White Hart Lane side set to ring the changes this summer.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side, in all likelihood, miss out on a top four finish and the Argentine manager is ready to conduct a major squad re-shuffle in order to boost his side’s chances of securing a Champions League qualification in 2015/16.
The Daily Mirror claim Spurs will ‘listen to offers’ for as many as eight of their first team squad this summer.
Unsurprisingly it’s Tottenham’s attack that is set to bear the brunt of much of the club’s squad shake-up with forwards Roberto Soldado, Emmanuel Adebayor and Erik Lamela all linked with possible summer exits.
The trio have contributed just five Premier League goals between them this term. Adebayor is well-established as a goalscorer in England, so higher standards are understandably expected. Lamela and Soldado have now spent almost two seasons at White Hart Lane so ought to have shown more signs of adaptation.
The Mirror state that defenders Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches – neither of whom have played anything more than bit-part roles in 2014/15 – will also be made available this summer, with midfielders Paulinho, Moussa Dembele and Etienne Capoue completing the list.
One win in their last five games has cost Tottenham dear with Pochettino’s side now sitting in sixth spot some seven points off fourth placed Man United with just three games to play.
Despite that run of form though, the Argentine coach’s job ought not to be under significant scrutiny just yet – it was not he who poorly spent the money earned from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The coming summer transfer window will be Pochettino’s first chance to mould the Spurs squad in his own image, and it will therefore only be next season before he can be judged.