Fernando Llorente’s father rules out Tottenham extension amid Napoli link

The representative and father of Fernando Llorente have confirmed that the Spaniard won’t be extending his contract with Tottenham Hotspur. The 33-year-old has a poor debut season with Spurs where he struggled for goals as well as gametime and he is now said to be eyeing a fresh challenge with Napoli said to be interested in his signature.

Speaking to Calcio Napoli 24, Llorente’s father said that his son would be honoured to play for a club of Napoli’s calibre but so far, he has not received any approach from the Naples outfit. He added that the marksman has no plans of extending his Spurs contract whatsoever with his existing deal due to expire in 12 months’ time.
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Tom Huddlestone Ready To Fight

Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone said that his team needs to remain focus if they want to get a place in the play-off. They have been struggling for form since February and have yet to win a game since then.

Tom Huddlestone said that there is still hope for the team and that they need to believe that they can make it. He said that the players have been fighting hard all season and that it would be a disappointment to miss the play-off now. Read More

EVERTON POST RECORD TURNOVER, SEEKS SPURS PATH

Everton are breaking new grounds under new boss Farhad Moshiri. They have just posted a record turnover, meaning things are going well at Goodison Park financially. However, the Merseyside Blues have been urged to tow the path of Tottenham Hotspur and build the club into a top tier side.

The Toffees posted £171.3 million in turnover and a post-tax profit of £30 million. The club also recorded 66 percent increase in sponsorship and advertising revenue. The record breaking shirt deal with SportPesa and sleeve sponsorship with Angry Birds means they will better the £15.4 million they earned in the 2017 financial year.
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DARREN BENT PRAISES PERFECT HUDDLESTONE

Derby County striker Darren Bent is praising Tom Huddlestone for his efforts in the team. They played together at Tottenham Hotspur but they are yet to line up together at Derby as Bent remains sidelined.


The midfielder moved back to the Rams this summer from Hull City following their relegation to the Championship. Huddlestone left Derby back in 2005 as a rising youngster. After his time in the Premier League, he returned to the club, where he has been impressive ever since. Read More

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Tom Huddlestone says his goodbye to Hull as he joins Derby County

After having spent 4 seasons with Hull City, Tom Huddlestone has reached the end with the English Premier League club which recently suffered relegation after having finished at the 18th spot during the season of 2016-17.


Hull City will now have to compete in the English League Championship without Tom Huddlestone as he joined Derby County for a fee of €2 million on a 2 year long contract.

The English midfielder has been performing with Hull City since 2013 and during this time-lapse of 4 years, Huddlestone appears to have developed a close relationship with the fans, players, technical staff and just about everyone that plays any kind of role in the club and he made it clear just how impactful they have been for him after penning an emotional goodbye letter which read:

“I have to say a massive thank you for the past four years. It’s been a bumpy ride along the way but enjoyable none the less. From a haircut on the pitch, to an FA Cup final, to European games at the KC. All experiences we won’t forget. The fans have been excellent with me, you are what make a football club what it is. Read More

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WEST BROM CHASE HUDDLESTONE AFTER LOSING DARREN FLETCHER

Premier League side West Bromwich Albion are reportedly chasing Hull City star Tom Huddlestone after rival Stoke City snapped up Darren Fletcher.


The Baggies are seeking a replacement after Fletcher agreed a two year deal with City last week. The 30-year old Huddlestone has a contract clause that could see him exit Hull if they were relegated from the top flight.

With the Tigers exiting the top flight, West Bromare keen on signing him as his release clause is £2 million. Huddlestone joined Hull from Spurs in 2013 for £5million. He agreed to two year contract renewal last term so his deal is in its final year.

With Hull set to spend time in the Championship, the player is likely to exit KCOM stadium. The player was quite emotional when the club was confirmed relegated after their loss to Crystal Palace.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is hoping to replace Fletcher without another experienced player. They finished in the top ten last term and want to replicate the form at least and possibly push up higher. Read More

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MIDDLESBROUGH DESPERATE FOR HULL VICTORY

Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough are desperate for a victory over Hull City as they fight relegation back to the Championship after just a year in the top flight.


The Tigers are four points ahead and they are the favourites to win the game but the underdogs hope to cause an upset.

Middlesbrough would be depending on Alvaro Negredo to lead the attack with Gaston Ramirez and Fabio Da Silva out due to ankle and head injuries respectively. Rudy Gestede is available as Victor Valdes,AdamaTraore– who has the most Premier League dribbles this season alongside Eden Hazard of Chelsea –, and the rest. Going away is a big test for Boro since they have not defeated the home team since April 2011 where they met in the Championship.

Hull have been decent in their home games since Marco Silva took over. Silva always churns good home results; from his time at Estoril, Sporting, Olympiakos and now Hull.

