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    Tottenham monitoring Brazilian wonderkid Marcus Vinnicius, 17, with two Premier League rivals also keen on transfer

    TOTTENHAM are monitoring the latest Brazilian sensation to come out of Palmeiras.The Sao Paulo-based club have become one of the country’s best producers of talent in recent years.Marcus Vinnicius is wanted by TottenhamCredit: www.palmeiras.comPalmeiras have sold Endrick to Real Madrid in a fee that could rise £50m, Luis Guilherme to West Ham for £25m and Estevao Willian to Chelsea for £47m.And now, 17-year-old left-back Marcus Vinnicius is catching the eye of Spurs.Wolves, Newcastle and Benfica are also interested in the wonderkid.Vinnicius – who can also play as a winger – is set to sign his first professional contract with Palmeiras this summer until June 2026, with an extension until 2029 already on the table.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLThe sales of Endrick, 17, Guilherme, 18, and Estevao, 17, have banked Palmeiras over £120m, and the club view Vinnicius as another big money-maker.Vinnicius is expected to have an £85m release clause in his contract, but Palmeiras are open to negotiating a deal for any interested party from Europe.Several scouts from the continent were present to watch him in a tournament in Ecuador last month that Palmeiras would go on to win.Vinnicius arrived at Palmeiras in 2022, despite major interest from Flamengo, Internacional and Atletico Mineiro, after impressing in the Goias youth team – a club where former Chelsea, Brazil and Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari made his name.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSTottenham could be close to sign another wonderkidPalmeiras director of youth Joao Paulo Sampaio worked hard to convince the club to bring in the highly-rated Vinnicius, having also found Endrick, Guilherme and Estevao.Spurs’ recruitment drive is currently focusing on young talents.SunSport’s Latest Euro 2024 headlinesThey already brought in 18-year-old midfield duo Archie Gray from Leeds and Lucas Bergvall from Swedish side Djurgarden.Tottenham’s top 10 biggest signings: Hit or miss?1) Tanguy Ndombele – £52.7mNdombele joined from Lyon in 2019 with huge expectations after shattering Tottenham’s transfer record.But he would go on to play just 91 times for the club, scoring 10 goals and is now set to leave one year before the end of his contract.2) Richarlison – £49.3mRicharlison almost broke the £50m mark when he arrived from Everton in 2022 as Harry Kane’s back-up.And while his tally of 12 goals this season was a significant increase on the three from his opening Spurs campaign, he is being linked with a departure this summer.3) Brennan Johnson – £46.8mJohnson was signed by Ange Postecoglou last summer and has impressed in patches during his first season in North London.He scored five goals and 10 assists in 38 games and will look to build on that in the 2024/25 campaign.4) Cristian Romero – £44.2mRomero initially joined on loan from Atalanta in 2021, before his impressive displays saw him secure a permanent deal the following year.He is two games shy of 100 for Spurs and, while he can be reckless with his tackling at times, is beginning to form a promising partnership with Micky van de Ven.5) James Maddison – £39.4mMaddison was handed Kane’s No10 shirt after arriving at Spurs and hit the ground running with three goals and five assists in his opening 11 matches.But after getting injured against Chelsea in October, he failed to return with the same sharpness – managing just five goal contributions in 15 league matches as he missed out on England’s final 26-man squad for the Euros.6) Davinson Sanchez – £35.7mSanchez joined Spurs from Ajax in 2017 and played more than 200 games across a six-year spell.But he was always considered a somewhat erratic defender who did not play more than 20 games in a Premier League season from 2020 onwards.7) Pedro Porro – £34mPorro was another signing who originally arrived on loan in January 2023, before he signed permanently last summer.He has 54 appearances for Spurs under his belt, scoring seven goals and impressing under Postecoglou this season.8) Micky van de Ven – £34mRapid Dutch centre-back Van de Ven was named Spurs Player of the Season in his first campaign at the club.His pace, athleticism, and technical ability on the ball have made him arguably Postecoglou’s best signing to date.9) Moussa Sissoko – £29.8mSissoko came to North London for a substantial fee after being relegated with Newcastle and went on to enjoy five years at Tottenham, playing more than 200 games.Unfortunately for the French midfielder, he is best-known for giving away a controversial penalty for handball in the first minute of Spurs’ 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2019.10) Giovani Lo Celso – £27.2mLo Celso joined on loan from Real Betis in 2019 – a deal that was made permanent the following season.He has 10 goals and eight assists in 108 games, with some Spurs fans still unsure about the Argentine. More

