Tottenham Hotspur latest transfer rumours, team news
AVB has East Anglian side Norwich in his sights for tomorrow’s midweek cup clash hoping to do one better than rivals Arsenal and return to London with a win, but first the Portuguese manager will assess the fitness of several key players including Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Togo striker has been out of favour with the Tottenham boss as of late but assistant manager Steffen Freund insists Adebayor’s absence from first-team football due to tactical reasons only, but one thing’s for sure, he will not feature in tomorrow’s clash.
Adebayor, 28, who signed from Man City is out temporarily because of a stomach bug, however Freund admits he understands Adebayor’s desire to play regularly and believes he will be back in contention for a first team place when he regains fitness.
“Adebayor is sick today. We will have a look tomorrow [to see if he is fit for Norwich],” Freund said. “If you’re not playing and you’re injured then of course you are not happy, reports ESPN.
Some transfer news now courtesy of the Mirror which has picked up on the phantom striker crisis at White Hart Lane, the paper is suggesting Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse could solve their problems up front.
Having scored 13 goals in 13 starts following his £9m move from Freiburg to Newcastle United in January last season, Cisse has played second fiddle to fellow Senegelese international Demba Ba so far this term.
Cisse, 27, would be a grave loss to Alan Pardew but with how things stand he may have to shift one of the two African hitmen on to another club in order to keep harmony within the squad, but a £7.5m bid for Ba wouldn’t be out of the question either.
Forgotten man Jermaine Jenas is making friends with people in high places at loan club Nottingham Forest, so much so that he may be asked to stay on for the foreseeable future, writes the International Business Times.
Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll brought Jenas back to his former team on a provisional basis and is impressed with his singing so far, the midfielder has appeared in four substitute appearances and earned a goal at the weekend.
“Sometimes as a manager you are wary about taking a big name from the Premier League, which he is, but he’s been first class,” O’Driscoll was quoted as saying on the official Nottingham Forest website.
“His attitude has been great, he’s got great experience and we’ve used his opinion on things because he has an influence on the group.