While the Premier League rollercoaster is inching closer with each passing day, the English clubs are galloping towards a season full of chronicles and heartbreaks. Tottenham Hotspurs’ under Jose Mourinho went from table-toppers to table strugglers in no time, and the Portuguese’s termination meant Daniel Levy struggled to appoint someone at Wembley. But with Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santos donning the managerial position, Spurs look like a dominant outfit. Before the summer jamboree kicks off, Nuno would like to modify the North-London outfit’s roster. We take a look at the players Tottenham Hotspurs could sell if they want to quench their thirst for silverware this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino, the name synonymous with North London’s whites was rarely given freedom by Daniel Levy to splash bucks in the summer window. With restricted pockets and magnificent roadmaps, the Argentine grandmaster shelved a handful of names in Spurs’ kitchen. Pochettino’s shopping cart when checked out had a French midfielder who made headlines in the coming weeks. Spurs’ record-breaking purchase, Moussa Sissoko’s 30 million price tag juggled between the titles of ‘Steal’ and ‘Waste’.
From the French midfielder blamed for Portugal’s last-ditched goal in the Euro 2016 showdown to orchestrating his magic in England’s colossal league, Sissoko’s fairytale at Wembley might soon be ending. With Portuguese wizard Nuno Espírito Santos displacing Jose Mourinho at Spurs, Sissoko’s tenancy could surely face termination. The midfield of Wolves’ ex-manager consists of two centre magicians with Lo Celso and Winks being the front-runners for the speckle.
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Sissoko’s attitude at Spurs hasn’t been eye-catching either, the Frenchman was caught in the middle of a brawl with Cherry’s Harry Arter in his first year. Ivorian right-back, Serge Aurier and Frenchman Sissoko broke Covid-19 guidelines this summer, putting the Spurs’ duo under the scanner. While Ndombele, Winks, and Lo Celso have jumped the midfield queue, Sissoko’s productivity has declined. Nuno Espirito Santos and Daniel Levy have joined hands to land silverware at Wembley and terminate the club’s long-standing drought.
It’s a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I’m at,” Kane said in an interview with Gary Neville’s Overlap YouTube channel.
“Ultimately it’s going to be down to me, how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career.”
Whenever Spurs’ number.9 dons the white outfit for his club or his nation, a hurricane is predicted at Wembley. But the mammoth striker who has racked up more than 200 hundred goals for Spurs, is now feeling frustrated at Spurs. The 27-year-old veteran enjoyed a jaw-dropping European summer and almost finished the campaign with silverware for the Three Lions. But Kane’s and Spurs’ habit of faltering during the ultimate showdown might persuade the poacher to find shelter somewhere else.
A 100 million bid from English rivals Manchester City, could quench Kane’s silverware and monetary thirsts if he lands up in Etihad. Sergio Aguero’s departure and Gabriel Jesus’s vulnerability could open the doors for Harry Kane’s emergence at Etihad. While other European clubs would be ready to include the Englishman on their roster if he has other destinations in mind. But surely Kane’s desperation to battle in European contests and participate in brawls of legends might see Daniel Levy and Tottenham Hotspurs lose out on their goal-scoring machine. Kane’s UCL aspirations might persuade him away from Wembley and the Englishman might be the latest addition to the catalogue of players Tottenham Hotspurs want to sell.
“Like, this season I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.
“So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.
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As a defender, you’d think Sessegnon’s protective instincts would take precedence, yet he’s an offensive force first and foremost. The 21-year-old charismatic Spurs’ defender arrived in England on the back of a delicious championship campaign at Fulham. Unfortunately for him, Sessegnon’s stint at Wembley ended soon with Mourinho loaning out the youngster to Germany. The English defender with his attacking values was put in the same bracket as Spurs’ veteran Gareth Bale. And like the Los Blancos’ contestant, Sessegnon loves galloping forward without thinking about the spaces he leaves behind.
Pochettino gave Sessegnon just 6 starts in his farewell season as the electrifying defender lost his place to Doherty and Reguillon, while Nuno would rarely give Sessegnon a bite at the cherry. But, for the time being, he must be cognizant of his positional discipline while operating as a defender. Search on youtube for Ryan Sessegnon’s style of play and most of the time you would find the Englishman operating in the final third. He gets a little over away and forgets he’s a defence, leaving him out of place.
And, while his quickness allowed him to recover and catch the ball, it would have been preferable if he hadn’t made the error in the first instance. While Germany might seem like a probable option again, Sessegnon could spend a season or two in the Championship and work on his defensive structure and come back stronger. If Levy decides to sell the youngster, the Englishman would fetch a maximum of 5 million pounds or less. Although there aren’t any monetary benefits, Sessegnon would be one of the players Tottenham Hotspurs would want to sell.