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    Archie Gray’s Brentford transfer breaks down AFTER medical as Leeds reject offer at last minute

    BRENTFORD have seen a £40m bid for Archie Gray rejected by Leeds United.Leeds have knocked back the Bees’ big money offer, despite allowing Gray to complete a medical with the Premier League outfit.Leeds United have rejected a £35m bid from Brentford for Archie GrayCredit: RexIt was yesterday revealed that Gray was heading to London to complete a medical with Brentford after Thomas Frank’s side had submitted a £40m bid.And Leeds had even granted the 18-year-old permission to carry out the tests.But less than 24 hours after the news broke and Leeds have now turned down the offer for their academy graduate over payment structure.Gray is highly thought of at Elland Road, not least because of his family ties.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLThe teenager is the great nephew of club legend Eddie Gray, who made over 450 appearances for the club and was twice the manager after hanging up his boots.And his efforts in the Championship last term earned him the award for Young Player of the Year.The star may not be too disheartened by the late decision as it looks like another Premier League club are lurking in the background to hijack the deal.Tottenham are working on a move to sign Gray and are in early discussions over a deal.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSConversations are said to be ongoing with an expectation on all sides that a deal can be struck.It’s claimed by The Athletic that Gray had a change of heart himself and is leaning towards a switch to Spurs over their London rivals.Footballers you didn’t know were related from Premier League icons to Lionel MessiSpurs are amongst a number of Premier League clubs who are circling the rising star and are believed to have been exploring the deal for months.Gray penned a new contract at Leeds in January, tying him down until 2028. More

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    Tottenham’s record signing wakes up unemployed as he is released after winning three trophies in two seasons

