Tottenham closing in on signing Real Madrid star – report

Tottenham closing in on signing Real Madrid star – report

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Tottenham are reportedly close to signing Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 28-year-old, who has struggled for chances at the Bernabeu this season, is valued at £22.5million, but Spurs could pay as little as £16m – with Vazquez’s current contract expiring at the end of next season.

Vazquez was playing for Real Madrid Castilla – Madrid’s reserve team – whilst Jose Mourinho was in charge of the La Liga giants between 2010 and 2013 and the Spurs boss is eager to link-up with the Spaniard once again, having watched him develop as a youngster.

The report from the Daily Express – relayed by the Mirror – suggests that Vazquez wants to work under Mourinho and Madrid would be happy him leave.

Having made just 18 appearances for Madrid this season – scoring just three times – Vazquez is clearly looking for more regular first-team football – something Tottenham would be able to offer, as long as were to offload one of Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura.

Injuries have played some part in Vazquez’s lack of opportunities this term, however, missing 15 matches in total with toe and calf problems, and hasn’t featured in any of Madrid’s four games since the resumption of Spanish football due to another issue with his calf.

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  1. LOL, Oh sorry I forgot our special relationship with Real Madrid that Levy made, where we sell them all of our best players and we get absolutely nothing in return. LEVY, LEWIS and ENIC OUT !!!

  2. Now now Tony , look at all the success enic has brought. One carling cup in twenty years. One CL in twenty years. One stadium that will take more than twenty years to pay for oh and the training facilities. Not to mention how much more you now pay to watch Tottenham.

  3. Yes, you cynics above, I share your pain. But we’ve seen some great football, haven’t we!? Under Redknapp for three seasons, under Poch for five seasons, with the magic of beating some of the biggest Domestic and European names in world football! And now a stadium ranked by many as the best in the world, likewise the training ground/facilities. Not forgetting the manager, especially if we can get him back to his old Porto best (when he DIDN’T have that much money to work with).
    And we’ve had rotten luck on occasions over the past 10 years, haven’t we? Key injuries/omissions to key players at crucial times in promising seasons, just as we’re getting into our stride, seeming to haunt us constantly. Yes, we’ve made some daft decisions too, or been subject to daft decisions by others. 1. like Harry R taking his eye off the ball in the last 10 weeks of the 2011/12 season, when we were hunting down City and United, because he thought the England job was a shoe-in, but we ended up ‘slipping’ badly to 4th and no CL cigar because of bloody Chelsea winning the damn thing, and no cigar to Harry either, as he fell between two stools and into unemployment. Even Alex Fergie thought we were playing the best football that season! 2. Selling Walker a season too soon as we shunted off to our Wembley ‘home’ on the back of an 86 point (final) season at WHL in 2016/17 (they talk of us missing our opportunity in 2015/16 when everyone was helping Leicester to win the PL, but the season of 2016/17 was our best top flight season since 1961, although there was Chelsea again pulling off miracles!) 3. Buying Aurier (our ha ha ha ha upgrade on Walker) 4. Selling Trippier for no damn good reason! 5. Not tying Eriksen down to a long term deal with a clause inserted that he could go, if the team of his dreams stepped in with the right money. Upshot – He takes his foot of the gas as he runs his contract down, puts suitors off and ruins his legacy with us fans, the club ends up with bugger all for a world class player, and Eriksen ends up in a nightmare scenario at 4th choice Inter (a club hardly an upgrade on Spurs in recent years)! Look. It is what it is! It’s a crying shame that our team (finishing once only lower than 5th in the past 10 years) is not looking at more trophies in the cabinet, when lesser top and mediocre teams have won things in that time period!
    Blimey, far WORSE Spurs sides have won lots of different trophies in our past, and as much as I revelled in Glory at the time, I knew we were miles away from that SF in the European Cup against Benfica in 1962! Yet, we surpassed it last year, fellers!!! We’re suffering a blip, sure, but Levy and ENIC will NOT let our club slip when we are on the verge of greatness. A poor ‘shagged out’ 90 minutes and an absurd referee decision in the first 90 seconds took away our Glory of being club champions of Europe and probably the world! We’re there, lads. We’ve seen the top of the mountain and the Glory of the Promised Land. We’re bedding in to our wonderful stadium. We’ve got some great players coming through, and Jose’ will cement the squad again, even if he can’t spend additional fortunes. And trophies will inevitably come sooner than you think!! Nothing we can do this season, apart from finish as strongly as we can, but we can prepare for a great 2020/21 (with that one on the end guiding us to the pinnacle)!

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