Here is your Tottenhamfootball.london morning digest on Thursday, September 2.
Ilaix Moriba transfer snub explained
Ilaix Moriba has suggested that his move to RB Leipzig “fits perfectly” with his style amid links over a move to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea and Tottenham were strongly linked with a swoop for the 18-year-old, with Spurs, in particular, looking likely to secure his signature in the closing stages of the transfer window.
Speaking to Leipzig’s official website, he said: “I’m very happy to be able to join RB Leipzig. It’s a very exciting club, one that has always preferred to play attacking football, which fits perfectly to me.
“I’m confident that Leipzig is the right place for me to take the next step in my career and continue my development, which is what informed my decision.”
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Tanguy Ndombele comparison made
Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has compared Tottenham’s new signing Pape Matar Sarr to current midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
“He’s played 20 odd times for Metz already,” Robinson explained to Football Insider
“He will be challenging for a first-team place at Tottenham. This isn’t someone who’s coming in to be part of the Under 23s.
“He looks like the finished article and he’s only going to get better.
“If you look at him and the way he plays, he looks like an improved version of Ndombele.
“For the price Sarr cost, he looks a better player.”
Emerson Royal revelation
Tottenham winger Lucas Moura reportedly spoke with new signing Emerson Royal to help convince him of a move to north London.
According to the Athletic, the Brazilian, who was signed from French outfit Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018, spoke to the defender concerning his potential switch.
Speaking in a video published by the club, he said: “Hey guys, I’m here to show my joy, to be in the best league in the world and at one of the best clubs in the world. I’m very happy for the opportunity that Tottenham is giving me.
“I’m looking forward to arriving soon to get a taste of this wonderful club.
“Come on you Spurs, see you soon!”
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