Tottenham news – Kranjcar to Monaco, Bale picks up award, Defoe set for comeback

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Bale picks up award.

Gareth Bale was last night voted Welsh Footballer of the Year, and his national Boss Brian Flynn believes this is the tip of the iceberg for the Spurs ace.

Following an exceptional twelve months in which the former Southampton trainee has become an integral part of Harry Redknapp’s side, Flynn reckons Bale is on course to become, ‘the best left-sided midfielder in Europe.’

Quick to echo those sentiments was Redknapp, who has seen Bale evolve from supposed bad luck charm, to one of the first names down on the team-sheet. “Gareth has come through an amazing 12 months and matured into one of the best players in his position in the world.”

Kranjcar to Monaco.

The form of Bale hasn’t been good news for all at Tottenham, as former incumbent of his left midfield role Niko Kranjcar is set for a move away from White Hart Lane.

The Croatian was a feature in the Spurs team until an ankle injury sidelined him last season, but the continued excellence of Bale and the arrival of Rafael van der Vaart has meant Kranjcar has yet to start a first team game this term.

Reports from his homeland have named French outfit Monaco, as well as two ‘mystery’ Premier League clubs, as interested parties for the 26-year-old’s signature.

Defoe set for comeback.

Striker Jermain Defoe is set for a return to first team action quicker than expected.

The England ace picked up ankle ligament damage whilst away on International duty last month and was initially ruled out for up to three months. However, Defoe has responded well to treatment and is expected back in training by the end of November, in which case he would be back in time to conclude Spurs’ potentially crucial Champions league fixtures.

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