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Tottenham confirm Jimmy Greaves hasn’t contracted coronavirus

Tottenham have confirmed that club legend Jimmy Greaves, who was hospitalized earlier this week, hasn’t contracted coronavirus or had another stroke (h/t Surrey Comet).

The Lilywhites had announced on Tuesday night that our all-time leading goalscorer, who had turned 80 in February, had been hospitalized due to an unspecified illness.

The legendary striker has been battling health issues for a while now. The 80-year-old suffered a severe stroke in 2015 which left him unable to speak and wheelchair-bound.

Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves

However, in the club’s latest update, they have confirmed that Greaves hasn’t suffered another stroke, nor has he contracted the coronavirus. The same was relayed by Greaves’ official Facebook page that is run by his friend and agent Terry Baker (h/t Surrey Comet).

“They have confirmed to us that Jimmy has not tested positive for COVID-19 nor suffered another stroke, however he does remain in hospital where he continues to be monitored and treated.”

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Greaves spent almost nine years at our club, having arrived from AC Milan in 1961. The striker plundered 266 goals in 381 appearances at Tottenham, becoming the all-time highest goalscorer for our club. He won two FA Cups and one European Cup Winners’ Cup with Spurs.

The 80-year-old is also the fourth-highest goal getter for the England national team, with 44 goals from 57 international caps.

Wishing Greaves a speedy recovery!

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