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Tottenham Hotspur: The club that Bill made.

Started on 15 July 2013 by Nick
Latest Reply on 27 September 2013 by Jer
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10 yearsEdited

Spurs complete signing of Lamela

It is news that all Spurs fans have been hoping to hear. Erik Lamela is now a Tottenham Hotspur player.

The saga has been going on all winter, and has had more ups and downs than a bipolars emotions, and is something that many Spurs fans will be happy to hear.

Lamela started out his career at Argentinian side River Plate in 2010, where he went on to make 36 appearances, scoring 4 goals.

He then transferred to Italian side AS Roma, for a fee of €12 million, plus €2 million in bonuses. He has made a total of 42 appearances for Roma, scoring 9 goals - 5 of which came in 13 appearances in his last season for the club.

The Argentinian Striker was subject to a bid in the beginning of January, at around £17,000,000, which was rejected straight away from Roma officials. It is then believed that Tottenham went back and tabled an offer of around £20,000,000 which was again, rejected.

AVB has been a keen admirer of the winger, and had sent several scouts, including chief scout Bryan Robson and Director of Football, Franco Baldini to check him out. Of course, Baldini already knew everything to know about the little wonder-kid, having previously worked at the club as a Technical Director, before leaving for Spurs earlier this summer.

It is believed that Tottenham's public pursuit made Lamela re-think his options, and undoubtedly had his head turned by the North London club.

Lamela had handed in a transfer request, on around the 17th of January - it was subsequently rejected.

Lamela's agent also didn't help the case. It is believed that he had been speaking to the press, leaking out information of his client being 'unhappy', something which didn't go down well with the AS Roma officials.

After long-winded and protracted talks, neither Lamela or AS Roma could agree upon a solution. It is believed that albeit unhappy, Erik would have stayed until the end of the season as long as he got more playing time, something which he was not promised by Roma's manager, Rudi Garcia.

It was then, at 29 minutes past 9 that Roma received the call from Daniel Levy, where he offered the club the £19.25M price tag that they had set on him.

Erik has signed a contract until 2016, and is believed to be on a weekly wage of around £44k a week.
Great update, both of them, SoTM contender for sure!
Nice update and great signing :P
Guess, I was wrong there and also great update for this and the transfer deadline day.
Holy shit, I had the biggest orgasm when I saw the layouts for the results, Wow. Keep going buddy.
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10 yearsEdited

January Update
Just wow you are doing so well and the layout is just well amazing :P
2013-08-14 12:59#127954 TCO : Holy shit, I had the biggest orgasm when I saw the layouts for the results, Wow. Keep going buddy.

I second that. Orgasmic! Brilliant, brilliant! My girlfriend is jealous ;)
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10 yearsEdited

February Update

Europa League: Second knockout round fixtures released.

The fixtures for the second knockout round of the Europa league have been announced. Among the teams in the draw include Premier League side Swansea City, who obtained their place via the Capital One Cup win, Wigan Athletic, who obtained their place by winning the FA Cup, Tottenham Hotspur and Champions league drop-outs Arsenal.

Other big names still in the running include Spanish sides Valencia and Sevilla, as well as Portugal drop outs Benfica. Another club that has dropped down from the Champions League include A.C Milan.

Fixture List

Club Brugge vs Swansea
Sevilla vs Benfica
Valencia vs Wigan
Arsenal vs PSV
Bordeaux vs Tottenham
Lyon vs Anji
Milan vs FC Twente
Dynamo Kyiv vs Zenit
The Draw has been kind to you! Imagine a Spurs-Arsenal final!
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10 yearsEdited

Steven Caulker signs new contract
We are pleased to announce that Tottenham defender and England hopeful, Steven Caulker has signed a new contract with the club.

The youngster, who's previous deal ran out in 2016, has extended his contract by two years, which will see him remain at the club until 2018.

The defender has been on top form for Tottenham Hotspur this season, making a total of 22 appearances across all competitions, scoring one goal.

Speaking to Spurs TV, the 21 year old spoke about how excited he is about penning a new deal. "It's a big deal for me. I've grown up at this club, coming through their academy and I'm pleased that all the hard work has paid off and that I'm able to represent the club."

"The club has had some great success stories with youth products, and most noticeably Ledley [King.] I've always looked up to him as I was coming through the ranks at Tottenham and I hope to emulate everything that he has done for Spurs. I want to win trophies with this club.
Caulker can turn into a beast in the game, it's a good move to tie him down.

City left reeling after Spurs poach youngster

Manchester City were left feeling rather silly after letting arguably their best youth academy prospect get snapped up by Tottenham Hotspur.

The youngster, who was on trial at Manchester City due to the annual youth intake had caught the eye of Director of Football Franco Baldini, who visited the ground to look for any players that Tottenham could potentially snap up.

Carlton Beeston particularly impressed, and reported his findings back to head coach Andre Villas-Boas.

It is believed that AVB personally spoke to Beeston and his parents about a move to Tottenham, and even offered the 15 year old a weekly wage of around £5,000 a week in order to sway the deal in their favour.

Many at City feel betrayed, and many City fans claiming that the reason why the youngster left was for the money.

Talking to the press, his parents stated "Yes, Tottenham did contact us and they put forward their proposal. The money wasn't a factor. They have amazing facilities, arguably one of the best in Europe, and have quite a good track record of bringing through youngsters. We felt that Tottenham would be the better move as it would give him more of an opportunity to break through. At Manchester City, they don't really focus on the youngsters.

Manchester City will receive a compensation fee of around £1,200,000.

The youngster will join up with Tottenham at the beginning of the new season.

Those stats look Beest! ;) Good signing and great Update

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