Encouraging News For Tottenham In Past Days


While other teams have been announcing new managers and early summer signings, all has been relatively quiet on the Tottenham transfer front apart from daily rumours and speculation. The past couple of days has brought more positive news for Tottenham supporters.

Younes Kaboul at the end of the season. [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]Paulinho

At the weekend Paulinho made comments that Tottenham had made an offer to his club, Corinthians, and that he would make a decision on his future after the Confederations Cup which ends this weekend. He has, however, since added further comments, as the Daily Telegraph reported, which have will have been an encouragement to Tottenham that the matter could be brought to a swift conclusion.

"“”I feel I am ready to experience football at the highest level in Europe and the opportunity to play in England is a dream. It’s a great pleasure to be linked to such a great club like Tottenham. They have a reputation as one of the great clubs in England who play exciting, attacking football which suits my style. I couldn’t turn them down if they made me an offer. It would be a fantastic opportunity to play for Tottenham.”"

On his performances for Brazil in recent games Paulinho would be a great asset to Tottenham and strengthen the Spurs midfield alongside Sandro and Mousa Dembele. With three tall, mobile, athletic players Tottenham should now have the strength and pace to dominate that area in most games. Such a strong central midfield partnership would suggest limited opportunities for Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore next season, which may see some of them leaving in the coming weeks.

David Villa

On Monday evening Twitter came to life with tweets that Tottenham were to sign David Villa. It has been reported that he was a target for Tottenham but there had been no recent news with the player in Brazil at the Confederations Cup with Spain. He is Spain’s leading goalscorer but was hit with injury a year ago and was less involved at Barcelona last season although he still scored 16 goals and was included in the Spain squad for the summer internationals.


Although 31 years-of-age, Villa would bring experience of playing at the highest level to the Tottenham team and he is also a natural, instinctive goalscorer, something Spurs have lacked in recent seasons. His signing would be akin to the signing of the experienced German international, Jurgen Klinsmann in 1994 and what an impact he had at White Hart Lane at a very difficult time for the club.

Gareth Bale

There have been no fresh revelations concerning the future of Gareth Bale but Andre Villas-Boas is doing everything possible to convince everyone that he will be at Tottenham come the beginning of September and the close of the transfer window. Real Madrid’s appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as their manager will see an increase of pressure from Spain as they try to lure him from Spurs. The comments of AVB, reported by SkySports suggest that the Head Coach feels that he has a ‘special relationship’ with Bale and that could help in convincing him to remain at Spurs for another season.

"“There was a moment last season when Gareth came to me because he was not comfortable out on the pitch. I do not know if it was my response or that he was glad to relieve the stress, but after that he became confident and played with freedom. He felt important and finished the year in style.”"

Bale certainly appears to think highly of AVB and under his guidance took his performances to a higher level last season.

Younes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul with his fitness instructor with comment, “Mission completed! Younes Kaboul is ready again! #hardwork” [Photo from Instagram by Eduphysio]The players return for the start of pre-season training next Monday, 1st July, and Younes Kaboul who missed all of last season, bar the opening match at Newcastle, tweeted encouraging news regarding his fitness for the coming season.

The return of Younes Kaboul to full fitness will be a great boost to Spurs and bring added strength and competition to the defence, being able to play in central defence or on the right. Playing with Jan Vertonghen they could become an awesome central defensive partnership and provide considerable threat at corners and set-pieces.

After a quiet few weeks since the end of the season, it starting to look up at White Hart Lane.