Spurs confirm legend Jimmy Greaves is undergoing treatment in hospital

first_imgA statement on behalf of Greaves was released late on Tuesday night on his social media pages, with a further announcement to be made on Wednesday morning.It read: “I can confirm Jimmy is in hospital tonight.”We will release a statement tomorrow regarding the condition, please please respect the family and if you are press do not phone his home tonight.”His current condition and prognosis will be revealed mid-morning tomorrow. If you love him like I do, have good thoughts for him as you go to bed tonight.”He is my biggest hero of all time and as lots of you know I kind of lived your dream by becoming best friends with him for over 20 years.”He has endured a very difficult five years since his massive stroke in 2015 so spare some time to think of my lovely mate tonight. And watch this space for an update tomorrow.”DAVE KIDD Spurs legend Greaves was one of England’s best ever and a bit like Messi – it’s time to remember the forgotten geniusNow 80, the former footballer and pundit has been in poor health since suffering a stroke nearly five years ago.He uses a wheelchair and is cared for by his family and professional carers, who visit him four times a day.Greaves is one of the greatest footballers England has ever produced and was one of the world’s best strikers in his considerable prime.His 357 goals in English football remains unbeaten 49 years after he retired and he is still Tottenham’s record goalscorer with 266.4 Jimmy Greaves also scored a mountain of goals at Chelsea despite only playing four seasons at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty4 After retirement Greaves, right with Ian St John, became a much-loved pundit on Saint and GreavsieCredit: PA:Press AssociationMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Greaves also scored 132 goals for Chelsea and is seventh on their all-time list despite playing only four seasons at Stamford Bridge.He also scored 44 goals in just 57 England games and was a key part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad – although he missed the knockout stages because of injury.After retirement he became a much-loved pundit on Saint and Greavsie, alongside Ian St John. TOTTENHAM have confirmed that football legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital.It is not yet known what he is being treated for but there is no suggestion it is linked to coronavirus.4 Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital – there is no suggestion it’s related to coronavirusCredit: Getty4 A serious stroke in 2015 has left Greaves in poor health and needing to use a wheelchairCredit: Getty – ContributorSpurs announced on social media: “We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital.”We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course.”Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.”Greaves has been taken to hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, near his home.We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family. pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020last_img

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