Author Archives: David Hytner

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Tottenham set to sign Leeds winger Jack Clarke in deal rising to £11.5m

By | 26th June 2019

• 18-year-old undergoing medical on Wednesday• Move does not affect interest in Ryan SessegnonJack Clarke is on the brink of becoming Tottenham’s first signing of the summer in a deal from Leeds that could be worth £11.5m if all of the add-ons are met….

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Pochettino hands Spurs shopping list to Levy and counts on him to deliver | David Hytner

By | 14th June 2019

Tottenham manager desperate to refresh squad amid falling points totals and work out how to improve results on bad daysMauricio Pochettino is back in Barcelona – the city he calls home – and he is waiting. The Tottenham manager is waiting to see whethe…

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Ryan Sessegnon wants Spurs move and tells Fulham he will not renew contract

By | 7th June 2019

• Sessegnon, 19, has one year left on Fulham deal• PSG and Manchester United also interested in wingerRyan Sessegnon has told Fulham he will not sign a contract to replace the one that expires next summer and has set his heart on a move to Tottenham. R…

Christian Eriksen says he is ready to leave Tottenham for new challenge

By | 5th June 2019

Midfielder says any move ‘would have to be a step up’Real Madrid may have to pay £130m to buy him this summerChristian Eriksen has confirmed the worst kept secret at Tottenham: that he wants to take on a new challenge at another club this summer. The 2…

Firewalking and arrows: how Pochettino has prepared Tottenham | David Hytner

By | 31st May 2019

Maurico Pochettino believes in power of the mind and Spurs have walked on hot coals and run with arrows to their throats before facing Liverpool in MadridMauricio Pochettino felt the tip of the arrow dig into his throat, in the groove below his Adam’s …

‘I was really upset’: the Spurs fan who for eight hours thought they were out

By | 31st May 2019

Gerard Sharpe’s plane took off as Raheem Sterling scored that goal. He landed to find it had not been ‘typical Spurs’ after allGerard Sharpe is a 58-year-old Tottenham lifer who thought that his team had run out of ways to torment him. He was wrong. Hi…

Spurs’ Champions League dream may hinge on Kane call, admits Pochettino

By | 25th May 2019

• Manager says decision on striker’s role in Madrid will be critical• Sánchez, Winks and Vertonghen should also be fit to playMauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is on course to be fit for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool and the Tot…

Danny Rose promises to go out with a bang in final against Liverpool

By | 9th May 2019

• Left-back one of many Spurs players with uncertain futures• Pochettino plots rebuild despite admitting Real tempted himDanny Rose has promised to sign off in style if next month’s Champions League final against Liverpool is to be his or some of his t…

Lucas Moura: from São Paulo prodigy and PSG outcast to Tottenham hero | David Hytner

By | 9th May 2019

The Brazilian took time to settle at Spurs and may not have faced Ajax but for injuries yet his hat-trick showed his talentLucas Moura put the earphones in and looked down at the iPad screen, the peak of his dark NYC cap obscuring his eyes. It was late…

Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham with top-four finish a win away

By | 3rd May 2019

• Manager praises players after difficult season• Spurs can secure top-four place with win at BournemouthMauricio Pochettino believes he and his Tottenham players are primed to prove the doubters wrong as they look to sew up a top-four Premier League f…