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Tottenham plotting £22m raid for 17-goal La Liga ace and this powerful Serie A star

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham targeting Maxi Gomez and Luiz Felipe

Tottenham are plotting a £22million summer swoop for Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez, reports the Daily Mirror. The North London side are hoping to bolster their attack, with Fernando Llorente potentially departing this summer.

Since moving to Europe two years ago, Maxi Gomez has been a star for Celta Vigo. He netted 17 goals in La Liga last season in his first campaign in the La Liga. However, he has failed to hit the heights of last season and has netted just twice in his last 13 appearances.

Yet, the Daily Mirror claim West Ham wanted the Uruguayan hitman in the January transfer window but Celta refused to sell as they are battling against relegation. The 22-year-old has a release clause of £42m which will be halved to £22m should Celta suffer relegation, making him imminently more attainable for Tottenham.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants more depth in his attack next season and that largely could be the reason why he is interested in signing Gomez. Our gaffer also wants to bolster his team’s defensive options and is keen on Lazio defender Luiz Felipe, adds the report.

Toby Alderweireld’s future remains uncertain at our club, with the Belgian centre-half having refused to pen a new contract. He has a £26million clause in his contract that is active from the start of the summer’s transfer window up to the final two weeks.

Spurs have no option but to sell Alderweireld in the summer on a cut-price deal, with just a year of the defender’s contract remaining. Hence, Pochettino wants to add strength to his backline and is looking at Felipe, who is valued at around £18m-20m by Lazio, the report adds.

Gomez and Felipe will be solid additions for Spurs

Pochettino has done miracles this season without spending a single penny in the past two transfer windows. But to genuinely challenge for the Premier League title next term, he needs to persuade our board to spend money in the next window.

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Both Maxi Gomez and Luiz Felipe are affordable and our board must not hesitate to thrash out deals for them.

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“I hope that we fix the problem”: Pochettino claims Levy made a mistake regarding the transfer window

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Latest Spurs news: Pochettino claims Levy made a mistake regarding closure of English transfer window

Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes he made a mistake in closing the transfer window early.

The Mirror reports that Tottenham voted in favour of closing the English transfer window early although the European window is open until 2nd September.

Premier League clubs cannot buy players until the winter window though they can sell to foreign clubs till 2nd September.

This has left some clubs with problems, such as Tottenham, where Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of this season.

Pochettino claimed that Levy and other Premier League clubs’ heads knew they made a mistake (h/t Mirror):

“I wasn’t in agreement, but at that moment they believed that was best for the clubs.

“But I think he [Levy] and a lot of people now realise it was a massive mistake. I hope that we fix the problem for the next season.

“I think we need to go back and operate in the same way that they operate in Europe because I think it’s massive when you go to compete in the Europa League or Champions League.”

The transfer window has put Premier League clubs under pressure

The early closure of the window has given foreign clubs an advantage as they can conclude deals until the end of the month.

Christian Eriksen

Losing Eriksen now would be a major blow to the club, and the worst part is we cannot replace the Dane until the next transfer window.

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The big European clubs can still strengthen their teams for a couple of weeks, and if the Premier League is to compete with the other leagues, they have to ensure that the transfer window is in sync with the rest of the leagues.

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La Liga giants to submit last-minute £60m offer for this out-of-contract Tottenham star

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Spurs transfer news: Madrid prepare £60m bid for Tottenham’s Eriksen

The Sun claims that Real Madrid will make a last-minute £60m offer to land Christian Eriksen.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of the season and the report claims that Real see Eriksen as a replacement for Luka Modric.

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Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

The 27-year-old is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and started in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Saturday.

Daniel Levy doesn’t want to lose big players on a free and the report adds Madrid will try to use this and land Eriksen just before the end of the transfer window on 2 September.

Tottenham did not allow Mousa Dembele to leave on a free last season and the Belgian was sold in the winter window.

Spurs can sell players till 2 September to foreign clubs but cannot buy until the winter window.

Spurs cannot lose Eriksen on a free

This is a tough situation for Spurs as replacing a talent like Eriksen will not be easy.

However, it is better to sell him now and get some decent money in rather than losing him on a free.

Eriksen could also sign for a Premier League club next season, and strengthening our rivals is the last thing we should be doing next season.

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Getting £60m might not be the most best deal for a player of Eriksen’s ability, but it is better than losing him on a free to a Premier League rival.

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Pochettino pleased with 2-2 Man City draw but explains why teams cannot be compared

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Latest Spurs news: Pochettino explains why Tottenham cannot be compared with City after 2-2 draw

Mauricio Pochettino was pleased after picking up a point against Manchester City at the Etihad.

The home side dominated the game and seemed to have won the tie in the final moments when Gabriel Jesus smashed the ball into the net.

However, the goal was ruled out after VAR confirmed Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up to the effort.

Tottenham were second best for most of the evening but took their chances.

Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura were the saviours for Spurs and Pochettino admitted that Manchester City were better and his side needs to improve further (h/t Football.london).

The Argentine even suggested that the team isn’t settled enough as the transfer window is still active, and explained why Tottenham’s situation could not be compared to that of City’s (h/t Football.london):

“That is never easy and we face today the last Premier League winner, for the past two seasons. They are a very consistent team, improving every season, signing players that came from different teams who were winning, like Cancelo from Juventus.

“We are in a different process. That is why we cannot compare both teams.”

Poch highlights Tottenham’s spirit

The manager also spoke about the “faith and belief” in the side as they twice came from behind to draw level.

However, Pochettino reiterated that his team needs to improve but was happy with four points from two games so far.

Getting anything against City is an achievement these days and even if we rode our luck a bit, a point has to be celebrated.

Tottenham didn’t start Giovani Lo Celso or Ryan Sessegnon in this game, so there should be more to come from the side.

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Son Heung-min should be back from his suspension soon, and it will be interesting to see how we play with a full-strength side.

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“Announce VAR new contract”, “VAR MOTM” – Some Tottenham fans react hilariously to 2-2 draw with Manchester City

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Latest Spurs news: Last-minute drama helps Tottenham earn point against Man City

The latest instalment of the Tottenham v Manchester City rivalry had lots of drama, once again, right at the end.

Last season’s Champions League encounter at the Etihad will remain etched in memory, but this was another battle that cannot be forgotten.

Manchester City started the game in red hot form as they cut our defence easily. Jan Vertonghen did not start again and Davinson Sanchez was having some problems, like the rest of the team.

Lucas Moura

Raheem Sterling got the opener after a delicious cross from Kevin de Bruyne but we were back in it after Erik Lamela caught Ederson out of position with a curling effort.

The home side then took the lead after a great finish from Sergio Aguero but there was more to come in the second half.

Moura magic from a corner

Spurs were being outplayed in the attacking third by City and we needed some luck to stay in the game.

Lucas Moura was brought on in the second half and he ran towards the box for a corner. The Brazilian then rose highest and headed the ball past the City keeper.

Moura had scored just 19 seconds after coming on and there were wild celebrations in the 56th minute.

City huffed and puffed in the final minutes, and it seemed that Gabriel Jesus had given them the winner in the dying moments of the game.

However, VAR confirmed that Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up and the effort was cancelled out.

Many Tottenham fans were relieved at getting the draw while some thanked VAR for helping with the result.

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