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Tottenham agree deal with for transfer Eric Dier

Tottenham have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of defender Eric Dier.

Eric Dier
Eric Dier Credit: PA

We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Eric Dier, subject to a medical. The 20-year-old, born in Cheltenham, can play as a defender or a defensive midfielder. He had a spell on loan with Everton in 2011.

– Tottenham FC


West Ham sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

West Ham have signed Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on a loan deal. The 22-year-old becomes the Hammers' sixth summer signing joining Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell and Diego Poyet.

I'm clearly seen as a big part of things here and hopefully I can prove my worth here because it is an important year for me.

I was flattered to have a lot of options but deep down, if I was being honest with myself, West Ham was always the place I wanted to go to. It's one of them where I wanted to do the right professional thing and consider all the options, but in the back of my mind it was always West Ham and I'm just so glad it's all worked out how I wanted it to in the end. It will be brilliant to play here. I've got a lot of friends who are West Ham fans and I know how good the supporters are here. You get a great atmosphere here and the fans are great, so I just can't wait to get a West Ham shirt on and get on the pitch and play.

– Carl Jenkinson

Family 'desperately seeking justice' for Carl's murder

Carl was a talented DJ who had his whole life ahead of him.

His family, whom fully support this new appeal, have had to endure five years of heartache and they are desperately seeking justice for Carl's murder. Over the years, a number of people have stood trial and have been convicted for their involvement in Carl's death but there has always been one outstanding individual whom we sought to trace whom we believe delivered the fatal stab wound.

That person is Jeffrey Okafor. There is strong evidence indicating his involvement on the night when Carl died. We know Jeffrey fled the UK to evade arrest and avoid facing justice.

– Detective Inspector Alison Hepworth of the Homicide and Major Crime Command


Victim's father: 'Part of me died with him'

The father of Carl Beatson Asiedu has spoken of his heartache.

Five years have passed since Carl was murdered.

I still feel the pain and get a lump in my throat whenever his tragic death crosses my mind, or when I hear that someone has been stabbed to death.

Part of me died with him and I have to carry on living with what is left of me. Carl's tragic death has changed my view of life, people, the justice system and the world.

– John Asiedu

£10,000 reward to trace suspect who fled the UK after DJ's murder

An appeal has been launched to trace a man wanted in connection with the murder of a talented DJ in south London five years ago. The family of Carl Beatson Asiedu has made an emotional appeal for information in the hope it will lead to the arrest of a man who fled the UK days after the murder.

Carl Beatson Asiedu
Carl Beatson Asiedu Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives are keen to trace Jeffrey Okafor. They have strong evidence to suggest that he has fled to Nigeria. A reward of £10,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

CCTV of Jeffery Okafor taken at Heathrow Airport
CCTV of Jeffery Okafor taken at Heathrow Airport Credit: Metropolitan Police
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