A round up of the latest news stories and transfer rumours about Tottenham Hotspur from this weekend.
The Italian press has claimed that Cesare Prandelli is in line to replace Tim Sherwood after the World Cup this summer. The former Fiorentina, Roma and Parma coach has reportedly already held talks with the club according to the Italian press. However, it’s difficult to understand considering Sherwood’s popularity, recent success and the fact there’s no official source to back the rumour up.
One official who could more realistically be pushed out of the club this summer is director of football Franco Baldini. The People paper has claimed that the Italian is under pressure at the North London club after signing Erik Lamela from Roma, who has started just three league games after the club paid £30 million for him from AS Roma.
Former Liverpool and England star Stan Collymore has suggested that Spurs should sell striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer, citing his necessity for emotional support as the reason to let him go to the highest bidder.
“If I were Tim Sherwood I would be thinking about milking every last drop out of him at Spurs this season before flogging him to whoever is willing to pay the most in the summer. Adebayor always seems to need an arm around him and that worries me,” he wrote in his Daily Mirror column.
Spurs star Christian Eriksen has revealed that he will get more emotional each time he heads into a London derby. The Dane has admitted that Tottenham’s rivalry with the Gunners is new to him, surprising him with its ferocity.
“It’s new for me, the rivalry against Arsenal. In a few years, I’ll get more and more emotion and how much you want to beat Arsenal,” he told the Tottenham website.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has chosen to represent Algeria at international level. The youngster was born in France but qualifies to play for Algeria through his parents and he will be aiming to win a place at the World Cup.
Spurs winger Nacer Chadli says the club are focused on catching Liverpool in the race for the top four. The two clubs are being tipped for the battle to decide who will finish with Champions League football ahead of next season.
“We are not looking at first or second place, we are just looking at the team in front of us, Liverpool,” said the Belgian.
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