Spurs eye United defender as midfielder completes move to Swansea

Tom Carroll completed a move to Swansea City from Tottenham yesterday. The 24-year-old English man is said to have signed a three-and-a-half-year contract, with Swansea having to shell out a sum in the region of £5M for him. We’re pleased to announce the signing of @tom_carroll92 from @SpursOffcial. ✍️#WelcomeBackTomhttps://t.co/ah2ZOLjG3L — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 17, 2017   While a product of Tottenham’s lauded academy, Carroll is no stranger to the Welsh club as he spent the entirety of the 2014/2015 on loan there. Carroll had found game time hard…

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The Premier League Golden Boot – Contenders

It’s January again. Being the first month of the year makes it auspicious enough, but this month has a special meaning for fans of football around the world. It stands for the time of the year when the Premier League begins the second half of its season. August to December serve to pick out the metaphorical sheep from amongst the wolves. By January, the true title contenders have been recognised. Amidst the cacophony of noises created by the big teams vying for the title, a subdued game of attrition goes…

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Harry Kane hurricane helps hit a new landmark as Spurs thrash WBA

After outplaying Chelsea and ending their run of 13 successive wins, Mauricio Pocchetino’s Tottenham destroyed West Brom in a 4-0 defeat today. Spurs climbed within striking distance of the league leaders courtesy a blitzkrieg hat-trick from England International Harry Kane. The 23-year-old had a rather silent night against Chelsea where the limelight was stolen by the midfield duo of Christian Eriksen and Delle Alli, the former assisting the latter twice in an identical fashion. But, when Harry Kane scored past Ben Foster in the 12th minute of the game today,…

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Pochettino waits in the shadows as Mourinho faces critical period

As the Premier League season continues on its merry way, so do the rumours about the famous managerial merry-go-round kicking into life once again as well. With Sunderland and Hull changing their head honcho in the summer, only Swansea so far have changed the face in their technical area. That was when Bob Bradley became the first American manager in Premier League history when he replaced Francesco Guidolin at Swansea at the start of October. Looking at sportsbooks such as betway.com.gh, there are interesting odds for which manager could be the next…

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Tottenham have signed another Roberto Soldado

Tottenham’s summer signing Vincent Janssen has drawn comparisons to former Spurs striker Roberto Soldado. The Dutch striker signed for the North London club in a £17 million move from AZ Alkmaar during the summer. He arrived amid high expectations, but he has struggled during his initial days in England. The 22-year-old is yet to score a goal for Spurs in his combined 12 appearances in Premier League and Champions League. Yesterday, following the goalless draw with Bournemouth, Spurs fans were quick to compare the Dutch striker to former Spurs striker…

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Champions League witnessed superb goalkeeping performances on Tuesday night [Video]

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Goalkeepers were in top form during Tuesday night’s Champions League fixtures. We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night. Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home. The Italian produced a couple of world class saves, which included a save on Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty. BUFFON IS BACK! Fantastic save on Lacazette's penalty. pic.twitter.com/VrxDJoAbIz — Stereo Serie A Radio (@StereoSerieA) October 18, 2016 Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris was…

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Why are betting markets not backing Arsenal and Tottenham?

With seven games in to the new season, the landscape of the Premier League betting markets has changed a lot from what it was at the start of the season. At the onset of the season, most of the best-rated betting websites had backed the Manchester clubs and Chelsea to fight it out for the league title. However, the situation has changed quite a bit since then. Manchester City are still favourites to lift the title, but the likes of United and Chelsea don’t feature in the top three and,…

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New look to EPL Champions League representatives

English representation in Champions League has a different feel to it this year. The usual suspects such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are missing from the tournament, while the likes of Tottenham and Leicester City are rubbing shoulders with the European elites. However, Manchester City and Arsenal have retained a certain level of familiarity in the club football’s biggest prize. It’s been four years since an English club last won the tournament, and this season, City represents Premier League’s biggest hope in the tournament. The last year’s semi-finalists now…

