5 Tottenham news & rumors to start your day - Sunday, June 30

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Let's jump into the latest Tottenham Hotspur updates to start your Sunday, June 30. We've got transfer news and more.
Let's jump into the latest Tottenham Hotspur updates to start your Sunday, June 30. We've got transfer news and more. / Ed Sykes/GettyImages

Good morning, Spurs fans! Let's dive into the latest Tottenham Hotspur news to kickstart your Sunday, June 30. There’s news on transfers, and more.

1. Aston Villa rejects Tottenham's bid for midfielder, Spanish side rubbing their hands

Aston Villa’s decision to reject Tottenham Hotspur’s approach for Jacob Ramsey has reportedly provided a significant boost to Real Betis in their pursuit of Giovani Lo Celso. According to Estadio Deportivo, the Midlands club’s rejection has inadvertently aided the La Liga side’s quest to bring the Argentine midfielder back to Spain this summer.

Earlier reports suggested that Tottenham had tabled an offer of £20 million plus Giovani Lo Celso for Jacob Ramsey, a proposal that was supposedly turned down by Aston Villa. However, conflicting accounts emerged from football.london’s Alasdair Gold, who stated that all parties involved denied any such offer had been made.

Despite these denials, Estadio Deportivo maintains that Villa did indeed reject an offer from Spurs for Ramsey, which included Lo Celso as part of the deal. By refusing the bid, Villa has indirectly assisted Betis, who are keen on reacquiring the services of the Tottenham star.

Real Betis view this summer as the perfect time to secure Lo Celso's signature but are approaching the situation with patience. The Spanish club believes a transfer can only be achieved through a measured, strategic approach, anticipating that Tottenham may lower their asking price for the 28-year-old midfielder as the transfer window progresses.

Lo Celso, who previously enjoyed a successful loan spell at Betis, will have a significant influence on his next destination due to his contract situation. It is widely speculated that the Argentine would prefer a return to the familiar environment of Betis over the uncertainty of potentially limited playing time at Aston Villa.

2. Oxford United in talks to sign Spurs' U21 talent Jamie Donley

There’s been a bit of smoke over the last couple of days around U21 talent Jamie Donley’s future with Tottenham Hotspur, and now we have something a bit more concrete. Nizaar Kinsella, writing for the BBC, has verified that Oxford United, a recently promoted Championship team, is in discussions to secure the young forward on loan.

Donley has been a bright spot in the Spurs youth setup, with the 19-year-old securing limited first team minutes last season. While it might be a bit early for the young player to make a significant impact at the Championship level, there's a good chance Donley will fit in well and come back to Spurs with valuable senior experience.

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3. Ange Postecoglou's punditry at Euro 2024

Ange Postecoglou has been a refreshing addition to the punditry panel at Euro 2024, where he has been honest and open with his opinions. The Tottenham Hotspur boss' services were secured by broadcaster ITV despite also having interest from the BBC.

Postecoglou joined Ian Wright and Roy Keane on the punditry panel for tonight's match between Germany and Denmark. Drawing from his experience last season with Tottenham Hotspur, he commented on controversial set-piece decisions, suggesting a need for consistency and cleverness in handling such incidents.

4. Archie Gray's potential move to Brentford amid Tottenham interest

Archie Gray has agreed to personal terms and is scheduled for a medical at Brentford, but there's still a strong chance that Tottenham or another team could step in and disrupt the deal. The Athletic reported that Leeds United’s Archie Gray, monitored by Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea, is set for a Brentford medical after agreeing personal terms. However, journalist Ben Jacobs noted that there is caution until the contract is signed because of the large number of interested parties.

5. Kyle Walker-Peters approves West Ham move amid Tottenham links

Fabrizio Romano has disclosed that Tottenham target Kyle Walker-Peters has now approved a move to West Ham United this summer. Walker-Peters has been rumored to be returning to Spurs in recent months, with reports suggesting that Tottenham views the 27-year-old as a possible replacement for Emerson Royal.

However, Romano’s latest update indicates that West Ham has made the first move for Walker-Peters, with the former Spurs man approving a move to the London Stadium.

What do you think, Spurs fans? Should Tottenham push harder for their transfer targets, or play the waiting game?