Former Tottenham superstar Glen Hoddle believes that the club has to sell flop duo Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen for a combined £50million fee and spend the money in order to move on to the next level.
Hoddle, who spent his formative years as a player at White Hart Lane, played for the club from 1975-87 and went on to play for Monaco. The former Spurs legend, who currently works as a pundit for Sky Sports, says that the duo can be sold for a good sum of money, which would help Spurs reach the next level and go on to win the title.
He feels that Tottenham can add better quality players in their positions and challenge for the title once again next season. Tottenham did their best last season to stop Leicester City from winning the title but failed miserably. They finished 3rd behind Arsenal after they lost to Newcastle United on the final day of the 2015/16 season.
This season, they are currently placed 2nd in the table, 7 points behind Chelsea. They have a chance to close the gap down to 4 points this weekend, as Tottenham take on Bournemouth on Saturday, with Chelsea facing Manchester United. If Tottenham manage to beat Bournemouth, and if Chelsea lose to Man United on Sunday, then it could be game on as the results would blow the title race wide open.
Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen arrived at the club with heavy expectations but have failed to live up to it, as their performances have been miserable this season. Janssen has scored 5 goals and 4 assists from 34 appearances, while Moussa Sissoko has not scored at all for Tottenham, despite featuring on the right wing in 18 of his 29 appearances for the club this season. Glenn Hoddle speaking on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show, said:
“I just think £50million for Sissoko and Janssen, what could you do with that sort of money. Add to that squad. [to improve]” (H/t Football Fancast)
He seems to be right as Tottenham would have been in a much better position had these two players contributed a bit more to the team’s cause.
We’ll have to wait until the end of the season to find out if Mauricio Pochettino shares the same view as the legendary Glenn Hoddle.