Tottenham Hotspur are focusing on clearing out the squad of players with no future at the club this summer.
That is according to Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, going into the final few weeks of the transfer window.
According to Football.London, French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele could find himself on his way out of north London this summer, with Napoli interested in signing the 25-year-old this season on a season-long loan with the option to buy.
The same website suggests that Sergio Reguilón and Harry Winks futures at Spurs could be soon coming to an end, with neither player in Antonio Conte’s plans this summer.
And Jones believes that the club will be balancing out the six additions they have made this summer by attempting to iron out the players they no longer need in the squad.
“It’s more about ironing out the squad.
“I mean, when they set out for the summer, they had their priorities to get in those six players that they wanted in six positions.
“But then they also had four or five players that they absolutely didn’t see as having a future at the club anymore, and I mean Ndombele and [Giovani] Lo Celso were obvious ones.
“Harry Winks, Reguilón for example, like they just weren’t in the plan.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments
Whilst it might not be the most exciting news for Tottenham fans to hear, we believe that fans of the club will accept that it is required for the club to balance the books, especially if they are to make any more additions this summer.
After having made the aforementioned six signings to the squad this season, Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy will have no option but to try and move players on, and get them off the wage bill if they want to strengthen further.
Therefore, we believe that Spurs are being smart and simply doing the necessary business to bring more revenue into the club, and build a stronger side in Conte’s mould.