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Ian Wright: 'Tottenham Hotspur must spend'

Ian Wright: 'Tottenham must spend'
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Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright says that Tottenham Hotspur "need to spend" this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has said that Tottenham Hotspur "need to spend" in this summer's transfer window if they are to stand any chance of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League table - 19 points behind Manchester City, who have already been confirmed as champions for the 2017-18 campaign.

Wright has said that Spurs have the tough task of signing the 'right players' this summer that will be able to "hit the ground running".

"They need to spend. But we saw Everton spend big, so you need to spend right too. That is going to be a massive thing; getting the right player," Wright told Sky Sports News.

"He has to come to England and they have to stave off City, Chelsea and Manchester Utd to get him, then he has to settle and hit the ground running because that is what Spurs and everybody behind City have to do now.

"Because of the way City have run away with it, Spurs and other teams have to hit the ground running to catch them. Players have to be ready to go as soon as they go into the team and that is going to cost a lot of money."

Tottenham shared the points with Brighton & Hove Albion in Tuesday's Premier League clash at the Amex Stadium.

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
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· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
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