5 Tottenham news & rumors to start your day - Saturday, June 29

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Let's dive into the latest Tottenham Hotspur updates, including transfer news, Copa America highlights, and more to kickstart your Saturday, June 29.
Let's dive into the latest Tottenham Hotspur updates, including transfer news, Copa America highlights, and more to kickstart your Saturday, June 29. / Hector Vivas/GettyImages

Good morning, Spurs fans! Let's dive into the latest Tottenham Hotspur news to kickstart your Saturday, June 29.

5 Tottenham news & rumors to start your day

1. Tottenham mulls fresh bid for Aston Villa's midfielder

During a relatively quiet transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur has shown renewed interest in midfielder Jacob Ramsey, according to reports from Dan Kilpatrick of the Standard and Alasdair Gold of football.london. Recent reports indicate that Spurs had previously attempted a player-plus-cash deal involving Giovani Lo Celso and £20 million for Ramsey, only to have it rebuffed by Aston Villa.

The interest in Ramsey stems from Spurs' desire to strengthen their midfield with homegrown talent, a strategy aligned with the Premier League's squad registration requirements. Despite Villa's rejection, Tottenham is reportedly considering another approach for the 23-year-old English midfielder, who is seen as a versatile asset capable of playing across midfield positions.

2. Former Tottenham player might retire after suffering heart attack

Recently, news emerged that Nabil Bentaleb, a former Spurs midfielder and academy graduate, was hospitalized on June 18 due to an undisclosed illness. Yesterday, French outlet RMC confirmed that Nabil Bentaleb suffered a heart attack, potentially ending his football career.

RMC reported that the heart attack occurred during a five-a-side match. Immediate treatment included the use of a cardiac defibrillator and "cardiac massage" before he was swiftly transported to Lille Hospital for further medical care. Shortly after his arrival at the hospital, Bentaleb underwent surgery to have a pacemaker installed and is expected to be discharged soon.

This alarming incident raises concerns about the future of Bentaleb's career. At 29 years old, he is relatively young to suffer a heart attack. The French FA Medical Commission is anticipated to provide a recommendation on Bentaleb’s ability to continue playing, but ultimately, the decision rests with the player himself.

3. Spurs Copa America round-up

All three of Spurs' players representing their nation at this year's Copa America have now completed their first two group stage games.

Argentina, featuring Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, has secured six points from their first two games, achieving hard-fought victories of 2-0 against Canada and 1-0 against Chile. Similarly, Rodrigo Bentancur's Uruguay has also collected six points, winning 3-1 against Panama and delivering a decisive 5-0 win over Bolivia.

Romero played the full 90 minutes in both matches, delivering outstanding individual performances. Lo Celso has found game time harder to come by, featuring off the bench in both games. Bentancur, despite limited minutes, managed to score in Uruguay's win over Bolivia, adding a valuable goal in his short appearance.

4. Crystal Palace target still prefers a Tottenham transfer return

Marcus Edwards, the talented winger from Sporting CP, finds himself at the center of transfer speculations, with multiple Premier League clubs showing interest. Significantly, Tottenham Hotspur, his former club, and Crystal Palace have been identified as possible destinations for the 24-year-old.

According to Thursday’s edition of Record, Crystal Palace has expressed a keen interest in the winger. Despite this, Edwards is reportedly ‘not particularly enticed’ by the prospect of moving to Palace. However, he is enthusiastic about returning to Tottenham, given his history with the club and the familiarity with the environment.

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5. Tottenham tipped to secure an absolute bargain Harry Kane replacement

Tottenham Hotspur are under pressure in the summer transfer window to sign a new striker, having needed one since Harry Kane left the club to join Bayern Munich.

According to a report from Tottenham News speaking to John Wenham, Spurs have been backed to push for the signing of Jonathan David from LOSC. The Canadian international striker could be signed for as little as £20 million, in what would be a no-brainer for Tottenham.

David is a proven goal-scorer, netting 19 goals and providing 4 assists in Ligue 1 last season. His form has continued into the summer, scoring for Canada in their recent Copa America match against Peru.

Enjoy your day, and stay tuned for more updates!