Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves admitted to hospital

Tottenham confirmed last night that club legend Jimmy Greaves, who has be suffering ill health, has been admitted to hospital and that the club is in contact with his family.

Spurs great Jimmy Greaves in hospital

Legendary Tottenham and England player Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday. Spurs issued a statement late last night to confirm the 80-year-old has been admitted and that they are in contact with his family.

Spurs statement on Jimmy Greaves

"We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital," the club said. "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' former club Chelsea sends get well soon wishes 

Greaves scored a record 266 goals for Spurs between 1961 and 1970 and netted 44 times in 57 appearances for England. His total of 357 goals in England's top flight is the highest figure in the competition's history. He started out at Chelsea in 1957, making 157 appearances for the Blues and scoring 124 goals. 

Greaves suffered a stroke in 2015 that left him severely disabled, although his son Danny insisted in February that he remained "in good spirits".