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According to a report by Argentinian news outlet Ole, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid are set to battle it out to sign Juan Fernando Quintero. The 25-year-old is on the books of FC Porto but he plays for River Plate on loan and is currently with the Colombian squad for the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

The report further states that the Argentine club are looking to purchase him permanently and if they do that, Quintero’s release clause would stand at £19.5million.

An attacking midfielder by trade, Quintero has received widespread praise for his impressive displays for Colombia. His creative playmaking skills have truly elevated the country’s performances and that has attracted interest from Real and Tottenham.

With the summer window up and running, numerous clubs are monitoring the World Cup matches to find promising players and it comes as no surprise that Quintero has made his way to that list.

Having faced Japan and Poland so far, the talented midfielder has notched up some fine performances. Against Japan, he scored a brilliant free-kick which was followed by a splendid assist to set up Radamel Falcao’s goal against Poland.

It will be tough for us to match Real Madrid if a bidding war ensues but given his talent and skills, Tottenham could benefit by making a move for Quintero.

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As things stand, we could utilise the services of a creative midfielder. With the likes of Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son regularly playing as wingers, Dele Alli was tasked with the No.10 role for a good majority of the previous term.

Quintero’s presence would definitely boost our forces and also provide healthy competition for Alli. Hence, given a chance, Spurs should pursue a deal for the Colombian sensation this summer.

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Tottenham stadium update: New pitch to be laid out in October

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Tottenham’s new stadium saw artificial lighting for the pitch being tested in the past week. The moveable lights are expected to help the pitch grow but there was no grass on the surface as per the video.

Football.london claims that the new pitch could be laid as early as October. The report adds that construction firm Mace revealed at a “Business Community Liaison Group” at Lilywhite House that the pitch would be laid in October.

The report adds that the dates for the test events would be revealed a month ahead of their schedule. The construction firm and club are certain that there would be no more delays regarding these events.

Football.london further claimed that an artificial NFL pitch has been installed at the base of our new home.

The latest revelations are good news for Tottenham fans who have been waiting for the stadium to be completed.

We all know that our first visitors were supposed to be Liverpool and we have been playing our Premier League home games at Wembley so far. Tottenham did play all their home games at Wembley last season as well and so, playing at this venue shouldn’t be a problem for the team.

Read more: Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club

The same stadium will be our home for the Champions League group clashes. However, Stadium MK has been selected as the venue for our Carabao Cup clash against Watford on Wednesday.

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This Tottenham star pushed club to secure Stadium MK for Carabao Cup clash

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Tottenham will play their Carabao Cup Third Round clash against Watford at Stadium MK. The decision was taken with the help of the FA as Wembley is unavailable on Wednesday.

This would be our second home stadium this season after Wembley. Stadium MK will hold special memories for Dele Alli as we signed the youngster from MK Dons a few years ago.

The Englishman has become a crucial player for us and the midfielder spoke about returning to his old stomping ground.

The 22-year-old claimed that he tried to push the stadium to be selected for the clash against Watford.

Alli added that he was excited as the rest of the Tottenham players would visit Stadium MK. The 22-year-old had even hyped up the venue to his teammates.

It isn’t easy to make it to the top level and Alli added that his initial aim was to break into the first-team at MK Dons and then take it from there.

Read more: Tottenham star moves up in list of top scorers after goal against Brighton

We moved swiftly to sign the youngster back then and it has paid off really well. The attacking midfielder hasn’t been brilliant for us in the ongoing campaign but the Carabao Cup clash in his old home could be the spark he needs.

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“Helped me fall back in love with Spurs”, “Warrior” – Some Tottenham fans love former player’s tweet

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Former Tottenham star Ryan Mason’s football career came to a premature end after he picked up a skull fracture while playing for Hull City.

The former Spurs was facing Chelsea and hung his boots in 2018 but is adored by many fans.

Now 27, the midfielder shared a video of him scoring a goal for us four years ago and what a strike it was from the Englishman.

This was Mason’s first goal for Spurs and it came in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder might not have been the most gifted player ever but he always gave 100% on the pitch and his move to Hull City, unfortunately, did not work out.

Mason played for numerous clubs in the English system, serving stints at Millwall, Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers.

The former Spurs star also had one cap for the England national side in 2015 and a number of fans tweeted their love for the player after his post.

Read more: “I’m happy at Tottenham” – Star claims he has work to do at Spurs despite interest from Bayern Munich

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