Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham Season Opener Due to Hamstring Injury

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli missed two months of action last season due to a hamstring injury, and it was an issue that was certainly re-occurring last campaign. Well, it’s occurring again as his hamstring problem will be enough to keep out him out of the season opener versus newly promoted Aston Villa.

It’s something to consider if you’re doing any wagering on the Premier League season opening games this weekend. If you check out you’ll see the current odds on the curtain raisers in the English top flight, where Spurs are heavily favored over their newly promoted opposition. However, Tottenham do have some fitness concerns for the opener.

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Klopp, Mane, Salah and Van Dijk Make FIFA Award Short Lists

FIFA’s The Best awards will take place Sept. 23 in Milan, and there is a very high probability that a prominent winner (or two) will have Liverpool FC ties. The Best short list was announced on Wednesday, and Liverpool landed three of the final ten on the player of the year award short list.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp also made the cut for his category, and the plaudits just goes to show how much winning Champions League truly means. Liverpool are the only club in the world with four individuals to make the two lists, while Ajax and The Netherlands each had three.

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Mauricio Pochettino Rants About Lack of Input in Spurs Transfer Activity

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino isn’t going anywhere right now, but one has to wonder how long he’ll stay put in north London long term. Pochettino has previously hit out at the club’s very underwhelming transfer business trend, but never quite like this.

The Argentine has said publicly, on at least a couple occasions that he might have left the club had Spurs won the UEFA Champions League tournament. If Poch continues receiving little to no support from his board, in terms of player recruitment and roster reinforcement, then maybe his days with the club will be numbered.

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Man United 2, Spurs 1 News and Notes: Gomes, Bailly, Martial, Moura

Manchester United continue to roll in the preseason, keeping their undefeated in 2019 exhibition friendlies streak alive with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Part of the International Champions Cup competition, United knocked off the “holders” (and we use that term loosely) of the ICC “title” to move up to fourth in the ICC standings.

Hey, a piece of “silverware” is at stake…sort of. That said, here are some news and notes items stemming from the clash in Shanghai, starting with the injury to central defender Eric Bailly.

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Tottenham News and Transfer Talk: Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela

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Tottenham Hotspur are in the midst of their “defense” so to speak, of their International Champions Cup “title.” As they are the reigning “holders” of the ICC silverware, here’s some of the Spursy news and notes making the rounds today. We start with some transfer talk, as we have just 18 days left until the summer window closes.

Could Gareth Bale be returning? When Spurs sold him to Real Madrid in 2013, the Welshman broke the world transfer fee record, now he could be going back the other way in 2019.

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Tottenham Defender Kieran Trippier to Undergo Atletico Madrid Medical

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The deal that will send Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid developed rather rapidly, with almost all of the news relating to it coming out in the past 24 hours or so. We often talk about long, protracted tedious transfer sagas, but this narrative is certainly the polar opposite.

Trippier, according to various sources, including The Guardian and The Telegraph, will fly out to Madrid to undergo his medical ahead of a £20 million (plus add-ons) deal. The full back had a breakout 2018 World Cup with England, but wasn’t able to transfer that success with country over to club.

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Five Biggest Premier League Signings Thus Far This Summer Transfer Window

The start of the new 2019/20 Premier League season is less than a month away and clubs are starting to do big business in preparation. The transfer window is a crucial time for all clubs. They need to get their transfers right otherwise the season ahead will most likely be a disappointment. And nobody wants that, least of all the fans!

So which footballers are on the move and who has commanded the biggest transfer fees so far in the transfer window?

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Tottenham Announce Five Year Extensions for Ben Davies, Harry Winks

Tottenham Hotspur got the preseason training camp started in style, as day one brought some major news- the club announcing contract extensions for Harry Winks and Ben Davies at the same time.

The current European runners-up have done a fantastic job in recent years of locking down their core nucleus and key pieces to long term deals, and this is yet another such example as both players are now inked until 2024. Davies, who has been in and out of the first team at the left back position, joined Tottenham from Swansea City five years ago and has featured 168 times for Spurs.

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Tottenham Hotspur Complete £63m Tanguy Ndombele Signing


Prior to today, the last Tottenham Hotspur signing was forward Lucas Moura, who moved to north London from Paris Saint-Germain for £23 million on January 31, 2018. Yes, it was 517 days ago.

On July 2, 2019, Spurs broke out of that drought with authority, splashing the cash to the tune of £73 million on two players. The first to be announced was Leeds United winger Jack Clarke, who moved over for a reported £10 million. The 18-year-old will return to training with Marcelo Bielsa’s side and stay with them on loan for this season, but his new Spurs contract runs until 2023. Here’s more on him.

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Tottenham Hotspur Sign their First New Player in a Year and a Half

You can say this about Tottenham Hotspur in the transfer market- they are very well rested. After not signing a player in 18 months (or 517 days), the north London club broke out of the lay-off with a vengeance today, announcing the arrival of not just one, but two players.

The first is Jack Clarke, an 18-year-old Leeds United winger who signed a four-year deal to 2023. He will return to Leeds on loan for the 2019-20 season. The purchase of his contract is reportedly worth £10 million. The second player, and we covered him in detail at this post, is Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, was heavily linked with a move to Spurs  all last month. 

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Ndombele, McGinn, Ben Yedder


We’re still waiting for all that hype that entered this summer transfer window at Manchester United to be realized, but hey at least two players have actually been signed.

Hopefully, there will be more signings to talk about between now and when the season starts. Training camp opens up today, so with that mind here are some of the top trending transfer narratives in the Manchester United online community on this Monday.

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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Talk: Ndombele, Eriksen, McNeil


After taking a couple transfer windows off, Tottenham Hotspur are set to get back in the game. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino feels confident that Daniel Levy and the rest of the higher-ups above him will finally provide the support he needs in the transfer market this summer.

That means the time is right for some Tottenham transfer talk and we begin with an update on Tanguy Ndombele, who saw some premature, “jumping the gun” kind of coverage surround him this past week.

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