On the other hand, Steve Agnew’s side have failed to get a victory after 12 games in the league. They played a draw in five and lost the rest. In fact, in the last 28 away games, their only win was against Sunderland last August.

Hull City would be without right back Omar Elabdellaoui. The player, who is on loan at City, has been sidelined with back injury. Star player Tom Huddlestone would not feature in the match as he remains suspended following his red card. They have Abel Hernandez, Michael Dawson, OumarNiasse, Alfred N’Diaye and the rest to ensure victory.

Tom Huddlestone says that his teammates believe in Marco Silva

Hull City has recently experienced a change in their managerial position as Mike Phelan was sacked after guiding the English club to 13 defeats, 5 draws and 6 victories.


Phelan was replaced by the 39 year old Portuguese manager Marco Silva and Tom Huddlestone has recently stated that even though Hull City is currently located in the bottom relegation zones of the Premier League, the team are starting to believe that with the guidance of the recently appointed manager Marco Silva, Hull City will be able to start climbing spots and be able to survive in the Premier League for at least 1 more season.

‘’He’s been on the training pitch with us every day, putting in a lot of tactical information into us. Wherever the ball is on the pitch, or wherever system we play, we know as players exactly what is required of us without and without the ball’’

“With the amount of information he’s put into us, there’s no excuses. If you don’t do well, it’s down to lapses in concentration because we know exactly where he wants us to be. The lads have bought into that and it’s showing in the performances’’

‘’We’ve always had the confidence. Even when results weren’t going for us, the performances have been decent. But the main thing is the results and hopefully now we’re combining the two.” Tom Huddlestone said as the 30 year old English midfielder stated that Marcos Silva has made a huge impact even though the Portuguese manager only arrived to the club around 1 month ago.

Whether or not Hull City do indeed start to win games on a consistent basis and rise above the relegation zone is something that only time will tell but the upcoming Premier League matches of Marcos Silva and his men are going to be very difficult as they have to face off with: Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Burnley.

Those all are of the opponents of Hull City for the month of February and it will be a huge challenge for Marco Silva and his squad.

Contrary to what Huddlestone said, Hull City might need new signings

After finishing in one of the top spots of the English League Championship during the previous season of 2014-15, Hull City have earned their ticket to compete in the Premier League and so far things have been going very difficult for them as the English club which is currently being managed by Mike Phelan is currently positioned in the bottom relegation zone and some changes might need to happen in order for them to start turning things around.


Tom Huddlestone has been performing with Hull City since 2013 and the English midfielder has consistently been a regular starter ever since he joined a few years ago. The 29 year old player not too long ago stated that Hull City was not going to need to make a big amount of changes in the squad as Huddlestone was confident that they were still going to be able to compete against the other teams in the Premier League.

“I think we have the basis of a good squad and a good team. Everybody pulled together towards the end of last season, everyone gets along and there’s a great atmosphere in the changing room so hopefully we can continue where we left off last season. Any new signings would be welcomed into the group with open arms. Hopeful we can start where we left off, but it’s a difficult start to the season’’ This was a statement released by Tom Huddlestone a few months ago before the current season of the Premier League had kicked off as he voiced his confidence in the squad of Mike Phelan.

Unfortunately for Tom Huddlestone, his prediction has not gone as initially expected as Hull City are clearly struggling and with the winter transfer window approaching, it might be time to start taking a look in the market and see if any potential players could be signed.

Huddlestone not fits enough

Tom Huddlestone has been criticized by some pundits for lack of fitness on the pitch.

This was evident in the match against Liverpool where the midfielder seems lost amidst Liverpool athletic players. The player who currently plays for Hull City admitted that he is short on fitness and that he needs some more training session to get back to his best level.

Phil Babb who currently works as a pundit was the one who pointed out the problem with Tom Huddlestone. The former Liverpool player said that Tom Huddlestone was not fit enough to get on the pitch in the match between Hull City and Liverpool. Babb said that this lack of fitness was evident in the player’s physique and that he needs some more intensive training to get back in shape

Phil Babb said that Tom Huddlestone is a talented player and that he undoubtedly have some good skills but his physical condition is hindering him. The former Liverpool defender said that the Hull City man should spend more time working on his fitness and make sure he is back to his best level before playing on the pitch.

Babb said that Tom Huddlestone was the weak link in the Hull City side that faced Liverpool as he lost the ball time and again due to poor physical condition.

Huddlestone agreed that he is currently in poor form and that he needs to work harder to regain his fitness. He said that he is only back from injury and that he will need some time in order to come back to his best form. He has accepted the criticism and said that he would use these words to motivate himself and to come back stronger. He has vowed to fight for his place in the team.