REAL MADRID will only land Spurs wantaway Christian Eriksen if they can offload their fringe players, according to reports.The La Liga side are keen admirers of the Danish international whose time at Tottenham is appearing to come to an end.2 Christian Eriksen may have to reconsider his futureCredit: PA:Press AssociationEriksen’s contract expires at the end of the season and unless Spurs sell him in January, he will leave for nothing next summer.It is believed that the 27-year-old is holding out for a move to the Bernabeu despite a host of European clubs monitoring his situation.But he may need to reconsider his options with the pursestrings tightened at Real Madrid.According to AS, Zinedine Zidane will have his hands tied when it comes to signing players in the New Year unless they flog those struggling for game time.Isco, Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz are just three players thought to be on the transfer list.Real spent around £258million on transforming their squad in the summer including the big-money arrivals of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Eder Militao.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool vs Spurs scores this coming week and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsReports in Spain also suggest that Real could offer Isco as a makeweight for Eriksen’s arrival.The Spaniard has made just two league starts this season and is concerned that his lack of first-team football could impact his role at Euro 2020.Both Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked with moves for the playmaker in the past and AS further write that a loan move is the most likely option with a view to a Premier League switch.2 Isco is one of the names that could be heading for the exit doorCredit: AFP or licensorsGalatasaray vs Real Madrid FREE – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League clash
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has thanked Tottenham fans for their support and claims he “accomplised the objectives” set out for him at the club.Poch, 47, was sacked eight days ago and promptly replaced by Jose Mourinho.3 Mauricio Pochettino was sacked eight days ago and replaced by Jose Mourinho as Spurs managerCredit: AFP or licensorsBut the former Argentina defender has backed his tenure, despite failing to win a trophy or the Champions League final.And fired a warning that he is sure he will meet Spurs again — probably in an opponent’s dugout.In a statement through the League Manager’s Association, Pochettino has spoken for the first time since his sacking.He said: “I would like to thank Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham Hotspur’s history.”I would like to thank also everyone I met at Tottenham, all the club staff and the football players during these 5½ years.”Finally, I would like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support.”I gave the best of me to accomplish the objectives I was asked for in our first meeting.”There were equally tough challenges as exciting success.”Best wishes for the future, I am sure we will cross paths again.”3MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsPochettino’s son Maurizio still plays for the North London club and played in their 1-0 Uefa Youth League win over Olympiakos.He also still has a flag adorning one of the walls inside the new Tottenham Stadium.Manchester United have been hotly tipped as the club who could hire Pochettino next, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to struggle getting results.3
TROY PARROTT was blocked from landing a loan move from Tottenham because of his BIRTHDATE.Spurs discovered there was no point in allowing the Irish international striker because of a bizarre Uefa rule relating to their rule on home-grown players.1 Troy Parrott has been blocked from leaving Spurs on loan due to a bizarre Uefa ruleCredit: Getty Images – GettyParrott, 17,who has played twice for the first-team this season, was wanted for the rest of the season by Burnley, Charlton, FC Twente in Holland and also Den Haag, now managed by Alan Pardew.To qualify for Uefa’s Champions League B list as a home-grown player, Parrott has to complete two uninterrupted years at Tottenham.Because he signed from Irish side Belvedere on his 16th birthday – February 4 2018 – Parrott’s two years will not be completed until he turns 18 on Tuesday.If he had left for another club yesterday, even in England, he would have fallen short of the full two years and there would have been a total reset.On his return to Spurs in the summer, he would have been required to have played another two years at Spurs to qualify as a home-grown player on the B list in the eyes of Uefa.This will disappoint Irish national boss Mick McCarthy, who gave Parrott his senior Irish debut in November in a 3-1 win over New Zealand. He was also keen for the player to get some games under his belt.Parrott made his senior Spurs debut in the Carabao Cup tie at Colchester in September and played in the Premier League for the first time in Tottenham’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in December.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerIn both the Champions League and Europa League, clubs must submit two lists – A and B – to their national associations at the start of the season.On the A list, there is a maximum of 25 players. There must be a minimum of eight places reserved exclusively for ‘locally trained players’ who have been in that country for three years aged between 15 and 21.Teams can have as many home-grown players on their B list born after January 1 1995 but they must have been at the club for two consecutive years.