Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham's ability to play in their temporary Wembley home did not start off well as they failed to take advantage of a Chelsea side coming off a bad performance and it was the Blues who took the points in a 1-2 final.

It was a frustrating opener to be sure, as Spurs enjoyed 68% of the possession, had several more attempts on target and had a corner kick advantage of 14 to 3. But the curse of Harry Kane in August continued, as he managed to hit the post in this one, the second week in a row, as well as pick up a yellow card for the second match running. Christian Eriksen was able to make a fantasy contribution once again, as his free kick in the 82nd minute was directed in by Michy Batshuayi for an own goal, leveling the match temporarily. Chelsea found a winner minutes later, as Hugo Lloris was beaten on the short side by Marcos Alonso. The stats would make one think there's not reason to panic with this Tottenham side, but they had a chance to take points from their rivals who they were coming off a poor performance and two suspended starters, as well as dismiss the "Wembley effect", and today they failed.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 1:15 PM

Tottenham submitted a bid for Ajax center back Davinson Sanchez for a fee worth up to a club-record £40m, and the Eredivisie club has accepted the offer.

Having yet to spend a penny in the summer window, Spurs are poised to take the bulk of the 50m they pocketed from the sale of Kyle Walker and re-invest it in the promising 21-year-old Colombian international. When interest first leaked of interest in the player, Ajax took a stance that Sanchez was not on the market, but Sanchez himself gave every indication he would be happier with the move and now the deal looks like it will get done. At minimum, Spurs are in need of cover at the position and Kevin Wimmer may still depart before the window closes. But Sanchez could work his way into the XI rather quickly if he can get acclimated and join Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in a three center back formation that Mauricio Pochettino has come to prefer. Assuming he signs,he is likely worth a stash in most draft leagues if you can afford to preserve him on your bench until he carves out his role.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 18 - 5:30 AM

It wasn't a sharp start to their season, but Tottenham took advantage of an extra man in the second half to score twice, both goals assisted by Christian Eriksen, to come away with a 0-2 win over Newcastle United.

There wasn't much to praise in the first half for Tottenham, as the attack could only muster a few half-chances while youngster Kyle Walker-Peters nearly allowed Newcaslte a penalty, but his foul came after an offside ruling to save his hide. Spurs caught a break early in the second half though when a silly stamp by Jonjo Shelvy on Dele Alli saw the Newcastle man sent off and Tottenham took advantage. Just after the hour mark, Eriksen chipped a superb cross to the far post that met the outstretched left foot of Alli, who poked home. Just under 10 minutes later, Spurs put the game out of reach when the attack charged up the pitch without much resistance, Eriksen laid a pass off to Ben Davies and the Welshman was able to beat the keeper in acrobatic fashion. Harry Kane had a frustrating day that included a yellow card and a shot off the post but Spurs will take the three road points and look to take advantage of a Chelsea side in crisis in their home opener next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 13 - 10:31 AM

Mauricio Pochettino is sweating on the fitness of defender Kieran Trippier after he was forced off during the 2-0 win over Juventus at Wembley on Saturday.

The 26-year-old was caught by Alex Sandro twice during the first half, the second of which resulted in Trippier being replaced on 41 minutes because of a problem with his ankle. Speaking to the press after the game, Pochettino confirmed Trippier left the stadium on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot: "Kieran twisted his ankle. We need to assess him on Monday and then we will see. Now the feeling is good. We hope that it is not a big issue." Having sold Kyle Walker to rivals Manchester City in July, Spurs lack any experienced cover at right-back, although Kyle Walker-Peters is an option while Eric Dier has played there in the past. Tottenham have been linked to Porto’s Ricardo Perreira recently although a move for Jeremy Toljan at Hoffenheim seems a much more likely prospect.
Source: talkSPORT
Aug 6 - 4:45 PM

Spurs won convincingly over Juventus 2-0 on Saturday in their final pre-season tune-up but they are left hoping that their only right back, Kieran Trippier, is ready for the season to kick off in a week's time.

