Five players who Spurs should sell in the summer

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Tottenham Hotspur haven’t added a single player to their squad in the last two transfer windows. With the team playing their first full season at the new stadium next year, the club is likely to invest considerably in the summer if reports are to be believed.

One of the reasons that Spurs didn’t add to their squad in the last few windows had to do with the difficulty they had in shifting out those who are deemed surplus to requirements.

With Tottenham’s squad already pretty bloated, and the club having difficulties meeting the homegrown player criteria, it is important that Spurs let some players go this summer, in order to open up squad spaces.

Here are five players who Spurs should sell in the summer:

5) Michel Vorm

The Dutchman has served Tottenham well in the five years he has been at the club but there have been increasing question marks recently over his performances whenever he is called upon.

With Paulo Gazzaniga putting in some great performances this season and going above the 35-year-old in the pecking order, this is likely to be Vorm’s last season in North London.

4) Vincent Janssen

Janssen’s spell at Tottenham has been a complete nightmare right from the start. He came into the club as the most highly rated striker in Dutch football having won the Eredivisie golden boot with AZ Alkmaar.

However, the 24-year-old has simply not gotten going at Tottenham right from the start with Pochettino publically admitting several times that Janssen is not a part of his plans.

3) Fernando Llorente

Llorente has done extremely well this season when called upon to deputize for Harry Kane when the England captain was injured. He has scored some crucial goals which helped carry Spurs over the line in several important fixtures.

However, with the Spaniard now turning 34, Tottenham might look for someone younger as a cover for Harry Kane. In Llorente’s case, however, Spurs wouldn’t need to sell him as his contract with the club runs out at the end of the season.

While the World Cup winner has admitted that he would like to extend his stay at Tottenham, it is not clear if the club will give him a new contract

2) Serge Aurier

It is fair to say that Serge Aurier has been a disappointment since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017. Although he arrived with a reputation of being a hot head, he was also considered to be one of the best full backs in Ligue 1.

However, Spurs fans have only seen glimpses of Aurier’s ability going forward with the Ivorian failing to put in consistent performances. While he has managed to cut out the rash challenges that were part of his game previously, he still has failed to make the right-back spot his own.

With Tottenham well stocked in the position with Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters, Aurier is one player who could be deemed surplus to requirements in the summer.

1) Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan’s decline over the past couple of seasons has been extremely disappointing. Wanyama had a brilliant first season with the club when he arrived from Southampton in the summer of 2016.

He formed a formidable partnership in the center of midfield with Mousa Dembele as they pair dominated every single midfield they came up against.

However, owing to multiple injury problems, Wanyama has never been able to get back to his best in the past couple of seasons. Maybe its time for Spurs to finally cut their losses and let the 27-year-old go in the summer.

 

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  1. Vorm and Llorente are out of contract anyway. Aurier is more bad than good, but I was at Dortmund and thought he had a good game. He at least has the engine that Trippier doesn’t have. Janssen will only have a year left, so his fee will not be good, if anyone wants him. Agree on Wanyama. He doesn’t seem to stay fit for long and he is very limited on the ball, so if he isn’t totally fit, strong and hounding people, he hasn’t got much in his locker. We will need to replace Alderweireld, hopefully with that Joachim Anderson from Sampdoria for 25m euros. We need a Dembele replacement. We need to decide if we can get Moura anywhere near back to his early season levels, as he has been very disappointing. As always, another striker is needed. No big club can operate with just Harry. We have Son, but let’s get a striker and when a game is going away from us, we have another option, plus also give Harry a rest now and again. We could do with a young keeper, unless we have anybody decent in the academy. You wonder if Lloris wants pastures new or he will continue with us to the end of his career. Always a good shot stopper, but other parts of his game, decision making, kicking, near post, let him down too often.

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