Opinion: Four players Spurs should put up for sale this summer to raise money

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Dom Le Roy

After a recent summer of spending and the impact of the pandemic, it is apparent that an offload of players is needed to raise funds for the upcoming transfer window. Here are four players Tottenham should look to sell this summer in order to remain active.

Harry Winks:

Academy product and boyhood Spurs fan, Harry Winks has been a great servant for the club making 167 appearances over a six year period.

However, the consistency of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele has led to Winks making just 10 Premier League appearances this season (Transfer Markt) and he has rapidly fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho.

With Oliver Skipp returning from Norwich and the potential of a new midfielder in the summer, it seems as though there is no longer much of a future for Winks at Tottenham.

A transfer of around 15-20 million pounds would be good business for the Lilywhites going forward and I would love to see Winks playing regular football again somewhere.

Serge Aurier:

Despite a good run of form at the start of the season, Serge Aurier has been largely inconsistent for most of his Spurs career. Mourinho’s selection of Japhet Tanganga in recent fixtures suggests also that Aurier is perhaps not in his plans going forward.

At 28, he is not getting any younger and a 10–15 million pound move would raise funds for a younger more promising right back such as Max Aarons from Norwich City.

Dele Alli:

Dele Alli has a fantastic record for Spurs but, over the past two seasons, performances have dropped tremendously and he has lost his place within the starting 11.

Dele surely has ambitions to break back into the England squad and this requires consistent playing time which he is not getting in N17.

After a nearly-move to PSG in January (Daily Mail), it is clear he is not in Mourinho’s future plans and a 30–40-million-pound move for the 24-year-old would allow Tottenham to be more active in the summer window.

Again, I would love to see someone with Dele’s talent playing regularly again, perhaps under Mauricio Pochettino.

Davinson Sanchez:

Similarly to Aurier, Davinson Sanchez has been largely inconsistent for the Lilywhites after he signed for £42 million in August 2017 (Transfer Markt). Sanchez has too often made defensive errors and has not been able to forge a consistent run within the starting 11.

At just 24 and with three years still left on hist contract, Spurs could look to get around £30 million for the Colombian defender which would be good business if Tottenham want to rectify their defence by signing an experienced head.

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  1. The problem spurs have has nothing to do with the coach but more so the players lack of desire to fight for the club. It happened during the last part of Pochettino’s reign and now Jose. But he pictures being painted by the UK pundits and journalists is as though Jose has caused Tottenham misery. They cannot win anything even if you bring Pep there for as long as the desire to win is not in most of the players.


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