A round-up over overnight Tottenham Hotspur news…
Short on striking options following Jerman Defoe's departure to FC Toronto, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to fortify their attack and Arsenal target Josip Drmic has been mentioned as a reported option for the Spurs by talkSPORT.
Valued at £6.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, Drmic has been in good goal-scoring form for Bundesliga side Nuremburg as he has returned 15 goals from 26 matches, with three assists also - an attacking efficiency of a goal scored or assist provided once every 113 minutes he is on a league pitch.
Arsene Wenger is allegedly keen on Drmic as he seeks to supplement his own forward line after the disappointing Olivier Giroud this season.
Sticking with transfer rumours and Spurs may re-sign Steven Caulker, who has been in good form for Cardiff City after being sold by Tottenham last year, write The Guardian.
With the ambiguous futures of Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul, Caulker represents a potential signing who would require no adaptation period having been steeped in White Hart Lane culture during his first spell at the club - will Caulker be as successful at Spurs as Nemanja Matic, a former Blue flop, has been at Chelsea second time around?
Meanwhile, Tottenham take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in a reverse fixture of the clash that doomed Andre Villas-Boas last year. Spurs suffered a devastating 5-0 defeat yet star midfielder Paulinho insists they must address the weekend match without that in their memory: "We have to forget about that game," he said on the club’s official website.
"We have a chance to go there, play well and hopefully come back with a good result. We know it will be difficult, but we have a chance. We have seven games to go, we’re trying to finish as high as possible and we have to try to win this game."
On John Terry, he said: "I honestly don’t know what happened. Me and JT were jostling in the box; I was defending a corner, he was trying to score. He ended up dragging me to the ground and he got up. I honestly can’t remember what he said. I remember coming off the pitch and people saying it was something racist, but I didn’t hear anything at the time so could never point the finger… It didn’t affect my relationship with John."
On the infamous lasagna incident, he explained: "I was injured for the game, and remember driving down to Upton Park with Paul Stalteri and Jermaine Jenas. We turned on the radio and heard the reports a lot of the lads were sick. When we got to the stadium we realised exactly how sick they were. The boys were in a bad way and not really up for a football match.
"After the game I was more proud than disappointed. I saw how sick a lot of the lads were and yet they were still willing to go out there and give everything to get the result. It wasn't anything they ate, it was a bug, but lasagna was still off the menu for a while afterwards."
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