Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Eriksen's City snub and Spurs to win race for Marica

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

A select round-up of news relating to Tottenham including a possible new arrival, an old face in from the cold, and a playmaker revealing an alternative destination.

The fact that the transfer window has closed may not stop Tottenham from bringing in yet another new player, with the Sunday People reporting that free agent Ciprian Marica is about to snub Arsenal and West Ham in favour of a move to White Hart Lane.

The former Stuttgart player is reportedly seeking a three-year, £60,000-a-week deal, and could be the final piece in Andre Villas-Boas’s much-changed jigsaw...at least until January.

But another striker may be called in from the cold, with the Mirror reporting that Daniel Levy is keen for Emmanuel Adebayor to return to first-team contention.

Currently training with the development squad after seeing a summer move fail to materialise, the Togo striker may return to the first team with Spurs’ chairman not keen for an £85,000-a-week player to do little more than pass time in the reserves.

Speaking of limited first-team opportunities, new arrival Christian Eriksen has revealed that he turned down a move to Manchester City last summer, for fear of being left on the sidelines in the wake of City’s considerable midfield options.

Last summer City really wanted to try to sign me,” he told the Telegraph, “but it didn’t feel right for me.”

Maybe I wouldn’t have played at City and I wouldn’t go to a club just to stay on the bench.”

If only all players had the same mentality.

image: © Кирилл Крыжановский

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