England and Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital.

Greaves, who additionally performed for Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan, scored 44 objectives in 57 video games for England and was a part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad. He is Tottenham’s all-time main scorer with 266 objectives.

A Tottenham assertion launched late on Tuesday evening learn: “We can verify that our report goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is at the moment being handled in hospital.

“We are in contact together with his household and can present additional updates in the end.

“Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.”

Greaves gained two FA Cups throughout an eight-season spell at Tottenham and was a part of the group that gained the European Cup Winners’ Cup within the 1961-62 season. In doing so, Spurs turned the primary English aspect to win a European trophy.

The former striker, who turned 80 in February, suffered a stroke in 2015.

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