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Posted on 16 July 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Director of football David Pleat has confirmed that we are on the trail of Wimbledon defender Ben Thatcher. We have been linked with Thatcher for months and the stories went back into overdrive on Sunday when he was due back from his honeymoon.

David Pleat responded by admitting: "It has been well-documented that Spurs have an interest in Ben Thatcher. This is not denied."

Thatcher, 24, impressed Spurs fans with some outstanding performances when we met five times inside a month - including the FA Cup and Worthington Cup semi-final - during the 1998-99 season.

After making his name at Millwall, he was snapped up in 1996 by former Wimbledon boss Joe Kinnear for what was then a club record L1.7m and has played more than 100 games since.

Injury ruled him out for three months last season, just when he was tipped to join Kevin Keegan's England squad. He is still expected to make that step up to the full international scene.

If he comes to the Lane, he will join his former Crazy Gang team-mates Chris Perry and goalkeeper Neil Sullivan. Perry was signed last summer and Sullivan arrived on Bosman-style free transfer at the end of May.

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