Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty would be the first two players that Jose Mourinho would want out of the door when the transfer window opens.
Aurier had a bright start to the season but, much like the rest of the Spurs side, his form has dipped since December. The Ivorian was even rumoured to have clashed with Mourinho during Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool in January.
The 28-year-old was part of the debacle at Dinamo Zagreb last week, failing to cover himself in glory for any of the home side’s goals.
Reports indicate that Mourinho wants the club to sell the former Paris Saint-Germain man in the summer as the Spurs boss considers him to be “uncoachable”.
Doherty meanwhile has not got going since arriving from Wolves last summer and there have been suggestions that Tottenham could cut their losses on the Republic of Ireland international after just one season.
Agbonlahor believes that neither Aurier and Doherty are likely to be at Spurs next season.
When asked if Mourinho’s decision to start Japhet Tanganga in the 2-0 win against Aston Villa was a message to Tottenham’s two senior right-backs, the former Villa man told Football Insider: “1000 per cent.
“Jose Mourinho picked a side against Aston Villa that he knew he’d get 100 per cent from and players that he can trust.
“The likes of Aurier and Doherty, he didn’t play them because he can’t trust them. He’ll definitely want to get rid of them and they’ll be the first two he tries to sell.
“He’ll be looking to bring in a new right-back, 100 per cent.”
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It is looking increasingly likely that both Doherty and Aurier will leave in the summer. I believe Aurier is as good as gone as he will enter the final 12 months of his contract in the summer. Doherty still has a chance of saving his Spurs career but he needs to improve considerably and time is running out for him.
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