    TANGUY NDOMBELE has been cut loose by Tottenham.The French flop, 27, remains Spurs’ record signing after joining from Lyon for £60million in 2019.Tottenham have mutually terminated Tanguy Ndombele’s contract a year earlyCredit: GettyBut he fell out of favour with then-boss Jose Mourinho and did not convince any of the managers that followed the Special One.After three successive loans to Lyon, Napoli and Galatasaray – all of whom decided not to take up an option to sign him permanently – Spurs have now decided to pay him up with a year remaining on his deal.The club confirmed Ndombele’s exit on social media, with his contract mutually terminated.His departure will become effective on June 30 following the conclusion of his loan spell at Galatasaray.READ MORE FOOTBALL NEWSNdombele made 26 appearances in Turkey, providing one assist as Galatasaray won the league title.The triumph follows his trophy success in Napoli during the 2022/23 campaign.He scored once in 30 Serie A appearances for the club as they ended their 33-year wait for the Scudetto.Ndombele was unable to help end Tottenham’s trophy drought during his time in England, though.Most read in FootballEURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERSDuring his five years in North London, the midfielder made 91 appearances across all competitions.He also scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in those appearances.Tottenham launch bizarre ad to reveal new kit with Gavin and Stacey star, Maddison playing darts and Peter CrouchHowever, Ndombele has not featured for Spurs since appearing against Morecambe in the FA Cup in January 2022.Spurs previously confirmed the exits of four other first-team players at the end of the month.Tottenham’s top 10 biggest signings: Hit or miss?
    1) Tanguy Ndombele – £52.7m
    Ndombele joined from Lyon in 2019 with huge expectations after shattering Tottenham’s transfer record.
    But he would go on to play just 91 times for the club, scoring 10 goals and is now set to leave one year before the end of his contract.
    2) Richarlison – £49.3m
    Richarlison almost broke the £50m mark when he arrived from Everton in 2022 as Harry Kane’s back-up.
    And while his tally of 12 goals this season was a significant increase on the three from his opening Spurs campaign, he is being linked with a departure this summer.
    3) Brennan Johnson – £46.8m
    Johnson was signed by Ange Postecoglou last summer and has impressed in patches during his first season in North London.
    He scored five goals and 10 assists in 38 games and will look to build on that in the 2024/25 campaign.
    4) Cristian Romero – £44.2m
    Romero initially joined on loan from Atalanta in 2021, before his impressive displays saw him secure a permanent deal the following year.
    He is two games shy of 100 for Spurs and, while he can be reckless with his tackling at times, is beginning to form a promising partnership with Micky van de Ven.
    5) James Maddison – £39.4m
    Maddison was handed Kane’s No10 shirt after arriving at Spurs and hit the ground running with three goals and five assists in his opening 11 matches.
    But after getting injured against Chelsea in October, he failed to return with the same sharpness – managing just five goal contributions in 15 league matches as he missed out on England’s final 26-man squad for the Euros.
    6) Davinson Sanchez – £35.7m
    Sanchez joined Spurs from Ajax in 2017 and played more than 200 games across a six-year spell.
    But he was always considered a somewhat erratic defender who did not play more than 20 games in a Premier League season from 2020 onwards.
    7) Pedro Porro – £34m
    Porro was another signing who originally arrived on loan in January 2023, before he signed permanently last summer.
    He has 54 appearances for Spurs under his belt, scoring seven goals and impressing under Postecoglou this season.
    8) Micky van de Ven – £34m
    Rapid Dutch centre-back Van de Ven was named Spurs Player of the Season in his first campaign at the club.
    His pace, athleticism, and technical ability on the ball have made him arguably Postecoglou’s best signing to date.
    9) Moussa Sissoko – £29.8m
    Sissoko came to North London for a substantial fee after being relegated with Newcastle and went on to enjoy five years at Tottenham, playing more than 200 games.
    Unfortunately for the French midfielder, he is best-known for giving away a controversial penalty for handball in the first minute of Spurs’ 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2019.
    10) Giovani Lo Celso – £27.2m
    Lo Celso joined on loan from Real Betis in 2019 – a deal that was made permanent the following season.
    He has 10 goals and eight assists in 108 games, with some Spurs fans still unsure about the Argentine.

    Eric Dier and Ivan Perisic have already agreed free transfers to Bayern Munich and Hajduk Split, respectively.Meanwhile, Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga will also depart at the end of their deals. More

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    Tottenham flop who broke Man Utd hearts left unemployed at 35 after release from club with immediate effect

    FORMER Tottenham star Etienne Capoue is now unemployed after being released from Villarreal.The 35-year-old won Man of the Match when Villarreal beat Manchester United in a historic penalty shootout in the 2021 Europa League final.Etienne Capoue leaves Villarreal as a free agentCredit: Getty – PoolHe played a huge part in defeating Manchester United in the 2021 Europa League finalCredit: ReutersOnce upon a time, the defensive midfielder was one of the most sought after stars in Europe.After five impressive years at French side Toulouse, it was Spurs that nabbed him for £9m in 2013.After moving to Villarreal in 2021 , he was the star man in the club’s 11-10 penalty shootout Europa League final victory over Man Utd, where David De Gea was the only player to miss his spot kick.The win delivered Villarreal their first major trophy in club history, and Unai Emery his fourth Europa League title.read more football newsBut now Capoue is on the lookout for a new club after transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed he was leaving the La Liga club.Capoue leaves as a free agent with his current contract expiring on June 30.Capoue’s letter to fans read: “Farewells are never easy. And even less so when you say goodbye to a club where you have been so happy for three and half years and experienced some great moments.”I have experienced some unforgettable moments at this club. I will never forget the night of May 26 2021 in Gdansk. I am proud to be part of the group that won the Europa League.”Most read in FootballCapoue is a free agent after his Villarreal contract expiredCredit: RexBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSThe Spurs flop played 148 times for Villarreal, scoring 12 and providing nine assists in that time.Capoue dropped down the pecking order after the arrival of then manager Quique Setien in the 2022/2023 season.Football’s weirdest contract clauses revealed including non-Arsenal agreement and a private jet promiseCapoue joins Liverpool’s legendary goalkeeper Pepe Reina in leaving Villarreal.Meanwhile Capoue ultimately failed to reach his potential when he joined Tottenham, scoring just twice and providing two assists in 36 matches.He went on to have five Premier League seasons with Watford after the Hornets paid a then club record £6.3m for him.Who are these famous footballers? More

