Tottenham ‘will consider selling up to a dozen players’ in the summer as Mauricio Pochettino plans drastic squad overhaul with Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen potentially moving on
- Tottenham ‘willing to offload up to 12 players in summer squad overhaul’
- Right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier top the list of players available
- Defenders Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld could also be on their way out
- Spurs could cash in on star man Christian Eriksen before final year of contract
- Mauricio Pochettino will trim squad in order to bring in upgrades in personnel
Tottenham ‘will consider selling up to a dozen players this summer’ as Mauricio Pochettino plans a drastic overhaul of his squad.
Having just moved into their stunning new stadium, Spurs will try and balance the books in the summer market while making improvements to playing personnel.
According to the Evening Standard, right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier top the list of players that will be made available.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is planning a major overhaul of his squad this summer
England right-back Kieran Trippier is one of a dozen players who could potentially depart
Fellow right-back Serge Aurier could be another to move out if a replacement is identified
Trippier shone for England at last year’s World Cup in Russia, scoring a stunning free-kick against Croatia in the semi-finals, but has struggled for form this season.
Pochettino will consider an upgrade in that position if buyers for Trippier and Aurier can be found, with up-and-coming Crystal Palace player Aaron Wan-Bissaka one possibility.
Spurs are also willing to allow Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld to depart – as last summer – if the interest is there.
Manchester United were linked with the Belgian centre-half but did not put in a formal bid.
Left-back Danny Rose, seen here against Crystal Palace this week, could be another to leave
Manchester United were linked with Tottenham’s centre-half Toby Alderweireld last summer
Squad players including Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente and George-Kevin Nkoudou could also be sold.
Spurs would also consider selling Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko if substantial offers were incoming.
Playmaker Christian Eriksen also enters the final year of his Tottenham contract in the summer and a decision will be taken on whether to cash in on the Dane.
Negotiations with Eriksen’s representatives reached an impasse some time ago and Real Madrid are among the clubs linked with him.
Star man Christian Eriksen will enter the final year of his Tottenham contract in the summer
Defender Jan Vertonghen will also enter the final 12 months of his current deal.
It is unlikely that all 12 players will be sold at one, but the willingness to drastically overhaul the squad reflects Pochettino’s craving for silverware now Spurs have finally moved into their new home.
The 62,062-capacity, £1billion stadium hosted its first senior fixture on Wednesday night as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0.