'The guy is a baller' – Some Tottenham fans react to their interest in £44m attacker

'The guy is a baller' – Some Tottenham fans react to their interest in £44m attacker – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are apparently interested in the Roma winger Cengiz Under this summer.
The player is valued at around €50million (£44m) and it will be interesting to see if the Londoners make a move for the player.
As per the report from Turkish Football, Arsenal are keen on the player as well.
One advantage for Spurs is that the player wants to play Champions League football next season. Arsenal might not be able to offer him that.
Under has done well in Serie A and he could prove to be a wise addition to Pochettino’s side. His pace and flair will add a new dimension to Tottenham’s attack.
The Londoners have just one quality winger in Lucas Moura and they need to add more depth to that position.
Under is still very young and he has a lot of potential. Pochettino could be the ideal manager to bring out the best in him.
The Spurs boss has done well to develop young players throughout his managerial career.
The 21-year-old could be tempted by the lure of English football. However, Levy will have to match Roma’s asking price and that could be an issue.
Some of the Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the potential arrival of Under. Here are some of the reactions from earlier.

Could have had him for 8 , a year ago
— Get out of my club trippier (@11__Rn) May 21, 2019

The guy is a baller but 50mil hell no
— soerenpaul (@Rundfunk_West) May 21, 2019

Expensive considering we were on the verge of signing him for peanuts before he moved to Roma
— Dujon (@DHGains) May 21, 2019

no thanks
— dave harris (@daveyh84) May 21, 2019

Well he won’t be going to Gooners if he wants Champions League hahahahaha pic.twitter.com/TZQ1SU8OHD
— Paul (@poorlyg) May 22, 2019

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Sky Sports reporter claims Everton & United have been offered chance to land long-term target

Sky Sports reporter claims Everton & United have been offered chance to land long-term target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Everton and Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan.

Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan. Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after disappointing season.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 22, 2019

The Netherlands international was regularly linked with the English Premier League duo before the Ligue 1 outfit signed him from AS Roma for £23million last summer.
Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing campaign that saw them miss out on Champions League qualifications, and are ready to let go of some of their players permanently and temporarily.
Strootman has been placed on the transfer list, and with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to rebuild his squad this summer, moving for him could make sense.
The box-to-box midfielder was once dubbed the new Roy Keane due to his powerful and aggressive style of play, with both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal reportedly close to making a move during their times in charge at Old Trafford.
With Everton most likely to miss out on Andre Gomes, securing the signature of the 29-year-old as a replacement could be ideal.
The Toffees’ director of football Marcel Brands is close to Strootman, after signing him from Sparta Rotterdam when he was at PSV Eindhoven, and a reunion could be on the cards.
The tough-tackling midfielder has now conquered the injury demons that long prevented a move to the English top-flight, and both Everton and United finally have the chance to land their man this summer.
A loan deal to test the waters wouldn’t hurt.
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'Some coup', 'Perfect signing' – Some Newcastle fans are excited about midfield target

'Some coup', 'Perfect signing' – Some Newcastle fans are excited about midfield target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle could make a move for Juan Mata this summer.
According to The Sun, Rafa Benitez wants to sign the experienced playmaker if he decides to stay on as the Newcastle manager.
Mata is out of contract this summer and he could be signed on a free transfer.
For a player of his ability, it would be quite the bargain for the Magpies. It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can pull it off.
The 31-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United. He would certainly add more quality, experience and leadership to the Newcastle side.
The former Champions League winner might be tempted to continue in England after his contract expires with Manchester United and the chance to work with Benitez could be enticing.
The Spanish manager wanted to sign Mata during his time at Liverpool as well. Also, he worked with the player when he was managing Chelsea.
Newcastle won’t be the only club after him this summer and the Premier League side will have to move quickly if they want him signed.
Here are some of the fan reactions to the links with Mata.

Would LOVE to see this signing ⚫️⚪️
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) May 22, 2019

Would be a great signing @EspieGreg
— espie1 (@espie1) May 22, 2019

Give him everything we can as wages and a key role in our squad, he would be a perfect signing.
— Aleksandar (@sasaizbanke1) May 22, 2019

If this is true, it depends if he wants to play or sit on the bench
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) May 22, 2019

I’d love him. Though wages may be the big issue here. We’d have to offload a few just to afford it.
— David Vardy (@XVardy1) May 22, 2019

This would be some coup. Get Rafa done first though.
— Christoph Köhler (@MrKarizzi) May 22, 2019

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West Ham chiefs confident of beating PL rivals to the signing of 12-goal ace

