Alasdair Gold has claimed that Harry Winks and Joe Rodon could want out of Tottenham in January if they do not get sufficient game time while Antonio Conte could decide to move Dele Alli on when the transfer window reopens.
In the month since Conte’s appointment, there has been plenty of speculation about the players Spurs are planning to bring in during the January transfer window.
There have even been suggestions of the Italian being handed a substantial war chest to bring in his targets. However, it remains to be seen which players Conte will decide to move after assessing the squad.
The 52-year-old got his first look at many of the fringe players in competitive action in the 2-1 loss against NS Mura last week and would not have been impressed by what he saw from several of them.
When asked in a Q&A on Football.London who he expects to leave in January, the journalist responded: “It depends what the situation is in a month’s time for certain players.
“For instance, if the current situation does not change and there are no injuries in the centre of the park, I’d be surprised if Harry Winks does not want to leave for regular football.
“The same goes for Joe Rodon, who is not getting the minutes at centre-back in the Premier League.
“There is also the Dele Alli situation and whether Conte sees him as part of his plans going forward and exactly where he fits. He was seven minutes away from making it a hat-trick of half-time substitutions under the past three Spurs head coaches.
“Again though, January is a difficult window to deal in and finding the right move for the first team players is easier said than done. Spurs might well be hoping that Newcastle have their eye on some of their players as they seek to rebuild their squad.”
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I can see Rodon leaving on loan if we sign another centre-back but I suspect Winks will stay until next summer. If there is one player that I am sure will be sold, it is Dele. Despite his excellent engine, he does not strike me as a Conte type of player due to his lethargy and indecision on the ball.
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