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Redknapp admits Beckham interest

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keen to sign David Beckham when his contract expires in November.



Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keen to sign David Beckham when his contract expires in November.

The former England captain trained with the club last January but both Spurs and LA Galaxy failed to agree terms in order to finalise a temporary deal.

Redknapp, however, is a keen admirer of the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder and would happily sign the 36-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January.

“If David wants to come to Tottenham I’d welcome him with open arms,” Redknapp told The Sun.

“He’s definitely still good enough to play in the Premier League.

“His game was never about pace so whether he’s quick or not isn’t an issue.

“David’s unique quality is his use of the ball and his ability to pick out a player with a pinpoint pass. He is unbelievable and still an exceptional talent.

“I know first hand because we had him here last winter and he was terrific around the place. You couldn’t find a nicer fella and a better professional.

“He’s the best example there is for any young player, how he looks after himself, how he trains and how he’s stayed an ordinary guy despite his extraordinary success.

“He is worth his weight in gold, he’d be an asset for any club. I’d have him here, that’s for sure.

“He wouldn’t be able to play until the January transfer window opens, though, because we’ve already lodged our 25 players with the Premier League. But he’d be a great one to have around the club again.”

QPR are expected to rival the North London outfit for Beckham’s signature after Neil Warnock admitted his admiration for the LA Galaxy star.

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Tottenham set to receive transfer blow as Juventus steals a march for 19-year-old rising star



Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt

Tottenham face a huge task in signing Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus want Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, to discuss a possible transfer with the club director Fabio Paratici, according to Calciomercato (h/t

De Ligt is one of the highest rated players current in Ajax and has been linked with Tottenham, as per the report.

Manchester City and Barcelona are also interested in the 19-year-old. The Italian report adds that De Ligt has accepted an invitation from the Serie A giants to visit the club too.

Barcelona are willing to battle for the 19-year-old and even €50million would not be enough to prise the rising star away from Ajax (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham could count on their relationship with Ajax regarding players signed in recent years. Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen all joined Spurs from the Dutch giants, while Toby Alderweireld is a former Ajax player too.

Of course, it would be difficult to get into a bidding war with the two European giants. However, playing under one of the brightest managers in football could have its own benefits for a player like De Ligt.

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Juan Foyth and Sanchez have gotten better under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Hopefully, this factor and playing in possibly the toughest league in the world can sway De Ligt’s transfer to our direction.

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Out-of-favour Tottenham star offered escape route by Athletic Bilbao



Fernando Llorente

Athletic Bilbao could provide Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente a return home due to their presidential elections, according to the Independent.

The Spaniard has struggled for goals and games at Tottenham since signing from Swansea City last season. Although the striker helped Harry Kane score in our 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven recently, Llorente is open to a move back to Spain.

Speaking after the win, the Spaniard was quoted by the Independent as saying:

“I’ve been away from home for many years.

“I’d love to go back to La Liga.”

The report suggests that the presidential candidates have already sounded out the player over a return to his former side. The report adds that candidates need to find “vote-winning” promises and a winter signing of Llorente is seen as an easy move.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham

The 33-year-old is a back-up to Harry Kane, and only has one start to his name this season. The former Swansea man hasn’t started any Premier League or Champions League games and has just four substitute appearances in those competitions this season.

Llorente’s contract is up at the end of the window, and the striker can negotiate with foreign clubs in January.

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However, the elections in Bilbao could hasten up the deal and we could get some cash into the club. The Spaniard hasn’t been the greatest back-up for Kane, and hopefully, we find someone who can do the job from our youth system until the end of this season.

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Tottenham viewing 30-year-old Bundesliga powerhouse as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld



Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng is being looked at by Tottenham, according to Transfer Market Web (h/t Daily Star).

The 30-year-old has been decent for Bayern ever since he joined them from Manchester City and has been ever-present for the German side in recent years.

The German even picked up the World Cup in 2014 and the report adds that his contract with Bayern ends in 2021. The centre-back was linked (h/t Daily Star) with a move to PSG and Manchester United in the summer and claimed it was difficult for him to leave the Bundesliga giants.

The report adds that Toby Alderweireld could leave Spurs next summer and the German could replace the Belgian.

Toby Alderweireld Tottenham

Toby Alderweireld

Alderweireld hasn’t signed a new deal with Spurs and his contract will expire at the end of the season. The report adds that we can extend his stay at the club by 12 months.

There are a number of clubs interested in the Belgian, as per the report, but we should do everything we can to keep him at the club.

Boateng might have Premier League experience but he isn’t at the same level as Alderweireld. The Belgian has formed a great partnership with Jan Vertonghen at the back too.

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Getting Boateng on the cheap would not be a bad deal if he is a back-up to one of our first-choice defenders. We also have Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez in the team, and it might be tough for the German to play regularly under Mauricio Pochettino.

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