Tottenham spring clean stories are fairly frequent, but on this occasion, there seems to be some meat to these rumours as locations are beginning to be found for this not-so-magnificent-seven!
Paul Robinson will head the list of names in Tottenham’s massive summer clear-out at White Hart Lane
England keeper Robinson, 28, will be allowed to join Aston Villa after the arrival of Brazilian keeper Heurelho Gomes who will complete a £7million move from PSV Eindhoven subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms.
Spurs are also ready to offload midfield misfit Kevin Prince Boateng to Real Betis as they prepare to sell up to EIGHT players this summer.
South Korean left-back Lee Young-Pyo has agreed to rejoin former club PSV as part of the £7m deal for Gomes and Anthony Gardner is set to join Premier League new boys Stoke City.
Spanish club Real Betis have already made an enquiry for 21-year-old Boateng who only joined Spurs from Hertha Berlin for £4.5m last summer but has failed to make an impact in the Premier League.
Tottenham have told Betis they want £4m as they prepare to cut their losses on another signing by sporting director Damien Comolli which has not worked out. And French midfielder Steed Malbranque is available in a £4m auction – with Aston Villa showing interest.
Comolli is under big pressure to deliver this summer after some expensive mistakes which also include French defender Younes Kaboul, who is up for sale just a year after joining for £8m from Auxerre last summer. (Daily Mirror)
Ramos was always likely to make his own Spurs team and therefore, Martin Jol signings were always more likely to be set for the chop. Of the six players mentioned in this story, I think that Steed is the only player who actually deserves to stay at the club, but it appears that Juande and Damien Comolli are ready to let him leave White Hart Lane.
Of course, all this money comes in handy to help with future purchases and Tottenham are probably still looking to bring in one or two more players before pre-season friendlies appear on the horizon.