Football.London’s Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold believes Spurs could undergo a major squad revamp this summer.
Tottenham have a number of concerns over the future of certain players, with Toby Alderweireld available for a fee of £25million this summer and Christian Eriksen heavily linked with a possible move to Real Madrid.
Doubts persist over the form of the club’s defenders, too, with Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier both struggling for consistency.
And Gold, speaking exclusively to Football FanCast ahead of a Spurs Legends match against their Inter Milan counterparts, believes there could be a number of changes to the playing squad when the transfer window reopens.
He said: “I do wonder if it’s going to be a bit of a revamp this summer, I think they have to. There’s a positive to the stability they’ve had because it’s clearly given a foundation but they’ve never really kicked above it.
“I think a bit of a revamp is probably needed, I think Mauricio Pochettino needs to freshen things up for himself as well. He’s working with the same players he’s been working with since 2014, pretty much, on the whole.
“I think he’s got to freshen it up. The stadium will freshen things up but in terms of the squad, we will see. Obviously, Eriksen and Alderweireld could be out the door. It could be forced upon them anyway.”
Asked about the potential of a deal for Gareth Bale, a romantic notion often floated by supporters, Gold joked: “Well, if they’ve got £650,000 a week, I’m sure they can do it!
“That’s what he’s supposed to earn and I think that’s before tax in Spain. It’s a very romantic notion, Bale and Modric, another one people are wanting, but it’s just not the Tottenham way right now.”
Instead, it appears that the likes of Norwich City’s Max Aarons and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be on Spurs’ shortlist.
“Very much so, very much so,” Gold replied when asked about the two promising defenders.
“That’s the kind of players. British talent (is wanted) because they had a total mess with the foreign player limit last year.
“Michel Vorm, we’ll probably see leave, because that’s another foreign player signing they could make.”
Spurs have not signed a single player since January of 2018. Expect that to change this summer.