Tottenham emerge in race to sign Yilmaz

Tottenham are keeping track of Turkey international Burak Yilmaz, who is close to an exit from Trabzonspor.

Tottenham face compeittion for the player’s signature from Lazio and Fulham, according the Daily Star.

Yilmaz, 26, has netted an impressive 33 goals in 34 games this season, and with such a goal-scoring record, it is unlikely Trabzonspor will successfully keep hold of their star player.

Tottenham are thought to be in the marklet fro a striker after Emmanuel Adebayor returned to Man City after his loan spell at White Hart Lane, and with Jermain Defoe considering his future after limited first-team opportunities at Spurs.

All change at Tottenham

Tottenham could finally get their man this week as the deal for Jan Vertonghen looks set to go through. The Daily Mail are reporting that after hard negotiations Ajax have agreed to lower their valuation of €15 million, a fee Spurs refused to pay for a player with just one year left on his contract.

The Belgian had a strong campaign last time out, winning the Eredivise player of the year after making 31 league appearance and scoring an impressive 8 goals. Making way for the newcomer seems to be Niko Kranjcar. Reports suggest that he is on his way to Dynamo Kiev for an undisclosed fee, after failing to make an impact on the Tottenham first team last season, playing only 10 league games and scoring once.

 

Hoilett swaps Premier League for Bundesliga

Borussia Munchengladbach are on the verge of signing highly rated Junior Hoilett. The Sun are reporting that despite strong interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, the 23-year-old is looking more and more likely to make the switch to the Bundesliga. The winger is out of contract at Ewood Park and talks of his next destination have been hotly discussed all season.

Hoilett has played 81 games for Blackburn Rovers and scored 12 times, but it is thought that his future is a bright one, hence the battle for his signature from Europe’s elite. The North London clubs seemed his most likely destination at one stage, but reports from Europe suggest the deal with Munchengladbach is already signed. Bayern Munich were also keen on the player.