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Veljkovic leaving and other Spurs shorts

1:13 pm

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A few pieces of news, some new, some not so new.
  • Milos Verjkovic is to have a medical at Wolfsburg on Monday ahead of his move. He will joi their U-23 squad for the remainder of the season and then joi the main squad in the summer. His approach didn't suit Pochettino, it is thought, felt he lacked the intensity to play our system.
Montag im Medizin-Check. Transfer war von eigentlich für Sommer 2016 geplant, wurde vorgezogen. Einsatz in U23 vorgesehen

Translated from German
Monday medical check. Transfer was actually for summer 2016 by planned, was preferred. Intended U23


  • Connor Ogilvie has signed a new contract with the club until 2017 (June). He is currently on loan at Stevenage under former Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Teddy Sheringham.
  • Tottenham have earned £27-million from the sales of Andros Townsend, Steven Caulker and Jake Livermore, not bad business and an example of how the academy pays for itself. Not every academy product has to remain at Spurs, it's role is to create professional footballers, we just take the best.
  • Paul Robinson (1) has only scored two fewer goals for Spurs than Andros Townsend (3).
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A statistic to boost hopes of a top four finish at worst. After the win against Colchester United, as opposed to Cambridge the clubs official Twitter was suggesting, we maintain a three-pronged trophy attack by taking each game as it comes. Mauricio Pochettino has once again kept everybody focused only o the upcoming fixture.




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Veljkovic leaving is not a loss

12:30 pm
Veljkovic leaving is not a loss

Mauricio Pochettino is not a fan of Miloš Veljković, while many rate him, he doesn't. Pochettino likes a certain style of player, all action would sum them up. For Pochettino a player has to have energy and Pochettino feels Veljković lacks that energy.

As a result he has seen no game time and his career is going nowhere. Veljković nearly went to Spain for a season and that didn't work, he has been out on loan o the Championship and struggled to get in the side. I see the press are misinterpreting this as a blow or a shock. It is hardly that when the head coach has decided he isn't the type of player who will fit the new Tottenham system.

The 20-year-old (21 in September) is said to going to refuse any new contract offer, which presumably would only be for another season anyway. The fact that he hasn't figured in a single first team match day squad, not even the League Cup despite all the injuries we have had, tells you all you need to know about his lack of Spurs future. His loss, therefore, is hardly a blow but is merely something that has been expected since last summer.

He will no doubt carve out a career and maybe a successful career at a club that suits his style of pay better. If and when he leaves I wish him well.


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Veljkovic leaving is not a loss Veljkovic leaving is not a loss Reviewed by THBlogNews on 12:30 pm Rating: 5

Poch not a Veljkovic fan, Partizan want him

8:30 am
Are the days of young 19-year-old (20 later this month) prospect Miloš Veljković numbered?

Poch not a Veljkovic fan, Partizan want him

In August he was reported both here and in Spain as having travelled to join Sporting Gijon on a loan deal, clearly there was a change of heart because the Under-20 World Cup winner was back playing as a defensive midfielder in the Development Squad defeat to Reading last night.

Veljković is currently playing for the Development Squad, but Tottenham Academy have suggested that Mauricio Pochettino is not a fan.

he played DM today. Poch doesn't rate him because he lacks 'intensity' and 'energy', which is ridiculous in my opinion.

Pochettino likes players who have high intensity, high energy, we know that as he has emphasised that that is our style to the press on a number of occasions. Players like Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Kane fit the bill, the passion and determination they play with comes shining through, whereas a player like Tom Carroll perhaps has to work a bit harder to impress. He has been overtaken by Dele Alli, another who has that energy Pochettino is looking for.

Miloš Veljković is not that sort of player, he is more a calm, collected, assured type. If it is true Pochettino doesn't rate him then Partizan Belgrade and nor QPR may be his next destination. The tweet below, from what appears to be a Spurs fan, suggests the Serbian club want him in January.

belgrade sports tv said that partizan belgrade will try to sign milos veljkovic from tottenham hotspur in january 2016 transfer window

QPR are interested in a loan deal before then so perhaps he may go there on loan until January and then decide his next move after a meeting with Pochettino to discuss his future.



