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Riyad Mahrez

Tottenham Hotspur are urged to make a move for Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez as speculation over his Foxes career refuse to die down.

BBC pundit Danny Murphy has suggested that Tottenham should go all-out for the signature of this talented midfielder as he believes that the Algerian could add a lot of depth to this Spurs side.

This is not the first time that Mahrez has been linked with a move to Tottenham. It was back in the summer that The Telegraph spoke about the Algerian being on the lookout for a new club and that Spurs were one of the interested clubs.

Mahrez, who earns £100,000-a-week, has been looking for the exit door for quite some time now, and frustratingly for him, none of the moves materialised. In fact, I still remember the time when right after winning the Premier League with Leicester, he was linked with an audacious move to Barcelona.

His suitors didn’t come calling and it was reported in the summer that the 26-year-old could be on Tottenham’s radar. Although there was nothing from the club to suggest they were interested, he is someone who has always impressed Mauricio Pochettino.

So, is he the man that the Argentine manager is craving for? Murphy certainly thinks so as he says that Mahrez can add a lot of creativity to the side. He says that Pochettino’s squad would be better with Mahrez in the squad.

Murphy was talking on Match of the Day programme on BBC (h/t Leicester Mercury) and said:

“He’d suit Tottenham. They need someone like him. They need someone who can add a bit of dynamism to their team.”

No wonder that this comes in the wake of a Leicester win over Tottenham. The Foxes outsmarted Tottenham to win 2-1 at the King Power Stadium. The second Leicester goal was a stunning solo effort by Mahrez.

I firmly believe that the Algerian international is an exceptional talent and his PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 during Leicester’s surprising title win is not a flash in the pan.

As he showed in the game against us recently; and I am sure Pochettino will agree, Mahrez is very difficult to stop when he is in form. He had his quota of poor form, but it looks like he has put that behind him. Spurs will definitely be better off going for the midfield magician.

What’s your take on this? Do you think Mahrez would improve our team?

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Incidents of alcohol and drug abuse surface among workers at Tottenham’s new stadium



Construction News (h/t Independent) claims to have first-hand accounts of workers under the influence of alcohol and drugs at our new stadium.

Tottenham’s £850m new home has been hit by numerous delays and the club haven’t shared a final date for the launch of the stadium.

A source speaking to Construction News (h/t Independent) said:

“I’ve not worked on a site like that in a long, long time.

“There were people off their heads, drinking cans first thing in the morning before going on to site and snorting coke in the toilets.”

However, Mace have denied such claims and a company spokesperson claimed that tests were carried out regularly to ensure the safety of the staff.

The personnel was quoted by the Independent saying:

“We carry out regular random drugs and alcohol testing to ensure that our rules are enforced throughout our supply chain. Any concerns about specific health and safety risks should have been flagged to Mace health and safety staff on the project.”

Our new stadium was expected to be completed for the game against Liverpool on 15th September but Tottenham will continue playing their home games at Wembley.

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This latest report will be a further blow to Tottenham as the stadium is behind schedule and we had reported that the home might not be ready before 2019.

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club



Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

It isn’t a surprise that teams are being sponsored by brands but this deal does come a little late, given that our season is well over a month in.

Some fans, however, were upset with the deal and here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion



Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.


Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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