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Brighton youngster Ben White has rejected a new contract offer from the Premier League club amidst interest from us as well as Liverpool, according to The Sun.

The 20-year-old White who is currently on loan with Newport made senior appearances for Brighton in the EFL Cup during the 2016-17 season.

He was sent to Newport last summer in order for him to gain more experience at the highest level and to aide his development. He has been a key part of the Newport side this season as they attempt to win a place in the promotion playoffs, with the club currently 9 points behind 7th placed Swindon Town.

The youngster’s performances have alerted a number of clubs who have monitored his progress at Newport and he has subsequently declined the chance to sign a new contract with his parent club.

We do have a good reputation for the way in which we have worked with young talents during recent seasons and it appears that White is on our summer shopping list along with David Brooks.

We will, however, face strong competition from Liverpool who have also been signing players from lower Leagues during recent seasons, notably Joe Gomez and Emeka Obi. However, unlike us, the Reds do not really have space for another central defender in their squad and if White does join them,  it will be very difficult to see him get first team action.

At this stage, Brighton will represent his best chance of gaining first-team football at a higher level. However it does remain to be seen if the Seagulls manage to avoid relegation this season, as they are just 4 points clear of 18th placed Swansea.

The prospect of playing for a club which has higher status and better facilities could be something appealing to the player.

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Juan Foyth names former Manchester United star as his idol while growing up

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Juan Foyth celebrates with his Tottenham teammates

Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.

Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.

The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.

The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.

“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”

The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.

Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.

For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.

“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”

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Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.

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

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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 Football.london).

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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“It is strange that Daniel asked for details like this” – Mauricio Pochettino surprised about his inputs for new stadium

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Daniel Levy asked the Argentine about some design elements as our new stadium is being constructed.

Spurs expected to play at the new ground in September, however, the stadium has been hit by many delays and we are unsure when it will be ready for use.

Pochettino has seen Spurs start the Premier League season well and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.

The Argentine was quoted by the Mirror about Levy asking him for some inputs related to the stadium:

“It is strange that Daniel asked for some details like this because he is the architect and he loves this kind of thing.

“But yes, he asked, because we are the professionals and afterwards we are going to be using those different things at the stadium.”

Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy

Spurs were recently given clearance to play at Wembley till the end of the current campaign, should the stadium not be ready before the 2019-20 season, as per the Mirror.

We played all our home games at Wembley last season, and the new stadium certainly is taking much longer than expected to be completed.

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Tottenham will have one of the best grounds in football once our new home is ready. Hopefully, Pochettino can lead us to a few titles once the venue is open.

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