Harry Kane and Christen Eriksen scored against reigning Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday. Not only did Spurs score twice and keep a clean sheet but they had the best of the other opportunities as well. There were only two major concerns coming out of the match. First, they only managed just over 25,000 fans for a big-name opponent. Second, Kieran Trippier left the stadium on crutches. The extent of the injury isn't yet known but with Kyle Walker now at the Etihad and no replacement yet brought in, Spurs could have a gaping hole if Trippier misses any time.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 5 - 11:12 PM

Victor Wanyama has emerged as an early for doubt for the trip to Newcastle on the opening weekend.

The midfield enforcer has been sidelined since "he suffered a small problem in his cartilage in his left knee" against Paris Saint Germain seven days ago. Although the problem is not thought to be serious, Mauricio Pochettino explained that he was unable to give any guarantees on his availability until the player returns to the training pitches: "But sure, for next week, he will be available to train again. Will he be okay for the start of the Premier League? We hope yes but we need to see how he develops and how he is next week when we come back to London." Tottenham were well beaten by their league counterparts Manchester City [3-0] during the early hours of Saturday morning, although admittedly, and more importantly, it was only a friendly: "You need to understand that Harry Winks was injured and is getting fit. Mousa Dembele is the same," Pochettino said post-match.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Jul 31 - 3:26 AM

Whether it was just to get players playing time or a legitimate experiment, Cameron Carter-Vickers featured alongside Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in the first half against Roma in New Jersey.

Perhaps it was giving a nod to US youth international Carter-Vickers playing on his "home" soil or maybe it was to give something extra to the supporters. Still, with Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dier, Wimmer, and Carter-Vickers all available, it is possible that Mauricio Pochettino is interested in experimenting with the now-fashionable 3 CB alignment for use in some circumstances. Perhaps it is just semantics since Dier featured as a holding midfielder with Alderweireld and Vertonghen at CB on many occasions last season. Still, it was an interesting departure for Spurs who were fairly consistent with formation last season.
Jul 27 - 1:07 PM

Kieran Trippier has agreed to terms on a new contract that would see the full back remain with Tottenham until 2022.

With three and a half weeks before the season's opening weekend and the departure of Kyle Walker, it is looking more and more as though Trippier will be the first choice right back and will be his job to lose. Signing this contract should help his confidence that the club is behind him, but Spurs still need depth at the position. Some are hoping 20-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters can take the next step in his development and find action with the first team this season as Trippier's backup, but the club will likely add another right back before the window closes. The way things stand today, Trippier is looking a great fantasy prospect. He is an excellent crosser and already had a top-tier fantasy season with Burnley as a regular starter. Now he has the chance to be a regular for the league's reigning best defense, though a clean sheet or two could be lost along the way as he has shown to be a liability at times defending pacey wingers.
Jul 18 - 8:54 AM

Manchester United have approached Tottenham about the possibility of obtaining Eric Dier since the summer began, and will reportedly make one final offer to pry him away from Spurs.

United's pockets are deep and Jose Mourinho is trying his best to take advantage, as the Red Devils are prepared to spend £60m on the England international. That would be quite the profit for Spurs if they were willing to bite, seeing as they plucked Dier away from Sporting CP for only £4.25m. However, Tottenham is blessed with a young core group of players and chemistry is something no amount of money can replace. It would be hard to imagine letting any of their major components go before they have a chance to move to their new ground and take a shot at the title.
Jul 18 - 6:43 AM

Tottenham are courting Argentine club Estudiantes in pursuit of young center back Juan Foyth, for a fee of around £8.5m.

Unless you had been watching the U-20 World Cup, you are probably hearing about Foyth for the first time. He took part in that competition earlier in the summer, appearing for Argentina in their loss to England. Depth at center back looks to be a main area to focus on for Mauricio Pochettino. The only two senior option he has at them moment besides the starting duo of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are the versatile Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer, though the latter has been linked to a move away from Spurs this summer. Dier is being sought after as well, but will likely stay put. It may be a while, if ever, before Foyth enters a fantasy football conversation, but Tottenham have been very good at picking up young talent and developing them quickly, so he is a name to keep in the back of one's mind.
Source: The Times
Jul 18 - 6:29 AM

With Kyle Walker looking bound for Manchester City the question is whether Spurs will replace the England international directly in the market or promote Kieran Trippier and buy a reserve behind him.

