Mauricio Pochettino has entered his sixth season in charge of Tottenham Hotspur and in that time the club has come on leaps and bounds both on and off the pitch.
The Argentine has admitted that after spending five years at the club, it was now time to regenerate the squad and begin a new cycle (Sky Sports).
With several players including the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose approaching the end of their contracts, it looks like the club will have to continue being active in the next few transfer windows, just as they were this summer.
Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton believes Tottenham’s mismanagement of their stars’ contract situations could lead to a mass exodus which could see the club struggle to compete at the top end of the Premier League.
The 46-year-old said Pochettino’s admission about having to regenerate the squad could cause the likes of Harry Kane to question their future at the club.
“What does Harry Kane think about that? Does he really want to be hearing that?
“Spurs were building something and now a new cycle means that cycle has ended and we’re beginning again.
“I wouldn’t want to be hearing that if I was a top centre forward.”
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What Pochettino admitted about the necessity to regenerate the squad was a rather obvious fact given that the likes of Alderweireld and Vertonghen are getting older. While one cannot be 100% sure of anything in football, it does appear that Kane is set to stay with Spurs for the long haul and break all the goalscoring records.
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