The Daily Mail are reporting that Tottenham are planning a summer clearout which could see as many as seven players depart White Hart Lane.
The newspaper reports David Bentley, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Heurelho Gomes could all leave as the club look to reduce the wage bill to fund a new Gareth Bale contract.
Looking at the players which the newspaper have mentioned. David Bentley and William Gallas are out of contract this summer and there’ll be no surprise when they move on and will save us £111,000-a-week in wages when the pair leave. Heurelho Gomes has a year left to run on his deal and with PSV said to be keen to take him back to Holland, Daniel Levy will be keen to get some money for him at least.
Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone could depart for around £3 million to £5 million, Huddlestone nearly joined Stoke last summer. As for Assou-Ekotto – AVB was recently quoted as saying he is an important member of the side so it would be a surprise if he moved on. Would anyone be willing to pay Adebayor’s wages? That could prove to be a big stumbling block.
The paper claims that Bale wants near £200,000-a-week to stay at White Hart Lane. He currently has three years to run on his £110,000-a-week agreement.
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