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League Cup fourth-round draw throws up mouth-watering clashes

League Cup fourth-round draw, which took place on Wednesday night, has thrown up some very exciting ties. In the most exciting tie of the round, Manchester clubs will face each other for the second time at Old Trafford this season. City have already defeated United 2-1 in the league this season. In another eye-catching tie, last year’s runner-up Liverpool will host Tottenham at Anfield. There is also a London derby on the cards, as Chelsea will travel to London Stadium to take on West Ham United. North London club Arsenal…

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Did Tottenham really pay £30m for Moussa Sissoko? [Tweets]

Tottenham signed Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30m in one of the biggest transfers on the deadline day. The France international’s move to White Hart Lane raised a lot of eyebrows as he has a reputation for being highly inconsistent and the amount Spurs paid for him seemed a bit too much even in the current transfer market. The 27-year-old was handed his debut start by manager Mauricio Pochettino against Sunderland today. Even though Spurs managed a 1-0 win against the Black Cats, Sissoko cut out a disappointing figure…

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Three Premier League clubs interested in Barcelona star

Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi is a hot prospect among the Premier League clubs at the moment. The latest reports have suggested that as many as three English clubs are interested in the 20-year-old forward. Catalan newspaper Sport suggested on Monday that the North London club Tottenham are in talks with the Catalan club over the potential signing of the talented youngster. The youth prodigy is currently sitting behind the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the pecking order at Barcelona and could decide to leave the…

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Leicester tie down one player, but another might leave

Leicester City are still facing the after-effects of winning the Premier League last season. The Foxes’ remarkable achievement last season has attracted a number of suitors for their stars. The transfer window started with Arsenal’s interest in striker Jamie Vardy, but the champions managed to convince the England international to stay at the club. However, they were not so lucky in the case of N’Golo Kante, who joined Chelsea after spending just one season with the club. The Foxes pulled the biggest coup of the window when Player of the Year Riyad…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

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The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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Tottenham trio no longer part of Pochettino’s plans

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino has reached the decision that Nabil Bentaleb, Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard have no future at the club, according to ESPN FC. After omitting the trio from the squad of players which he currently has with him in Australia to play games against Atletico Madrid and Juventus, Pochettino unequivocally declared that they do not feature in his plans for the forthcoming season. “The situation of Bentaleb, Fazio and Pritchard is clear. They are not in my plans,” said Pochettino, who watched his side lose 2-1…

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Former Real Madrid and Tottenham star to play in the Championship

Championship club Reading have been linked with an audacious move for former Real Madrid and Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart. The veteran midfielder, who is currently signed to La Liga side Real Betis, is reportedly available in the transfer market after being told by Betis that he has no future with the club. Get Reading claims that informal discussions have already taken place between the former Dutch international and the Royals, and the player hasn’t ruled out a return to England. Reading’s newly appointed manager Jaap Stam has been…

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Tottenham primed to lose out on Bayern star, Spurs need high bid to land Newcastle midfielder

Borussia Dortmund have agreed a five-year deal with Wolfsburg midfielder Andre Schurrle and are stepping up their interest in Tottenham target Mario Gotze over a return to the club, according to a report by German outlet Kicker (via SB Nation). The Germany international, who played at Euro 2016 for his country, left Dortmund three seasons ago for big rivals Bayern Munich in a £30.8 million deal. However, his time with the Bundesliga champions has been riddled with injury and a lack of playing time, making him a prime transfer target this…

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Tottenham and Southampton to finalise transfers

Dutch international Vincent Janssen is one the most sought-after young strikers in European football at the moment. The AZ Alkmaar star has already attracted interested from a number of clubs with his recent performances for his club and country. Tottenham are one of the clubs interested in the 22-year-old and already had their bid of £15 million turned down for the player, who scored 27 goals for Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie last season. However, it now seems like the North London club will finally get their target. French publication L’Equipe (via…

