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Ceballos, Aubameyang, Bolasie, Lameiras

8:30 am
Cristian Ceballos has officially joined Charlton on a three-year contract after  the 22-year-old came to the end of his contract at Spurs on 30 June.

Addicks boss Guy Luzon told their website: "Cristian is a very technical player, who has a lot of quality and skill."

France Football report Tottenham Hotspur have contacted Borussia Dortmund over 26-year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Dortmund are eager to secure Aubameyang to a new deal. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc revealed they will block any moves for him telling the press the club are relying on him and that the striker is simply not for sale.

Sky Sports understand Tottenham Hotspur have made an enquiry with Crystal Palace for 26-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, as has Aston Villa and Aston Villa. He signed a new deal last summer and is contracted until 2017.

Attacking midfielder, Ruben Lameiras, who came through the Academy at White Hart Lane could be set to become the fourth signing of the summer for Coventry City as he has been offered a contract by boss Tony Mowbray.
“We’ve made an offer to Ruben. Let’s wait and see but I would hope in the next day or two that we would conclude that one way or the other."
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Veljkovic, Hall, Ceballos

10:56 am
Championship side Charlton Athletic want to take young Tottenham centre-back Milos Veljkovic on loan for the remainder of the season.

Serbian Veljkovic, who is only 19, has returned from a loan spell at Middlesbrough where he didn't see much action and the local newspaper were referring to him as a defensive midfielder. While he can play there his primary position is at the heart of defence, that's where he captains the Tottenham Development Squad from.

Another centre-back, Grant Hall, is doing well at Blackpool having switched from Birmingham City. In 2 games the 23-year-old has tightened the leaky Blackpool defence to the extent that they haven't conceded a goal since his arrival.

There are high hopes for Veljkovic at Tottenham but for Hall time is running out and h may well eventually be sold. The Tottenham academy is not just about producing Tottenham players but also about producing football players who can go on to have a career at an appropriate level.

It has all gone quiet lately over a third Tottenham youngster, Cristian Ceballos. The 22-year-old sail in December that he needed to seek a move away in January as he wasn't getting any chances at Tottenham.

“I’m waiting for January because I’m trying to leave due to a lack of first-team football. I started well, but there are 26 of us in the squad and there are very few opportunities right now. There are some great players here and a lot of depth in the squad."

Ceballos went on the pre-season North American tour and caught the eye going forward in one game but gave away a goal in the next game when an ill judged pass was intercepted. He didn't look ready for first-team football and the fact he has only made the bench once seems to confirm that. His season has consisted of 4 Under 21 games so his career is stagnating.

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VIDEO: Ceballos 1 & 2 in best U21 goals of 2014 seeks exit

9:00 am
Cristian Ceballos went on the pre-season tour to USA and Canada showing both good moments and bad moments. He looked as though he needed more time but as with young players, some, understandably, don't want to wait.

Ceballos 1 & 2 in best U21 goals of 2014

He is 22 now so time is running out to make the breakthrough and it doesn't look like happening soon. At this stage of his career he needs to be playing first team football somewhere and not Under 21 football which is a world away from the real thing.

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Ceballos claimed the top two spots in the best Spurs Under 21 goals of 2014 but has told Spanish paper Marca that he is looking to leave Tottenham in January. He tells them he doesn't think he is going to get first team opportunities under Pochettino.

“I’m waiting for January because I’m trying to leave due to a lack of first-team football. I started well, but there are 26 of us in the squad [25 man squad + BAE] and there are very few opportunities right now. 
“There are some great players here and a lot of depth in the squad.”

Video used with kind permission.

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Cristian Ceballos vs Seattle Sounders VIDEO

4:30 pm
Let's wind the clock back to Seattle and the first leg of the 2014 Tottenham USA & Canada Pre-season Tour.

The game was played on an artificial surface in front of over 55,000 fans to create an excellent atmosphere playing against currently probably the best team in America, they lead their section of the MLS this season.

A 21-year-old Spaniard born in Barcelona and brought through the famed Barcelona youth system. He joined us in July 2011 and is a promising prospect. He spent last season on loan at Portuguese side Arouca where he played 19 league games and 5 cup games. He scored 2 goals in 1,645 minutes of football which is the equivalent of 18.29 games.

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The video below shows his game against Seattle in which he is highlighted so easy to spot and concentrate on.

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Ceballos shows why patience is needed

8:30 am
Cristian Ceballos caught the eye against Seattle and fans started raving, against Toronto he was keen to shoot at every opportunity as well, all augers well for the future and some fans start to call for his inclusion and the inclusion of other youngsters, just because they are young really.

