and outburst towards family members, the tabloid explained that just £13m was paid for Roberto Soldado.

They went on to explain that another £13m was due to Spanish club Valencia if he met certain targets, as Spurs had doubts that the Spaniard could recapture the form he showed whilst playing in La Liga.

With the striker somewhat underperforming in his first two seasons at the club, it is unlikely that these targets have been met, meaning that Daniel Levy would be able to keep £13m in the bank.

Here is what the Telegraph said towards the end of their article:

Tottenham paid £13m for Roberto Soldado, with another £13m due if certain targets were met, but will struggle to find a club willing to pay a fee for the out-of-form Spaniard. It remains to be see whether Levy will sanction a season-long loan deal.

So, it wasn’t that bad after all, but Mauricio Pochettino still believes that the front man can still find his feet in the Premier League, but will he?

Levy To ‘Soften Up’ As Spurs Prepare To Shift SIX Players This Summer

The Daily Mail report that Daniel Levy will ‘soften up’ this summer as Spurs look to offload many players in a summer transfer window exodus.

Daniel Levy well known for being very tough to negotiate with, and at times this may have cost Spurs big signings, but when a deal does come off for the chairman, it makes him look like a genius.

As well as costing Spurs potentially huge signings, Levy’s way of negotiating has also kept many players at the club, after reports have suggested year after year that there would be a huge summer exodus as Spurs.

However, the Mail claim that the Chairman could be set to change his ways, as he targets for at least six players to leave the club.

Misfiring strikers Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor could be among those six to leave in the summer. Midfielders Mousa Dembele, Etienne Capoue and Aaron Lennon are also in the firing line along with Vlad Chiriches.

Spurs Defender Could Join Newly-Promoted Premier League Side

The Sun claim that Watford are interested in signing out-of-favour Tottenham centre-back Younes Kaboul in the summer transfer window.

The defender is slowly falling down the pecking order at Spurs, and it looks like the 29-year-old has just about reached rock bottom in terms of selection for a first team spot.

As a result, it has been reported that Kaboul is looking for a way out of the club in the summer, but isn’t keen on a move away from the Premier League.

Spurs rate the centre-back at around £4m, a transfer fee that Watford could easily afford after winning promotion to the Premier League, narrowly missing out on the Championship title on the final day of the season.

Kaboul has made just eleven appearances for the North London club this season, and Mauricio Pochettino has not selected the 29-year-old since January, and his last league appearance came in November last night.

Celtic Centre-Back Finds His Way Onto Spurs Transfer Target List

The Daily Express report that Tottenham are interested in Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk, and will reportedly make an attempt to sign the defender in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Spurs are lining up a potential £10m bid that the North Londoners hope will persuade the Scottish club to sell up.

Everton and Sunderland have both shown an interest in the 23-year-old, and it looks like Spurs will have to battle it out with the Toffees and the Black Cats if they are to land the Celtic man.

Tottenham’s defending has been nothing short of shambolic, keeping just seven clean sheets this season in the process, and yesterday’s 3-0 defeat at Stoke shows that we will need to invest heavily in the summer, adding some stability to the defence.

It is likely that Vlad Chiriches will leave the club this summer, after being sent off at the Britannia, in what will probably be his last game for Spurs, and has been linked with a summer move to Roma.