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Tottenham were linked with Turkish sensation Cengiz Under earlier in the week and it was reported that Spurs beat Manchester United to complete a £8million deal for the player dubbed as ‘the Turkish Dybala’.

However, the plot has taken a twist, and the twist has arrived in the form of a certain Marcelo Bielsa, who is the manager of French club Lille. Bielsa is believed to be the mentor of Mauricio Pochettino and the latest report on Tottenham’s pursuit of Cengiz Under is that Lille have submitted a bid for the Turkish starlet, which matches Spurs’ bid of £8million.

According to Mercato365, Under is among Lille’s priority transfer targets and they have submitted an offer matching Tottenham’s reported bid of €9million (£8m approx).

The interest in the player has been evident and Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag confirmed that the Turkish international has attracted interest from England. He was quoted by as saying;

“There were scouts from Premier League scouts and La Liga teams at the Besiktas derby.I will reveal the details at the end of the season as I do not want to distract the team. We do not want to sell Under but will discuss this once the season is over.”

The player’s agent also revealed their plan to move to Europe and play there. This was a massive boost for the European clubs that were chasing the youngster. This would have probably been why we’d have bid for the player.

Under’s agent, Omer Koray Uzun denied an agreement being reached but did confirm Spurs interest. He said,

“There is no agreement right now with any club, there are several clubs from England, Germany and France scouting Under but no deal. I have heard about the Lille rumour, there is no offer like is being reported but they are interested and considering making a move. We are waiting for the right moment but Cengiz will play in Europe and his club want the same for him.It is just a matter of the right time now, his club and manager Abdullah Avci deserve a lot of praise for taking a risk on him and giving him the chance to prove himself.”

Going by the words of Basaksehir president and Under’s agent Omer Koray Uzun, it is quite clear that there is a battle going on to sign this talented Turkish lad. There certainly seems to be a lot of interest in the player and the latest development is a bit of a worry as we’d probably be missing out on a young starlet.

Nevertheless, if it is that Pochettino is serious about the player, then we would quite easily be able to beat Lille to the signature of Cengiz Under.


Former PL rival manager backs Tottenham to pick up several trophies if they beat Liverpool



Latest Spurs news: Jose Mourinho claims Tottenham could win more trophies if they lift Champions League title

Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that winning the Champions League could lead to more success for Tottenham.

Spurs face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League final on June 1. Tottenham are yet to win a trophy under Mauricio Pochettino.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

However, Mourinho believes winning this crown can lead to several trophies (h/t Independent):

“Of course, Spurs is not winning titles and to win the first one, the biggest one of all, would be, of course, fantastic and would mean to win other domestic trophies (is easier) because the Champions League is the biggest one of all.”

Pochettino has done a fine job at Tottenham but Jurgen Klopp will also be looking to win his first trophy with Liverpool. The last trophy we won was the League Cup back in 2008.

Tottenham looking to get some players fit for final

Mourinho could be right in suggesting that getting one trophy in the bag can lead to others too.

Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez

Spurs were great against Manchester City over the two legs in the quarterfinals and we should have one of the stars from that game back for the clash against the Reds.

Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury in the 1-0 win over City but should play a part in the final.

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Harry Winks, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez are also in a race to regain fitness and hopefully, we play with the strongest possible team at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Tottenham could finalise £22m deal for English star after the Champions League final



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham looking to seal £22m deal with Napoli for Kieran Trippier

The Evening Standard claims that Tottenham could finalise a £22m deal with Napoli for 28-year-old right-back Kieran Trippier after the Champions League final.

Spurs reached the final after beating Ajax over two legs and face Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1.

The report adds that Spurs have blocked all negotiations until after the final, however, there is optimism from all sides that the deal for Trippier can be completed.

The English defender has struggled this season and the report claims that Napoli are aware of the tough negotiation tactics by Daniel Levy.

Getting £22m for a 28-year-old who hasn’t done well this season isn’t a bad deal, and it will be interesting to see if the deal does take place right after the final.

A big decision awaits Pochettino

The report adds that Mauricio Pochettino has a tough decision to make regarding who plays as the right-back against Liverpool.

Trippier had a tough time against Ajax over the two legs, however, he did well in the second half in our 3-2 win over the Dutch giants.

We could play Serge Aurier as the Ivorian has just returned from an injury. Kyle Walker-Peters is the other right-back in the side, but it would be a major surprise if the English youngster starts.

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Trippier could play his final game for Spurs on June 1 if the report is true, and it would be great if he can finish his career here with a trophy.

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Major boost for Tottenham as English star is fit for the Champions League final



Latest Spurs news: Harry Winks is fit for Champions League final

Sky Sports reports that Harry Winks is fit for the Champions League final on 1st June against Liverpool.

The 23-year-old midfielder last played for us in the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

Harry Winks

Harry Winks

The midfielder was recovering from a groin injury and the report claims that the Englishman trained with Tottenham team for the entire week.

Winks’ return will be a huge boost for manager Mauricio Pochettino as he plans to win his first trophy at Tottenham. The English midfielder has played 39 times for us in all competitions this season, and found the back of the net once.

Pochettino to make a decision on another player

Winks should start for us if he is 100% fit, and the report claims that Pochettino has to take a call on Harry Kane’s role in the final.

Harry Kane

The striker is also closing in on full fitness and trained with some of the players recently.

Kane and Winks returning to the team would be a huge boost, however, the pair is rusty and putting them against a good Liverpool team might be risky.

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The Reds beat us twice this season, however, a cup final is difficult to predict. Spurs have a great chance of winning the Champions League and let us hope we pull it off.

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Mauricio Pochettino speaks about his future at Tottenham and links with Real Madrid



Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino will decide his future after the Champions League final

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino once again spoke about his future and claimed it depended on what the club’s ambitions are.

The Argentine has led Spurs to the final of the Champions League and we are regular top four finishers under the former Southampton manager.

However, Spurs haven’t spent any money in two transfer windows while all our rivals have strengthened their sides.

Spurs finished a distant fourth behind the top two in the Premier League this season, and Poch spoke during an interview with El Partidazo de Cope about learning of Tottenham’s ambitions next season before making a decision (h/t Mirror):

“I will not make decisions about my future (until) after the final, it is important to know what the club’s future plan is.

“If we want to return to the Champions League final next year and fight with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title, we need reinforcements.”

The manager added that City’s ambition was to win the Champions League while we had to finish the stadium. Spurs moved into their new home a few weeks ago, and the Argentine also provided an update on Real Madrid.

Poch spoke with Perez

The Argentine spoke about his links with Real Madrid and admitted he had been in contact with president Florentino Perez:

“Real Madrid? I have no other goals if I am not training Tottenham; football takes you where you deserve. Ahead of the final, we will train at Valdebebas and sleep in a nearby hotel.

“I asked Florentino to let us sleep in the sports center, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.”

Thankfully, Real have already signed Zinedine Zidane as their manager though the Frenchman left before the start of this season. It would be crazy if they sacked Zidane to replace him with Pochettino, but the Argentine has been linked with Juventus (h/t Mirror) in recent weeks.

The Italian giants decided to part ways with Max Allegri despite the Italian winning the Serie A in every season in charge.

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Spurs have to spend to keep hold of Pochettino and hopefully, that does not depend on us lifting the Champions League crown.

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