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Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday announced the signing of Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.  Janssen, 22, cost Tottenham, third in the English Premier League (EPL) last season and playing in next season's Champions League, £18.5 million ($24.3 million).

The striker, who was also targeted by other big European teams such as Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain, passed a medical on Monday at the sports city of the club in north London and signed the contract on Tuesday.

Janssen has played five times for Holland scoring three goals, and was the top scorer in the last Dutch Eredivisie with 27 goals.

He has joined Spurs on a 4-year contract with an option of a fifth.

 

Kenya's captain Victor Wanyama hopes that one day his ambition of playing in the FIFA World Cup will come true.

The 25-year-old midfielder who joined north London club Tottenham Hotspur officially this week told local media in Nairobi on Tuesday of his dream of turning out for Stars at the World Cup.

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Manchester United’s new boss Jose Mourinho is set to have a seemingly easy start to his Premier League career with the former English champions, with the side pitted against Bournemouth for their season opener on the 13th of August.

The match against the English top division ‘minnows’ may, however, be only the calm before the storm as the Red Devils host Southampton and Manchester City over the course of the next few weeks, with a trip to Hull City in between.

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Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has said his side made individual mistakes which helped Italy score and get into a good position before winning 2-0 in a Euro football championship group encounter here.

Emanuele Giaccherini put the four-time World Cup winners in the lead with a superb two-touch finish in the 32nd minute on Monday and then Graziano Pelle scored in second half extra time to settle the contest in favour of the Azzurris.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to leave no stone unturned in his attempts to make the club a formidable force in European football once again, with reports in El Confidencial revealing that the Red Devils are set to make a £94.6m offer to Real Madrid to sign superstar Gareth Bale.

The Welshman has been known to be on the wishlist of the English giants since his Tottenham Hotspur days, with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and his successor, David Moyes, having also tried their luck at luring him to Old Trafford.

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Real Madrid playmaker and former Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric has received the award of the best Croatian footballer of the year for the fourth consecutive year.

Upon receiving the award, the 30-year-old on Monday night said winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid was the pinnacle of his season and he has big dreams as he will travel to France to appear with the national team in the Euro 2016, which kicks off on June 10.

He received the award from his former coach Slaven Bilic, current chief coach of English club West Ham United. Modric said that it was a pleasure to receive the award from "his favourite coach" and praised his Croatian team-mates.

 

Southampton picked up their fourth win in five games, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at White Hart Lane, giving themselves a decent shot at getting into the Europa League next season, whilst also opening the door for Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal to pip them to second place.

Tottenham dominated the match, seeing 71% of the ball and creating 20 goal scoring opportunities for themselves, but appeared to tire considerably as the game wore on, perhaps mentally and emotionally as much as they were struggling physically, especially after going behind in the contest.

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