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Veljkovic to go to Spain on loan

8:30 am
Tottenham Hotspur have been looking for a suitable club for Miloš Veljković to give him a season of first team football.



He had been going to Leeds United but that move fell through and now it seems the 19-year-old (20 in September) is going out on loan for the season to Sporting Gijon who play in La Liga.

We are starting to embrace foreign football to develop our youngsters, something I have been calling for for a while. Sending our youngsters abroad will give them first team football sooner and develop them quicker as well as making them mature quicker as a person, which in turn matures them as a footballer.

Only recently we agreed a deal with Roda JC in Holland and I believe we need a similar deal in Spain where players are brought up with a different mindset than they are over here. Tom Carroll made a mistake when he didn't go on loan to Ajax when Christian Eriksen joined Spurs, his career has stalled since and hasn't really got going, yesterday he made a substitute appearance from a youthful bench. His future will depend how he handles the UEFA Europa League this season.

According to Spanish paper Marca he has already travelled and signed the deal which Veljković's comments confirm.

“I’m very happy. The manager knows me very well from last year and convinced me to come. I already know what it’s like to play in El Molinon when it is full. I think this has been a great decision and I hope to help the team a lot”.


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Veljkovic to go to Spain on loan Veljkovic to go to Spain on loan Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:30 am Rating: 5

Best academy product since Ledley King

7:00 pm
The FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final in North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand took place on 20 June with Serbia beating Brazil 2-1 after extra time. Tottenham centre-back Milos Veljkovic lifted the trophy but Spurs had another academy product at the tournament.



England were not there so our players missed out on gaining tournament experience. We saw the England Under-21 side once again fail to get past the group stages in the European Under-21 Championships, just as the senior side failed at the last World Cup.

Tottenham were also represented at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup by Cameron Carter-Vickers whose side the USA met Serbia in the quarter-final, losing 6-5 on penalties. The experience will help both highly-rated played develop. The USA already consider Carter-Vickers to be quite some player.

His father had a long career as a pro basketball career so he has been brought up in a sporting atmosphere. One American media outlet, Sports Vice, speaks highly of him.

'Carter-Vickers is the one of U.S. soccer's newest rising stars; a 17-year-old with a freshly-minted professional contract at Premier League glamour club Tottenham Hotspur. Those in the know in London say he's the club's best defensive academy product since the superb English centre-back Ledley King.'

Tab Ramos is the USA Under-20 coach and he describes Carter-Vickers as being the most mature, despite being the youngest member of the squad.

"Even though he's the youngest player on the squad, he's probably one of the most mature on the field in terms of the way he plays. We're very excited about his future and what he's going to give US soccer over many years to come."

He was born in Southend, Esses and the Americans describe him as shy, slightly lilting English accent, his father was from Louisiana so quite some difference. Despite the accent Carter-Vickers feels he would have chosen the USA if he had the choice anyway.

"England never called me up, so I haven't had the choice of playing for them or not. I think I would have always played for the USA anyway. My dad has had a big influence on me, in sporting terms. He always tells me to stay level-headed. After that loss against Ukraine [at the World Cup], for example, he texted me and said 'just stay focused, talk about your issues and move forward and progress'."

That advice serves him well, in the next game he was described as being immense. That kind of focus will stand him in good stead as will the mental approach of continuing to improve. Former Spurs and USA goalkeeper Brad Friedel, now our US Ambassador, was asked by our official site about him in January before the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Jamacia during that month.

"I know a lot about Cameron having coached him, played with him and trained with him here at Spurs. He went into the US fold not too long ago. They had him in his own age group and he did really well so they put him in older groups and he’s been extremely impressive. He’s playing above his age group again out in Jamaica, but physically and mentally I think he can cope with it. He’s looked very good and I’m delighted he’s playing with the US – hopefully he has a very good tournament for us.”

