Chelsea favourite Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital, it was announced last night.
The former Blues, England, Tottenham and West Ham striker had a severe stroke some years ago, and is now “being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.”
The Daily Mirror report that it is not known to be coronavirus related.
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 (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020
Greaves came through the ranks at Chelsea before a glittering career that saw him blast his way to fourth on England’s list of top scorers.
He won the World Cup in 1966, and is Tottenham’s leading ever goalscorer, as well as the top scorer in England’s top division ever – 357.
He got 124 goals for Chelsea alone, making him one of our most prolific players even just from the early days of his career which he spent at Stamford Bridge.
We wish Jimmy all the best, and hope to see him well again as soon as possible. It takes a great man to bridge the Chelsea Spurs divide, and he manages it easily.