“Calm down you m*nk*y; Don’t like Spurs”- James Maddison deletes old tweets slamming Tottenham and Gareth Bale after move to Lilywhites

Controversial tweets emerge from the English star minutes after his move to Tottenham from Leicester City.

“Calm down you m*nk*y; Don’t like Spurs”- James Maddison deletes old tweets slamming Tottenham and Gareth Bale after move to Lilywhites

James Maddison deleted his old tweets on Wednesday in which he branded Gareth Bale a ‘monkey’ and mocked Tottenham. Earlier, the tweets re-emerged on social media after the Englishman is edging closer to a £45 million transfer to Tottenham. After Leicester City accepted a bid of £40 million plus $5 million in add-ons, the England international is scheduled for a medical at the north London club.


Two posts on the former Spurs player Bale from 2012 and 2013 have been deleted, as discovered by keen-eyed followers. Maddison’s initial tweet dated November 17, 2012, said, “I hate Gareth Bale with a passion, calm down you monkey, [Jack] Wilshere is 10x better than you chimpanzee.

March 10, 2013, showed another tweet from Maddison, “Hope Luis Suarez destroys Tottenham today, don’t like Spurs! Especially that monkey everyone’s on about!” Suarez was playing for Liverpool at the time and did indeed score in a 3-2 victory over Spurs on that particular day. When Maddison made the comments, he was 15 and 16 years old and a member of Coventry City’s junior squad. The comments reappeared on social media before his transfer.

The player’s Twitter account is currently not displaying any postings from before December 2019. Maddison verbally committed to joining Tottenham prior to this. At Spurs, the offensive midfielder had previously agreed to terms worth £170,000 a week.


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New coach Ange Postecoglou lays out clear plans for Tottenham next season

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Manager Ange Postecoglou plans a revamp (The Guardian)

Hugo Lloris, the captain of Tottenham, is expected to spearhead a summer exodus from the club as new manager, Ange Postecoglou, prepares to make major roster changes. Postecoglou, an Australian manager who guided Celtic to a domestic triple in Scotland last season, is ready to begin his reign brutally. This came about as a result of the club’s failure to secure European competition for the next campaign.

The squad is being cleared out by the boss. Lloris, 36, who has one year left on his contract, is expected to be the most prominent casualty. The French custodian has played for the team for 11 seasons, but the last 12 months have clearly been difficult for him in terms of form.

Joe Rodon and Sergio Reguilon, who were on loan at Rennes and Atletico Madrid, respectively, are unlikely to return, as a defensive revamp is anticipated. Two more players, Davinson Sanchez, and Japhet Tanganga, are expected to be let go, and midfielder Harry Winks will probably follow them following his own disappointing loan stint with Sampdoria in Italy.


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