Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has backed Tottenham to cash in on the likes of Juan Foyth, Kyle Walker-Peters, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela, while he insisted that Jan Vertonghen is also likely to be shown the exit door with his contract running out next month.
Foyth is said to be attracting interest from clubs including Barcelona (Mirror) and Sampdoria (Calcio Mercato) while Kyle Walker-Peters (Sky Sports) and Danny Rose (Chronicle) have been linked with permanent moves to Southampton and Newcastle United respectively when their loan spells expire.
Although Gold backed Tottenham to hand Vertonghen an extension until the end of the season, he claimed that the club are unlikely to offer him a deal for next season.
When asked who Spurs could sell this summer in order to fund their transfer targets Gold said on his Youtube channel: “I’d say, if there is no guarantee of first of football or minutes, Juan Foyth will be on his way. It would be a shame as he has a lot of potential. He just needs to get his silly, youthful mistakes out of his system but with that potential, comes a bit of a price tag. So Spurs can bring in funds for him.
“With Jan Vertonghen, there seem to be so many links with Italy at the moment. There doesn’t seem to be any indication for Spurs offering him a deal past the extension of this season. I am sure they will look to tie him down for the rest of the season but I think we might, unfortunately, see Jan going, which will be a shame.
“I think there is more for him to give. I don’t think he’s finished as a top-flight player at all. I don’t think he’s going to be at the same level he always was but I still think for his experience, it will be a shame to lose him. I can see him heading back to Ajax. That’s the dream for him.
“I think you will see players who have been loaned out like Walker-Peters, Rose, Carter-Vickers, leave. The club will look to get some kind of fee but the financial issues will affect buying clubs as well. So what you are going to get is relative if price tags do come down.”
The journalist also backed Lamela to be shown the exit door this summer due to his injury record and how much the midfielder is sought after in Italy.
While he admitted that losing the long-serving midfielder would be a major loss for the club, he backed Jose Mourinho to bring in Willian as his replacement.
Gold added: “If he’s (Mourinho) going to look to bring in the likes of Willian on a free transfer, then maybe you’d look to move on someone like Erik Lamela, with his injury record.
“He’d still be very much wanted in Italy and you can get good money for him. I’d be disappointed with that (to see Lamela leave) as I do think that if he can get a run of games, he can be such an added bonus to Spurs. He pretty much always contributes something.”
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While it does look like Rose, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, and Foyth are on their way out, I do not believe that the club will be looking to move on Lamela. The 28-year-old is the kind of player Jose usually loves due to his work rate and versatility. The Spurs boss has praised him on several occasions already and I expect the Argentine to stick around for at least another season.
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