Trouble At White Hart Lane
It is being widely reported today that Belgian centre-back Jan Vertonghen is on his way out of White Hart Lane, after a training ground bustup with recently returned manager Ossie Ardilles. Vertonghen was reportedly furious at a lack of answers surrounding his managers 3 month absence between October and January, before his return at the start of the month, and allegedly called him a "spineless git", for apparently bailing on his side when things got tough.
Ardilles' response was unequivocal, transfer-listing the defender, who has scored 4 goals in 33 appearances for the club this season, and sending a clear warning to the rest of his side: Nobody is bigger than this club. I have apologised for being absent, and explained my reasons to the board and backroom, and also to Hugo and Sandro, my captain and vice-captain. Anybody who wishes to question this will be transfer listed, and a replacement brought in for them.
Young strikers Harry Kane and Alberto Cerri also find themselves being shipped out, but only on loan, as Brazillian wonderkid Tata has established himself, alongside Jese, as pushing for first-team football behind Adebayor and Soldado, while Brazilian CB Doria completes his long-awaited move from Botafago, joining Chiriches in the Tottenham defence, pushing Younes Kaboul for a starting spot.