Tottenham Hotspur confirmed yesterday that legendary striker Jimmy Greaves had been admitted to hospital for treatment.

The statement from Tottenham on Tuesday read: “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.”

The Daily Star have now reported that Greaves spent a ‘comfortable’ night in hospital, according to the family of the 80-year-old. It was also confirmed that the admission was not related to the coronavirus.

Greaves is still Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer with 266 goals, while also netting 44 goals in 57 games for England (Sky Sports) and being part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad.

The striker, who also played for Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan, suffered a severe stroke five years ago but managed to make a recovery.

Greaves turned 80 in February and, to mark the occasion, the Daily Mail launched the campaign ‘Get Greavsie a Gong’ in order for the striker to get the recognition he deserves.

Spurs also held a special celebration of Greaves’ achievements at the half-time interval during their Champions League game against RB Leipzig in February.

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Those who were fortunate enough to watch Greaves play always rave about what an extraordinary player he was back in the day. Our thoughts and prayers at Spurs Web are with Greavsie and his family as we wish him a speedy recovery.

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