Spurs must sell before buying this summer
According to a new report in The Telegraph, Tottenham are confident of securing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg when the transfer window opens – but must offload players in order to do so.
The 24-year-old midfielder is running into the final year of his contract at St. Mary’s and is understood to favour a move to Jose Mourinho’s side.
But due to financial concerns following the coronavirus pandemic, the club will need to balance the books this summer.
Last year’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele is reportedly one option to raise funds, amid reports of a falling out with the Spurs coach.
Sheffield United sweating on two key players ahead of Tottenham clash
Chris Wilder could be without two of his key men ahead of tomorrow’s match against Spurs.
Midfielder John Lundstram and defender Jack O’Connell are both doubts for the match at Bramall Lane, potentially leaving the Blades boss without two of this season’s ever-presents.
Lundstram is waiting on results of a scan after being withdrawn in Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, while centre-back O’Connell is edging closer towards fitness after missing each of their four matches since lockdown.
“Looking back at it, it looked like an awkward fall, so I imagine he will be touch-and-go for Thursday night,” Wilder said in his pre-match press conference, on Lundstram.
“We are all dependent on the results of the scan.”
“Every day goes by so we have got a decision, every day that goes by is a better day for the club for Jack to be involved in a game,” he added on O’Connell.
“His attitude is spot on and he will be doing everything he possibly can in his power to make that happen as soon as possible. We just have to make that right decision for the medium and long term with these types of injuries as well.”
Former Spurs keeper believes Ryan Fraser will move elsewhere
Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is expected to join another Premier League club on a free transfer this summer, having run down his contract with the relegation-battling Cherries.
The 26-year-old Scotland international has failed to recapture his excellent form of last season, in which he scored seven goals and registered a further 14 assists, but has widely been linked with a number of high-profile clubs including Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle United.
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But former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes he’s already made a decision on his destination, and won’t be joining Mourinho’s squad next season.
“Ryan Fraser is 26. He is entering his peak so he will want to play,” he told Football Insider.
“I question whether he would, at Spurs. Is Mourinho going to use him as a full-back? With Serge Aurier and Ben Davies, I struggle to see where he fits in.
“Without a doubt, Ryan Fraser will know exactly where he is going to be playing next season.”