Spurs set for summer transfer clearout


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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  1. I doubt if this is what Bale has said that he wants 200k a week . He is if you compare his season to that say of Rooney worth a big wage but its more like Spurs have at last seen the light . Why do we pay these average players big money . Lets get some youth coming through and add some and then add the four quality players we need to push teams like United , City and the chavs all the way. Fours players of true quality would make such a difference . Sell Adebayor and Defoe and bring in Soldado and Lukaku or similar .Bring in a quality holding player to help and compete with Sandro and get a playmaker. Add young Ince to that squad and we have a much better team . The strikers bought must be better than what we have and must be able to lead the line . You might prefer other strikers but I am trying to keep cost down to keep Bale however with the figures stated for him I fear that that goal on the last day against Sunderland may well have been his last .

  2. why ince? we we have Townsend and Lennon and that little Bale look alike if we bring in another pacey attacking wide player he needs to have that x factor (yes it was a phrase before that shit show came out).Erik Lamela ,Nani ,Son Heung Min,Patrick Herman someone who does something different .

    Ideally Erik Lamela,Miralem Pjanic,and Jackson Martinez ,

  3. I must say the Bale saga is already boring me the player himself stated he wants to stay at Spurs at least one more year so lets move on Madrid will talk it up all summer its how they do there business always has been. A clear out is needed and the players mentioned above are just bit part players we dont need with the youngsters coming through and the 4 maybe 5 players we will sign in the window will make us a stronger team next year. In goal we are fine and the same can be said of our defence once Kaboul returns we need at attacking midfield dynamo and 2 new strikers also a new young right winger wouldnt be a bad signing Im not going to mention names cos in truth we are linked with evry player in world football at the moment so we shall just have to wait and see what AVB and Levy has in store for us I for one trust levy I want top players but I dont want to bankrupt the club to get them and in Levy we have a man that wont so lets keep faith COYS

  4. Can't see why any players bother to sign a contract these days because in todays football the contracts are not worth the paper they are written on

    • New contract gives the player a salary raise. A longer contract gives the management more chips on the negotiation table. Win win.


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