Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of February 10
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Arsenal centre forward Olivier Giroud revealed that fellow Frenchman and Tottenham Hotspur keeper Hugo Lloris would be fine with moving to the Gunners.
"Have I asked him [Lloris] to join Arsenal? Yes, I have with Lolo [Laurent Koscielny]," Giroud said, per Sky Sports. "He [Lloris] would have liked to, he would quite like to."
Does Giroud realise, he is essentially putting a vote of no confidence on his teammate Wojciech Szczesny?
Giroud needs to think before he speaks.
Regarding Lloris joining Arsenal, it would only ever happen in a Bosman situation, a la Sol Campbell.
Lloris' contract at Spurs does not expire until 2016.
Louis van Gaal
Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal as a potential replacement for Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, per Greg Stobart at Goal.com.
Van Gaal will step down as the Dutch national team coach post-2014 FIFA World Cup, per Berend Scholten at UEFA.com.
Sherwood has done a commendable job picking up the pieces from predecessor Andre Villas-Boas, but Van Gaal—a UEFA Champions League-winning manager—would be an upgrade.
Provided the Netherlands progress past the group stages (they're grouped with Spain, Chile and Australia), Van Gaal's stock as a world-class manager would still be healthy.
Dinamo Zagreb vice-president Zdravko Mamic has revealed the club rejected a bid from Barcelona for 17-year-old midfielder Alen Halilovic, per Sky Sports.
One of Zagreb's best prospects since Luka Modric, Halilovic has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the past, per Charles Reynolds at the Independent.
In 2008, Spurs signed Modric from Zagreb for £15.8 million, hence the speculation of Halilovic joining Tottenham.
If forced to choose between Barca and Spurs, the Catalan club—a three-time UEFA Champions League and one-time European Cup winner—would be a more attractive destination for Halilovic.
However, he is more likely to receive playing time at Spurs.
Should Spurs make a push to sign him in the summer transfer window, it would be wise to sign another Croatian who can accompany Halilovic as he transitions from life in Zagreb to life in London.
Tottenham Hotspur centre-forward Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed another snippet into his tempestuous relationship with former manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Adebayor previously spoke about his insistence on wearing a beanie hat—something Villas-Boas would not tolerate and which may have triggered a fall-out between the two, per Rik Sharma at the Daily Mail.
Yet, that reasoning seemed so petty.
Now Adebayor, who has scored six goals and registered two assists post-Villas-Boas, has enough leverage to tell people what actually happened.
Adebayor criticised Villas-Boas' tactics in front of the playing group, per Rory Smith at the Times, so unsurprisingly Villas-Boas banished Adebayor from the first team.