ADEL HAVE TO DO, SAYS HANGELAND
Halilovic Luks set to follow Mod to Spurs
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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