West Ham chiefs confident of beating PL rivals to the signing of 12-goal ace – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham United are confident of signing Salomon Rondon this summer.
The Venezuelan was on loan at Newcastle this past season and he managed to impress for Rafa Benitez’s side.
WBA are likely to sell him permanently this summer and the Hammers are keen.
According to Daily Star, the club chiefs are confident of snapping up the experience forward in the coming weeks.
It will be interesting to see if they can get the deal over the line now. Rondon has a release clause of around 16.5 million pounds.
The likes of Everton, Wolves and Newcastle are keen on the player as well and they could make a move soon.
West Ham believe that they can offer him a reasonably good financial package. However, the likes of Wolves can offer him European football next season.
West Ham certainly need a striker like him and it would be a good bit of business.
Also, Manuel Pellegrini knows the player well from his time at Malaga. He should be able to bring out the best in Rondon if the move goes through.
Rondon scored 12 goals for Newcastle United last season and he would be an upgrade on the likes of Hernandez and Carroll.
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'He's class' – Some Tottenham fans react to their reported interest in La Liga man

'He's class' – Some Tottenham fans react to their reported interest in La Liga man – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are apparently interested in signing the Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
As per El Desmarque, the Londoners would be willing to spend up to €50million for the central midfielder.
The 22-year-old has failed to hold down a regular starting berth at Santiago Bernabeu and a move away would be ideal for his career.
Before his move to Real Madrid, Ceballos was highly rated in Spain.
It will be interesting to see if Spurs submit an offer for the player now. Ceballos will add composure and creativity to Pochettino’s midfield.
Also, if the Argentine manager helps the player fulfil his potential, Tottenham will have a star on their hands.
Tottenham lost Dembele this past season and they need to bring in a midfielder this summer. Ceballos could prove to be a wise addition.
Having said that, the price could be an issue. Real Madrid paid €17million for Ceballos and the player has done nothing to warrant a €50million valuation since then.
Los Blancos will have to lower their valuation in order for the transfer to go through.
Tottenham fans have already taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the links. Here are some of the reactions.
 

He’s actually really good. I wanted him before he went to Madrid. Same with Andre Gomes
— Anthony Pepera ✏️🖱 (@otheranthony) May 21, 2019

Nowhere near good enough for Real M. Why should @SpursOfficial want and pay this amount for that player?
— Stian Berglund (@Duffe21) May 21, 2019

He’s class
— Jaseflave (@Jaseflave) May 22, 2019

He’s so good for them, it would be a good signing if under 40
— memephis (@Memephis_) May 21, 2019

NO pls can we just go for ndombele instead of Dani Ceballos 😩
— Tottenham Connected (@TottenhamConne1) May 21, 2019

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Report: West Ham ready to sell four players, including £100,000-a-week star this summer

Report: West Ham ready to sell four players, including £100,000-a-week star this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, West Ham United are ready to sanction the sale of Spanish striker Lucas Perez this summer.
The 30-year-old arrived at the London Stadium from Arsenal for £4million last summer, but will be available for half of that amount, and La Liga outfit Alaves are said to be in talks with the player.
Perez has six goals in 19 games for West Ham, and after scoring just once for the Gunners, it is clear that he isn’t fit for the English top-flight.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is looking to trim down his squad in order to make necessary additions this summer as the Hammers aim for the Europa League spots next season, and he is ready to get Marko Arnautovic’s £100,000-a-week earnings off the wage bill if a decent offer is received for the Austrian.
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez and midfielder Pedro Obiang are also on the Hammers’ transfer list, and more players could join.
As reported by football.london, Pellegrini has been told by the club’s joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold that he needs to raise more funds if he wants to spend more this summer following last summer’s £90million outlay, and it seems a clear-out could be on the cards.
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Picture: Spurs handed massive UCL boost as injured trio join training session

Picture: Spurs handed massive UCL boost as injured trio join training session – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a triple injury boost as Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane and Davinson Sanchez all joined today’s training session to progress with their rehabilitation ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool on June 1.
Kane, who picked up a nasty ankle injury in the first-leg of the quarterfinals against Manchester City and Sanchez both sat out of the second-leg of the semifinals against Ajax, while a knock Vertonghen sustained in the game – which forced him to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena on crutches – kept him out of the last Premier League game of the campaign.
Spurs’ official Twitter handle uploaded a picture of the three running in training, and it’s a sight that will please their fans.

