According to this source Harry Redknapp is getting ready to cash in on these players.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp must sell before he buys this summer.
The London Evening Standard says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is understood to have told manager Redknapp he has used up his transfer budget for the year and will have to sell before he can spend in the summer.
The club recently announced record pre-tax profits of £39.8million for the last six months of 2008, but Redknapp spent £42m on Wilson Palacios, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Pascal Chimbonda during the transfer window.
According to a club insider, a nominal amount is available for minor signings, but if Redknapp wants to buy a big name he will have to sell first, with the likes of David Bentley, Darren Bent, Gareth Bale, Giovani dos Santos and Ricardo Rocha all expected to be moved on. (tribalfootball.com)
What this source fails to realise that even though the club did indeed bring in a number of big name players in the past year they also recouped a great deal of that cash with big sales, however if this ‘club insider’ is correct then of the five named i would strongly recommend that Harry keeps three. Gareth Bale has massive potential and even though he has been pretty poor this term i reckon the youngster (still only 19!) should be saved from any potential cull. Same goes for Giovani, a player who showed just what he can do whilst coming of age at Barcelona. Darren Bent should also be spared in my view. Yes he hasn’t been anywhere near as good as his goal return would have many believe but he still has a knack of being in the right place at the right time. As for David Bentley and Richard Rocha well for differing reasons i am sure the fans wouldn’t miss either of these guys. What do Tottenham fans think about this potential clearout?