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22nd Sep 2016

People have got a weird conspiracy theory about Spurs’ spate of new contracts

Coincidence? Probably.

Tom Victor

Tottenham might have only made four new signings over the summer, but they’ve also done the far more important business of tying down some of their biggest players to new deals.

Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kévin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko have all rocked up at White Hart Lane this summer, with Pau Lopez joining on loan, but fans have been vocal in noting how that compares to volume of players recruited by other clubs.

Not to worry, though. Barely a day has passed without a key player putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

But is there something fishy about the updates?

Here’s Christian Eriksen signing his new deal

Compare the photo to that of youngster Harry Winks

And Eric Dier

And, most recently, Dele Alli.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has what looks like an identical pose in all four photos, and he seems to be wearing the same suit and tie, with his hair and stubble both the same length.

Is it too much to suggest the club tied down all four players on the same day, before rolling out the announcements in case the fans needed cheering up further down the line?

Like, for example, in the days after a Champions League defeat at home to Monaco.

It’s certainly occurred to a few other people.

Naturally, they’d need to throw in a different photo in among the identical ones, just to throw people off the scent.

They’re not stupid, after all.

Of course, there is another option. Perhaps Pochettino wasn’t even there for any of them, and it’s a very convincing cardboard cutout combined with some smart video editing around the announcements.

That would certainly explain this…

The plot thickens.


And another one! Danny Rose this time – and Poch is back to the same old suit/shirt/tie/hair/stubble combo as the originals.

We’re on to you, Spurs.

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