The Sport Witness Tottenham Hotspur round-up for Monday brings a wide variety of stories touching on transfers, scouting, and how certain players are seeing things right now.
Sissoko simply picked the bigger club
Moussa Sissoko arrived at Tottenham from Newcastle United at the end of the summer transfer window. At the time it was reported that Spurs snatched the midfielder from Everton’s clutches, but the player himself has made it sound a little less dramatic.
Speaking to the French media, Sissoko explained that, whilst he doesn’t wish to offend anyone, Tottenham are simply a bigger club than Everton, which made it an easy choice.
John Bostock is Le Boss in France after failing to make Tottenham grade
French newspaper L’Equipe have a big feature in their Monday edition on John Bostock, and what the midfielder is getting up to now. Playing for RC Lens in France’s second division, Bostock is impressing and L’Equipe refer to him as Le Boss.
On his time at Spurs, Bostock explained: “I played very early in the Europa League with Tottenham but then I have several times been loaned and you’re forgotten.”
With several English clubs now monitoring Bostock’s development, he’s simply concentrating on getting back to a top league, which may well happen with Lens.
The Tottenham Hotspur pit bull
Tony Cascarino has been speaking to Four Four Two magazine and was asked the toughest opponent he’d faced. The former Chelsea player explained: “Graham Roberts at Tottenham. He was built like a pit bull and nailed me once at Stamford Bridge. A funny one I always struggled against was Arsenal’s Andy Linighan. I hardly ever got a kick playing against him.”
Tottenham said to be in the queue for Lorenzo Insigne
Insigne isn’t having the best start to Napoli’s season, and was seen to be in tears after missing a Champions League penalty against Besiktas. The emotional Italian is asking for just under £80k a week on a new contract, and Napoli don’t want to pay it.
Therefore, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal have been linked.
The likeliest scenario is Insigne and Napoli falling in love all over again and agreeing a new deal, but it may be a situation to watch.
Striker linked, and once again he’s also been a Southampton target
Ever since Mauricio Pochettino made the move to Spurs with some of Southampton’s recruitment staff, the two clubs have continually been linked to the same players.
Moussa Marega is the latest. He’s a 25 year old striker currently at FC Porto, and has been linked to half the Premier League.