Opinion: Who Spurs should keep, sell, and loan in the summer as it stands

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With Tottenham still in desperate need of a rebuild in North London, we wanted to take a look at what we think the club should do with the current squad over the summer. Keep, loan or sell?

Hugo Lloris: Keep. Captain, club hero and not many are better than him.

Matt Doherty: Keep. Selling the right-back doesn’t make much logical sense. He deserves time to improve.

Sergio Reguilon: Keep. At all costs. However, that might not be in Spurs’ hands.

Toby Alderweireld: Keep. Spurs best centre-back – he is getting older but has got to stay.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Keep. A calming presence in the midfield; the steel that this side so desperately required.

Davinson Sanchez: Sell. He is too error-prone. It feels like the right time for him to leave.

Son Heung Min: Keep. I mean, come on…

Harry Winks: Sell. Feels like the right time that both parties should separate as he hasn’t hit the heights that his talent could.

Gareth Bale: Send back. The fairy tale signing that hasn’t worked. Injury-prone, demotivated and has mainly warmed the bench.

Harry Kane: Keep. Seriously?

Erik Lamela: Sell. 28-years-old – time to depart Spurs now after a long spell at the club.

Joe Hart: Keep. Clearly a big voice in the dressing room, and a decent enough back-up goalkeeper.

Joe Rodon: Keep. Young, talented and proved his worth in minimal minutes so far this season.

Eric Dier: Keep. Although mistake-prone, his versatility is key. But he should be no more than a squad player for a top side.

Moussa Sissoko: Keep. Provides Spurs with a lot of security and energy. However he is limited – and 31 – but only one of him and Winks should leave.

Giovani Lo Celso: Keep. Injuries have restricted him this season – but he’s clearly talented and will play a big part in Spurs’ future.

Dele Alli: Loan. Right now, providing nothing changes in his fortunes, a loan is best-suited. He can gain confidence, get his swagger back and come back a new player ready to impress Mourinho.

Steven Bergwijn: Keep. At only 23-years-old, there is, without doubt, a talent worth nurturing.

Serge Aurier: Keep. A year ago: it’s a different story. But he has impressed this season.

Japhet Tanganga: Loan. Promising defender, but should go and get consistent minutes somewhere.

Lucas Moura: Keep. Useful player off the bench.

Tanguy Ndombele: Keep. Looks different class these days.

Ben Davies: Keep. A good back-up, albeit not a world-beater.

Alfie Whiteman: Sell. 22-year-old who has barely laid a glove on professional football.

Carlos Vinicius: Send back. Although impressed in the cup competitions, £40 million is too much money. May have to go in the market for another back-up.

Danny Rose: Release. Has to get off the books as soon as possible.

Ryan Sessegnon: Keep. Talented and deserves minutes when he comes back.

Juan Foyth: Sell. Mourinho clearly isn’t a fan, and more suited to a foreign league.

Paulo Gazzaniga: Sell. Far too good for a third choice.

Oliver Skipp: Keep. Winks’ replacement; he’s very talented and excelled at Norwich this season.

Jack Clarke: Loan. Give him more minutes in the Championship.

Cameron Carter-Vickers: Sell. Never cut it in a Tottenham shirt.

Troy Parrott: Keep. Loans aren’t working — so play him in all cup competitions. If his talent starts showing, Spurs have found their back-up.

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  1. I have long debated the wisdom of Tottenham’s transfer policy under Levy, believing his ideology to be prioritised towards budget as opposed to a genuine notion and philosophy of building a team/squad which blends harmoniously. This in itself could explain that disjointed nature of Tottenham’s success and it’s shortcomings in regards to trophies. I know for sure that under the present club structure with Levy at the helm governing football policy these past years, Spurs have not only missed genuine opportunities to sign high quality and affordable players who have since demonstrated there worth at other rival clubs, and who clearly would have made a positive if not beneficial impact to the clubs fortunes. I’m not saying there are no success’s in terms of players bought but I do believe there have also been profound mistakes which have proven costly in terms of nailed on success also not to mention a litany of woeful signings that have literally been dead rubber from the start. Whilst I’m not going to name names here I think a great many Spurs fans will have similar ideas about who has worked and who hasn’t. And whilst we cannot change the past and where it has currently led there is certainly vast room to change a stagnated philosophy which is clearly holding the club back from the success it and the supporters crave. For me there are a few key players to try and keep such as Kane, Son, Ndombele and Hojbjerg but I would also ask if wholesale change is not readily required to seriously rejuvinate the clubs aspirations to become actual champions and trophy/medal winners. There are players here that have given years of dedication to Tottenham and should have full admiration for doing so, but sentiment in football does not go hand in hand with success and perhaps for some it is time to move on in place of fresh talent and impetus. As it stands I do not see Spurs as a club truly progressing or with a clear agenda of how to go forward in achieving positive goals, in fact if I’m truly honest I think that there is a very distinct danger of other rival premiership clubs not only eclipsing us but leaving us behind and slowly declining. So many have praised the infrastructure which surrounds the club in its state of the art stadia and facilities, but this truly has not been mirrored where it truly counts and in actual footballing terms and on the pitch. Tottenham by real standards have largely flattered to deceive in modern terms, climbing the heights but never quite reaching the peak as it were. Marked change is not only required now, it is a fundamental necessity to realign the clubs ambitions with success and without that change Spurs will continue to meander haphazardly in this awkward and frustrating pattern of limbo that is clearly heading nowhere in particular I’m afraid; making a mockery of the clubs reputation as being perennially “Spursy” from the outside view.


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