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Manchester City looking to steal a deal for Tottenham target

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Frenkie de Jong

Manchester City are trying to beat a host of clubs to the signing of Frenkie de Jong. The Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to Tottenham (h/t Football.london).

The report claims that Ajax rejected a £45 million bid for their youngster from Spurs. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in the 21-year-old, as per the report.

City have contacted the Dutch club in hopes of finalising a deal for the midfielder ahead of the other clubs, according to Tuttomercatoweb (h/t Football.london).

De Jong has played seven games in all competitions for Ajax and is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Dutch football.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

Former Barcelona star Ronald de Boer also expects De Jong to leave the Dutch club soon and was quoted as saying:

“Frenkie is incredible. He is a footballer for whom you go to a stadium to watch him play. He is one of those who marks the differences and is still very young.

“I do not know if it will end at Barca but it would be normal for him to leave. If he arrives at the Camp Nou, he has quality enough to succeed.”

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Spurs have made it a habit of signing players from Ajax in recent seasons. Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez all have moved from Holland to Tottenham, and it would be incredible if De Jong follows suit.

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“It feels like our second home” – Tottenham star unsure about staying at Wembley for the rest of the season

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Christian Eriksen has claimed that Wembley is like a second home for Tottenham, and isn’t sure if we will stay at the stadium for the rest of the season.

Tottenham’s new ground won’t be ready this year and Daniel Levy confirmed we would be sticking to Wembley till 2019.

The club also moved to strike a deal to keep playing at Wembley till our home is completed, and Eriksen was quoted by the Sun saying:

“I don’t know if we are going to stay at Wembley for the rest of the season.

“We are happy at Wembley for more than a year now and it feels like our second home.”

The Dane added that the players couldn’t wait to play at the new ground but wanted the stadium to be perfect before the team move in.

The former Ajax star added that the professionals would be working hard to get the stadium done and the players have to concentrate on their job too.

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League and are five points behind Manchester City, who lead the table.

Our next game is going to be a real battle as we face undefeated Chelsea. The Blues are just a point ahead of us in the Premier League, and a win will put us back in the race for the title.

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Eriksen hasn’t been at his best for Spurs this season, however, a game against our rivals should be enough motivation for all the players involved.

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(Video) Tottenham fan shares clips of new stadium’s interiors and more

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Tottenham’s new stadium is inching closer to completion and we are receiving clips and pictures from various sources.

We saw Lord Alan Sugar tweet about the ground being one of the best in the world recently, and another Twitter user, AdamJ_COYS shared a number of clips of the stadium’s interior.

One of the most striking videos saw the Spurs fan capture the NFL home team and Tottenham dressing rooms.

The NFL changing rooms even have the league’s logo emblazoned on a number of areas, and we caught a glimpse of some other workers taking a snap too.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tottenham stadium video unless we saw what the pitch looked like and the user even captured some of the seating areas which look close to completion.

The Spurs shop is one of the biggest attractions in the new ground and a video of the same was posted as well.

Tottenham’s stadium is set to be one of the best in the world but we will have to wait a little longer before any of the matches are played in the ground.

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Spurs are set to remain at Wembley till the end of the year, and we are to get an update on the new ground sometime in December.

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(Video) Tottenham’s new stadium captured in fantastic overhead video

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Tottenham will play their remaining home games of 2018 in Wembley but consturction of our new stadium seems to be chugging along. A new video showcases the exterior of the stadium, and it does seem close to completion.

There is some work to be done in the outer section of the ground, but the roof panels seem to be installed in all the right places.

The stadium was expected to be ready by September to host Liverpool, however, the club have faced delays and Daniel Levy recently claimed that we would be staying at Wembley till the end of the year.

Further, the club have negotiated a deal to play at Wembley till the new stadium is ready, and the club is expected to provide an update on the new ground in December.

The new home looks amazing, and it will be interesting to see which club we do face once the ground is ready.

White Hart Lane was a brilliant ground to play in, especially due to the vociferous backing of the Spurs faithful.

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Tottenham are doing their bit to keep our new stadium as close to the old Spurs experience as possible with the club even installing a Golden Cockerel in the new ground.

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