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Andrew Dowdeswell

Mauricio Pochettino eyes Dele Alli and Harry Kane as defender makes Tottenham transfer admission

Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest for Thursday, December 10.

Pochettino eyes Spurs duo

Mauricio Pochettino will reportedly make an attempt to sign Dele Alli and Harry Kane if he secures a new job in the near future.

The former Tottenham manager has been without a post since he was sacked by Daniel Levy over a year ago. Despite this, he has been heavily linked with Manchester United, Barcelona - where Ronald Koeman was hired instead - and Real Madrid.

Should Pochettino land a new job soon, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane under a lot of pressure at United and Real respectively, he will look to bring Alli and Kane with him, per journalist Luigi Guelpa via Sport Witness.

Alli has hardly featured for Spurs this season and enjoyed the best form of his career with Pochettino at the helm, while Kane, who has been phenomenal under Jose Mourinho this season, would be harder to prise away from north London.

Marine announce fantastic gesture

Non-League side Marine, who drew Spurs in the third round of the FA Cup, have announced that they will give a free matchday ticket to all Spurs season ticket holders for a Marine match next season.

Spurs fans will not be allowed to travel to Marine due to the tiered coronavirus restrictions in place in England.

As such, the eighth-tier Mariners have said that they will give a free matchday ticket to all Spurs season ticket holders to a home game of their choice next season.

In a statement, the club said: “Since the draw was announced, Marine has been inundated by groups of Spurs fans coming to the Marine Travel Arena to take photographs of our proud stadium that their heroes will be playing at.

“It has been an incredibly tough year for everybody in football. For Marine fans, we have had a once in a lifetime FA Cup run but sadly the ties against Colchester Utd, Chester, and Havant & Waterlooville had to be played behind closed doors.

“This is devastating for the supporters of Marine and has also severely affected the revenues we would have otherwise received.

“Likewise, Tottenham Hotspur fans have not been able to attend their games and have missed their team's rise to top of the Premier League. Spurs fans also are not allowed to attend the FA Cup match due to the pandemic.

“As a result of this, Marine Football Club announce that they will allow entry next season free of charge to one Marine league game to all Spurs season ticket holders.

“This will allow Spurs fans to have the chance to attend the ground having missed out this time and will strengthen that bond between the clubs.”

Walker-Peters happy with summer decision

While Spurs have enjoyed an excellent start to the season, currently sitting joint-top of the Premier League alongside Liverpool, Kyle Walker-Peters, who left the club for Southampton, is happy with his decision, as reported by Hampshire Live.

Walker-Peters spent the previous six months on loan at Southampton and made his move permanent as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg arrived in north London. But despite Spurs’ success, Walker-Peters still feel he made the right decision.

“Yeah definitely," he said when asked about settling in at Southampton after his move. “I think you can see with how well we are doing as a team, we are all really enjoying it and because it has gone so well, I feel really happy with the decision I have made.”

Walker-Peters also had special praise for Southampton coach, Ralph Hassunhuttl. “The way he wants us to play is very intense, high energy and that suits me really well,” he continued.

“I am in a team where it really compliments me, so for that reason, I am improving every game and I feel like I am confident every game and hopefully that continues.”

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