Report suggests Spurs could sell three defenders in the summer

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If reports are to be believed, then Jose Mourinho is planning a massive defensive overhaul at Tottenham in the summer.

The team has looked fragile at the back right from the start of the season and the defensive problems persisted for the first few weeks under Mourinho.

However, the team has looked more solid in recent weeks and there are signs that the midfield and the backline are becoming more organised under the Portuguese.

According to The Independent, Tottenham could be ready to part ways with Jan Vertonghen, Juan Foyth and Danny Rose in the summer as the Lilywhites attempt to rebuild their backline.

Vertonghen’s contract with the club runs out in the summer and it is unclear if he will receive an extension after struggling with form this season (Mail).

Foyth has also seemingly failed to earn Mourinho’s trust and hasn’t featured since being taken off at half-time during the 2-2 draw against Norwich in December of last year after being at fault for the Canaries opening goal.

Rose is on loan at Newcastle United for the remainder of the campaign and it is suggested that Tottenham will look to strike a permanent deal for the England international in the summer with just a year to run on his deal on North London.

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This report really doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the situation.  Rose’s situation seems pretty clear while Vertonghen looks like he has a lot to prove before he can be handed a new deal.

However, I’ve been disappointed with Foyth’s lack of opportunities and would have liked to see him tried at right-back by Mourinho. With Tanganga’s emergence, it looks like the Argentine defender’s time at Spurs could be coming to an end.

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