Ceballos shows why patience is needed

But there is far more at stake to the club when developing youth than simply playing them because youngsters will make mistakes, fans have to accept that and in theory they will, but not if it costs goals and points.

Points are the be all and end all of Premier League football and when you are chasing a Champions League place then any mistake that costs points while you 'give a player a chance' are points you can not afford to drop.

Do you therefore buy finished articles and always play your best or do you keep adding in a youngster, do you keep giving them cameos or do you simply loan them out to another Premier League club and get back a more complete footballer?

We all love a player who has come from the Development squad, however long he has been there and certain players take to the Premier League right away, like Nabil Bentaleb.

Cristian Ceballos is coming through, he's only 21 and it's good for us fans to see him in action on the pre-season tour of USA and Canada. We saw the good against Seattle, the not so good against Toronto.

The error that left Toronto running straight at the heart of our defence with no cover is the sort of mistake the club can't afford in the Premier League. Because of our shape the centre-backs are wide apart, the full-backs are advanced, it's Walker who passes to Ceballos with Dawson covering the right-back area to give another option for a safe pass.

Dawson wasn't out of position, he was where he should have been, though why it took him so long to get back to cover the middle I don't know. But the point is not who did what but one of how much do you use youngsters. Hopefully Cebalos will learn a lot from tat one simple mistake and appreciate the consequences, players have to make mistakes to learn from them, especially youngsters.

It's a dilemma Mauricio Pochettino has to ponder is who is ready, who can I rely on, who can I trust? Tim Sherwood knew and trusted Nabil Bentaleb and he ended up being the best Tottenham player at the World Cup.

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Looking good is all well and good but the bottom line is output. Is Faique going to deliver for instance or is he going to look good but create nothing, something Chadli was doing a lot when he first started playing for us.

I thought Mason looked better than Carroll, but then Mason was playing in a better team so that may have helped, Fryers looks as though he has a way to go yet but then we haven't nailed him down to a specialist position to improve him yet, it looks as though we have decided he is now a centre-back though, after playing him at left-back last season. But then maybe that is because Chiriches is injured still, getting to Lamela proportions this back injury.

It will be an interesting season to see how he solves the play or not to play problem.

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Cristian Ceballos catches the eye

6:30 pm
Cristian Ceballos caught a few eyes with his energy so fans can expect to see more of him on the USA & Canada pre-season tour.

Cristian Ceballos catches the eye

Born in Barcelona and came through their youth system from 2004 until 2011 when he was released. It's thought their may have been an attitude problem which is surprising given he was always considered to be a hard worker.

He explained to Barça TV after a reserve game against Girona that he always gives his best, which is what we saw against Seattle.

"I always give my best in games and want to perform for one hundred percent of the minutes that I play".

He had a trial with Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal were both after him but Spurs were the ones who signed him after a trial in 2011. Former Head of Football Development, Tim Sherwood, felt at the time he had the potential to develop into a first team player.

"Cristian trained hard and showed some real quality when he originally spent time here towards the end of last season and was even involved in some of the first team training.

"There was other interest in him too. He needs to be patient and if he can fulfil his potential we believe he can play at the top level".

Ceballos has played Tottenham Under 18, Under 21 and was on the subs bench against Everton in April 2013 prior to him coming on against Seattle Sounders yesterday. The Spaniard also went on loan to newly promoted Arouca in the Portuguese league last season featuring in 24 games and scoring a couple of goals. In 7 of those games he played the full 90 minutes.

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He is a naturally left-footed wide player, who can play central or as an attacker with an an eye for goal he has demonstrated at youth level. His work ethic should suit Mauricio Pochettino's high energy high pressing style so he may well benefit from having the Argentinian in charge at White Hart Lane.

Last season was a learning curve for the 21 year-old and it was a sensible move by the club sending him to a country adjacent to his own with a similar style of football.

"Coming to a smaller team where you do not have much possession, teaches you to play different way, we try and play well, knowing our limitations".

Ceballos is highly regarded and it was felt could be quite a signing if he developed in the manner it was hoped. So far everything seems good. Barcelona taught him vision, to know where he teammates are, to pick a pass and play the ball into space. Those attributes, especially vision, are what separates players of similar ability and make a difference to a side.

Clearly there is potential there and he isn't the finished article but it will be good to see him on grass and see him get some more game time against Toronto FC.

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