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Mauricio Pochettino Set To Axe Seven From His Tottenham Squad, Including £25m Striker Flop

New Spurs boss set for major clear-out.

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New Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking like letting as many as seven first-team players leave the club this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Argentine tactician, who recently made the move from Southampton to take over at White Hart Lane, is also reported to be plotting some big moves to come into the club, with Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku and Saints defender Dejan Lovren among his main targets.

However, Spurs may need to sell before they can buy, and some of the club’s failed signings from last summer look like being shown the door after just one season, including Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, who has had a torrid time in England following his £25m move from Valencia last year.

England winger Andros Townsend is another high-profile player who is supposedly not in Pochettino’s plans, along with Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore and Harry Kane.

Tottenham fans will hope that some big changes could bring about a much-needed freshness to the squad, but it could also prove something of a gamble to make too many changes at once, as they learned last summer as the big-money sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid brought about a massive squad overhaul.

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