💪 @JanVertonghen, @HKane and @daosanchez26 all joined today’s training session as they progress with their rehabilitation. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/sSZ3dEClRR
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2019

Sanchez sustained a thigh injury during Spurs’ 1-0 Premier League loss at Bournemouth the weekend after their 1-0 loss to Ajax.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side completed a huge comeback in the return-leg, coming behind from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win and book a place in the finals on away-goals following the 3-3 draw on aggregate.
Having three of his most important players back in time for the Liverpool clash is a huge boost for the Argentine boss as that will surely increase their chances against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
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Report: Burnley ready to make West Brom star joint club-record signing this summer

Report: Burnley ready to make West Brom star joint club-record signing this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, Burnley are planning to table a £15million bid for the services of West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson this summer.
The 29-year-old will fancy the chance to play in the English top-flight again after the Baggies missed out on promotion following their play-offs semi-final loss to Aston Villa.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche is a long-term admirer of Dawson and is now willing to splash the cash on him, equalling the club record fees spent on Ben Gibson and Chris Wood.
West Brom will be forced to cut costs after having to play in the Championship for the second season running, and they will most likely let the English defender go.
Dawson’s ability to play at both right-back and centre-back will surely come handy at Turf Moor, and the club could decide to cash in on James Tarkowski should they secure his signature in the coming weeks.
The West Brom ace scored three goals and assisted two others in 43 league games in 2018-19, and Burnley can surely do with some of his goals at the other end of the pitch.
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Bernard reveals Brazilian striker told him he would love to play for Everton again

Bernard reveals Brazilian striker told him he would love to play for Everton again – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Everton beat West Ham United and Chelsea to the free signing of Brazilian forward Bernard last summer.
The 26-year-old had spent the last five months prior to his Goodison Park arrival recovering his a shoulder injury.
Nevertheless, he managed to make 34 Premier League appearances for Marco Silva side, scoring once and assisting twice.
Bernard is looking forward to doing more in the final third next season, and while a reunion with one of his former Atletico Mineiro teammates isn’t on the cards, the forward has revealed that former Everton loanee Jo would love to play for the Blues once again.
“Jo watched my first game against Leicester and sent me a message saying he was really happy with my performance,” he told ECHO.
“He told me the club was an excellent and great club with an extra-ordinary structure. He also said he would like to play here again.
“With the mindset he has, he is a lot more mature and a totally different person, a changed guy, really focused.”
Jo spent the latter half of the 2008-09 campaign on loan at Goodison Park having found it difficult to break into the Manchester City line-up upon arriving from CSKA Moscow six months earlier.
The Brazilian striker ended his first Everton stint with five goals in 12 league appearances, earning a season-long loan at the club the following season as a result.
However, his second stint didn’t go down well as he was suspended by manager David Moyes for travelling to Brazil for Christmas without permission.
Jo returned to City immediately and left the top-flight the following season.
The 34-year-old has since played for Internacional, Corinthians and J1 League outfit Nagoya Grampus where he has 26 goals in 37 appearances.
Everton will most likely sign a new striker this summer as Silva looks to challenge for the Europa League places next season, but at his age, Jo clearly doesn’t fit the profile of the type of attacker the club want.
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David Seaman weighs in on the Alisson versus Ederson debate

David Seaman weighs in on the Alisson versus Ederson debate – originally posted on Sportslens.com

English Premier League winners Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool dominated the PFA Team of the Year with six and four players respectively, highlighting the gulf in quality between the two sets of players and the rest of the league.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson missed out on the TOTY to City’s Ederson to the surprise of some, and given how brilliant both were in goal for their sides, it was always going to be a tough call to pick who had a better campaign.
The Reds’ star finished the season with 21 clean sheets to win the Golden Glove, narrowly pipping his national teammate who had 20 to the prize.
Nevertheless, the likes of Jamie Carragher and Alan Shearer believe Ederson was the better goalie due to his superior distribution, and it’s a sentiment Arsenal legend David Seaman shares.
“He (David De Gea) is still the best goalkeeper in the Premier League,” the former Gunners goalkeeper told talkSPORT.
“Ederson runs him close. I’d say Ederson has been the best this season. Alisson has really been good, but De Gea over the years has been brilliant.”

“Ederson runs him close but De Gea’s the best keeper in the league.”
“You don’t want players of that quality leaving.”
De Gea has reportedly turned down a new contract offer at Man [email protected] says #MUFC must do all they can to make him stay despite recent errors. pic.twitter.com/fmXcqZzxae
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 22, 2019

Ederson joined City from Benfica in the summer of 2017 for £35million and his style of play has helped the club to back-to-back Premier League titles, including a domestic double and treble.
The 25-year-old will be looking to force his way into the Brazil starting lineup at the Copa America this summer after Alisson played in goal at last summer’s World Cup.
The Liverpool star was signed for £66.8million from AS Roma last summer and has led Jurgen Klopp’s side to the Champions League final after an impressive debut campaign in the English top-flight.
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