News, views, and gossip relating to Tottenham Hotspur over the past 24 hours.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has joined Twitter. The account is managed by a PR team, who have said Redknapp will be taking questions from supporters... Brace yourself 'Arry! He can be followed via the Twitter account @HJRedknapp
Danish starlet Christian Eriksen, a reported Spurs target, has given the club hope by revealing he intends to follow Jan Vertonghen to the Premier League. The Ajax star revealed he uses the Tottenham defenders' success as a model to follow, but expressed reservations over whether he is ready to join him just yet in England, explaining he feels he needs to add more consistency to his game, particular in the 'smaller games.'
Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has stated he fully intends to quit the Basque side in the summer to play abroad, but is unlikely to leave in January. The striker is reported to be wanted by Spurs, along with several Premier League clubs, and those around Europe. The Spaniard is likely to have his pick, as a free agent, and Juventus are known to be tracking him closely.
Scott Parker is closing in on his comeback from injury, and came through his return to action unscathed last night, even if the Tottenham reserve side he played in suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat away to Ipswich Town. The Mail continue to link him with a switch to QPR, but its unlikely Spurs would allow him to be sold.
TottenhamHotspurMad have an update on the club's search for a new stadium, having contacted the club directly themselves for answers. The response claims work has already begun on a supermarket next to a proposed new stadium site in North London, but the stadium plans themselves remain subject to funding.
Gareth Bale has been defended from accusations of diving by former Spurs hero David Ginola. The Frenchman told the BBC: "When you get a reputation it's really (hard) to get rid (of), It's really easy when you run that fast with that pace on the pitch at players - you don't need a big tackle to go down. A little push would be enough to lose the balance." Bale has been booked in his last two games for simulation.
Three Tottenham fixture dates or times have been changed because they have been picked for live television broadcast; Spurs v West Brom will now kick off at 1.30pm on Sunday February 3, Newcastle at home is on February 9 at 12.45pm, and West Ham away now Monday February 25 at 8pm.
And finally, social media savvy supporters may be interested to learn that Tottenham Hotspur have set up a club Instagram account. The service will upload behind the scenes photos which may fascinate fans.
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