Tottenham make £25m bid to sign 22-year-old

Paola Ditto
Agosto 9, 2018

It is better to keep our squad all together, we believe a lot in our players.

The Aston Villa midfielder's future has been the subject of plenty of speculation this summer, with Tottenham believed to be one of several teams trying to sign him from his boyhood club.

The England captain - who won the Golden Boot at the recent World Cup finals in Russian Federation with six goals - took part in the rainy session held at the Tottenham training ground in Enfield on Thursday.

World Cup-winning goal keeper, Hugo Lloris was also on hand sporting a close-shaved haircut, as was South Korea's Son Heung-min who signed a new three-year contract with the club last month. We didn't sell players and with 25 in the squad it is hard to add.

Villa's new executive chairman Nassef Sawiris has made clear the 22-year-old is not for sale and has rebuffed an approach from Tottenham, the player's long-time suitors.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players".

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager".

The window remains open to European clubs until the end of August, so there is still the possibility of players going out even after the English deadline passes.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".

At a press conference hours before the transfer deadline the Argentinian all but confirmed there would be no signings, but declared himself happy with the situation and warned his players he expects them to feel the same way too. But on £20,000-per-week he is now among the lowest paid first-team players at the club and Villa will offer a deal which better reflects his importance to the team.

"Newcastle of course in this period have an advantage to us in their preparation with the whole squad, but that is not a reason to complain".

Premier League returns this weekend and Tottenham Hotspur kick-off the 2018/19 campaign with a trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on Saturday.

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