Club legend Alan Gilzean has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 79-year-old played for more than 300 games for us, forming prolific partnerships with Jimmy Greaves and Martin Chivers winning numerous trophies during his time at the north London club including the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup twice.

“Our thoughts are with Alan Gilzean and his family after our legendary striker was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour,” the club wrote on their Twitter account.

It added: “The club and Tribute trust are in contact with Alan’s family, who have asked for privacy at this time. We send them all our best wishes.”

Before making the switch to White Hart Lane in 1964, Gilzean played for Dundee and became one of the most famous players in the club’s history.

Wed like to wish Gilly all the best in his hardest challenge to date. We are behind you

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