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Hugo Lloris shines for Tottenham – Player ratings from 3-1 win over Southampton

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Tottenham players celebrate against Southampton

Tottenham made light work of Southampton and returned to winning ways in the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino changed a few things from the side that lost to Arsenal in the North London Derby, and Harry Kane got things rolling in the ninth minute.

We had to wait till the second half for more goals as Lucas Moura scored in the 51st minute before Son Heung-min effective killed the tie.

The Saints, who had sacked Mark Hughes before the game, had a number of quality chances but were only able to get the better of Hugo Lloris in the 93rd minute.

Charlie Austin got the goal but this was a decent performance and took us back into the top four. Tottenham have a couple of tricky away trips against Leicester and Barcelona, and here are the player ratings from our win.

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham

Hugo Lloris – 8.5/10

The Frenchman was excellent in keeping four quality shots from the Saints out. Lloris didn’t have a great derby but he showed his ability in this tie, however, he could not do much to stop Austin’s goal.

Kieran Trippier – 6.5/10

Serge Aurier got a break as Trippier started but he did look a little rusty and couldn’t provide much in attack.

Juan Foyth – 7/10

Foyth had a decent game after a tough derby, and he finished the game as our right-back.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

Alderweireld didn’t really have a lot to do in the game, and it was great having him back in the side after the derby debacle.

Danny Rose – 7/10

The English defender did a decent job as our left-back, and hopefully, he stays fit for a while as some tough games come.

Eric Dier Dele Alli Tottenham

Eric Dier – 6.5/10

Dier was responsible for one of the goals in our loss to Arsenal, and he could not stop Austin from scoring. The Englishman seems a bit slow, and some teams are exploiting him.

Harry Winks – 7.5/10

A typical Winks performance as he kept things ticking in midfield and didn’t really make any noteworthy mistakes.

Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min – 8/10

The South Korean could have scored early on but he hit the post. Son was brilliant throughout the game and could have scored more than the one goal he got.

Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10

Eriksen assisted Kane for the opening goal and he could have recorded another assist but his corner was flicked on by Alderweireld but the Belgian couldn’t score.

Lucas Moura – 7.5/10

The Brazilian found the back of the next after what felt like ages. The attacker reacted quickest to a shot and scored in the second half.

Harry Kane – 8/10

Kane was back to his best after the derby and he also provided Son with the assist for our third goal of the night.

Substitutes

Moussa Sissoko – 6/10

Sissoko got a deserved break after a tough month and was brought on late in the game.

Dele Alli – 5/10

Alli came on to replace Eriksen late in the game.

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It was great seeing the youngster get a few minutes on the pitch.

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La Liga giants slap €50m price-tag on Tottenham-linked Spanish star

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Spurs transfer news: Real Madrid slap €50m price-tag on Dani Ceballos

AS (h/t Metro) reports that Real Madrid have slapped a €50m price-tag on Tottenham target Dani Ceballos.

The Spanish star is currently away on U21 Euro duty, and the report claims that the 22-year-old is expected to leave the La Liga giants.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The report adds that Madrid will sell the youngster to balance their books as they have already spent more than €300m in the market. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez rates Ceballos highly, but it seems that the youngster has not impressed manager Zinedine Zidane.

Ceballos started several games under Julen Lopetegui but Zidane’s return saw the Spaniard fall down the pecking order.

The Frenchman is happy to let the attacking midfielder go, and the report adds that Ceballos is a priority for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The report claims that Spurs have already held preliminary talks with the Real Madrid star, while Arsenal and AC Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old.

Dani Ceballos

Spanish star seen as Eriksen’s replacement

Christian Eriksen had spoken of a desire to face a new challenge, and the report adds that Ceballos is seen as the Dane’s replacement.

Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso is the other player touted as Eriksen’s replacement (h/t Metro) and is also on international duty.

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The Argentine midfielder is with the national side for the Copa America and helped them defeat Qatar 2-0.

