White Hart Lane boss looking to offload quintet to help fund further additions.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is taking stock of renewed interest in a number of his expansive squad and as many as five players may be set to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Redknapp has had something of a subdued transfer window thus far, bringing in Brad Friedel and two relatively unknown teenagers for a total spend of less than £5m and the major reason behind this lack of action is that White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy has stressed that Tottenham must sell before they can buy.
The North London club has managed to attract small fees for Jamie O’Hara and Robbie Keane but most sales could follow in the coming days as Redknapp looks to put together significant bids to bring in one or two new more new names this month.
Defender Alan Hutton is reportedly an Aston Villa target and the Scot’s former Rangers boss Alex McLeish is very keen to snap up the right back and has the funds to make an offer having received upwards of £35m from the sales of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.
Stoke City are ready to up their bid for midfield enforcer Wilson Palacios, Tony Pulis’s initial bid of £8m was turned down but the Potters boss is set to improve the offer and also wants forward Peter Crouch. Having secured a spot in the Europa League group stages the Britannia Stadium side will be glad to note that neither Tottenham man is cup tied, having not been in action in their qualifier against Hearts.
QPR are said to be tracking midfielder Jermaine Jenas and even though Neil Warnock has now snapped up Joey Barton, new owner Tony Fernandes is ready to fork out more money to help strengthen the club’s squad and the one time England international may well be tempted by a new challenge having been frozen out of the first team picture.
Finally one player almost certain to leave White Hart Lane this summer is Mexican international Giovani dos Santos and La Liga side Sevilla are closing in on the talented attacker with the club’s boss Marcelino stating “He’s our first option. He is the player that we need most in this squad. He is a player who would fit in perfectly with the team.”