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Tottenham to move for Dutch winger after securing Dutch striker

Tottenham will make a second, improved bid of £17 million for AZ striker Vincent Janssen in a bid to tie up the Netherlands star’s signature, according to Dutch source Algemeen Dagblad. Other Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (via Tribal Football) had claimed that West Ham want to win the race for the in-demand striker with a similar bid but the 22-year-old Netherlands international is only interested in joining the Spurs after already rejecting a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Janssen attracted the interests of a bunch of European clubs after scoring 27 goals for AZ Alkmaar…

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Striker turns down Paris Saint-Germain’s interest to join Tottenham

Dutch international Vincent Janssen is one the most sought-after young strikers in European football at the moment. The AZ Alkmaar star has already attracted interested from a number of clubs with his recent performances for his club and country. Premier League club Tottenham are one of the clubs interested in the 22-year-old and have already had their bid of £15 million turned down for the player. However, it now seems like the North London club will finally get their target in the coming week. French publication L’Equipe (via Get French Football) has…

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Tottenham and Manchester City facing uphill battle for Serie A stars

Tottenham are sending representatives to Milan to negotiate a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi. The Premier League outfit are set to offer £37.8 million for the forward, according to Gianluca Di Marzio (via Football-Italia). The 23-year-old Argentine has scored an impressive 52 goals in 105 games for the Nerazzurri, after joining them in 2013 from Sampdoria for £9.75 million and making his way through the Barcelona youth ranks. Tottenham were eager to offer Champions League football, something Icardi will not experience with the Nerazzurri this season. However, Inter are ready to…

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PSG to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for star strikers

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Paris Saint-Germain have all the financial funds in the world and a new ambitious coach with Unai Emery. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving the Ligue 1 champions, they are looking to add a new star striker. In that regard, PSG are battling two Premier League clubs. First, the Paris club have identified Alexandre Lacazette is one of their man summer transfer targets. However, the 25-year-old is also wanted by a number of other big European clubs, including Arsenal. According to L’Equipe (via talkSPORT), Arsenal and PSG are leading the chase for Lacazette, with…

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Crystal Palace stun top clubs as huge bid for striker is accepted

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee £31.6 million with Marseille for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, according to a report by French source L’Equipe. Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial watchdog the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG). Therefore, Marseille are keen to sell the 22-year-old. Batshuayi provided 17 goals and nine assists during the past Ligue 1 season for a poor Marseille team, also sparking interest from the likes of West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid,…

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Manchester City and Tottenham on the verge of signing La Liga stars

It appears Pep Guardiola will have a new striker to count on when he coaches Manchester City next season, as reports in Spain (via talkSPORT) are claiming the Citizens are closing in on signing Nolito, who reportedly already hs agreed personal terms with the club. The Spain international made 34 appearances for Celta Vigo last season, scoring 13 goals, and has been in the starting lineup for all but one of Spain’s last 10 international encounters. He came through the youth ranks at Valencia and trained under Guardiola with the Blaugrana’s…

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Tottenham agree transfer fee for Southampton star, player set for medical

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of landing their first summer signing. According to a report by the BBC, the Spurs have agreed a £11 million transfer fee with Southampton for Victor Wanyama. It is understood Wanyama flew in from his native Kenya on Sunday ready to undergo a medical and to finalise personal terms on a four-year deal. Tottenham have held a long-term interest in the Kenya international and tried to sign him last summer, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino being a huge admirer of Wanyama, having worked with him…

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Dier expects local feel to England-Wales clash

Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier is looking forward to Thursday’s clash with neighbours Wales, and thinks the match will mirror the style seen in the Premier League rather than in other Euro 2016 matches. Saturday night saw the 22-year-old England defensive midfielder score his second international goal, a free-kick from just outside the area, helping the Three Lions to a 1-1 draw in their European Championship opener against Russia. Next Thursday however, England will face a different challenge they come up against the likes of Ashley Williams, Joe Allen…

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