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£17.06m for Bentaleb

10:30 am


German paper Bild report that Nabil Bentaleb to Schalke is a done deal, that he is a Schalke player.

Algerian Bentaleb, according to separate pieces of inside information  of various Spurs forums, confirms that while Pochettino and Bentaleb didn't fall out, it was because of Bentaleb's attitude that he is leaving.

He upset everyone over his wage negotiations, which too an eternity because he was demanding a high wage. That tell you all you need to know about his opinion of his own worth. With injury and the emergence of Dier, plus the improvement in Dembele, Bentaleb couldn't get game time.

He has trained hard to try and convince Pochettino but it hasn't worked and he then delivered his ultimatum, play me or I look elsewhere.As Pochettino has said himself, he f told him he can leave. There can only be one boss.

Schalke are said to have signed him on a season-long loan with a buy option of £17.06-million (€20m - AUS$29579m - US$22.56m) after he passed his medical yesterday, the deal is expected to be announced today. The fee is a far cry from the guesstimates our press were giving and it also goes to show that the part payment for Moussa Sissoko story from the Mirror, was, as reported, newspaper invention

He'll form a new defensive midfield with former Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, who was been told by the new PSG coach to find another club.

£17.06m for Bentaleb £17.06m for Bentaleb Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Ryan Loft, Pritchard, Yedlin impressing

9:00 pm


Yedlin impressing

Tottenham Under-21 side took on League Two side Yeovil Town this week with the game ending 1-1 at Hotspur Way. Young English 18-year-old (19 in September) striker Ryan Loft equalised from a Shilow Tracey cross late on.

There are reportedly 10 Championship clubs interested in 23-year-old (24 next May) midfielder Alex Pritchard. The England Under-21 international is also wanted by Premier League sides Middlesbrough and Swansea City.

Josh Onomah is coming through, Harry Winks is a part of the Development Squad looking to move up to senior level, Grant Ward is another and Marcus Edwards is a young talent we need to give cameo roles to. That means we have ti have opportunities for them and having Njie and Pritchard in the way, having not yet proved themselves may be part of the reason Pritchard is being let go.

Fazio, Pritchard, Njie are looking for clubs, Bentaleb may well be staying and Pochettino is assessing the future of a number of youngsters on tour. One who is starting to catch the eye, because of his improvement is DeAndre Yedlin.

As reported last year, he was miles away on technical ability, but the 23-year-old (24 next July) has improved immensely in a year apparently. The loan spell at Sunderland under Sam Allardyce, who was forced to play him after his right back was a complete flop.

He has always been a fit player and has immense speed, it seems he is catching up in other areas of the game and may well be a player we want to keep hold of, even if it means loaning him out again.

If at all possible Spurs will want to keep him to keep a US marketing tool and interest in Spurs in the States, especially with American Football coming to The Lane in the not too distant future.

Ryan Loft, Pritchard, Yedlin impressing Ryan Loft, Pritchard, Yedlin impressing Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:00 pm Rating: 5
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