Tottenham Boss Wants 11 Players Out in the Summer

By on June 12, 2024

New boss Ange Postecoglou is making significant decisions ahead of the new season, his second in charge, as he aims to turn around the club and bring them back to winning ways. According to reports, Tottenham could sell as many as 11 first-team players during the summer transfer window.

Spurs’ Performance Under Postecoglou

Spurs had a solid first season under Postecoglou, but they missed out on qualifying for the Champions League, losing five of their final seven matches. At one time, Spurs were leading the Premier League table, and fans with Tottenham tickets thought this was the turnaround year. Unfortunately, injuries and squad experience led to a mid-table finish.

Postecoglou has been a breath of fresh air at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with his straight-talking interview approach and his side’s attacking style on the pitch. Tottenham will look to improve again next season, with some new signings likely in the summer transfer market. There could also be plenty of outgoings.

Richarlison’s Future in Question

The Evening Standard claims that Tottenham ‘will consider bids’ for Richarlison this summer ‘despite the striker’s insistence he will not leave England’. On transfer speculation, Richarlison said on Instagram: “I gave up my holidays and came to work in Sao Paulo so I can come back better next season. What’s been happening in the media these last few days is all fake news. I will not be leaving England next season.” 

Despite the hype around his signing, Richarlison has not lived up to the expected performance levels, especially after Harry Kane’s exit. Postecoglou plans a significant clearout of players this summer, and Spurs are prepared to sell Richarlison for the right price.

Other Players Expected to Leave

Postecoglou is expected to clear out several other players:

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso: Both players are in the final year of their contracts and are set to move on. Fans with Tottenham tickets, were waiting for long for this decision, since it was putting a toll on the salary cap. 

Bryan Gil: Expected to leave after an underwhelming stint.

Returning loanees: Joe Rodon, Djed Spence, Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele, and Japhet Tanganga are not part of Postecoglou’s plans.

Squad players: Suitable offers will be entertained for players like Manor Solomon.

Ryan Sessegnon: Expected to leave Spurs on a free transfer after another injury-hit campaign.

Postecoglou’s Comments on the Clearout

In early May, Postecoglou said: “I’ve got to change this squad. I have to because I’ve got to build a squad I think can play our football. For that to happen, there have to be exits. We need change. Change has to happen. 

You can’t want to alter your course quite dramatically for this club because we went down a certain direction, and now we’re pivoting in a whole different direction, and we expect the same people will be on that. It’s just not going to happen. We’ve had two windows and some development of players, but when I say we’ve still got a long way to go, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s not for the want of trying. It’s just that we’re going to play a certain way, we’re going to train a certain way, we’re going to have a certain mindset, and that’s not for everyone.”

Spurs Targeting Chris Fuhrich

Tottenham are ‘fighting’ Bayern Munich for Stuttgart winger Chris Fuhrich, who will play for Germany at the European Championships this summer. Fuhrich moved to Stuttgart from Paderborn for £2m in the summer of 2021 and has caught the eye after scoring eight goals and seven assists in the Bundesliga this season. His current deal expires in 2028, but his contract includes a release clause of just €23.5m, presumably a key reason for the two clubs’ interest.

Fans with Tottenham tickets have been closely following the deal, and are anticipating that the signing will be made before deadline day. 

Interest in Hiroki Ito

Spurs boss Postecoglou is also keen on Stuttgart’s Hiroki Ito to strengthen his defence. Ito extended his stay at Stuttgart in 2023, with a €30m release clause in his contract. The 25-year-old defender is left-footed and primarily plays as a centre-back, but he can also deputise as a full-back, giving Postecoglou much-needed defensive cover. Emerson Royal is set for a mega-money move to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi side Al-Nassr.

Ivan Toney Deal Off

Ange Postecoglou is looking for a new striker, and they have been linked to a move for Brentford’s Ivan Toney. However, according to a latest report from Football Insider, the England international striker prefers a move to Chelsea over Tottenham. After serving a lengthy suspension for illegal betting, Toney returned to football in January. Despite playing in 17 league games, the 28-year-old scored only four goals in the 2023-24 season.

With a significant clearout and strategic signings, Postecoglou aims to reshape the Spurs squad to compete at the top level. While some fan favorites might leave, the focus is on building a team that aligns with his vision and playing style. Spurs fans are in for an exciting and potentially transformative summer transfer window.