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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of February 17

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentFebruary 17, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of February 17

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    You're reading Bleacher Report's Tottenham Hotspur transfer tracker, where you will be updated with all the latest Spurs transfer news, rumours and gossip.

    This slideshow will be updated regularly, so make sure you come back and check the newest information.

    —LAST UPDATED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20— 

Heurelho Gomes

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    Leeds United could be a destination for Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, per Simon Jones at the Daily Mail.

    It is sad to see Gomes' fall from grace because he was an amazing shot-stopper at PSV Eindhoven.

    He also made some world-class saves at Spurs, yet his reputation is tarnished by his cringeworthy errors, hence his downfall.

    He has gone from Spurs' No. 1 to the backup of backup Brad Friedel.

Andre Hoffmann

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    Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Hannover 96 utility player Andre Hoffmann, per talkSPORT.

    Hoffmann, a 20-year-old German youth international, has started his last three Bundesliga games alongside former PSV Eindhoven centre-back Marcelo Guedes.

    Hoffmann has also played in midfield, but aside from being an accurate passer (86.3 pass completion percentage), he has not done anything to stand out. 

    He averages 0.9 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game, so he has not been a tenacious ball-winner this season. 

    Spurs should target more proven players than Hoffmann, who needs a season or two before he starts to assert himself more at top-flight level. 

Joel Veltman

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    Tottenham Hotspur are looking into the possibility of signing Ajax centre-back Joel Veltman in the summer transfer window, per John Cross at the Mirror.

    The 22-year-old Dutch international signed a long-term contract at Ajax last June, which keeps him at the club until 2015, per Sky Sports

    Veltman can turn defence into attack with his lung-bursting runs. 

    He is a reliable passing outlet, completing 89.2 percent of his passes this season.

Hugo Lloris

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    Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is an Atletico Madrid summer transfer target, as the La Liga club continues to plan for life after Thibaut Courtois, per John Cross at the Mirror.

    The 21-year-old Belgian international, whose playing rights are owned by Chelsea, will not have his loan extended into a permanent transfer, according to Blues manager Jose Mourinho via Sky Sports.

    This is why Atleti are searching for a potential successor to Courtois. 

    Lloris recently dismissed any assertion that he was looking to sign with Arsenal, a bold claim made by his compatriot and Gunners centre-forward Oliver Giroud.

    "I think maybe some [of Giroud's] words were twisted, but it is embarrassing," Lloris said, per Spurs's official website. "I'm very focused on Spurs' ambition and I am very pleased to play for Spurs."

    If you are to take Lloris's words to the bank, then Atleti should continue looking for alternative transfer targets.

     

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