Author Archives: David Hytner


Mauricio Pochettino says Eriksen situation is hurting player and club

By | 23rd August 2019

• Spurs manager fearful of effect of speculation• Eriksen has been linked with several clubs but no bids madeMauricio Pochettino fears the transfer market uncertainty over Christian Eriksen is hurting the player and Tottenham, as he expressed surprise …


Christian Eriksen due at Tottenham training after wish to go brings no bids

By | 9th July 2019

• Spurs midfielder has said he wants a new challenge• His situation has been complicated by Paul Pogba scenarioChristian Eriksen is set to join up with his Tottenham teammates by the end of the week for pre-season training despite having made plain his…


Tanguy Ndombele signs six-year Tottenham deal to seal £55m move

By | 2nd July 2019

• France midfielder passes medical to become record signing• Roma considering move for Toby AlderweireldTanguy Ndombele has signed a six-year contract at Tottenham after passing a medical. The club have shattered their transfer record to buy the midfie…

Tottenham agree club record £55m fee for Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele

By | 30th June 2019

• Deal includes €10m in potential add-ons• France midfielder has been Mauricio Pochettino’s top targetTottenham are on the verge of shattering their transfer record for the Lyon midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele, after agreeing a fee for him of €62m (£55.45m…

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….

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…

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 …