Tottenham’s bid to take over the Olympic stadium after 2012 has come under controversy.
The Daily Mail reports that UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee has spoken out against Tottenham’s plans to demolish and rebuild the stadium, claiming that the plans would ruin UK Athletics completely.
Conversely, Simon Clegg, former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, and one of the men responsible for bringing the Olympics to London. “I am clear that it is not compatible to have football and track and field athletics in the same stadium in this country… It’s madness to suggest we should keep a track just on the basis we may get an athletics World Championships or European Championships, say, once every 15-20 years. The best solution for the Olympic Stadium would be Tottenham’s proposal but on the proviso of a track and field legacy elsewhere in east London rather than Crystal Palace, which is in the wrong place and where public transport links are not good.”
Many fans are also still slating the idea of the club moving out of the area of Tottenham.
Spurs line-up Rossi.
Tottenham are lining up a sensational big to sign former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal, according to Mirror Football.
Harry Redknapp is said to that believe that the Italian is a perfect replacement for Robbie Keane, who Tottenham are looking to move on this month, and indeed Roman Pavluyechenko or Peter Crouch, who are reportedly both being lined up by Sunderland to replace Darren Bent, following his transfer to Aston Villa.
Rossi is highly rated by ‘the Yellow Submarine,’ and it is unlikely they would want to let him go, particularly in the middle of the season.
Gallas to get new deal.
Tottenham will extend the contract of William Gallas in the summer, The Sun reports.
Redknapp is reportedly willing to offer the French linchpin wages of £60,000 a week.
The Spurs boss said: “At the moment it’s a question of who plays with William. He’s one of my top two right now. He’s been absolutely amazing.”