Tottenham news – Spurs favourites to land Altintop, King says fitness not an issue, Keane positive on Spurs return

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Keane looking forward to Spurs return.

Robbie Keane has rediscovered his hunger for football during his loan spell at Celtic, and is looking forward to playing for Tottenham next year. Keane said how “I just think I was maybe in a little bit of a rut at Liverpool and going back to Tottenham. I did well when I went back first and then did well at the start of the season, and then I just didn’t have that hunger that I had and I think I maybe needed to go away to get that back… As a player, you lose confidence sometimes and I lost confidence maybe a small bit. But it is important that you try to get that back as soon as possible, and maybe going to Celtic was the best thing that happened to me.”

King says fitness is not an issue.

Spurs captain Ledley King played and scored against Mexico for England last night, and insists that his fitness problems will not stop him playing three games in a week. “Can I play three games in seven days? Yes I can,” he told The Sun. “I’ve shown that this season for Tottenham, so it’s not an issue… There’s a great medical set-up with the England team and they are able to get me ready for games. My knee is fine, but it’s down to the manager whether he selects me.” England Coach Fabio Capello revealed that King will not play any part in the next friendly against Japan.

Spurs favourites to land Altintop.

Bayern Munich winger Hamit Altintop is out of contract this summer, and is rumoured to favour rejecting a new contract at the German champions, in favour of a move to Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail. “There is one serious alternative… The sporting side of things is very important to me.” Reports claim that Spurs having Champions League football next year puts them ahead of other competitors for the Turks signature, notably Galatasaray and Athletico Madrid.

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