IT HAS BEEN a quiet summer at Tottenham Hotspur since Mauricio Pochettino was appointed manager back in May. With the World Cup dominating the headlines the Argentine has had time to assess his squad and plot his future plans. And yesterday came the news that all Spurs fans wanted to hear.
Hugo Lloris is a fans favourite at White Hart Lane and news of him signing a new five-year contract would have eased any concerns that supporters had about the Frenchman’s future.
All summer rumours have been rife about a possible departure to one of the leading clubs in Europe, most notably Barcelona and Paris St Germain, but club chairman Daniel Levy has put a halt to any more speculation by tempting the former Lyon goalkeeper to sign a new deal.
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The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Hull and manager Steve Bruce admitted that he’d love to sign him on a permanent basis. Spurs have several big name players in the middle of the park and Livermore has been deemed surplus to requirements, by both the board and new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The midfielder moved from the North London with Tom Huddlestone, who signed on a permanent deal, last summer. He went on to become a key part in Hull’s first season back in the Premier League, making 36 appearances and creating 34 chances from just behind the front line. His form helped Hull qualify for next seasons Europa League.
Bruce knows he needs to add to his squad if he’s not to see them suffer from burnout. First, though,… Continue reading →
Fabregas becomes Chelsea’s first signing of the summer, signing a five-year deal at the club. The 27-year-old was told by Barcelona that he didn’t feature in next seasons plans, alerting Chelsea and Arsenal to his availability.
The Gunners had an agreement with the Catalan giants that gave them first refusal of their former captain. Manager Arsene Wenger decided not to make a move though, leaving the path clear for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.
Fabregas played played 96 times for Barcelona following a £30 million move from Arsenal in 2011, scoring 28 goals along the way. Last season he scored eight times and assisted 13 more. He boasted an 87% pass completion rate too. This, though, was not enough to force his way into manager Luis Enrique’s plans going forward. He leaves his boyhood club for a return to England… Continue reading →
After being released by the Premier League runners up at just 15, Lambert forged a career for himself in the lower leagues until Southampton signed him in 2009. Since then he has become something of a cult figure for the St Marys crowd, helping the Saints to re-establish themselves as a top tier football club. His form for Southampton resulted in an England call up in 2013, where he scored on his debut against Scotland. He now finds himself on the plane to Brazil as part of Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.
Playing as a traditional English centre forward, the soon to be former Southampton number 7 is a physical presence and a… Continue reading →
Chelsea confirmed on their website that a deal has been struck with the Ligue 1 champions that will see David Luiz become the most expensive defender of all time.
The fee is expected to be £40 million but could rise by a further £10 million depending on appearances. PSG have beaten off competition from Spanish giants Barcelona to sign Luiz, who was expected to move to Catalonia after intense interest for the past year. The deal now hinges on personal terms being agreed and Luiz passing his medical, both of which are formalities.
The 27-year-old made just 19 appearances for the west London side last season. Manager Jose Mourinho has favoured the centre-back pairing of John Terry and Gary Cahill and doesn’t see Luiz… Continue reading →