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    Tottenham in talks to cancel Tanguy Ndombele’s contract with club giving up on £60m flop who will be available for free

    TOTTENHAM are in talks with record signing Tanguy Ndombele as they look to rip up his contract this summer.The French midfielder, 27, arrived in North London from Lyon in a deal worth £60million in the summer of 2019.Tanguy Ndombele has failed to make a major impact during five years on Spurs’ booksCredit: GettyThe transfer shattered the club’s previous record of £35.7m which they paid for defender Davinson Sanchez.But Ndombele proved to be a huge disappointment, scoring 10 goals and assisting nine in 91 appearances.He attempted to rejuvenate his career with a loan return to Lyon and another short spell with Serie A side Napoli.Yet his poor form continued, before he joined Turkish giants Galatasaray in September last year.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLAnd while Ndombele was a part of the team that ended up winning the league title with 102 points, he still did not impress enough to convince Tottenham to give him another chance.Spurs are in talks to cancel Ndombele’s £200,000-a-week contract – which runs until 2025.The club have decided to negotiate a settlement that suits both parties and will allow Ndombele to walk away a free agent.Manager Ange Postecoglou had already made it clear last summer that the midfielder was not a part of his plans, despite handing him a fresh start when he first arrived.Most read in FootballEURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERSPLAY DREAM TEAM EUROS NOW!The best fantasy football game for this summer’s tournament.
    His last Spurs appearance came against Morecambe in January 2022 when he stormed down the tunnel after being substituted by manager Antonio Conte as he was booed off by his own fans.Galatasaray had a £13million option to buy from Spurs but have chosen not to trigger the clause.Best ten new Premier League kits for next seasonNdombele played 26 times this season, failing to score and assisting just one goal.Tottenham’s top 10 biggest signings: Hit or miss?
    1) Tanguy Ndombele – £52.7m
    Ndombele joined from Lyon in 2019 with huge expectations after shattering Tottenham’s transfer record.
    But he would go on to play just 91 times for the club, scoring 10 goals and is now set to leave one year before the end of his contract.
    2) Richarlison – £49.3m
    Richarlison almost broke the £50m mark when he arrived from Everton in 2022 as Harry Kane’s back-up.
    And while his tally of 12 goals this season was a significant increase on the three from his opening Spurs campaign, he is being linked with a departure this summer.
    3) Brennan Johnson – £46.8m
    Johnson was signed by Ange Postecoglou last summer and has impressed in patches during his first season in North London.
    He scored five goals and 10 assists in 38 games and will look to build on that in the 2024/25 campaign.
    4) Cristian Romero – £44.2m
    Romero initially joined on loan from Atalanta in 2021, before his impressive displays saw him secure a permanent deal the following year.
    He is two games shy of 100 for Spurs and, while he can be reckless with his tackling at times, is beginning to form a promising partnership with Micky van de Ven.
    5) James Maddison – £39.4m
    Maddison was handed Kane’s No10 shirt after arriving at Spurs and hit the ground running with three goals and five assists in his opening 11 matches.
    But after getting injured against Chelsea in October, he failed to return with the same sharpness – managing just five goal contributions in 15 league matches as he missed out on England’s final 26-man squad for the Euros.
    6) Davinson Sanchez – £35.7m
    Sanchez joined Spurs from Ajax in 2017 and played more than 200 games across a six-year spell.
    But he was always considered a somewhat erratic defender who did not play more than 20 games in a Premier League season from 2020 onwards.
    7) Pedro Porro – £34m
    Porro was another signing who originally arrived on loan in January 2023, before he signed permanently last summer.
    He has 54 appearances for Spurs under his belt, scoring seven goals and impressing under Postecoglou this season.
    8) Micky van de Ven – £34m
    Rapid Dutch centre-back Van de Ven was named Spurs Player of the Season in his first campaign at the club.
    His pace, athleticism, and technical ability on the ball have made him arguably Postecoglou’s best signing to date.
    9) Moussa Sissoko – £29.8m
    Sissoko came to North London for a substantial fee after being relegated with Newcastle and went on to enjoy five years at Tottenham, playing more than 200 games.
    Unfortunately for the French midfielder, he is best-known for giving away a controversial penalty for handball in the first minute of Spurs’ 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2019.
    10) Giovani Lo Celso – £27.2m
    Lo Celso joined on loan from Real Betis in 2019 – a deal that was made permanent the following season.
    He has 10 goals and eight assists in 108 games, with some Spurs fans still unsure about the Argentine. More

