Tottenham’s bid to freshen up their squad this summer will rely on them selling players before they can buy, and new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has outlined a long list of players available for sale.
With the arrival of Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu edging closer and Spurs also interested in Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, the club are desperate to generate transfer funds via player sales to avoid having to cash in on talisman Harry Kane.
The Athletic report that no fewer than six first-team squad members are available for sale this summer including Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, with others still waiting to hear whether they have a future at the club.
Tottenham’s defence is in dire need of strengthening, and with that in mind Nuno has told the club that both Sanchez and Aurier can leave.
Sanchez has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League since his mega-money move from Ajax in 2017, while Aurier has improved of late but has still come under criticism for his tendency to produce rash challenges.
Sissoko is another who is available for sale – despite the Frenchman making 42 appearances in all competitions last season – though Harry Winks is still waiting to discuss his future with Nuno.
In the forward department, the club are keen to offload Lamela and Moura with both players failing to really cement their place in the Spurs starting XI, but Steven Bergwijn is expected to remain in north London despite an underwhelming start to life in England.
Meanwhile, the future of club captain Hugo Lloris remains up in the air. The Frenchman only has one year remaining on his deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the club intend to sit down and discuss his future once he returns for pre-season.