Some Spurs fans on social media are thrilled to hear that Tottenham now have just one player over the age of 30 in their squad after Moussa Sissoko’s departure.
This summer has been an extremely eventful one for Tottenham, with Fabio Paratici wasting no time in rebuilding the squad.
The likes of Paulo Gazzaniga, Danny Rose, Joe Hart, Erik Lamela, Toby Alderweireld and Moussa Sissoko have all left the club while Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero and Pape Sarr have come through the door.
As a result of these moves, the average age of the squad has come down considerably and if reports are to be believed, Paratici is not quite done yet, with the Italian eyeing a late move for Barca starlet Ilaix Moriba.
After Sissoko joined Watford on Friday, Hugo Lloris is now the only player in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad who is over the age of 30.
Some Tottenham fans see this as evidence that the club is moving in the right direction.
The sign of the end of painful rebuild?
— Vladimir Wolf (@Volkov_Vova11) August 27, 2021
The interesting part rn is, spurs now officially only have hugo lloris, the only one player over the age of 30.
Future talent in the spurs squad 😍 https://t.co/yU8nTAi2vn
— aizat 🇲🇾🇵🇸 (@__zulhaizat) August 28, 2021
Only player over 30 now is club captain Hugo Lloris. This is what a rebuild looks like. Look back at Poch's first few seasons and we had the youngest squad in the league
— Ciaran Tall (@ciaran_tall) August 27, 2021
Spurs now only have one player over 30 (Lloris). Paratici is starting the new cycle by signing young talent with an eye towards building for the not so distant future #TrustTheParatici 🇮🇹 https://t.co/zpepPIBzLy
— THFC Ndømbappe🗼⚜ (@KevinRandhawa) August 27, 2021
Spurs only have 1 player over the age on 30, being Lloris, good to see us actually building for the future
— TomMarston (@tom_marston) August 28, 2021
Painfull rebuild. https://t.co/jtrwha4pF1
— ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ (@yourlasagna) August 27, 2021
— TheToddFather (@TC_Coshow) August 27, 2021
Painful rebuild ⏳⌛️ https://t.co/EAREku33fE
— Scott- 5ATB (@COYSeminoles) August 27, 2021
DON FABIO HAS A VISION https://t.co/02LArHvXmk
— positive spurs fan (@dzthfc) August 27, 2021
Spurs have one player over 30? Nuts.
— THE PRIEST (@WhoisthePriest) August 27, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
It feels like we are moving to a similar strategy to the one we had when Damien Comolli was the director of football i.e shopping for potential rather than established stars.
While this strategy will help us unearth some gems, it will also be a little hit and miss as one can never be sure how young players will develop.
So, for every Aaron Lennon or Gareth Bale that we unearth, there is also likely to be an Adel Taarabt and a Giovani Dos Santos, who fail to fulfil anywhere near their potential.
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