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Why Tottenham should sign Jean Michael Seri from Fulham

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Tottenham let Mousa Dembele move to China in January and are yet to fill the void he has left in central midfield. With frequent injuries to midfield powerhouse Victor Wanyama, Spurs should be on the market in search for a midfielder and former Nice man Jean Michael Seri will be a perfect fit.

Seri joined Fulham in the from Ligue 1 side Nice. The 27-year-old has played every game for the Lillywhites since his move from France. Fulham are on the brink of relegation and are placed 19th in the league, 8 points off of safety. The asking fee for the midfielder will drop considerably if Claudio Ranieri’s side are relegated and Spurs should move in for the Ivorian.

Jean Michael Seri moved to Porto on loan from his first club ASEC Mimosas in November 2012. The loan move turned out to be unsuccessful as he failed to make a single appearance for the first team. The following season, Seri moved to another Portuguese club Pacos de Ferreira. The Ivorian made 54 appearances for the club before moving to Nice in 2015.

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Seri rose to spotlight at the French club in his debut season. He played every game in the league and bagged 3 goals and 6 assists that season. The Ivorian’s next season in France was a massive success as he scored 7 goals and picked up 9 assists in a terrific campaign for Nice as they finished 3rd in the French top flight. After 3 brilliant seasons at Nice, Seri was linked to a number of big clubs but he shocked the footballing world by signing a 4 year deal with Fulham.

Seri is a versatile midfielder who can play as a number 6,8 or as a 10. As a defensive midfielder, The Ivorian wins his fair share of balls and averages 1.5 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in the Premier League. Seri has an outstanding right foot and has the ability to shoot from distance, in open play or from a dead ball situation.

Seri could fit in well at Spurs and can play next to Eric Dier in a box-to-box role. The 27-year-old can adapt himself based on the opposition and can slot in anywhere in central midfield. The Ivorian’s energy and physicality will be welcomed by Mauricio Pochettino whose style of play will bring the best out of Seri.

Should Fulham get relegated, Seri could look to move on to further his career but irrespective of Fulham’s situation, Tottenham should make a move for the former Nice man in the summer.

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Tottenham receive game-changing Champions League boost thanks to this Serie A result

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Latest Spurs news: Tottenham move into Champions League Pot 2 thanks to Serie A results

Tottenham have been handed a boost in the upcoming Champions League season as with a spot in Pot 2, according to Football.london.

The report claims that AS Roma’s failure to finish in the Champions League places on the last day of the Serie A campaign helped Spurs achieve the place in the Pots.

Roma won their final game of the season but that was cancelled out by wins for Atalanta and AC Milan, with the latter pair finishing third and fourth respectively.

The Rome side would have been placed above us in the Pots had they made it into the Champions League. Roma have a better coefficient than us (h/t Football.london) and also reached the semi-finals of the competition last season.

Spurs’ group could be easier next time

Moving into Pot 2 should give us a relatively easier group than the last two seasons.

Tottenham have been placed in tough groups which have included Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund in the previous two campaigns.

We have proved our mettle in Europe by making it out of the tough groups, and this season has been incredible thanks to our run to the final.

The report adds that Tottenham could also move to Pot 1 of the Champions League as a place is reserved for the winners.

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Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1 June, and could avoid Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus should they beat the Reds.

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“I’ve just got a feeling” – Former Tottenham manager believes Spurs have their name on Champions League crown

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Latest Spurs news: Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham have their name on Champions League trophy

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that Spurs have their name on the Champions League trophy.

Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1 June, and the Reds are slight favourites given than they beat us twice in the Premier League this season.

However, Tottenham’s Champions League campaign has been crazy. There have been late goals in several games and we produced an epic comeback to defeat Ajax in Amsterdam 3-2 to reach the final.

Redknapp also spoke about the fantastic games we have had this season as he believes Spurs will win the Champions League (h/t Daily Mail):

“You just get the feeling that Tottenham have got their name on the trophy.

“They’ve gone through when they looked like going out in the knockout stages, last-minute goals in other games got them through.”

Redknapp expects a great game

Liverpool have a great attacking trio but Redknapp believes that a fit Harry Kane can create problems with the other players we have in the attack.

Son Heung-min has been excellent in recent weeks while Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick in the win over Ajax.

The Englishman did not believe the final would be a dull game due to the attacking nature of both teams.

Tottenham might have finished way behind Liverpool in the league table but nothing can be taken for granted in a final.

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Spurs have the quality to defeat Liverpool and should we have a fit Kane back for the final, Mauricio Pochettino might be celebrating his first trophy at Spurs.

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Tottenham asked to stump out £20m to sign this 18-year-old rising Championship star

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Spurs transfer news: Leeds United want £20m for English winger Jack Clarke

The Sunday People (h/t Daily Star) reports that Leeds United want £20m for 19-year-old winger Jack Clarke.

The teen had a great season for Leeds after breaking into the side, but the team had to deal with disappointment as they missed out on Premier League promotion.

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Leeds failed to reach the final of the play-offs, and the report claims that Tottenham are interested in the 19-year-old Clarke.

The report adds that the player falls into Tottenham’s transfer strategy of signing quality young English talent.

Clarke was also named as Leeds’ Young Player of the Season despite only making four starts in the Championship.

The 19-year-old made 25 appearances in all competitions under Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds will be hurting post their failure to reach the Premier League.

Pochettino to use his links with Bielsa?

Mauricio Pochettino has a great relationship with the Leeds manager and that could work in our favour as we look to make some signings in the summer.

Pochettino has done well with young players throughout his career and we could do with some a winger joining us in the transfer window.

Erik Lamela has spent a lot of time injured this season while we could use some cover for Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.

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Clarke isn’t the finished article yet and could improve further under someone like Pochettino.

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Mauricio Pochettino drops massive hint about his future after Champions League final

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Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino hints at staying at Tottenham beyond the Champions League final

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted at staying at the club beyond the Champions League final.

The Wanda Metropolitano hosts the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June, and the manager claimed he could quit the club if Spurs lifted the title (h/t Mirror).

However, the Argentine dropped a major hint of staying beyond the final as he spoke about the next chapter post the Champions League (h/t Mirror).

“There were two different feelings mixed in the same moment after the semi-final.

“Reaching the Champions League final is the end of an amazing chapter for the club. But, at the same time, the moment you reach the final, it’s like, ‘I want to be involved in the next chapter of the club’.”

Spurs need to take the next step

Pochettino has done an excellent job so far since joining from Southampton, but our spending in recent seasons has not matched that of the top teams in the Premier League.

Spurs didn’t sign a single player in two windows, yet we are set to play our biggest European game in decades.

Tottenham have to spend in the summer and strengthen a side that has seen several injuries hit them this season.

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It is difficult to imagine any other manager doing as great a job in a similar condition as Pochettino has, and we have to keep the Argentine for the coming years.

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