Tottenham Hotspur have started their preparations for the 2016-17 campaign.
A number of the Tottenham players were at Hotspur Way on Friday, as revealed on the club’s official website.
There was medical testing on Friday, with a host of drills as well, including the sub-max VO2 testing which measures oxygen uptake and the reaction lights circuit.
Among the players who reported for pre-season preparations on Friday was Nabil Bentaleb, and the midfielder looked quite happy.
The Algeria international has posted the following the message and photo on Twitter, suggesting that he is happy to be back at Tottenham.
Bentaleb is a talented and promising young player, but he has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
According to a recent report in The Mirror, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy tried to include the 21-year-old and Ryan Mason in the deal to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
The 21-year-old midfielder featured in just five Premier League appearances for Tottenham last season, creating two chances in the process.
Bentaleb had a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 67%, and won five headers, one dribble and one tackle.