Tottenham plan major squad clear-out with Ange Postecoglou appointment

As reported by Matt Law of The Telegraph, Tottenham are planning a significant squad clear out this summer as they edge closer to sealing the appointment of Ange Postecoglou, who is set to oversee the rebuild.

Spurs are said to be prepared for ‘big summer of change’ under the current Celtic manager, with the club willing to let as many as seven first-team players depart in the upcoming transfer window.  The upheaval comes after a disappointing season for the Lilywhites which saw three managers, an eighth place finish and failure to qualify for European football for the first time since the 2013/14 season.

Captain Hugo Lloris and Ivan Perišić are expected to lead the departures, the latter being the third highest earner at the club, according to FBRef, and has only just completed his first season, having signed on a free transfer last summer. Meanwhile, World cup winning goalkeeper Lloris recently confirmed that he is considering a move away from North London this summer, feeling a “desire for something new” having spent 10 years with the side.

Furthermore, bids for key dressing room figures Eric Dier and Ben Davies will be listened to, while the respective futures of left-back Ryan Sessegnon and Centre-back Davinson Sanchez also remain in doubt. It is also anticipated that returning loanees Sergio Regulión, Giovani Lo Celso, and Harry Winks will depart, with Spurs actively looking to sell the trio.

As for recent Scudetto winner Tanguy Ndombele, who joined the club for a club record fee of €62m in 2019, as per Transfermarkt, there is potential for his future to still lie at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, with the incoming Greek-Australian coach said to want to watch the Frenchman before making a decision. The 26-year-old has had a tumultuous spell at Spurs and split opinion amongst fans as he’s shown glimpses of his natural talent but been criticised for his perceived lack of effort at times. However, the seven-time capped French international hasn’t been helped by the inconsistency around the club, having played under four managers and been shipped out on loan twice in just four seasons.

Finally, what happens club record goalscorer Harry Kane will the main news on everyone’s mind surrounding the club. With a contract set to expire next year, the Englishman’s future has been heavily speculated, with Manchester United and Real Madrid said to be interested. Despite this, Chairman Daniel Levy seems steadfast in his desire to not let him go this summer, especially to a Premier League rival.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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