6ft 6in Etete, 17, is making giant strides at Spurs since signing in the summer

first_imgKION ETETE is expected to have a big future at Tottenham.And the young striker is already a massive figure at the club’s training ground as he stands at 6ft 6 ins – and is about to rise to 6ft 7ins.4 Kion Etete is a 6ft 6in centre forward making giant strides with SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyEtete, 18, was a £200,000 arrival at Spurs from Notts County in the summer and has already impressed for the club’s under-18s.He made his debut for Tottenham’s development squad in a Leasing.com Trophy match against Colchester on October 8.The scores were level at 1-1 after normal time and Etete struck one of the penalties in a 6-5 shoot-out win.A THROWBACKThe player who hails from Derby is a real throwback into past times as he is a traditional number nine.He is a quick, powerful player who is good in the air. He holds the ball up well and under the guidance of highly-respected academy director John McDermott, Spurs will be hoping Etete can continue to improve and develop over the coming season.Etete has scored twice in five appearances for Tottenham under-18s and is expected to soon be given a chance with their under-23s with first-team boss Mauricio Pochettino always keen to move players through.NOTTS COUNTYPreviously, he made his debut for Notts County aged 16 under the eye of former boss Harry Kewell. He was a 76th minute substitute in an EFL Trophy clash with Newcastle under-23s in October of last year.He also played in four League Two games as a sub for Notts, against Port Vale, Morecambe, Oldham and Cambridge and also made a late cameo appearance in a 4-0 FA Cup loss at Barnsley.4 Spurs signed Etete from Notts County for £200k in the summer4 Harry Kewell handed Etete his debut with Notts County last seasonCredit: PA:Empics Sport4 Etete has hit the ground running since signing for Spurs and is starring in their youth sidelatest football featuresHOUSE OF GODMaradona’s teenage home now a quirky museum made to look like it was in 1978TIM VICKERYCunha’s goals for Hertha Berlin show he can succeed Firmino & Jesus for BrazilMAN THEY’RE BADMan Utd’s worst kits include vintage green and gold shirt & ‘cursed’ greyLewdicrousInside Lewandowski’s £7m flat in Poland with private cinema and a golf simulatorExclusiveTIM VICKERYBarcelona target Martinez stood out as a teen because of his talent and graftGONE TO THE DOGSGrealish, Sterling & Noble among Prem stars protected by £25k guard dogsMALIBU STANArsenal owner Kroenke’s £20m Malibu home where Princess Di was set to move inGROOM-ALDORonaldo’s hairstyles through the years, from blond highlights to tight top knotEtete completed his move to Tottenham after impressing in a trial against West Ham when he scored two goals in a 5-2 win.He also became the third Notts academy player to move to a Premier League side in recent years.Jack Bearne left for Liverpool in December 2016 and in 2018, the highly-rated midfielder Dongda completed a switch to Wolves.Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kanelast_img read more

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CROOK FRANCOIS HAS ‘DISAPPEARED’ – BARRISTER TELLS COURT

first_imgCROOK Francois de Dietrich – the man at the centre of a multi-million pound investment scam has not returned to the North since being ordered to serve a prison sentence for contempt of court, a court has been told.His barrister told the Court of Appeal he did not know his client’s current whereabouts.The Donegal-based Frenchman is challenging an 18-month jail term imposed in January for failing to fully disclose his worldwide assets. Although a warrant was issued for his arrest at the High Court in Belfast, de Dietrich appears to have gone missing.His counsel, Andrew Moriarty, said yesterday it was his understanding that the businessman was not in Northern Ireland.The barrister told the court that the arrest warrant hanging over de Dietrich “might make him inclined not to return to the jurisdiction”.Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan responded: “I don’t think you’re seriously suggesting we should set aside a perfectly good warrant for his arrest so he can come back scot-free. “Your client at the minute knows that there is a warrant. He knows he’s been subject to a process of the court and has decided to remain outside the jurisdiction so it can’t be enforced.“He has a perfectly adequate remedy by way of complying with the order or to come to this court and put forward a persuasive case for interim relief.”Dozens of people on both sides of the border have lost millions of euros in investments they made in bogus scams through de Dietrich.Two hundren members of the Donegal business community, sporting figures and travellers are thought to have handed over money.Court proceedings launched by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) led to an injunction banning de Dietrich and his company ETIC Solutions from taking any more deposits. An order freezing more than £20.2m in assets linked to the businessman was also obtained.De Dietrich was held to be in contempt of an order to disclose his financial affairs in full to the FSA.He has issued a statement through his lawyers denying any fraudulent behaviour and claiming to operate legitimate businesses which have been unable to trade due to the legal action.A date for de Dietrich’s appeal hearing is due to be set later this month. CROOK FRANCOIS HAS ‘DISAPPEARED’ – BARRISTER TELLS COURT was last modified: March 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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