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As per a report released by Construction News, employees working on Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium have been offered extra pay for longer hours with adverts appearing for 80-hour weeks.

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium project, which is undertaken by Mace, is nearing its completion date for our club to host an Under-23 game on August 27 against Brighton before welcoming Liverpool for the second home game of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

With the deadline fast approaching, Construction News has gathered evidence of workers on the site being incentivised to undertake back-to-back 12-hour shifts. Construction News claim they have seen job adverts for posts working 16-hour days and 80-hour weeks.

There is no suggestion that construction company Mace, who are building Spurs’ new home, are responsible for the advertisements. But Labour’s shadow minister for labour Justin Madders wants an investigation into the claims.

“Terms and conditions that put the welfare of workers at risk are unacceptable and the source of these adverts must be thoroughly investigated as a matter of urgency,” Madders told Construction News.

“This is a high-profile project which should be founded on a gold standard of health and safety. A tight timeframe is no excuse for working conditions that can put people at risk.

“The government must act immediately to ensure all those working on Tottenham’s stadium are doing so safely and are not being forced to work dangerously long hours.”

The Construction News have received an email from one subcontractor offering employees an extra four hours pay if they work four 12-hour shifts in a row.

A Mace spokesperson said the company would work with Tottenham to ensure health and safety standards are met. Our club have also released a statement, assuring that Mace have complete control of the stadium site and supply the appropriate level of welfare facilities to the employees.

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Apart from the Premier League games, our brand new stadium will also host NFL fixtures, concerts and eSports. The first NFL game is due to take place in mid-October. Let’s hope everything works out smoothly and the stadium is ready for the upcoming Premier League season.

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“Excellent news”, “Back where he belongs”: Some Tottenham fans ecstatic as former star joins coaching staff

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Latest Spurs news: Ryan Mason handed role of academy coach ahead of new season

Tottenham confirmed some changes in their coaching staff, with former midfielder Ryan Mason joining as an academy coach.

The release adds that Matt Taylor and Nigel Gibbs joined the academy coaching team, with Chris Riley and Tory Archibald-Henville moving to the senior side.

Taylor joins as the U18 coach, and the former midfielder scored some cracking goals during his time with Portsmouth.

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Ryan Mason

The former Pompey star was the player-manager for Swindon Town previously.

Fans excited with Mason’s appointment

Mason needs no introduction to the Tottenham fans after making it through the academy and into the first-team.

The former midfielder joined Hull City after several impressive performances for Spurs, however, his career was cut short after a head injury.

The release adds that the 28-year-old was involved with the Tottenham academy for youth matches last season, and was working on his coaching badges.

Mason joins as an academy coach and will be responsible for the U19 UEFA Youth League side. The former Tottenham star knows what it is to reach the top with Spurs, and it was upsetting when he had to retire from the game.

However, he has the opportunity of being regularly involved in football with the role at Tottenham, and many fans could not hide their happiness after the announcement was made.

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Tottenham are favourites to land English star despite interest from Premier League rivals

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham favourites to sign Ryan Sessegnon despite Liverpool interest

Bleacher Report (h/t Daily Star) claims that Liverpool are interested in Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old helped the Cottagers reach the Premier League but had to deal with relegation last season.

Sessegnon produced sparks of brilliance in an underwhelming campaign that yielded just two goals and six assists from 35 Premier League games.

Ryan Sessegnon

The 19-year-old is out of a contract next year and has already told Fulham that he will not be signing a new deal (h/t Daily Star). The report adds that Sessegnon could be available for £35m and Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the English youngster.

The Reds even sent scouts to watch Sessegnon last season and the report adds that the Englishman would provide Andy Robertson with the competition.

Although Liverpool are keen on the versatile youngster, the report claims that Sessegnon will join Tottenham as he wants to stay in London.

Tottenham want Sessegnon to replace Englishman in team

The report adds that Tottenham see Sessegnon as a long-term replacement for left-back Danny Rose.

Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon can play in the defence but some of his best performances came further up the pitch. The 19-year-old can play on either wing and it will be interesting to see how he is deployed by Pochettino once he is signed.

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It would be great if we can wrap up some of our transfers soon so that Pochettino can start planning for pre-season.

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Tottenham confident of this £75,000-a-week star agreeing to sign new contract

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Tottenham transfer news: Spurs confident Eriksen will sign a new contract

Tottenham are growing increasingly confident that Christian Eriksen will sign a new contract with the club, as per a report from the Sun.

The Dane’s deal with Tottenham expires in the summer of 2020 and there has been plenty of speculation over his future, with Manchester United eyeing a move for him as Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford is in doubt, claims the Sun.

The report claims both Eriksen and Spurs are closer to an agreement after the latest round of talks and our club are willing to double his £75,000-a-week wages. But the north Londoners will need to qualify for the Champions League next season if we want our star midfielder to pen a new deal.

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Spurs are gunning for a top-four finish and have four games left in the Premier League to play, with three at our new home. We face a fight to finish in the top four following our 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, however, defeats for Arsenal and Manchester United have not affected the table.

Eriksen should stay at Spurs

The aforementioned story comes as a huge boost to Spurs that Eriksen is willing to commit his future to the club by penning a new deal.

Christian Eriksen

The 27-year-old has been one of the most consistent performers at our club ever since he joined from Ajax in 2013. He is one of Mauricio Pochettino’s crucial cogs in the team and without his presence in the engine room, we simply lack cohesion and creativity in the final third.

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But for persuading Eriksen to sign a new deal we will need to qualify for the Champions League, either through a league position or by winning this season’s competition. Let’s hope we achieve that by any means.

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(Video) Marcus Edwards torments Willem II defence but must work harder on this key aspect

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Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards got an assist in his first start for Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie and enjoyed a decent 90 minutes for the side.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at the club and prior to this game, the Englishman made a cameo appearance where he impressed in the 4-2 loss against ADO Den Haag.

The youngster played on the right-wing for the Dutch side against Willem II and provided an assist in the 2-2 draw.

A highlights package of his performance was uploaded by JakeMantonTHFC on YouTube and the player does a lot of good work for his side.

The Englishman tracks back and helps the defence but his real quality comes out in the final third.

The 19-year-old terrorizes Willem II down the right but his final product needs some work. Time and again, he either failed to pick out the right man or kept the ball for a little too long.

We must give him some credit, however, as the youngster often tries to create something for Excelsior while in possession.

The boy is a talent and is clearly willing to be the creator in the final third. But there is a lot of work that needs to be done before he is the finished product.

Read more: Former England star lists out errors made by Tottenham stars against Liverpool

Edwards does frustrate at times but with more experience and playing time, he might return to Tottenham as a quality addition to the side.

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