A FEW weeks after taking charge of training for the first time as head coach of Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino is starting to reshape his squad ahead of the new season.
Ben Davies and Michel Vorm are on the verge of signing from Swansea City, with Gylfi Sigurdsson heading in the opposite direction, meaning Tottenham have finally become active in the transfer window.
Over the past couple of weeks, murmurings of discontent and impatience have been rife on social media. Fans of the North London club have been waiting for their side to inject some fresh blood into the squad after last seasons disappointing campaign.
The signing of Davies hasn’t been met with the excitement that former signings have in recent years. However, it’s the potential of the young Welsh international which has been overlooked.
Davies was a rising star for the Swans in the 2013-2014, having made 34 Premier League… Continue reading →
WITH THE WORLD Cup drawing to a close last weekend the transfer window is now in full flow and one of Belgium’s aces is hot on the radar of Barcelona.
Jan Vertonghen impressed in Brazil, like he has done during his two-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur, however after Carles Puyol’s retirement last season the Catalan’s are now on the look-out for a new centre-back.
With four years left on his current deal it would take a big offer to prise the former Ajax man away from White Hart Lane and after splashing out £75m on Luis Suarez funds are tight at the Nou Camp.
The 27-year old admitted during last season that he would have to look at his future in the summer if Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League. At the time Andre Villas-Boas was in charge and Vertonghen was regularly moved to left-back during the Portuguese’s… Continue reading →
Earlier this week the speculation surrounding the Manchester United job was finally put to bed as Louis Van Gaal was appointed manager after signing a three-year contract.
The news comes as no surprise and will please fans, players, the media and the man himself as no more interviews are required where the same question is asked: “When are you signing for United?”
The Dutchman finally occupies the United hot-seat, 12 years after he almost became manager of the Red Devils.
Back in 2002 Sir Alex Ferguson had announced his retirement and the then chief executive at United Peter Kenyon approached Van Gaal about taking over.
“It was said to me that Alex Ferguson was going to retire. The moment he’d go, I’d succeed him. But, in the end, Ferguson didn’t want to quit,” van Gaal said.
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Whilst many clubs are putting together their plans for the transfer window it seems that the Anfield outfit have already drawn up a shortlist of their own, with two young Spanish stars on the radar.
Top of that shortlist, it appears, is former Spanish under-21 international Daniel Parejo. The 25-year old came through the youth system at Real Madrid and has been one of the highlights at the Mestalla this season, despite a difficult season for his club. Valencia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has helped Parejo to find himself again, after difficult spells at QPR and Getafe. This season he featured in 45 games this season, scoring five goals.
Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte claim that Liverpool will imminently make… Continue reading →
SO FOR THE third time in two years Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new manager. Little over five months after Tim Sherwood took over from Andre Villas-Boas the rookie manager was fired after Spurs failed to qualify for next seasons UEFA Champions League.
Much has been said in the media of the decision to part with Sherwood, with many questioning what the former Blackburn and Spurs midfielder did wrong. After guiding the club to a sixth place finish and boasting the best win percentage of any Spurs manager since the Premier League begun, his sacking has disappointed many. Including fellow managers.
Steve Bruce and even Arsene Wenger have criticised Daniel Levy for the decision to part with the Englishman however after reports in the press in early April of Sherwood’s expected departure, Tuesday’s announcement didn’t come as… Continue reading →