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For the past few years, Tottenham has been finishing their Premier League campaigns at the top 5 spots but have struggled on actually making a charge for the title and Chelsea’s 4-0 triumph against the team of Tim Sherwood displayed signs of what they are lacking in order to actually go against the best teams that England has to offer.
There are a number of rumors being spread around involving players that are linked with Tottenham while some others might be seeing their way out of the club in the summer.
The French defender Younes Kaboul is expected to leave Tottenham at the end of the current season as his injuries have forced him on staying out of playing ground for a significant amount of time and even when he is fit and ready to play, the 27 years old player is constantly being overshadowed by others which is one of the main reasons on why he has made less than 9 appearances this season.
Fiorentina is the likely destination of Kaboul as the Italian club is in the lookout for a central defender and Kaboul would be arriving to Serie A on a free transfer.
Andre Hoffmann of Hannover 96 is a 21 years old player capable of playing at the heart of the defence or in the midfield and with the departure of Younes Kaboul becoming more possible, Tottenham is in search of someone who can strengthen the defensive department of the squad.
The agent of Andre Hoffman has even stated that a move to the Premier League would benefit the young German player as he has qualities that fit their playing style.
Krastanas was quoted saying, “Andre has all the qualities required to become a first-team regular for a club from the Premiership. His game would fit to their style of playing.”
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Tottenham managed to keep the hunt for the top four after a 4-0 win over Newcastle United at home. This victory was extremely crucial for the club since Liverpool had taken a 3-2 win in their match against Fulham. Tottenham, Liverpool, and Everton are the key clubs competing for the final Champions league spot. Manchester United appeared to have dropped out of the running after the 0-0 draw with Arsenal. Tottenham have overtaken Everton as a result of this win. Emmanuel Adebayor, who has been in sparkling form since the appointment of Tim Sherwood, opened the scoring.
They were up against a Newcastle team that were spiralling downwards in the table. This was the fourth consecutive defeat for Newcastle and one that sends them close to the bottom half of the table. As for Tottenham, they remain three points behind Liverpool on the table. Sherwood, who has done exceedingly well since replacing Andre Villas-Boas midway through the campaign, said that he was extremely happy with the performance and also the attitude shown by his players. Paulinho and Chadli scored the goals for Tottenham before Adebayor completed his brace in the 82nd minute.
Tottenham, who have a vastly inferior goal difference compared to Liverpool, moved into positive goal difference with this result.
“I’m a perfectionist. There was a spell at start of the second half when Hugo [Lloris] had to pull off some saves. The boys looked sharp from the start. We’ve got to keep on the tail of Liverpool. They are relentless. I hope they keep on checking over their shoulders and see Spurs are still there,” said Sherwood.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who has been suffering from the loss of several key players through injury and transfers, said that this was yet another disappointing result for the club. Tottenham’s next league match will be away to Norwich City.
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Having 11 matches played in the Premier League so far and confirmed European League progress with quarter-finals secured for the Capital One Cup, it has been a positive start for Tottenham Hotspur in this season of 2013-2014.
Since the release of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid back in September, Villas-Boas has tried to rotate other forwards and combine them hoping to fill in the gap left by the Welshman.
Most recently placing the Spanish forward Roberto Soldado as a lone striker but he failed to scoring in the last 2 matches for Tottenham despite they were playing against teams that they expected to pick up some victories.
The young Brazilian winger of Santos is a target of Sevilla and Tottenham with Santos trying to persuade him on staying with the club.
Neilton is already being called as the next Neymar as he has the same hairstyle as the Barcelona player and the play-style being similar to Neymar himself; it’s no wonder why at such a young age he is already being targeted by top European clubs.
Santos offered £7,000 per month but Neilton was attempting to hold out for £20,000, according to Brazilian website Sambafoot,
However, Neilton has claimed he intends to stay in Brazil with Santos.
‘I want to stay. We are negotiating. I am not involved in the talks, but I intend to stay,’ he said.
Tottenham is going through problems in their attack-line which is why they are looking in the transfer market searching for someone that can be the solution in filling in the boots of Gareth Bale and hopefully make their claim for the Premier League title after ending several seasons in the top 6 spots of the league.
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