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Tottenham Hotspur have drawn up a three-man list of strikers, with the club attempting to strengthen their attacking options for the new season. Spurs failed to find a replacement for Fernando Llorente after the veteran departed on a free transfer to Napoli at the end of the 2018-19 season, and the lack of options up front was exposed during the 2019-2020 campaign after top strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min suffered season-ending injuries with a few months left.

Tottenham have already signed midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, right-back Matt Doherty from Wolves and goalkeeper Joe Hart on a free transfer ahead of Jose Mourinho’s first full season in charge, leaving just another striker on his wish list.

According to Football London, Spurs have shortlisted three strikers – having opted not to bid for the duo of Ollie Watkins or Callum Wilson of Bournemouth. Watkins has since made a £25 million move to Aston Villa, with the price tag deemed too expensive for Spurs, while Wilson’s age and injury records meant he was considered too much of a risk for the club, but he ended up as Newcastle United’s marquee signing instead – even though https://www.betinireland.ie/ had made Spurs the hot favourites to sign him.

Tottenham are now looking the way of RB Salzburg player Patson Daka, who scored 24 goals in 31 games last season, amongst others, though Spurs are struggling to tempt the right kind of players across to White Hart Lane. The issue for any striker making the switch to Tottenham is amount of game time – the status Kane is afforded in north London meant it will be very difficult for any new addition to topple him, which is a sentiment that was backed by former Spurs defender Micheal Dawson. The former England international acknowledged the importance of Kane to Tottenham, admitting it will be very difficult for any striker to displace the England captain.

Habib Diallo and Arkadiuz Milik of Metz and Napoli respectively are other strikers the club have shortlisted for a possible deal. Their availability isn’t quite as clear-cut as Spurs would like it to be, with Milik also wanted by Roma, who need to offload Dzeko to Inter in order to make the deal work, and Diallo also being chased by Sevilla.

After the drab loss on the first day of the season (when Mourinho professed that he didn’t recognise the team, or like them), Spurs are keen to get a new striker in sooner rather than later.

After the disappointment of last season, which saw fan favourite boss Mauricio Pochettino booted out, and Jose Mourinho taking his place in the dugout but failing to arrest the falling standards in their play, Tottenham will be keen to make this season count. Having been finalists in the Champions League just before LLorente left, they failed to qualify for the premier competition in European football this season, and will have to make do with the Europa League. It is not a set up that attracts the kind of player they need to step up to the next level, so will require some creative thinking from the manager and Chairman Daniel Levy to find a solution.

United beat Spurs to Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have announced that they have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The England under 21 international has joined the Red Devils on a five-year contract after the club agreed on a £50m package with the Eagles following weeks of negotiations.

“Yeah I am excited to have finally signed for this team. Every kid wants to play for a team like this. I am grateful and it is an honour to represent this club. I think I will improve every step and learn different things around new team-mates. I think Man United is a big club, a big family, a big fan base, and I think they all stick together and are so tight together.” Wan-Bissaka told the club’s official website. Continue reading

Continuity Is Tottenham’s Greatest Asset

Much has been made of Spurs’ failure to invest in this summer’s transfer window, and unsurprisingly so. The eye-catching statistic is how Tottenham have become the first club not to spend any money in the summer transfer window since its introduction in 2003, with The Independent suggesting that the club have broken this record for all of the wrong reasons. Yet how many clubs in that time have spent money erroneously at the expense of their current squad? It is easy to throw around criticisms of a failure to invest, but Spurs have not only retained their key players but have enhanced the team spirit that could be the deciding factor in a tight title race.

Of course, if Spurs are to earn their first Premier League title then they will have to usurp Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side have not significantly strengthened in the transfer window, with Riyad Mahrez a talented arrival who may end up playing at the expense of last season’s breakout star Leroy Sane. City perhaps didn’t need to strengthen, such was the gulf in quality in the last campaign. When City are in form, there is little anyone can do to stop them. But they will not be imperious forever, and it will be up to a challenger to be ready to pounce. Continue reading

How can Spurs improve?

Under Mauricio Pochetinno’s tutelage Spurs have seen themselves morph from the dork with a nose permanently pressed against the window, looking in at a party too cool for them, into a debonair guest who everyone in attendance is eager to meet.

Such a transformation has garnered a huge amount of praise, some of it a little over-embellished. Looking through an Online Betting portal, Spurs are still a distant 16/1 to win their first League title since 1961. Continue reading

Can Palace afford to lose Zaha to Tottenham?

Wilfried Zaha is one of the best players in the Premier League outside of the top teams, and there is little surprise that Crystal Palace’s chances of escaping the drop to the Championship have enhanced since his return to action from injury. When Zaha was initially diagnosed with a knee injury in February, the worry was that he would miss the rest of the season. The former Manchester United winger, though, has recovered quickly and is now playing an important role in Palace’s quest to retain their Premier League status for the 2018-19 campaign.

Palace are not out of the woods yet and could still go down to the second tier of English football, but with Zaha in top form – he has scored four goals and provided two assists in 22 Premier League starts so far this season – the Eagles will feel confident heading into the final weeks of the campaign. Continue reading


Transfer rumours suggest that Arsenal are preparing to rival Tottenham for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s services, with a massive bid that would see them secure the services of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker. Reports in Germany this week suggest that Arsenal are more than willing to break the bank to secure the services of the Bundesliga forward.

The striker who has been in outstanding form this season has scored an impressive 19 goals in twenty appearances so far and might be topping the Bundesliga goal ranking board come end of the season. His performance this season has drawn admiration from top clubs around Europe including Arsenal who are hoping to land his signature when the transfer window reopens in January. Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Transfers Tottenham!

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Six players allowed to leave

Having now had time to assess his squad following his high-profile appointment, reports are now suggesting that Andre Villas-Boas has told six Spurs players that they no longer have a future at White Hart Lane. It is being speculated that AVB has already held meetings with the players, in a bid to find them new clubs as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Spurs fine Modric over absence

It appears as though Luka Modric is all but certain to leave White Hart Lane this summer, after the Croatian international decided not to turn up to the club’s tour of America. This has resulted in club officials fining the 26-year-old two weeks’ wages. Continue reading