Spurs ready to part with five first team players

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Mirror Spurs will start listening to offers for Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose ahead of a summer revamp.

Mauricio Pochettino is also ready to wave to also sanction the departures of Mousa Dembele, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko.

The article says the decision to offload the quintet was taken before Pochettino’s controversial comments after Sunday’s epic 5-4 season-ending win over Leicester.

Pochettino is understood to want assurances that chairman Daniel Levy will back him with an enhanced transfer kitty and relax our stringent wage structure in order to attract more quality players and Spurs in turn, want Pochettino to sign a new deal but are bracing themselves for a spell of brinkmanship as the 46-year-old waits for future spending plans.

Alderweireld’s situation is well publicised, with the 29-year-old seeking a substantial pay rise that would reflect his status as arguably the best central defender in the Premier League, however Spurs have so far been unwilling to meet that demand from the Belgium international, who has a year left on his contract with the option for a further 12 months.

As for Danny Rose’s future, it has been in doubt ever since his explosive interview last summer in which he criticised Tottenham’s transfer policy and wage structure with Manchester United also among a number of clubs to have been monitoring his situation.

Dembele moves into the final year of his contract in the summer and the article says the Belgian is ready to listen to offers from Italy and China.

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  1. I think we could add AURIER (never going to be even reliable cover for our vital right/wing back position, plus KWP is already breaking ahead of him to cover Trippier, thank goodness) and WANYAMA (not the beast of a DM he once was when he first arrived, plus his distribution/passing is not at the Spurs level) to the ‘list’ of leavers.
    With those seven gone, we need to find/source a top class playmaker who can pull the strings in midfield behind Eriksen and the forwards. A top left wing/back to replace Rose and compete with Davies. A pacy winger option for plan A or B. A reliable striker (finally) who can play with Kane or stand in for him on occasions. Another top central defender, even if Foyth finally shows the strength and desire to step up.
    Dier will be our only DM, as such, if Wanyama leaves, but if Dier has to move back to cover in central defence or is rested/injured, then any new additions plus our high pressing attacking game should cover the absence of a midfield ‘enforcer’.
    Winksie is back in the frame, and I’d love him to one day be our central midfield controller, but the incoming players I’ve mentioned are vital to us keeping Poch, and potentially winning trophies, as well as improving further.


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