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    I turned down the ‘Tom Huddlestone role’ at Tottenham to join League One team – it’s given me a new lease of life

    TOM CARROLL has revealed he rejected a “Tom Huddlestone role” at Tottenham to join League One side Exeter.The former Spurs midfielder, 32, left North London in 2017 after injuries saw him play just 56 games across five seasons.Former Tottenham man Tom Carroll is thriving with Exeter in League OneCredit: RexCarroll left Tottenham in 2017 but returned to train with them during the 2022/23 seasonCredit: –He was part of an influx of Tottenham academy players that included Harry Kane, but Carroll’s career took a very different path to England’s No9.He signed for Swansea and went on to feature 67 times in the Premier League for the Welsh outfit, before he joined QPR in the Championship for one year.That was followed by a season with Ipswich, but Carroll’s body was still not right and in the summer of 2022 he opted to take a year out of the game.He returned to Spurs to train with their U21s and was offered a player-coach role with the team – the same position Tom Huddlestone held at Manchester United for two years until last month.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLNow he has revealed to The Athletic he rejected it because he did not feel his playing career was over.Shortly after that he was approached by Exeter – who he has gone on to thrive with in the third tier this season.Impressing on his debut in a 3-0 win over Wycombe, he featured in 42 of the club’s 46 League One matches.Carroll, now 32, said: “After the game [his Exeter debut], I was like, ‘I’ve missed this feeling’.Most read in EFLEURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERSCarroll played 42 of Exeter’s 46 League One games in the 2023/24 campaign”Winning games, you can’t really replicate it. It’s just a buzz with the boys after, going over to clap the fans. I think that’s special.”After that game, it made me realise, ‘I can still do this. I still feel good’. So I just wanted to enjoy it and get that buzz back.”Tottenham launch bizarre ad to reveal new kit with Gavin and Stacey star, Maddison playing darts and Peter CrouchCarroll is pleased he took the year off to re-charge his batteries and is now excited to see what awaits Exeter next season following their 13th place in his opening campaign at the club.He added: “Having a year out has made me realise that I should try to enjoy it.”In football, everything goes so quickly that you can get caught up in it. You win a game, you feel great for maybe that evening, and then it’s on to the next one.”But I wanted to come back in and try and enjoy it as much as I can, and I’ve done that.”We have got a pretty good squad now, so it’s just about building on that.”PLAY DREAM TEAM EUROS NOW!The best fantasy football game for this summer’s tournament. More

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    Spurs release seven players from their WSL side including their former skipper Shelina Zadorsky

