Transfer insider Dean Jones believes Tottenham duo Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Eric Dier could remain at the club until the end of the season.
Both the players have been linked with January exits having not been able to impress the manager enough to guarantee first-team football.
And a January exit would have been likely but the current squad situation may force Spurs to keep the two players until the end of the season.
The club is going through a horrible injury crisis which has seen their already thin squad further deplete.
Injury to Micky van de Ven and suspension to Cristian Romero left the club without a top-class centre-back with Ange preferring Emerson Royal and Ben Davies as make-shift defenders.
Similarly, injuries to James Maddison, Pape Matar Sarr and Rodrigo Bentancur has left Ange short in the midfield department. Keeping in mind the one month long absence of Yves Bissouma and Sarr in January due to the AFCON, letting go of Hojbjerg could come back to bite Spurs.
And Dean Jones claims that there might still be games where the manager would need the likes of Hojbjerg and Dier given the injury crisis.
Their future will depend on how the January transfer window goes but he believes they could end up ‘hanging around until the summer’.
He told GiveMeSport:
“I think there’ll be other games when he still looks to turn to the control and the experience of Dier and Hojbjerg. It will depend on what doors open for them in January as to whether there will be chances for them in the first team. But, because of this injury crisis, I think there will be more chances, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they ended up hanging around until the summer.”
If Spurs manage to bring in a defender, we can see Dier being sold since Ange has made it quite clear that he does not fancy him. Levy is also keen on cashing in on him rather than letting him go on a free transfer.