Friedel was an assistant coach at that tournament so his association with the Spurs youngster will go on. With two such promising prospects, one wonders whether Cameron Carter-Vickers and Milos Veljkovic will be a future Tottenham centre-back pairing?

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Veljković extends Spurs contract

6:30 pm
For those of you who like to pour through these things here are 2 lists produced by the Premier League for all clubs.

First is the PREMIER LEAGUE FREE TRANSFER LIST 2014/15

Second the PREMIER LEAGUE PROFESSIONAL RETAINED LIST 2014/15

Also here is a link to the webpage for the retained and released lists submitted by Premier League clubs 



Serbian centre-back Miloš Veljković, currently helping his country advance in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, Wales also bid to host the event. Tottenham have released their retained players list and the highly rated centre-back is on the list as having had his contract extended. He should start making cameo appearances next season.

I would be expecting to see the 19-year-old, he turns 20 in September, be included in our UEFA Europa League squads, especially when Spurs travel away, to allow the Premier League first choice centre-back pairing stay at home. Travelling is not only exhausting but prevents a team from training. It's an ideal time to give youngsters more experience by putting them in strange situations and seeing how they react.

Serbia topped their group at the Under-20 World Cup which included Uruguay, Mali and Mexico. They then put out Hungary in the last 16 after extra-time and now play USA in the quarter-finals on 14 June. Cameron Carter-Vickers is in the USA squad and they call him as a beast in defence, he has been retained by Spurs as well.

These tournaments are taken very seriously by the major footballing nations, especially in South America and we should be raising their profile in this country. Participation at these international tournaments helps a players development, it's hardly any wonder England players have no idea how to handle the unique environment of tournament football when often they are kept away from it.

Thankfully Veljković is there playing against the best in his age group and gaining valuable exposure.

The Tottenham Hotspur retained list is:

Contracts
Adebayor Emmanuel - Retained
Alli Bamidele Jermaine - Retained
Ball Dominic - Retained
Bentaleb Nabil - Retained
Bezerra Maciel Junior Jose Paulo - Retained
Capoue Etienne - Retained
Carroll Thomas James - Retained
Carter-Vickers Cameron - Retained
Chadli Nacer - Retained
Chiriches Vlad Iulian - Retained
Coulthirst Shaquile Tyshan - Extended
Davies Benjamin Thomas - Retained
Dembele Moussa - Retained
Dier Eric Jeremy Edgar - Retained
Eriksen Christian - Retained
Fazio Federico - Retained
Fredericks Ryan - Retained
Gomelt Tomislav - Retained
Hall Grant Terry - Extended
Holtby Lewis Harry - Retained
Kaboul Younes - Retained
Kane Harry - Retained
Lamela Erik - Retained
Lennon Aaron - Retained
Lesniak Filip - Offer
Lloris Hugo - Retained
Maghoma Christian - Retained
Mason Ryan Glen - Retained
McEvoy Kenneth - Retained
McGee Luke Paul - Retained
Miller William - Extended
Oduwa Nathan - Retained
Ogilvie Connor Stuart - Retained
Onomah Joshua - Retained
Pritchard Alex David - Retained
Pritchard Joe Cameron - Retained
Rose Daniel Lee - Retained
Soldado Rillo Roberto - Retained
Sonupe Emmanuel Olukolade - Extended
Stambouli Benjamin - Retained
Townsend Andros - Retained
Veljkovic Milos - Extended
Vertonghen Jan - Retained
Vorm Michel - Retained
Walker Kyle Andrew - Retained
Walker-Peters Kyle - Retained
Ward Grant Antony - Retained
Winks Harry - Retained
Yedlin DeAndre - Retained
Amos Luke Ayodele - Extended
Azzaoui Ismail - Retained
Daly Armani - Retained
Georgiou Anthony Michael - Extended
Glover Thomas William - Retained
Goddard Cy - Extended
Harrison Shayon - Extended
Hayford Charlie Garath - Retained
Loft Ryan - Retained
Mcdermott Thomas William - Retained
Muscatt Joseph Luis - Retained
Owens Charlie - Retained
Paul Christopher David - Retained
Stylianides Zenon - Retained
Voss Harry William - Extended
Walkes Anton - Extended

