Tottenham backed to sell three players before the January transfer window slams shut
Speaking to Football Insider (h/t The Express), former Tottenham star Paul Robinson believes Spurs are keen to get rid of three first-team stars before the January transfer window shuts in a few days’ time.
Jose Mourinho did not bring in any new players in the summer. The same cannot be said of departures, with a number of youngsters going out on loan. It would appear that some well-known names are set to join them on the way out.
Danny Rose, Paulo Gazzaniga, and Dele Alli are the players expected to leave North London. All three of them have seen their opportunities severely limited this season and have largely served peripheral roles if at all.
“There is a real possibility that we see all three of those leave by the end of the window.”
Gazzaniga has not played a single minute this season and has fallen behind Joe Hart in the pecking order. Rose meanwhile was not even granted a squad number and was excluded from the Tottenham squad. Alli has been given opportunities, but they have been few and far between.
“The fact that he has not got a squad number, I am just surprised he has not already left. I would be amazed if he is still at Spurs next week. He should have his pick of clubs.”
A reunion on the cards?
The prospect of seeing the 24-year-old Englishman not make the lineup was at one point of time unfathomable. Mourinho, however, has other ideas. PSG, now managed by former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, has been heavily linked with the player.
“I suspect he will want to leave. Pochettino at PSG looks like the perfect fit, especially with the Euros coming up. That is one that could go down to the wire.”
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Given the roles all three players have played this season, it is fair to say that they would not be missed. While Alli may still have a future at the club, the same cannot be said of the other two.
There is still some time yet before the January window closes. It remains to be seen who stays and who leaves.