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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, August 9

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Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Ryan Sessegnon Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Hi, everyone!

Ryan Sessegnon makes his Hoddle debut, and I think he’s probably expressing the appropriate sentiment to match Spurs world’s sentiment.

Ramble of the Day

The ramble, though, is dedicated to the other Deadline Day signing, Giovani Lo Celso. When a team is linked to a player, we all love to do our version of scouting. Highlight reels are a must, as is reading up on what others have to say. If you want, part of the process can be checking out these players’ social channels, and I bet you can figure out where this ramble is going.

After spending a year at Real Betis, the time came for him to say his goodbyes, and he decided to wrap things up with an Instagram video and a long caption. The gesture is obviously very nice, but I do have a few quick thoughts before I officially send you off to the comments.

1. Lo Celso can play guitar? Would love to hear some music from him sometime.

2. That music choice is fascinating. I’ve never really imagined having that as the tune playing to a highlight reel, but there have been weird choices in this department before! I’ve been told it might be royalty-free “corporate pop,” but it does sound like something from a montage in a children’s show, or maybe even a montage of adults laughing in an ad convincing you to visit a place. Either way, I hope Lo Celso’s tunes on the guitar are better than this.

Bonus! Érik Lamela says hello.

Links of the Day

The EFL has given Bury 14 days to avoid expulsion from the Football League.

A man has been arrested after sending a racist tweet about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Manchester City has confirmed that Leroy Sané tore his ACL during the Community Shield.

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will next direct Next Goal Wins, a film based on the 2014 documentary about America Samoa’s men’s national team.

Transfer updates: full list of all Deadline Day deals as they happened

Today’s longer read: Joel Wertheimer with a preview of Tottenham’s season for StatsBomb