Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Milan to bid £73.29m for Kane


Milan to bid £73.29m for Kane

Italian side AC Milan are said to be preparing a £73.26-million (€85m - AUS$124.53m - US$95.46m) bid for 23-year-old (24 next July) Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane.

Chelsea and Manchester United are also said to want him but all have no chance of signing him. The new Chinese owners of Milan have him on their wish list but Kane has never made any secret of the fact that he is very happy at Tottenham and would like to remain at the club for life.

That obviously would depend upon our progression, which is happening under Mauricio Pochettino on the field and Daniel Levy off the field.

Spurs offered £12.92m for Ante Coric


Spurs offered £12.92m for Ante Coric

Young Croatian midfielder Ante Coric interests Tottenham, mind you he interests all the top clubs and has turned them all down.

The 19-year-old (20 next April) wants to move to a top team when he feels he will be a first choice starter and that is frustrating all the clubs trying to buy him. Manchester City were heavily linked with him in the summer but were never close to signing him as they wanted to immediately loan him out to a Spanish club.

Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern Munich have all been turned down and the story in Sportski suggests that he would rather go to Porto or Benfica for guaranteed game time to aid his development, accept they won't pay the transfer fee. Apparently, the pair offered £8.61-million (€10m), Tottenham offered £12.92-million (€15m) and Manchester City offered £13.78-million (€16m).

You can be sure that we will be watching all his games ahead of th enext transfer window and that we will try again to sign him.

He was dropped from the squad for the Juventus match last night, not just the team because he si not pulling his weight in training claims Dinamo Zagreb coach Zeljko Sopić. That doesn't sound good for a young player. It may just be a kick up the backside from the coach.

Post-Match Analysis


The BT Sport former Spurs team of Glenn Hoddle, Harry Redknapp and Jemaine Jenas analysed the game along with interviews with goalscorer Son Heung-min and manager Mauricio Pochettino who considered this a must win game.

All agreed that CSKA were a poor side and without 4 players Tottenham did enough to get the win, which should perhaps have been more comfortable, but three points is three points however it arrives.

Full game plus highlights



It took until the 71st minute for us to get the goal that won the game in Russia nd get our Champions League campaign off the mark. If you didn't get to see the game or would like to see it again then the full match plus highlights shows can be found at the following link.

CSKA Noscow vs Tottenham Hotspur

If you watch th first half keep an eye on Wanyama when Alderweireld has the ball you'll see he drifts behind players so he can't receive the ball where he needs to be at an angle where he can receive it. A small matter but one that needs addressing and one that marks Dier out as a better player.

CSKA Moskva vs Tottenham Hotspur Highlights and Full Match
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 27 September 2016
Stadium: Stadion PFK CSKA (Moskva)
Referee: Antonio Mateu

Sonny awayday

Sonny awayday

Son Heung-min continued his fine form with another goal to win us the tie against CSKA Moscow in the Russian capital which will do our growing South Korean fanbase and merchandising range no harm at all.

"I think it is key. It is very important that not only Harry, who was good before his injury and scored, that now another player has scored and that is very important for the team. 
"I feel very pleased for Sonny. He is on fire and to keep this form is very important for us."

Mauricio Pochettino decided not to let him leave in the summer when he asked if he could feeling he had a lot more to give. That decision and the price tag we placed on him are being vindicated by him at the moment with 5 goals in 4 games and securing victories for us away to Stoke, away to Middlesbrough and now away to CSKA Moscow.