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Sherwood protegee agrees new bumper Spurs contract

Nabil Bentaleb has agreed a new five-year contract with Spurs. Credit: PA

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.

The Algerian enjoyed a breakthrough season in the most recent campaign, making 35 appearances in all competitions as he established himself as a first-team regular in the Spurs midfield.

"The club is delighted to announce that Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, which runs until 2020," said a statement on the club's official website.


Former QPR and Spurs boss Redknapp joins Twitter

Harry Redknapp appears to be finally catching up with technology after creating a Twitter account.

Redknapp knows how to write afterall. Credit: PA

In 2012, Redknapp told police he did not know how to work a computer and had never sent a text message, and last October he claimed he had no idea what Twitter was after QPR defender Rio Ferdinand earned a ban for a tweet he sent.

But on Monday the former Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR boss announced his arrival on the social media network.

"Let's see what this is all about then," he wrote on an account which instantly began to attract thousands of followers.

When his finances were under investigation in 2012, Redknapp, 68, told City of London police: "I can't work a computer, I don't know what an email is, I can't, I have never sent a fax and I've never even sent a text message."

Last October, when Ferdinand was handed a three-match ban for using a crude insult on the site, Redknapp said he could not give his players advice as he "didn't know what Twitter is".

Spurs manger praises 'fantastic professional' Friedel

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised "fantastic professional" Brad Friedel after the veteran goalkeeper decided to retire from football in the summer.

Friedel, 43, moved to the Premier League to play for Liverpool in 1997 and has also enjoyed spells with Aston Villa and Blackburn.

Speaking to the media ahead of Tottenham's match against Hull City this weekend, Pochettino said:

It's been a pleasure to work with him and to know him because he's a top man, a top professional. A fantastic professional.

It was fantastic to spend time this season, with him.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino


Young Spurs midfielder suffers ankle ligament damage

Swansea's England Under-21 international Tom Carroll faces up to six weeks on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage.

Carroll faces up to six weeks out. Credit: PA

Carroll, who is on loan from Tottenham, was hurt during England Under-21s' 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic last Friday.

He scored the only goal as England triumphed in Prague.

A Swansea spokesman has confirmed that the 22-year-old midfielder is now expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

Carroll has so far made 18 appearances for the Swans after joining them last summer on a season-long loan.

Swansea manager Garry Monk, meanwhile, is understood to be awaiting results of a scan on winger Jefferson Montero, who reportedly suffered a muscle strain playing for Ecuador against Mexico last weekend.

Swansea resume their Premier League on campaign on Saturday when they host Hull City.

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Spurs win High Court battle to build new stadium

Tottenham's new stadium development has been given the green light. Credit: PA

Spurs have won their battle to build a new stadium after the High Court rejected an appeal against compulsory purchase order from Archway Sheet Metal Works.

The new £400m complex will sit next to Tottenham's current home at White Hart Lane and is due to be ready in time for the 2018/19 season.

Lawyers for family-run business Archway had claimed the CPO was invalid and "not lawfully authorised".

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