The Tottenham Hotspur players released were:
Jordan Archer
Cristian Ceballos
Brad Friedel
Bongani Khumalo
Aaron McEneff
Alexander McQueen
Jonathan Miles

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How many centre-backs do Spurs want!

12:30 pm
Presumably Tottenham will go into the new season with five centre-backs, that seems to be the new way. It used to be that you had to have four forwards but now most teams only play with one striker only three are needed in a squad.



We have two experienced central defenders in Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen coupled with two young defenders in Eric Dier and new recruit Kevin Wimmer, who I believe we rate very highly for the future. Yes we have Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches but nobody expects either to remain at White Hart Lane beyond this summer.

Fazio may not be experienced at Spurs but is a 28-year-old Argentinian international with 192 games with La Liga side Sevilla under his belt. He won the UEFA Europa League with them, as well as winning the Copa del Rey and an Under-20 World Cup. While some see him as being moved on I don't, he'll be here and expected to improve in his second season.

Jan Vertonghen is also 28 and a Belgian international with 69 caps, some as captain of his country. In his three seasons he has played 123 games for us. He too has won trophies, two Eredivisie titles and a Dutch cup success. He recently pointed out that Kevin Wimmer was not bought to replace him and that he is staying at Spurs.

That then gives us two experienced central defenders for the youngsters Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer to grow around and eventually replace. I suspect we will play a lot with one experienced and one youngster, Vertonghen and Dier, Fazio and Wimmer.

That of course may get upset with injuries and some games may call for a different pairing but Vertonghen has called for a consistent back four to develop understanding and improve the sides defending.

Should we add to them to make it five then it will surely be another youngster. Toby Alderweireld has been mentioned, a 26-year-old who played with Jan Vertonghen while at Ajax, we didn't pursue an interest in 23-year-old Fabian Schär and have been linked with 20-year-old Sven van Beek before.

It is the last named we have been linked with again in the Italian press. They say ourselves and Southampton are chasing his signature. He is right footed, 1.90m (6ft 3in) tall and played a full season with Feyenoord after being introduced the season before in 15 games.

With a contract until 2018 and the Dutch clubs now having upped the prices for their players over the last couple of years we will have to decide how good we think he can become before we decide to make a move.

Of course we mustn't forget we have 19-year-old Miloš Veljković coming through, who if not leaned out will need to be bloodied in a few games, This should be the season when he starts to see some cameo game time so including him in squads for the UEFA Europa League as defensive cover would give him some exposure and experience.

We need two players for every position, if we buy another centre-back we might end up with three for both the central positions.

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Europa League important for Carroll & Pritchard

8:30 pm
Mousa Dembele recently told reporters he felt finishing fifth was important for Spurs, that mentally it is good for the players and when asked felt it would attract players this summer.



I find it inexplicable that some fans have been calling for failure as if not being in the Europa League guaranteed a Champions League place the following season, it doesn't. If Tottenham can't handle the Europa League, with squad players playing and the Premier League then there is no way we can handle the Champions League, where first choice players will have to play and the Premier League.

Failure to qualify for the Europa League should never be an option, it's promoting failure and Europe attracts players. It's only in England the Europa League isn't taken seriously, it is in Spain, which is why they win it so often. Would you say Dnipro are a better side than Tottenham? No, so there is no reason Tottenham could not get into the Champions League through the Europa League, even with playing squad players for a lot of games.

