It’s exactly one month until the transfer window opens across Europe and that’s why today has brought a whole host of rumours linking Spurs, amongst others, will players across the Premier League and beyond. Some of the names – Leandro Damiao included – are old and familiar but it’s hard to recall Spurs being linked with Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa in the past.
The Magpies have endured a poor season after threatening the top four last year and it’s thought that some of the bigger stars will want away at the end of the campaign. Back in France however, local sports channel InfoSport + have gone a stage further by claiming that initial talks between Spurs and Newcastle are underway.
Ben Arfa is 26 now and his two years at St James’s Park have been affected by injury at times and in 53 appearances for the club, the winger has scored ten goals and assisted a further ten.
There is no suggestion of a transfer fee in this seemingly isolated report and while it’s unexpected, is Ben Arfa a player you would like to see at the Lane next season?