It has been reported that Spurs have released Fernando Llorente and Michel Vorm as their contracts have expired.
These are clear signs that manager Mauricio Pochettino is in the process of refreshing his squad ahead of the new season.
Of course, Spurs fans will always remember Llorente for his Champion League heroics – playing a critical role in helping Spurs get into its first ever Champions League final. All the best, Nando!
As for Michel Vorm, the Dutch keeper had already fallen in the pecking order to Paulo Gazzaniga and his departure was to be expected. Played 2nd fiddle to Hugo Lloris throughout and was a fairly dependable stand-in when required. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Now that two salary costs have been removed, I look forward to see who the club will be bringing in. Hopefully soon!
No date for the opening of the new stadium but definitely all the fixtures in February have been confirmed by the club as being played at Wembley.
Again, I believe that it was totally unrealistic for the club to expect that the new stadium could have been finished in just one year. What the club should have done is set aside two seasons at Wembley instead of this ongoing PR disaster.
The pressure and expectations were all self-inflicted. As it stands, I do not know why the club is still stringing the fans along – surely, there’s no point in hoping to open this season. Sigh.
Spurs have been drawn in Group B along with well-known European clubs like Barcelona (Spain), PSV Eindoven (Netherlands) and Inter Milan (Italy). Certainly, a challenging prospect for Pochettino and the team but definitely memorable ties are on the way.
Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva after a bad run of form (1 win in 11 games). Reportedly the board also fell out of order with the Portuguese, after Everton were reportedly interested for his services.