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Spurs boss Pochettino ready to given Son debut

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to hand Son Heung-min his debut on Sunday, but the Tottenham head coach revealed Emmanuel Adebayor has played his last game for the club.

Son was a big-money arrival from Bayer Leverkusen back in August and is now in line to start at Sunderland this weekend having hit a hat-trick for South Korea during the international break.

Son Heung-min has trained this week. Credit: PA

"Son scored three goals in his game for the national team and arrived on Monday and trained very well all week," Pochettino said of the 23-year-old.

"When Son started to play in Germany for Hamburg, he played as a number nine, as a striker. After, when Leverkusen signed him, he started to play as number seven and number 11 or he can play number 10. But he is a striker that played wider at Leverkusen."

PFA boss expects Spurs target Berahino to back down over strike threat

Berahino was subject to numberous bids from Spurs during the transfer window. Credit: PA

Saido Berahino will back down on his strike threat and return to action with West Brom, according to players' union boss Gordon Taylor.

Berahino tweeted his vow never to play under Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace again after the club rejected a number of bids from Tottenham towards the end of the transfer window.

But with the 22-year-old reportedly set to return to training on Sunday, Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Taylor said he was confident there was little chance of Berahino following up on his threat.

Taylor told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek: "He will be playing. We have made contact with both the club and the player and we are very hopeful the matter will be resolved."

Taylor went on to add his voice to calls for the summer transfer window to be closed before the start of the new season.

This year's overlap saw a number of top players left in limbo while clubs fought over their respective futures, with John Stones also making clear his desire to quit Everton for Chelsea.

Taylor added: "I think to have the window open once the season starts has created some very frenzied activity and left a lot of good players who should have been on the pitch not playing.

"John Stones had to cope with a lot as Everton - as was their right - wanted to keep him.

"We have fought long and hard to have players literally free.. but that comes at the end of their contract, and before that happens it needs two clubs to agree."


Spurs leave Adebayor out of Premier League squad

Emmanuel Adebayor was not named in the squad. Credit: PA

Tottenham have named omitted Emmanuel Adebayor from their Premier League squad list.

The out-of-favour striker was not among the 21 names Spurs submitted, despite them being able to put down 25 players.

Togolese striker Adebayor was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, but despite to stay much to the club's chagrin.

Spurs target Berahino slams West Brom over treatment

West Brom star striker Saido Berahino, who has been subject to four failed bids from Tottenham Hotspur during this transfer window, has hit out at his club on Twitter.

The Baggies have instantly dismissed Tottenham's approaches and remain determined to keep the England Under-21 striker at The Hawthorns, which has prompted Berahino to tweet: 'Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace' (West Brom Chairman).

Berahino had a transfer request rejected last month, with Albion angered by Tottenham's continued pursuit of the 22-year-old.

The Baggies are understood to be unhappy with Spurs' approach to the deal which has only strengthened their resolve to keep Berahino.


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