Who Could Be Leaving the Tottenham Squad This Window?
The rebuilding process by Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino has begun but before the new can come in, the old need to be sorted through. For some of Tottenham’s most prized players, it could be the end of their journey with the club, which will no doubt be met with mixed opinions from fans. These are some of the players that Timeform betting think are going to potentially move on from Spurs this summer.
First on the list is Christian Eriksen who is believed to be heading to Real Madrid. Tottenham are braced to lose the Dane, with Barcelona also connected with the player. Eriksen, who has been with Spurs for five years now, is acting as a litmus test for the time being – if the club can persuade him to sign then it displays great ambition in terms of competing with the big guys. The more likely scenario, though, is that he will serve as a fund for the overhaul as a whole, so he certainly won’t be leaving for nothing. Tottenham are set to launch a £21.5m bid for his replacement, with Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt at the top of the list.
Eric Dier is also on the list of potential leavers, with rumours of him heading to either Everton or Manchester United. It was only two seasons ago that Dier was on the radar for Manchester United and with Old Trafford undergoing big changes, there’s still a chance for a switch over for the versatile midfielder. Dier has fallen out of favour with Tottenham of late and it’s becoming increasingly clear after the last season that he’s not getting a chance at first-team football where he is, so a change could be on the cards.
Centre-back Toby Alderweireld has had a truly fantastic season with Tottenham and his £25m release clause puts him in a precarious position. Possible next steps for Alderweireld are Manchester United or Arsenal, but while he would ideally like to spend another season with Spurs, with Manchester United calling he might prefer to call it a day with Tottenham and start afresh elsewhere.
The latest reports on Llorente are that he’s not done enough to earn himself a new contract with Tottenham and that once the season is over, he will be let go. The striker has been serving as a back-up to Harry Kane since 2017 and has made a total of 60 appearances in all competitions, but in recent weeks, he’s been seen on the pitch more as Kane has been recovering from injury. While Llorente has been more than up to the task, it doesn’t seem to have been enough to keep him on the team and with just two goals scored for the team, Pochettino has suggested he will be let go once his contract comes to an end. However, it’s not all bad news for the Spain international, with Napoli looking at bringing him back to Serie A.