Opinion: Seven Spurs stars who should not be at the club this time next season

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Dom Le Roy

Up until the past couple of weeks, I had hoped that the Tottenham careers of a number of long-term players were still salvageable.

Unfortunately, whatever problems that lie in the Spurs camp, they do not seem to be changing. Unlike some Tottenham fans, I do not believe that sacking Pochettino is the answer.

Although he has made plenty of mistakes over the past year, I have seen him actively make changes on the pitch and stick up for his senior stars. Meanwhile, the vast majority of them have not repaid him with full effort and quality on the pitch.

Therefore, the only answer that I can see is a mass clearout over the next two transfer windows, with seven senior players set for the chop.

Christian Eriksen – Eriksen looks set to let his contract run down, although I hope he can be sold in January to at least recoup some money.

Toby Alderweireld – While I was praying for a new contract, his performances this season have not even justified one.

Jan Vertonghen – The same issue as Alderweireld, it appears that Vertonghen is past his best.

Serge Aurier – A walking mistake who always threatens to cost Tottenham at the worst moments. Not good enough at the back or going forward.

Danny Rose – A beloved player but Danny seems to have lost a step over the past two seasons. He will always be one of my favourites, but perhaps he is no longer first-team quality.

Eric Dier – I am not sure that Dier has been good enough for a few seasons now. Although he is a good utility player, I would rather see him sold and the money invested into someone new.

Victor Wanyama – He has fallen well down the pecking order and I can’t see him breaking back into the team as a regular any time soon.

These players have a few months to prove me wrong, and I hope they do, but at the moment I would see them as the most likely exits over the next year.

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  1. I think most of that list is fair, I don’t agree with Dier mind, I think he struggled last season because a mix of injuries and illness, but I think he has been an excellent player for us over his years and indeed should be a regular starter now particularly as we have no full backs who can defend and Dier is the only really defensively strong midfielder we have and given our defensive weaknesses we really should be playing three in midfield with one a dm
    I actually think Hugo should be on the list, controversial maybe and he still is a very good shot stopper, but his distribution has always been woeful as has his aerial command of the box and more and more these weaknesses along with some worryingly poor decision making make me think his weaknesses are now outweighing his strengths
    Of course getting rid of players is al very well if you are adding players who will offer more going forward, if you fail to adequately replace players it simply isn’t going to help, Wanyama looks surplus to our midfield needs and Sanchez should be the regular starter replacement for Toby, but the rest need to be replaced with quality


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