Report names two players who could be left out of Spurs’ Europa League squad

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The Telegraph have revealed that Gedson Fernandes and Paulo Gazzaniga are both at risk of being left out of Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League squad for the group stages due to the club’s difficulty in meeting the homegrown player criteria.

The teams in the Europa League had to name their final squad for the group stages of the competition last night and so far, there has been no confirmation on who has missed out and who has made the cut for the Lilywhites.

Tottenham currently have 19 foreign players in their squad according to UEFA’s criteria but teams are only allowed to name a maximum of seventeen (Football.London).

While this is not a problem in domestic competitions as both Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are considered ‘homegrown’, this does mean that Jose Mourinho will have to do without a couple of players in Europe.

The Athletic revealed that Tottenham tried to find buyers for Paulo Gazzaniga on deadline day but could not agree on a transfer fee with Everton for the goalkeeper.

The Telegraph now suggests that Spurs could name England Under-21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin in the their Europa League squad over Gazzaniga since the Argentine will take up a  foreign player spot.

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