Tottenham latest, Hoddle says club should prioritise defenders, young midfielder keen to impress

A selection of the latest stories surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Former Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle has said the club must priorities defensive reinforcements in the transfer market this summer.

Hoddle is also quoted in London24 saying it depends on who leaves the club during the window as well.

He said: “I think they need a centre-half. That’s a given, definitely a centre-half and maybe in the full-back areas and in defence and I think they need cover – but I just think they need to get the best out of those new players that came in in the summer. I think that’s the key to it and they can add on a few players.”

Sporting director Franco Baldini will fly out to the World Cup to keep an eye out for transfer targets according to the Daily Mail. Ian Broomfield will also be travelling to Brazil in order to keep an eye out for potential signings for Mauricio Pochettino.

Youngster Tom Carroll is aiming to impress Pochettino, having spent this season on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

Carroll is quoted by Sky Sports saying: “I’m going back to Spurs and will try to impress pre-season – and go from there. Being at Rangers has been a positive, and to go up at the end was the icing on the cake.

“But no player would just want to sit on the bench or in the stands. Everyone wants to play. I’ll be back at Spurs and hopefully I can do it there. If not, then we’ll see.”

One player looking to kick on next season is Nacer Chadli, and he has told the Tottenham website he wants to score more goals.

The 24-year-old said: “It makes me proud and other people are proud of you if you score goals. It also helps the team to win games.

“My goals were among my personal highlights of my first season at Spurs as well as my home debut against Espanyol last summer.”

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