Out With the Old: 5 Spurs Players Mauricio Pochettino Should Consider Selling This Summer

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Spurs are entering the new era with their shiny new stadium on the horizon. 

They have had a quiet transfer window so far with no incomings or outgoings, yet with some unrest from certain players and the lack of quality in some areas of the Spurs squad, we could see departures.

But who is most likely to leave the Premier League giants if the right offer came about? Below is a list of the candidates who could be shown the exit.

1. Danny Rose

The Spurs left back has improved so much over the years. Since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival, he’s gone from strength to strength and has cemented his place as one of the key members of the squad – though he generally rotates with teammate Ben Davies.

The 28-year-old however has been linked away from Spurs, with reports suggesting Manchester United and PSG are interested.

The England international, who played in the World Cup, put in a decent performance in Russia, but has struggled with injuries over the past year. While he has a few years left at his peak, he’s not someone Spurs can rely on at the moment.

If he can keep fit then he may still have a future at Spurs, but question marks still surround this injury prone defender.

2. Moussa Sissoko

The Tottenham midfielder came to the club in 2016 from Newcastle, yet it is fair to say he has not lit up the Premier League. His role is to create and chip in with goals from time to time, but the £30m arrival has failed in those departments.

Last season he only scored once in the Premier League in 33 games and only assisted once to boot. 

Sissoko tries hard and has a good work ethic, but if Spurs are to contend in the Champions League, then he would need to be replaced with a better quality player.

3. Fernando Llorente

The 33-year-old plays in a centre forward role for Spurs. He signed from Swansea last summer, where he scored 15 goals in the Premier League for the Welsh outfit.

Yet last season for Tottenham, he scored one goal in the Premier League – it’s a poor record considering he’s a striker. He only played 16 games and was usually used as a substitute, but this is not ideal for a team that are playing in the Champions League.

Tottenham need a second striker to Harry Kane, who can score five to ten goals a season, so perhaps now is the time to release the Spaniard and acquire a more prolific scorer.

Anthony Martial would be a good replacement, wouldn’t he…?

4. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

The midfielder can operate from both wings and has some exciting footwork. Yet he is still the same raw talent he was at his previous permanent club, Marseille.

There is very little progression from a player that was once considered a star in the making. At 23 he still has many years left ahead of him but he has failed to cement a starting berth at Spurs.

Last season N’koudou was loaned out to Burnley, but failed to register a single goal or assist.

For a player that has struggled for consistency, the Premier League is unforgiving at times and it can take a while to bed in properly. 

Maybe it’s due to the style Pochettino has implemented which does not suit the player or perhaps it’s a lack of confidence. But whatever the reason, he should be sold and replaced with a more experienced option.

5. Serge Aurier

The Ivory Coast international was bought by Spurs from PSG last summer. He often rotated with Kieran Trippier to freshen up that area, but while there were some good performances in there, he often lacked maturity.

Losing the ball was all too common and the timing of his tackles was poor. Aurier was regularly in the books for foul play, picking up four yellows and a red card in 23 games (excluding the FA Cup match he played).

He has many positive attributes; pace, strength and a good work ethic with a desire to succeed, however, in the eyes of many Spurs fans, he is too much of a liability. He’s never far away from a rash challenge or inexplicable foul. For those reasons he should go.

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