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Mauricio Pochettino sees this Premier League star as replacement for Toby Alderweireld

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Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino eyes Eric Bailly as Toby Alderweireld replacement

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and will battle Arsenal for the Ivorian’s services.

The report adds that the 25-year-old centre-back has been told that he can leave Old Trafford after a difficult campaign.

Eric Bailly

Bailly only played 12 Premier League games this season and has had his injury problems. The defender also had problems with Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils replaced the Portuguese manager with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midway through the season.

One defender to replace another at Spurs?

The Daily Star adds that Mauricio Pochettino sees Bailly as the “ideal” replacement for Belgian star Toby Alderweireld.

The former Ajax defender has a £25m release clause in his contract, and the report adds that Alderweireld is expected to leave in the summer. Manchester United are interested in the Belgian centre-back and could use Bailly in a deal, according to the report.

Alderweireld is still one of the best defenders in the world and replacing him with Bailly might not be seen as an upgrade.

The Ivorian wasn’t in great form this season but most of the United players have been poor under Mourinho and Solskjaer.

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Pochettino has worked wonders with some players during his tenure at Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer transfer window.

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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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