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Tottenham looking at selling as many as four defenders this summer in addition to Vertonghen loss
By Bruce Grove -

Danny Rose, Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier may be shown the exit door this summer at Tottenham, joining already released Jan Vertonghen, according to the Evening Standard.

Spurs finished this season in a Europa League place after a troubled start and an inconsistent run of form after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager.

The Lilywhites hired the Portuguese manager because they want to end their long trophy drought.

He is keen on winning next season’s Europa League, but he knows that he will have to buy top players to be able to achieve that and releasing some underperforming members of his team will also be important.

Danny Rose was shipped out to Newcastle on-loan in the last transfer window after he fell out with the club. The Englishman’s career at Spurs is all but over and they will look to get as much money as they can from his transfer.

Kyle Walker-Peters also spent the second half of the just-concluded season on loan at Southampton and he looks very likely to join the Saints on a permanent transfer.

Juan Foyth hasn’t impressed Mourinho, and he has spent much of the manager’s time on the sidelines

Serge Aurier has played more often under the Portuguese boss, but it is mostly because he has no other option. He will look to sell him and get a more reliable full-back in the market, according to the same report.

It has to be said that losing those four players is not exactly a disaster, none of them is what you would regard as top class and their sales would raise some much-needed transfer funds.

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Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
1 year ago

Out: N’dombele£45m,Sissoko£15m,Lamela£10m,Rose£5m,Foyth£15m,Aurier£15m,Kwp£15m (£120m)? 🙏 In: Milinkovic-savic£60m,Hojbjerg£20m,Castagne£15m,Diaz(Porto)£10m,Wilson£10m,Min-jae£15m (£130m)? 🙏 New positions covered Cmf,Dmf,Rb,Rw,Striker,&Ch. total cost £10m ?( 7 out 6 in.) Out of the 7 would we miss any of them?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

In one window?

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Pipe dream

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Too much change in one hit

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Only 3 would have been starting the rest were to strengthen the squad.N’dombele,Rose,Foyth,Kwp don’t play anyway.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
1 year ago

Maybe.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 year ago

I’m pretty much with Hughesy on this; I don’t care if there’s a clear out, it’s what Levy brings in that worries me, whether he spends big or not.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

A full transition is definitely needed. Half the first team and squad in my opinion… As Tappa points out above though only so much can be done in one window… Maureen knows what it takes, Levy and also Hitchen worries me.. Poch took the rap for the demise of the team.. But Hitchen and Levy have scouted and signed all the dross before and after.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago

I agree with most of those outs as long as there are incomings and it isn’t just a case of discount Danny topping up the bank balance and then never getting around to spending it. We don’t need too many CB’s when other positions are more urgent.
I do question though whether KWP could have done a job for us in the group stages of the ropey and cups? On that subject does anyone know whether Sessegnon is going out on loan or not? I’ve heard conflicting stories. Ryan is another one that could fulfil a role in Europe and get valuable game time. That could make more sense than loaning him out.
Jose does seem to be a manager with very hard set preconditions on players. If he doesn’t rate you, or you don’t fit his style of play then it’s likely you’re out.

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter
1 year ago

So Mourinho builds from the back, and does so by getting rid of half the defence 🤔

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago

Add Davies to that list as well and Dier.They are simply not the standard required.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Yep. Chuck winks in while you’re at it. Who would I keep as a utility squad player out of Eric and serge? Serge. José obviously thinks he can get more out of Eric so sorry serge you’ve gotta go. All the best son.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

For some reason Jose really dotes on Eric, first as a DM which was a total disaster, and now he’s got him manning the defence. Unfortunately Eric has cost us 4 points already in that position since the restart; the pen against Man U (and almost a second), and failing to jump with his man for the Palace equaliser. How many points were we off top 4? I prefer the Toby – Davinson partnership, with Dier there as a squad player for the ropey and cups.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Dier is a liability.He does not read the game and loses his man. A CB should be marshalling his teammates at corners.Dier is static. He costs us so many points through errors that normally result in goals. Toby and Sanchez were our best pairing by far, Davies and Aurier are also both liabilities that cost us goals and Davies when he receives the ball invariably stops and plays the ball backwards. Aurier is a liability defensively and his crossing is poor. We need two pacy wingbacks another CB two DM an attacking midfielder and another striker alongside Kane. Sell Ali,Sell Lamela. Sell Ndombele, sell Aurier,sell Davies and sell Dier.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

I agree with all that except keep Dele as a squad player and hope he gets his form back under Jose, he was quite good before lockdown.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

I would love for Ali to come good again. He was best playing behind Kane and getting on the end of long balls from Toby running in on the blind side of defenders. He needs to be played in the right position and not sure José will do that.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

It’s not that he has any other option,perhaps he just doesn’t see him in that position.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

He was?To me he has become a snowflake.He doesn’t get stuck in anymore.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  Eddie

He certainly hasn’t shone since the restart, though he has had hamstring trouble. But he was good earlier this season so too early to write him off, he can be a beast on his day.

ministers cat
ministers cat
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Spot on

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

I would keep both in the squad.Dier particularly has shown better form under Jose at CB,but he needs to read the game better and that could come from the coaches.
Having said that getting that many replacements in to improve the team could be problematic.Only time and Levy will tell.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Eddie

Also he’s english… Homegrown rule.. Most of our reported targets are foreign.

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Agree. Full backs are a priority and Dier is often caught ball watching at CB.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Dier will stay he’s signed new contract and Maureen favours him.

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