Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been pushing for glory in the last few years but they seem to be falling just short of it. They threw away the chance to progress to the FA Cup finals and the Champions League quarterfinals despite being in the driving seat. However, everyone will agree that the Argentine mastermind has brought this team forward since he took over and now they are being genuinely considered as Premier League heavyweights.
To cross over the final hurdle, Mauricio Pochettino has demanded a £150m overhaul of his current squad from Chairman Daniel Levy. He also wants to have the freedom to offload some players and bring in the required reinforcements to challenge for the title next season.
Spurs seem to be in need of one or two experienced players as they seem to have a good pool of young and budding talents. All they probably need is one or two experienced warhorses who can help them get through to the finish line, which they have been falling short of. Apart from that, Pochettino has indicated that he needs to get rid of some players and we look at three players whom he can let go of in the summer.
The English fullback was linked with a move away in the previous summer as Manchester United were vying for his signature. He was out injured for quite a while but the speculation was hot that he didn’t want to play for his team. He only made an appearance when the transfer window closed and managed to feature just 17 times in all competitions throughout the season as Pochettino preferred Ben Davies over him.
Sissoko was snapped up by Spurs for a whopping fee of £30 m after a few decent outings he had at Newcastle United and with the French National side. The Frenchman has been used by Pochettino in a central role to make those driving runs in the box but he has been inconsistent, to say the least. He has his contract until 2021 and Spurs can still get a good amount for the midfielder if they sell him in the summer.
When he was signed, he was considered as one of the untouchables in the squad as he put in strong defensive performances day in day out. But since his injury and the emergence of Davinson Sanchez, Alderweireld has seen himself fade in the Spurs lineup. He played just 21 times in all competitions this term and there have been reports of him demanding excess wage which the Spurs management isn’t too happy about. He will certainly have a good amount of takers in the market and Spurs can get a good deal if they decide to sell him.