Taking a giant leap forward, Tottenham announced yesterday that 18-year-old academy product Brandon Austin has signed a new contract which will keep at the club until 2019.
“We are delighted to announce that Brandon Austin has signed a new contract with the Club until 2019,” Tottenham said in an official statement.
The 18-year-old stopper is considered as one of the hottest properties by the club hierarchy, with him having come up through the ranks after joining from Chelsea in his mid-teens. Furthermore, Austin – who has represented USA at U-18 level, has been a regular fixture for Tottenham’s U-23 side this season and has played 3 of our 4 matches in the UEFA Youth League.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 13, 2017
Although he is yet to make a senior appearance, his major breakthrough came when he was named on the bench for the win over Crystal Palace. Following Anthony Georgiou’s commitment to the club until 2020, Austin has become Tottenham’s second youth product to sign a new contract.
Many tip Austin to challenge Hugo Lloris for the first-team spot once he gets a better exposure, but the youngster will have to first fight for a place with Paulo Gazzaniga, who was exceptional against Crystal Palace.
Austin’s capabilities were soon recognised and to add further glory to his fate, he was amongst those 7 players from the academy who were called up to the senior squad for the pre-season tour of the US. With that being done, Tottenham fans have expressed some mixed emotions. While some have shown utter excitement, others wanted some key players, Toby Alderweireld, in the news. Have a look:
Dont give 2 shits. Show me… We are delighted to announce that Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract with the Club until 2022. ✍️ #COYS
— Will (@RealDGGHD) November 13, 2017
I don’t care. Give Toby a new contract.
— Eric (@EricYid) November 13, 2017
Some of you are so rude. Yes we want Toby’s contract to be sorted, but have respect for one of our starlets coming through. He must be a prospect to get a mention.
— Mickeyleon (@clayblack75) November 13, 2017
I reckon you’ve got approval from Danny Rose. Don’t want him to see unfamiliar faces at training ground and google about.
— Nazirul Fariq (@nazirulfariq) November 13, 2017
well i tried youtubing him and all i can find is basketball players.. this isn’t looking good
— Marcus Edwards (@MarcusEdwardsFC) November 13, 2017
Tottenham target’s manager shoots down rumours of move for £20m star
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has confirmed that no approach has been made by Tottenham for highly-rated defender Nathan Ake, according to Sky Sports.
The Dutchman has been linked with Tottenham in recent times and Sky Sports has claimed that we’re closely scouting some defensive recruitments.
Ake has been impressive for Bournemouth this season after joining them from Chelsea in 2017 for a fee of £20m.
When asked about the transfer links, Eddie Howe said,
“I think that’s a compliment to Nathan and how he’s played since he signed for us permanently.”
“He’s been a model of consistency. He picked up all the player awards that he did at the end of last season and he’s carried that form into this [season].”
“[There has been] nothing from our side, where it comes from I don’t know. It’s inevitable [to be linked] when the team is doing well people will naturally highlight our players, potential players who can go on and play at a higher level.
In my opinion, this isn’t a huge blow for us. Ake has been terrific for Bournemouth but whether or not he is a player capable of playing for such a big club as ours is debatable.
Chelsea have sold numerous youngsters in the past and Ake is one of them but there is a reason they’ve sold him. With all due respect to Nathan Ake, we should sign a top-class, established defender to deal with departures if any.
If we are to challenge for top honours, we must look at players bigger than Nathan Ake in terms of quality and experience.
Tottenham interested in £44m January move for Barcelona starlet
Malcom joined Barcelona at the start of the season but has featured just twice for the Catalan giants. He has played 25 minutes for the Blaugrana this season, with the Brazilian being unable to break into a playing XI featuring the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.
The winger had a sensational season in the Ligue 1 before moving to the La Liga, scoring 12 goals and providing 7 assists in 35 league appearances. He is surely a quality player whose potential is not being utilized in Spain.
Considering the quality in our squad and also the 21-year-old Barca winger’s talent, it could be a perfect match. Malcom would add some incredible depth to our squad and Pochettino must make a move in January.
Though £44m seems steep, it could be a gamble worth taking as the young star has all the tools required to take the Premier League by storm with more game time.
Whether or not Barcelona would let go of a player they signed just a few months back remains to be seen but this is a move we must make to bolster our attacking reinforcements in January.
After the quiet summer window, a statement signing in January would go a long way in conveying a message to our rivals.
[Video] This latest aerial video of Tottenham’s $1bn new stadium is absolutely wonderful
YouTuber Mr AV (h/t Football.London) has posted a new high-definition video of our club’s stunning new $1bn stadium. The footage provides us with a clear picture of how much work has been done in terms of the construction.
The video also showed the soon-to-be-opened club megastore and the Tottenham Museum. The aerial footage of the new stadium was wonderful as it also showed the overall structure of the stadium and the single-tier 17,500-seater south stand. The video also shows the area where the giant golden cockerel will sit above that stand.
It is not known as to when the stadium would be available for use but it looks like the construction is progressing at a reasonable rate.
It was indeed a disappointment when it was decided by the club hierarchy that we would be playing our home games at Wembley this season but that would all change when the stadium is unveiled officially. The construction has taken quite a bit of time and it will be an exciting phase when the work is completed.
The new stadium would surely serve as a boost to the entire club and it would wipe out any negativity surrounding Tottenham. The club too have been keeping us updated on the progress regarding the stadium and we’ll have to wait to see what the club say next regarding the completion of the stadium work.
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