Tottenham Join Race To Sign Newcastle United Keeper Tim Krul
North Londoners are already preparing for the summer exit of France international Hugo Lloris.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is said to be given serious thought to his future at St James’ Park amid possible interest in the Dutchman’s services from a number of big-name clubs, including Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Star.
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The highly rated Netherlands international has only recently returned to action following an injury layoff, however, it is understood that Krul is now considering leaving the Magpies at the end of this season.
Krul was devastated to have been omitted from a recent Netherlands squad by boss Louis van Gaal and now fears that he will not be chosen to go to this summer’s World Cup finals as a result, while it is also understood that the shot stopper is keen to play European football again so as to raise his profile across the Continent.
And to that effect, Krul is now pondering a summer exit from the north east, with the likes of Spurs, as well as Serie A champions Juventus and AC Milan all believed to be interested in signing the 26-year-old for next season.
“Tim enjoys playing for Newcastle but at the same time, he wants to win trophies and play at the highest level,” said a source close to the keeper.
“He has some important decisions to make about his future and knows if he did leave, there would be no shortage of clubs wanting to sign him.”
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Brazil star is contracted to White Hart Lane until June 2016.
Out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has refused to rule out the possibility of moving to north London rivals Arsenal at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Express.
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The Brazil international had a very public falling out with Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood at the weekend after the latter excluded Sandro from the club’s first-team squad for Saturday’s Premier League encounter with London rivals Fulham at White Hart Lane.
And after the home side had beaten the Cottagers 3-1, Sherwood revealed that Sandro was not considered for the contest with the west Londoners because he was not deemed good enough at that point, a remark that the resulted in the player taking to social media to confirm to his fans that he was not injured and was available for selection.
However, when speaking to Brazilian publication Lancenet, the25-year-old has now caused further controversy by refusing to rule out the possibility of moving to the Emirates at some point this summer, a rumour that has been gathering a fair bit of pace in recent weeks.
“I’m happy here at Tottenham. If the rival supporters want me to go to their team, I think I’m doing a good job and being recognised,” said Sandro.
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The 21 year old former Ajax man is arguably the one signing, of seven, that Tottenham made last summer that has actually delivered the goods and is not a player the north London club would want to lose however the lack of a Champions League spot may lead to Eriksen considering his future at White Hart Lane.
Indeed chairman Daniel Levy will be counting the cost of not finishing in the top four and having forked out over £100m on new additions last summer he may be faced with the very real prospect of having to balance the books.
Whilst the lion’s share of the money used to sign the likes of Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli came from the sale of Gareth Bale Tottenham are having to pay the price of once again failing to secure a seat at Europe’s top table.
Eriksen has provided ten assists and scored ten goals in his debut season at Spurs.
Juventus are said to be ready to offer €18m (£14.8m) for Eriksen, who cost Tottenham £11.5m last August.
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Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle has revealed he came close to signing Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Morientes for the club.
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Hoddle joined Spurs from Southampton in March 2001 and says he wanted the duo to form a new strike force at White Hart Lane.
In summer 2011 Eto’o was plying his trade at Mallorca and Morientes at Real Madrid but both players were coming off the back of disappointing seasons and Hoddle was confident the deals could be done.
“Through my contacts in the game, I had lined up what I thought would be a pretty potent attacking force in SamuelEto’o and Spanish international centre-forward FernandoMorientes, who had a formidable goalscoring record in his prime,” Hoddle wrote in his column for Bleacher Report.
In a sly dig at current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, with whom he has a long-running feud, Hoddle revealed that the deals broke down because of negative reports about the forwards, although he refused to implicate chairman Daniel Levy.
“I read recently in the Daily Mail that Tim Sherwood once scouted Luis Suarez for Harry Redknapp and came back with a report that put the club off buying him. I’ve no idea how accurate that report might be, but it made me think about the time I tried to sign Eto’o in his prime,” Hoddle continued.
“I suffered a similar thing with Eto’o and Morienties. There were negative reports about both, and the deals that I had set up fell apart.
“Before anyone jumps to conclusions, this is not something to which I am pointing a finger at the chairman Daniel Levy. I had a very good relationship with Daniel back then and still do.”
Spurs are set to replace Sherwood in the summer and in a not-so-subtle hint that he wants the job, former England boss Hoddle revealed he will always be passionate about the club.
“I would have helped him out by taking the Spurs job again if only until the end of the season if they’d needed me. I would never turn my back on Spurs—the club is in my blood.”
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