Jose Mourinho willing to sell in order to buy in the January transfer window
Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose look set to be sold as Jose Mourinho plans for a dip into the January transfer market.
According to the Telegraph, Mourinho plans to work with a core of 21 players excluding the goalkeepers. Spurs currently have 25 players on their roster, facilitating a trimming as the squad is restructured.
With Eriksen’s contract up in the summer and the likes of Wanyama and Rose out of favour, they might be moved on.
Mourinho hopes to bring in two players in the January transfer window with a backup striker to Kane and a defender being high on his wish list (h/t Express).
With Christian Eriksen’s contract set to expire next summer, it makes sense for Spurs to cash in now rather than lose him for a free.
With the Danish midfielder free to talk to clubs in January, Daniel Levy has said that he is even willing to sell Eriksen to a Premier League rival (h/t Telegraph).
Victor Wanyama has been out of favor at Spurs for some time and almost moved away in the summer transfer window, only for his transfer to Club Bruges collapse on deadline day (h/t Express).
Selling Rose may prove to be problematic as the defender still has 18 months to go on his contract and seems insistent to stay for the duration.
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Mourinho has every right to let go of players who are not essential or committed to the project and bring in players who can contribute in a positive manner.
Tottenham are fifth in the table currently and are 3 points off fourth-placed Chelsea, whom we play next. By bringing in the right players in January, we can continue our resurgence as we aim to claim Champions League qualification for next season.