Tottenham news – Spurs in for Newcastle duo, Benzema linked, Jenas delight with Gallas

Jenas delight with Gallas.

Jermaine Jenas has hailed “Captain Fantastic” William Gallas, who led Spurs to their first victory at Arsenal in 17 years. The former Gunners defender proved his captaincy credentials on Sunday and now looks set to remain in possession of the armband for the foreseeable future.

According to UKPA, Jenas said: “Absolutely brilliant he was. From start to finish, he was fantastic for us and I was so pleased for him. The pressure was on him, everyone was watching him and he got the armband and led by example.”

Spurs in for Newcastle duo.

Spurs are reportedly in the market for not one, but two Newcastle United defenders. According to Peace FM Online, the north Londoners are reportedly lining up an £8m swoop for Jose Enrique in a concerted effort to plug the leaky and injury-hit defence. The Spanish centre-half has been identified as an ideal target to keep Benoit Assou-Ekotto on his toes, as this is the player considered favourite to lose his place in the side should Enrique sign.

Enrique’s current team-mate Mike Williamson is another Spurs target, however he looks set to reject interest from both White Hart Lane and Bolton and sign a new five-and-a-half-year deal at St. James’ Park.

Benzema linked.

In another interesting transfer story today, Spurs are reportedly lining up Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema as a potential import in January.

The France international may be interested in joining up with former team-mate Rafael van der Vaart after he has found opportunities at the Bernabeu difficult to come by under Jose Mourinho. It is hoped he could prove the catalyst in bringing the Premier League title to White Hart Lane.

The First Post quotes Harry Redknapp’s title aspirations. The manager said: “I am looking to bring people in. We need to tweak it [the squad] to finish it off. I think Tottenham have a championship in them in the next few years. Just because they haven’t for a while, it doesn’t mean that Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal or Liverpool will carry on winning it.”

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