Many fantasy managers fondly remember Kieran Trippier's days as a starter at right back for Burnley. He was a fantastic mix of attacking and defensive production. Since his move to Spurs he's been mostly rooted to the bench with the exception of the occasional injury-induced start. Late last season he started a run of matches to great effect and now the potential exists with Kyle Walker leaving that Trippier could become the starter with a younger player brought in to deputize. The chances of Spurs directly replacing Walker with another starter ahead of Trippier took a blow today as Djibril Sidibe signed a long term extension with Monaco.
Source: @AS_Monaco
Jul 13 - 2:06 PM

Manchester United look set to reignite their interest in Tottenham's Eric Dier after Chelsea look set to prevent Nemanja Matic's move to Old Trafford.

Chelsea are furious that United appear to have tugged Romelu Lukaku out from under the feet, and so will no longer co-operate with their Premier League rivals. United's attention will instead turn back to Eric Dier, whom José Mourinho had earmarked as his primary target in the defensive midfield role. United's previous bids earlier in the summer were turned down by Spurs, who were insistent that the Englishman was not for sale. Dier is believed to be interested in the move in order to regain a starting place in that position after manager Mauricio Pochettino deployed him as a centre-back after Wanyama signed for the London outfit. Poch has previously stated that transfer decisions are taken by chairman Daniel Levy, who may be enticed by an inflated bid to offset the spiralling cost of Spurs' new stadium.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 7 - 10:53 PM

Reports suggest that Erik Lamela may not be ready for a return to competitive action until October, but there was better news regarding his Tottenham teammate.

The Argentine endured an injury plagued 2016/17 which restricted him to just six Premier League starts. Lamela was battling an ongoing and persistent hip injury which ultimately ended his season after going under the knife. The initial procedure in early April focussed on a problem on his left hip and that was followed up by surgery on the opposite side 6 weeks later. Although there has been no definitive timeline outlined by the club, the Mirror say that Lamela is still around 4 months away from playing again. However, there was better regarding Danny Rose who is recovering from a knee operation. The England international was back with the first team in April having been sidelined since January, but a decision was taken to undergo "exploratory surgery" as the problem had not been fully resolved. While Rose is expected to miss the opening weekend, he should be available by mid-August.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 20 - 3:57 AM

Manchester United will have to fork out £50 million to sign Spurs' Eric Dier.

The Telegraph are reporting that Dier is one of names on the list of transfer targets which José Mourinho delivered to Ed Woodward for the current transfer window. United crossed Victor Lindelof's name off earlier this week, and Mourinho is keen for United's dealings to be complete in time for the new season. Mourinho views Dier, 23, as a viable replacement for Michael Carrick, who United signed from Spurs back in 2006. The veteran midfielder is expected to retire at the end of next season, having been handed a one year extension to his current contract recently. Spurs' valuation of Dier is north of what the Red Devils expected to pay for the midfielder who can also play as a defender. A move to United should see Dier more than double his current salary.
Jun 17 - 12:24 AM

Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son faces further tests after suffering a suspected broken arm.

The 24-year-old, who has just enjoyed a hugely successful Premier League campaign, was injured playing for South Korea in a World Cup qualifier in Doha. Son landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge, and was led down the tunnel holding his arm in an ice-pack on the half hour mark. The Korean Football Association released a statement soon after the 3-2 loss to Qatar confirming he would undergo further tests: "Son is suspected of having his arm broken. Our team doctor had the arm braced before being scanned when the team arrives back here this afternoon." Coach Uli Stielike also revealed the injury is "not good" and that the right forearm could be fractured: "We have to have a scan, it may be broken." The setback is likely to keep Son out of full contact training when Tottenham reconvene for pre-season at the beginning of July but he should be OK to resume light activities depending on the severity of the break.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 14 - 10:48 AM


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