New boss could look to clear the decks.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has admitted that he may be willing to let some of the club’s fringe players leave during the January transfer window, according to the Metro.
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Sherwood inherited a an over inflated squad from predecessor Andre Villas-Boas that was filled with players signed in the aftermath of Gareth Bale’s sale to Real Madrid over the summer.
Seven new players arrived at White Hart Lane, including Paulinho, Chrisitan Eriksen and Erik Lamela, but some have found first-team football difficult to nail down, with Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and Lewis Holtby – who was signed last January – all linked with moves away.
Sherwood is fond of all of the players in his squad, especially since taking over first team duties, but he has admitted to holding talks with Franco Baldini over who he would be willing to let go.
When asked if he was willing to let players go, he said: “Yes, absolutely. As long as they’re the players I don’t want to take us forwards, then I’m happy (to sell them).
“But it’s sometimes a case of supply and demand. We’ve got fantastic players here at the club and if we were to lose no one I wouldn’t be shedding any tears, but you can only go with a certain amount of players and the pressure’s on because it’s a World Cup year for a lot of these players. It’s important that they’re playing.
“We can’t guarantee that they’re going to get maximum game time, but we certainly won’t be leaving ourselves short.”
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