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Sherwood prefers his players to have Premier League experience.
Sherwood prefers his players to have Premier League experience..

The Guardian

Tim Sherwood has questioned the club’s recruitment policy in the summer transfer window of last year, with the club having signed seven players without a single minute of Premier League experience. Spurs spent £110.5 million on new players last summer, all coming from overseas leagues.

Atletico Madrid’s insistence that Thibaut Courtois will player against Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final meeting is likely to dash the club’s chances of signing the goalkeeper on a permanent basis.

Courtois is in his third season on loan at the Vicente Calderon, and Atletico are required to pay Chelsea around €6 million in order to use the Belgian against his employers. But Atletico are looking for ways to get round this, and still be able to play the 21-year-old.

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