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Tottenham morning news: Holtby impresses, BAE and Carroll out

Featuring the round-up on deadline day business, injury news and Under 21 action.

After a busy transfer deadline day, Gareth Bale finally left Spurs for a world record transfer fee and was unveiled as a Real Madrid player.

Left-back Danny Rose said that no-one could begrudge Bale his move to the Bernabeu saying: “I don’t think anyone can hold a grudge against him leaving. I wish him all the best and I hope he enjoys the occasion in Madrid.

“It’s brilliant for him. He did have a tough start in his first couple of years after he joined so it’s amazing to see the way he has come on.”

He wasn’t the only outgoing at from White Hart Lane, as Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto were reunited with former manager at Championship club Harry Redknapp on season-long loans.

Christian Eriksen has given his first interview since becoming a Tottenham Hotspur player on the club’s official website.

Eriksen, who joined from Ajax on Friday said in the interview: “Everyone has followed the development of Spurs, it only goes upward and that’s what I want to be part of, one of the biggest clubs in England."

On the injury front there is some good news for Spurs after it emerged that the injury sustained by Etienne Capoue in the North London derby is not as serious as first thought.

There were worries the £9m signing from Toulouse sustained a double ankle fracture after being stretchered off at the Emirates Stadium but he may be back in time to face Chelsea at the end of the month.

Away from first team affairs, Tottenham lost their latest under 21's match 2-1 to Norwich. Lewis Holtby played a full 90 minutes and scored for Spurs but despite the loss and the slow start they made, U21 coach Chris Ramsey was satisfied with their display.

"We tried to stick to a game plan and we only gave them two chances, which Norwich took. I'm just about satisfied with the performance."

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