ADEL HAVE TO DO, SAYS HAN­GE­LAND

Halilovic Luks set to fol­low Mod to Spurs

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By JONNY FORD­HAM By JIMMY POLLOCK

ADEL TAARABT has been warned that he must pull his weight at Ful­ham.

Taarabt was fined more than £60,000 in a month by QPR last sea­son for turn­ing up late for train­ing.

So it is no sur­prise that Ful­ham cap­tain Brede Han­ge­land has al­ready told him to not be a pas­sen­ger af­ter sign­ing on a sea­son-long loan.

At­tack­ing mid­fielder Taarabt has pre­vi­ously worked with Whites boss Martin Jol at Spurs. And Han­ge­land is hop­ing that the Dutch­man can get the best out of the mer­cu­rial Moroc­can at Craven Cot­tage.

He said: “I’m very ex­cited to have him on board and it was a wel­come sur­prise for us.

“It’s down to him to prove that he can be con­sis­tent and work hard.

“He caused us a lot of prob­lems last sea­son so I am happy he is on our team now.” TOT­TEN­HAM are clos­ing in on a deal for Di­namo Za­greb star Alen Halilovic – the teenager who’s been dubbed the “new Luka Mo­dric”.

Spurs boss An­dre Vil­lasBoas has been try­ing to get him for a while and had a bid of £17mil­lion for both Halilovic and defender Tin Jed­vaj turned down.

Jed­vaj has now joined Roma, but Spurs have tempted Za­greb with a £12m pack­age for the 17-year-old mid­fielder.

Mo­dric made the same switch when he joined Spurs from Za­greb for £15m in 2008. Vil­las-Boas has al­ready signed Brazil­ian mid­fielder Paulinho, Bel­gian winger Nacer Chadli and Span­ish striker Roberto Soldado this sum­mer.

And Spurs be­lieve they are also close to com­plet­ing a deal for French­man Etienne Capoue.

Gareth Bale has bro­ken his si­lence on a pos­si­ble move to Real Madrid… sort of.

The Tot­ten­ham winger said: “I’m re­ally sorry, now’s not the time to talk.”

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