Plus transfer news, and Vertonghen on Villa.
England sensation Andros Townsend has this evening signed a new contract with Tottenham. The potential earnings are at this stage unclear but the deal is a four-year one to take him up until 2018, report the BBC.
The winger himself confirmed the news on Twitter:
Andre Villas-Boas says winger Andros Townsend will be unaffected by the race story/non-story – and considers the matter to be over.
The Spurs boss said: ‘Roy has assumed responsibility and made his apology. He was straightforward, he strikes me as a great person. Townsend has accepted that and we should all move on.’
Townsend immediately shrugged off any implication that he was offended by describing the episode as ‘not news worthy,’ and said that Hodgson’s comments were actually complimenting him.
He told the BBC: ‘The manager just told the players to give the ball to me so that’s a compliment.’
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is hopeful of landing Tom Carroll on a permanent deal for Queens Park Rangers.
Redknapp thinks with Spurs having such a strong midfield that it might open up the possibility of Carroll staying at Loftus Road beyond this season.
‘If they decide at the end of the season that he isn’t going to be in their plans and we can get into the Premier League then he is the sort of player you would want to bring in and build your team around.’
Spurs are reported to be in the market for Romelu Lukaku’s brother Jordan. Jordan is a 19-year-old left-back who is currently playing for Belgian side Oostende.
Defender Jan Vertonghen has said that the side is determined to get back to winning ways against Aston Villa at Villa Park this weekend.
He told the club’s website: ‘We want to bounce back. It’s a very tough game, especially away, but we showed before we can win there and everyone is highly motivated to do it again Sunday.
Aaron Lennon could be welcomed back to the squad after a spell on the sidelines.
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