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Tottenham are amongst a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle United, according to the Standard.

The 24-year-old had a great season for the Magpies as they comfortably avoided relegation and we see the captain as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld, given that the Belgian’s future is not set at Tottenham.

Lascelles would cost around £45m given that Newcastle do not want to sell him and the English defender is happy at St. James’ Park.

The only way the club could sell him is if they do not have funds to bring in more players in the summer. A club meeting the valuation of £45m might soften the stand for Rafa Benitez and with a number of other clubs looking to sign Lascelles, they might be able to get as much as they want.

The report also claims that Everton and Chelsea are interested in the Newcastle captain with the Toffees planning to make an opening bid for the 24-year-old.

A quality option to have but can Lascelles make the jump to Tottenham?

Lascelles could be a decent player to have on our team. However, Sanchez and Vertonghen are the first-choice centre-halves and it will be difficult to displace them.

However, that is something which Lascelles should aim for if he moves to Tottenham. Should we actually end up paying £45m for the 24-year-old, we would expect him to put in some great performances too.

We have had our troubles in defence with the likes of Kevin Wimmer not shining at the club. So bringing an English defender this time around could work for us.

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[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium

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Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.

The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.

A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.

The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.

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Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.

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“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance

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Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.

The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.

Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.

Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.

Read more: “We keep on going”, “Important victory” – Tottenham players celebrate West Ham win on Twitter

Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.

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Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star

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Wilmar Barrios

Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.

Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.

However, sources have told ESPN that there were no discussions in the summer and he isn’t a target for Mauricio Pochettino in the winter window.

Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:

“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.

“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.

“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.

“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”

Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.

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Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.

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