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Tottenham star could end tough time at North London as Belgian giants are keen on the 25-year-old

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Spurs transfer news: Belgian side Anderlecht interested in Vincent Janssen

Vincent Janssen’s horrible time in the Premier League could come to an end. The Dutch striker joined Tottenham from AZ in 2016 but struggled to make a mark in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old was one of the brightest talents in the Eredivisie before he moved to Tottenham, but things have not gone well for Janssen.

The Dutch striker only made 42 appearances for us across three seasons and scored just six times. Janssen also spent the 2017-18 season at Fenerbahce and could be off to Belgium.

Vincent Janssen
Vincent Janssen at Fenerbahce

Het Laatste Nieuws (h/t Football.london) claims that Anderlecht are interested in signing the 25-year-old.

Selling Janssen seems to be the right move for Spurs

The Dutch striker does not seem to be in our plans and getting rid of him as quickly as possible would be good for all parties involved.

Janssen just could not fire at Tottenham, and it is a little upsetting that he wasn’t able to complete the transition from the Dutch league.

Selling Janssen should have been a part of our transfer plan for a while, and we need to make some moves in the summer window.

Vincent Janssen of Tottenham
Vincent Janssen

Tottenham need to sign a cover for Harry Kane as the English striker missed chunks of the season last time around.

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Fernando Llorente is also out of a contract after playing a role in our Champions League journey and hopefully, we get the right players in the transfer window.

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Tottenham offer £17m to sign Turkish league starlet – willing add 25-year-old flop in the deal

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham offer £17m and will offer Vincent Janssen for Elif Elmas

The Guardian claims that Tottenham are interested in Fenerbahce starlet Elif Elmas.

The 19-year-old is now a regular for the Turkish giants and is a Macedonian international.

Elif Elmas
Elif Elmas

The attacking midfielder scored four goals for Fenerbahce in the league last season and even played seven Europa League games. Elmas is one of the brightest prospects in the Turkish league and the report claims that we have offered £17m for the 19-year-old.

The report further claims that Spurs are willing to offer Vincent Janssen in any deal to land the Macedonian starlet.

Elmas can play in a deeper role and also played out wide last season at Fenerbahce.

Forgotten man to land us a youngster?

Janssen has struggled since arriving from the Netherlands and selling him off is the best course of action for Spurs.

Including him in a deal to sign a fresh face would be a decent bit of business too.

Vincent Janssen
Vincent Janssen at Fenerbahce

The Dutch forward made three substitute appearances for us last season and even struggled with injuries.

The 25-year-old does not seem to be a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and hopefully, we can sell him in the summer.

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Janssen was also sent on loan to Fenerbahce a couple of years ago, and that could work in our favour as we are interested in Elmas.

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Tottenham choose Leeds starlet over 22-goal Championship star as they look to finalise the deal

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham chose Jack Clarke over Jarrod Bowen for possible summer deal

The Sun reports that Tottenham are close to landing Leeds United’s teenage winger Jack Clarke.

The 18-year-old scored two goals and provided a couple of assists in the last Championship campaign, and was primarily used as a sub by Marcelo Bielsa.

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke

Leeds missed out on Premier League promotion, but Clarke impressed in several outings and would be a great addition to the Tottenham side.

Football.london’s Alasdair Gold spoke to Leeds Live regarding the possible move for Clarke, and claimed that Tottenham eyed another winger too:

“They’ve been scouting him for a while now and from what I understand Spurs were looking at Jack Clarke and Jarrod Bowen closely in the Championship last season and it was the younger Leeds man who eventually became the sole focus of their attention.”

The journalist added that Clarke could be sent back on loan to the Championship side, but that depends on how much we pay for the 18-year-old.

Jarrod Bowen is a target for Tottenham
Jarrod Bowen

Bowen would have been a good call too

The Hull City winger was one of the stars in the Championship last time around, as he scored 22 goals and provided four assists for the Tigers. Bowen is older than Clarke by four years and seems ready for the step up to the Premier League.

However, Mauricio Pochettino has a penchant to work with young talents and Clarke seems to be a perfect fit.

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It will be interesting to see if Spurs do send Clarke back on loan if he is signed. The Englishman will receive a lot more starts in the Championship than he would by staying at Tottenham.

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