Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Bryan Gil have been linked with moves away from the club this month.
Both players have fallen down the pecking order at the North London club and they have struggled for regular game time.
Naturally, they have been linked with other clubs and it remains to be seen whether they can secure an exit before the window closes.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has now revealed to Football London that he is ready to replace the two players if they decide to move on.
The Australian manager added that he needs a deeper squad to compete at a high level and there will be players who will have to accept the role of a squad player. If the likes of Hojbjerg and Gil are unwilling to accept that role, they will have to move on.
“If we want to get to where we want to, then I compare us to the other clubs that we want to try and challenge. They’ve got big squads. They’ve got some pretty good players not starting. I look at it every week when they make substitutions. That’s where we’ve got to get to.
“Whether that’s Bryan or Pierre who maybe feel they should be playing more, if they made a decision that ‘I need to go somewhere else to play’, I’m going to replace them with somebody who is going to be a good enough player to play in the Premier League but maybe won’t start, because you need that.”
Hojbjerg has been a key player for Tottenham over the years and he was an indispensable asset under the previous manager and Antonio Conte. The Denmark international is very much at the peak of his powers and he is good enough to start for most clubs in the league.
Sitting on the bench at Tottenham might not be an attractive proposition for him and it remain to be seen whether the Denmark international decides to move on.
As for the Spanish winger, the 22-year-old needs regular gametime to continue his development and fulfil his potential. Sitting on the bench at Tottenham will be detrimental to his growth as a player and he should look to leave the club on loan this month.