David Ginola: Former Tottenham & Newcastle winger in hospital after suffering cardiac arrest

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United winger David Ginola has reportedly been admitted to hospital in Monaco after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Reports on Thursday afternoon say that the 49-year-old Frenchman is unconscious, but in a stable condition, at the Hospital Princess Grace of Monaco.

English radio station talkSPORT understands that Ginola became unwell after playing a football match in high temperates at the stadium of Mandelieu yesterday.

Information from France suggests that he took part in a golf competition today between personalities from the world of sports, before his condition worsened.

Skilful and passionate, Ginola is one of the most popular foreign imports of the Premier League era, playing 103 times for Spurs and 62 times for Newcastle.

He also represented Aston Villa, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain in a career which saw him earn 17 caps for his country, and the 1999 PFA Player of the Year award.

Since the end of his playing days in 2004, Ginola has moved into TV punditry, and recently embarked on an unsuccessful campaign to be elected FIFA’s new president.

Needless to say, everybody at CaughtOffside hopes that Ginola pulls through. Our thoughts are with him and his family, as are those of thousands of people on Twitter:

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