Tottenham taking punt on two stars released by Chelsea, Arsenal

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Tottenham have handed trials to youngster Marcel Lavinier and Tobi Omole after their release by London rivals.

Spurs are looking for fresh talent to add to their Under-23 squad and have turned to the two starlets to see if they are worthy of penning permanent deals.

Tottenham took on fierce rivals Arsenal in PL2 action on Saturday and came away with a 1-0 win.

Rodel Richards scored the only goal of the game, but the most interesting aspect of the game was the appearance of both Lavinier and Omole.

Lavinier started the game, while Omole was on the bench and came on for Dermi Lusala in the second period.

Lavinier is a London-born Portugal under-18 international who was released by Chelsea this summer.

The 19-year-old has the ability to play centre-back and right-wing, while Omole, who was released by the Gunners, is prodimenently a central midfielder.

Both players are now hoping to do enough to convince Spurs they’re worth signing over the coming week or so.



Jermaine Jenas believes Dele Alli should consider a future away from Tottenham due to his failing relationship with boss Jose Mourinho.

Their relationship seems to have deteriorated after a bright first few months when Mourinho took over.

Alli was taken off at half-time in the opening 1-0 home defeat by Everton. He didn’t play any part in the 5-2 win at Southampton. And he was also hooked after an hour in Tottenham’s Europa League win at Shkendija.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live Sport Jenas believes Mourinho’s past fallouts with players doesn’t bode well for Alli’s future.


The pundit and former Spurs star said: “Is there clear conversations between Dele and the manager as to what do you want me to do?

“Tell me exactly how you want me to perform. Because when you came into the football club and you put your arm around me and you showed me some love and we had all the banter about Dele’s brother and all this there were big smiles on everyone’s faces.

“I went in and banged in like five goals in seven games.

“How do you go from that to just completely casting a young 24-year-old aside who is maybe struggling for form?

“But he’s had previous with young players like (Marcus) Rashford, like Luke Shaw and so forth.

“This doesn’t sit right with me the way he’s been treated. Even if he’s not performing at the level which he should be. Which is why if I was Dele I’d be looking to move on.”