Harry Kane developed by playing Europa League football, it could be an excellent vehicle for Tom Carroll and Alex Pritchard next season. Miloš Veljković is hoping next season will be his breakthrough season, not in the way Kane has broken through this season but more like last season when Kane was gaining experience.

Carroll impressed against the Malaysian XI and demonstrated an advanced role may be better suited to him that a defensive one. Tottenham play with Bentaleb defending and Mason with licence to go forward. Carroll looks as though that role or even central of the attacking three could be an option. He has an eye for a pass which is invaluable further up the pitch, with another good display against Sydney FC he may well have secured his place in the squad for next season.


Alex Pritchard has to step up from the Championship so throwing him into European games and the League Cup will give him the chance to gain valuable game time in a Spurs shirt. Both have got to learn the Pochettino system and with the England Under-21 side for the European Championships, may well miss the start of the season.

Miloš Veljković is with the Serbian squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand with games set to be played from June 19th to July 11th. This is another tournament England don't take seriously, quite how we expect to win anything at international when so much seems beneath us is a mystery.



With new signing Kevin Wimmer looking forward to the Europa League I would expect to see Veljković on the bench and getting substitute appearances together with game time in the League Cup. He is only 19, he'll be 20 in September, and has time on his side but he is mature for his age so taking him to away games particularly will benefit him. Different countries, different cultures, different training facilities, different fans, hostile atmospheres, poor pitches, it's all experience and develops a player.

For these three in particular the Europa League is important, let alone for the likes of Ben Davies who would hardly play otherwise with Rose fit and performing well.



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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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Milos Veljkovic return raises questions

6:30 pm
The news that Milos Veljkovic is returning to Tottenham after Middlesbrough decided not to extend his loan period raises some questions.

Milos Veljkovic return raises questions


The report Teeside Gazette only talks about the 19-year-old Serbian as a central midfielder and doesn't once mention him as a centre-back.

Tottenham have been using him in the Development Squad as a centre-back, from where he captained the side, so Middlesbrough has just been training and playing in midfield, presumably then he has been training as a central midfielder while he was there.

Is that what Tottenham wanted? He can play there yes, he has made brief substitute appearances for us there but isn't it as a centre-back we see his future, why would he be playing there fr the Development Squad otherwise.

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There has been benefits from going to Teeside no doubt, he has been training and had to learn to fight for a chance as well as having to cope with training hard and not playing. How you react in these situations is equally as important as how you react when given a chance.

Ryan Fredericks was sent to Middlesbrough to work on his defensive positioning so what was Veljkovic sent to the same club to work on?



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Veljkovic to Middlesbrough

8:00 am
Young Tottenham centre-back Milos Veljkovic will be joining Championship side Middlesbrough on a three-month loan deal.

Veljkovic to Middlesbrough


The 19-year-old revealed to the Belgrade daily Telegraf that Tottenham and Middlesbrough have agreed a deal in principle that takes him to the Championship side until January. There will be an option in the deal to keep him until the end of the season if both sides agree.

"I’m leaving on a three-month loan. Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka called me to talk about the possibility. He was previously an assistant to Jose Mourinho. 
“I am happy to get the chance. In January, a loan could be extended to the end of the season."

He has been captaining our Under 21 side and was part of the Serbian Under 21 side that put reigning champions Spain our of the European U-21 Championships tonight when they won the second leg in Spain 2-1. They had drawn the first leg 0-0 at home in which Veljkovic also played the full game. He isn't, as is being reported in numerous places elsewhere, with the Serbian Under 19 side.

Veljkovic will join Ryan Fredericks, our 22-year-old right-back who is at Middlesbrough on a season long loan deal where he has been asked, and Middlesbrough have agreed to, work on his defensive positioning, as well as fighting to gain first-team playing time.

An injury to their first-choice right-back has led to Fredericks playing regularly for them in the Championship. He has played 3 of the last 4 games and 120 minutes against Liverpool in the League Cup, a tie the Premier League side won 16-15 on penalties. Fredericks scored his.



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