Blow for Tottenham! Barcelona could come calling for star defender

first_imgBarcelona have set their sights on Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen this summer as the Catalan giants look to add to their defensive options, according to talkSPORT’s La Liga expert Graham Hunter.Barca are long-term admirers of the Belgium international, who impressed at the World Cup and has admitted he would consider his long-term future at Spurs after returning from Brazil.New Barca manager Luis Enrique is looking to overhaul his squad this summer following the side’s first trophyless season in six years, and Hunter believes 27-year-old Vertonghen is high on the Spaniard’s wanted list.“Barcelona are very firmly on the record as saying they will buy at least two defenders this summer, one out and out centre-half and one who can perform in multiple positions,” he told Transfer Tavern.“One of those could be Netherlands international Daley Blind, but Jan Vertonghen has also been linked to the Nou Camp.“By no means is there business ongoing with Spurs for Vertonghen, but I know from the club that he is a player they respect, they like and is on their list, so they may try to buy him.“Barca believe he is a player who brings excellence at centre-back and at full-back, he can play at a pinch in midfield, he brings height and power and they like his style of football.“These are feelings which only increased during the World Cup.”last_img read more


first_imgTim and Kirsty out on their first date. But will there be another one?Donegal Independent candidate Tim Jackson appears may not have been elected to the Dail but he has become a winner in the love election.The 25 year old first-time candidate from Ballybofey went on a date with a young lady after she asked what would it take to get his phone number.She wrote on his Facebook page “Tim…I have nearly wracked the car on numerous occasions smiling up at your face on the roads … If this election was going on looks, you would get my No.1.” He replied he would be delighted – if his Facebook likes reached more than 4,000.He duly did and Tim and Kirsty Buchanan from Killybegs enjoyed a lovely night out on the night before polling day.So much so that he is hopeful of securing another date with Kirsty very soon – and this time there are not conditions attached!“It won’t be based on Facebook likes or anything like that but hopefully on mutual affection. “I certainly had a lovely time on our date and I would like to go on another date with her but that’s down to her,” said Tim.After receiving a very commendable 5,864 votes, Tim now plans a holiday in France.TIM NOW HOPING FOR A SECOND PREFERENCE – IN THE ROMANCE ELECTION! was last modified: February 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DatedonegalKillybegsKIrsty BuchananTim Jacksonlast_img read more