    TOTTENHAM could be set for a busy summer transfer window after the departure of seven players from their WSL side today.Shelina Zadorsky, 31, is among those leaving the club before her national side Canada compete at the Paris games in July.Shelina Zadorsky is among seven players leaving Tottenham’s Women’s Super League side this monthCredit: GettyZadorsky’s departure comes two days on from her making her 100th senior international appearance for CanadaCredit: AlamyMidfielder Ramona Petzelberger is also leaving Tottenham this monthCredit: GettyThe Olympic gold medal-winning centre-back’s exit comes two days after her player-of-the-match performance in Canada’s 1-1 draw with Mexico.The fixture was the team’s final friendly home game before the July start of the Paris Olympics.Zadorsky’s departure, after three years and 73 appearances at Spurs, follows her spending the second half of last season on loan at West Ham who finished one place above the drop zone.Other players leaving include Nottinghamshire-born forward Ellie Brazil.Read More Football StoriesThe former Brighton player, 25, who ruptured a knee ligament two months into her Tottenham spell, made nine appearances across two seasons after joining from Albion in July 2022.New Zealand midfielder Ria Percival and Ramona Petzelberger are also among the senior squad members leaving Robert Vilahamn’s team.Percival, who spent the second part of last term on loan at Crystal Palace, spent five years with Tottenham prior to her departure making 70 appearances.Asmita Ale has left Tottenham following a half-season loan spell at Leicester this yearCredit: GettyAnd Petzelberger, who joined from Spurs from Aston Villa in the summer of 2022, played in 17 games during her two years at the club.Most read in FootballOther players who will Tottenham this summer are forward Nikola Karczewska, defender Gracie Pearse and full-back Asmita Ale.Ale, 22, whose exit follows a half-season loan stint at Leicester, was part of the young Lionesses squad who went unbeaten in the European Under-23s League. More

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    Harry Kane would have a trophy by now if I’d had my way, says former manager Jose Mourinho

    HARRY KANE’S trophy famine would have ended three years ago if Jose Mourinho had not been sacked as Spurs boss – so says the Special One himself.The legendary boss was given his P45 by Daniel Levy six days before the League Cup final in 2021.Mourinho has a stark view on why Kane was trophy-less at SpursCredit: AFPTottenham ended up losing to Manchester City and Kane’s career-long search for silverware has continued ever since.That is despite moving last summer to perennial winners Bayern Munich, who incredibly finished the season empty-handed during Kane’s maiden term in Germany.Mourinho, appointed this week as the new Fenerbahce chief, said: “Kane has scored goals for Tottenham, England, and I had no doubts that he would score goals for Bayern.“Harry is a fantastic, complete player who scores goals from all over the pitch but isn’t selfish – he assists, drops deep, builds play, presses, defends.READ MORE TOP STORIES“The only thing he is missing is to win a trophy. He was my player at Tottenham, and I was going to win one with him, but I was sacked six days before the final.”Kane, 30, will hope to earn a first winners’ medal at the Euros this summer.Mourinho fancies England’s chances – but he also reckons his own nation, Portugal, are looking in great nick.The 61-year-old added: “I don’t want to be disrespectful about previous generations that we had.Most read in FootballPLAY DREAM TEAM EUROS NOW!The best fantasy football game for this summer’s tournament.

    BEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERS”But in terms of squad depth and quality, we are probably now the best we have ever been and Portugal can go on to win it. “It’s about having confidence, self-belief that they can beat anyone.England boss Gareth Southgate axes stars from Euro 2024 squad”I don’t want to say Portugal are the best team, but Spain, France, England, Germany are not better.“If there is a surprise (winner), I will be surprised! France and Germany always do well, Portugal and England are better than ever.“These four teams. I’m not certain about Spain but the football they play and the players they have are of the highest quality. Italy or Belgium would be a surprise.”
    JOSE MOURINHO was speaking as part of his role as global ambassador for Topps and their UEFA EURO 2024 Match Attax and stickers collections. Collectibles are available now from Topps.com and all good retailers. More