Tottenham news – Redknapp admits Beckham interest, Sandro pens new deal, Parker positive

Sandro signs new deal.

Brazilian midfielder Sandro has committed to his future at Spurs by signing a new five year deal, The Guardian reports.

The 22 year old signed for Tottenham last March from Brazilian side Internacional and made an immediate impact, starring in the Champions League alongside Croatian Luka Modric. Sandro has been linked with Roma and Barcelona this summer, but has confirmed the deal to see him stay at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2016.

A knee injury forced the midfielder out of the Copa America this summer and he is not expected to return to the club for another month. The Brazilian faces a tough ask to earn his place back in the side in front of Scott Parker, who was signed on deadline day by the club.

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Parker positive.

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker cannot wait to get started at White Hart Lane and will be up for the challenge at the club, tottenhamhotspur.com reports.

The England midfielder was snapped up by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp on transfer deadline day and he trained with his new teammates yesterday after returning from England duty. Parker has been lauded for his all-action, competitive nature and he is impressed with the facilities and attraction that Spurs have to offer him.

Parker said: ‘It’s evident how much the club has progressed. Tottenham is a fantastic club and over the few years, there have been some very big players here. The club is only going in one direction and I’m delighted to be part of it now. Hopefully, I can add something as well’.

‘Things have gone really well for me over the last few years, especially over the last year. I hope my qualities, which might be different to other players here, can bring something different to the team and add to it, that we can move up to league and have a good season’, the 30-year-old added.

Redknapp admits Becks interest.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wants to help David Beckham achieve his dream of playing for Team GB at the Olympics by bringing him to the club in January, The Sun reports.

The former England captain is desperate to play in London 2012 and at 36, this Olympics will be his last chance to represent GB at the Olympics. Spurs have been a long-term admirer of the midfielder and although QPR owner Tony Fernandes has contacted the Beckham camp, Redknapp believes that he can capture the signing of the LA Galaxy player.

Redknapp said: ‘If David wants to come to Tottenham, I’d welcome him with open arms. He’s definitely still good enough to play in the Premier League. His game was never about pace, so whether he’s quick or not isn’t an issue.

‘He is unbelievable and still an exceptional talent. I know first hand, because we had him here last winter and he was terrific around the place. You couldn’t find a nicer fella and a better professional. He’d be a great one to have around the club again’, the Spurs boss added.

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