Report: Tottenham to shift focus to offloading players – Eight names mentioned

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Tottenham will shift their focus onto offloading unwanted players after announcing the signing of Djed Spence with eight names tipped to leave the club, according to the Evening Standard. 

Spence, 21, completed a £12.5 million move to Spurs from Middlesbrough on a five-year deal, with performance-related add-ons taking the total to around £20 million (The Guardian).

The wing-back becomes the club’s sixth signing of the summer after Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Clement Lenglet, who have all arrived into Antonio Conte’s squad in good time. 

While Spurs have been busy acquiring new names up until now, the Evening Standard have reported their attention has switched to dealing with what is a long list of potential outgoings. 

The report claims as many as eight players could be put up for sale/loan this summer with the process to find suitors already underway. 

Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici is currently in Italy scoping out some potential destinations for Japhet Tanganga and Bryan Gil, and has scheduled meetings with AC Milan and Sampdoria respectively.

Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal could leave the club following the arrival of Spence coupled with Conte’s recent trials of Lucas Moura at right wing-back in the early stages of pre-season. 

Meanwhile, the futures of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks were made clear by Conte after he left the quartet out of his squad for the trip to South Korea. 

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With six signings made and hopefully a couple more positions to address before the deadline, it is no surprise that a shift towards dealing with the outgoings has been made. 

It is good that some clubs have been scouted as potential destinations for the likes of Tanganga and Gil, but they will need to leave a good amount of time to establish suitors for some of their more expensive assets. 

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