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[Shit Team Coach] in the Hunt for [Fringe Spurs Player] in SHOCK SWITCH
[Tottenham Fringe Player (TFP)] has been linked with a shock move to [Shit Team] as [Shit Team Coach] seeks to bolster their [attack/defense/goalkeeping] options ahead of next season's [league] campaign, [Shitty English Football Rag] understands.
[TFP] arrived at White Hart Lane in [year] to high acclaim, but has found himself out of favor with Spurs coach Harry Redknapp, and the [position] seeks to restart his career with a new club. [Shitty English Football Rag] understands that the [Shit Team Nickname] gaffer has put in a "cheeky" bid of [criminally low figure £] bid for [TFP], hoping to lure him away from Spurs with the promise of more playing time and a fresh start at the club. However, this bid may hit a snag over Spurs' valuation of [TFP] which is reportedly [batshit insane figure £], and [Shit Coach] may instead opt for a season-long loan.
"'Ees a top, top lad," Redknapp reportedly said about [TFP], "But the chairman and I will be looking over all of the [position] players over a bacon sandwich this weekend."
[TFP] is one of several Spurs players expected to force their way out of White Hart Lane, including [Player 2], [Player 3], [Player 4], and Luka Modric. Meanwhile, Redknapp has cast his eye on [aging English footballer] and plans on an audacious swoop for the player sometime in the next few weeks.