Spurs given chance to cash in on rarely-seen ace

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Tottenham Hotspur turned in a fine performance on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side took on Newcastle United in a game that they needed to win to remain in contention to qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Matt Ritchie cancelled out Son Heung-Min’s opener, but a double from striker Harry Kane gave Spurs all three points.

It leaves Mourinho’s men seventh in the Premier League table, though they are only one point clear of Sheffield United, who face Leicester City on Thursday evening.

A seventh-placed finish would be enough for Spurs to qualify for European competition, but they have two more games of the season remaining, against Leicester on Sunday and then Crystal Palace on the final day of the season.

Plans, though, are already taking shape for the summer transfer window.

GIVEMESPORT understands that Spurs are interested in Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik this summer, while they also hope to complete a deal to sign midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

Exits, though, could be a key part of their business, as they attempt to raise funds to strengthen their squad.

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The Sun reports that Southampton are hoping to complete a deal to sign Kyle Walker-Peters, having taken him on loan in the January transfer window.

Spurs are said to be willing to cash in on the right-back, placing a £10 million asking price on the 23-year-old.

The club remain short of cover for Serge Aurier but there isn’t said to be a desire to bring Walker-Peters back into the fold.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Walker-Peters is one of the more expendable players in Spurs’ squad.

Unfortunately for the defender, he hasn’t managed to make it work during his time in north London.

He made his debut for the club in 2015 but he has made just 24 senior appearances in five years.

It would make sense, then, for Spurs to cash in and look to put the money towards further acquisitions elsewhere.

Indeed, if they can do a deal for Walker-Peters, it could well smooth over negotiations over Hojbjerg, too.

This is a win-win whichever way you look at it.

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