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It was almost an anti-climax for Ross Barkley. The England international midfielder wanted to move from Everton to Tottenham in the summer and that was the story that started the transfer window, literally!

Though the move didn’t materialise all summer, there was some hope that it would go through on the deadline day. It wasn’t to be and Barkley had to stay back at the Goodison Park. Now, according to the London Evening Standard, Spurs will look to secure a deal in January when the winter transfer window opens.

It wasn’t as if the 23-year-old had no suitors. He was minutes away from signing for Chelsea when it was reported that he had a medical at Chelsea, but latest reports suggest that he did not have a medical at all.

However, it was reported that the Blues were all set to pay £35million for the player who is into the final year of his contract, although he is sidelined until November. The injury was the prime reason why Spurs did not go for his signature in this transfer window.

Barkley has refused to sign a new contract at Everton and that means he will be available for free next summer. If the Toffees want to get any fee from the sale, it would have to be in the winter and Everton would be desperate to sell him in January.

Will That Be To Tottenham or Chelsea?

There is no doubt that Barkley wants to work with Mauricio Pochettino and has his eyes set on a move to the North London outfit. That, though, hasn’t deterred Conte from bidding in the winter and I don’t see why he wouldn’t come back in January.

Tottenham looked to sign Andre Gomes on loan from Barcelona but the move didn’t go through on the deadline day as the Catalans failed to find a replacement. It would be interesting to see if the winter window will see Tottenham going after Barkley.

However, it would be wise from us to offer Barkley a pre-contract rather than buying him in January. We have enough options in central midfield for the season and offering him a pre-contract and signing him for free next summer would be one hell of a business by us.

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“What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal



Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle was in the news recently as he ripped Tottenham’s defence to shreds post our defeat at San Siro.

The former player and manager wasn’t happy with the lack of commitment from the team and did make sense while criticising some players.

The Tottenham Twitter account posted an old video of Hoddle in his prime. The former player scored a wonderful goal in 1983 as he produced magic against Watford.

The touch, the turn and the finish are unbelievable, to say the least. The 60-year-old now enjoys his time as a pundit but is one of the best English players of his time and this goal more than proves it.

The midfielder won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with us during the 80s and it is no wonder some Spurs fans turned the clock back and praised Hoddle.

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Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club



Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has refuted claims from Mauricio Pochettino which suggested the player wanted to leave Spurs.

The Daily Mail reports that Pochettino’s book claimed that Walker wanted to leave at the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, the Manchester City man claims the Argentine did not view the defender as part of his plans. Walker was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:

“He told me I wasn’t in his plan.”

The Englishman was further upset about Pochettino revealing these details which he thought was private.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.”

The right-back claimed he got his chances due to the manager but wanted everyone to know what really happened regarding his transfer to City.

Walker did pick up a Premier League title with Pep Guardiola last season but expressed his gratitude as well.

“I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.

“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”

The 28-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League but it was a bit concerning when we sold him and only had Kieran Trippier in the side.

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Tottenham have two quality right-backs in Serge Aurier and Trippier and the Englishman has certainly improved a lot in the last season or so.

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Former Tottenham manager blasts star for performance against Brighton




Tottenham might have come up with all three points against Brighton but former manager Harry Redknapp was not happy with our defending in the final minutes of the game.

Spurs had raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. However, Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in the 93rd minute.

The Seagulls star had another chance in the 95th minute but shot straight at Paulo Gazzaniga and Redknapp was quoted by as he had a go at Danny Rose.

The Englishman was responsible for the first goal we conceded and was in attack mode during stoppage time too.

“He [Pochettino] will be bothered by that last minute because it was a nightmare. It’s a poor goal. They’re stretched.

“At this stage of the game you’ve got no need. You’ve got to manage the game not get yourself stretched like that with two minutes to go. Danny Rose shouldn’t be going forward if he’s exhausted. Stay where you are. Keep the clean sheet. Defend first and foremost.”

Erik Lamela

The former manager is right as we suffered a similar fate against Inter Milan a few days earlier. Two late goals from the Italians meant we started our Champions League journey with a loss and we could have dropped more points at the Amex too.

Fortunately, we held on for three points but Pochettino has a lot of work to do before we play like we did last season.

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Spurs are already six points behind league leaders Liverpool and we cannot afford any more mistakes for the remainder of the campaign.

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