Hazard urges Tottenham to stop being a selling club

Tottenham must stop selling their big name players if they are to fulfil their top four ambitions, according to their former star, Micky Hazard.

Spurs have made a habit of offloading top performers at their peak in recent seasons, with Gareth Bale having left to sign for Real Madrid in a world record £87m deal last summer.

The Welshman is latest in a long line of players to have exited White Hart Lane for a large fee, following the likes of Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick.

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Hugo Lloris recently signed a new contract quelling fears that he would become the next to head away from north London, but with Michel Vorm having been since signed there is still talk of the Frenchman going to Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino was drafted in with the aim of getting Tottenham back into the top four, and Hazard believes that the Lilywhites will only have a chance of achieving this aim if they stop offloading key players:

“Lloris has just signed a new contract, so I hope the club will keep hold of him for at least another year.” He told talkSPORT. “But, as we found with Bale, if he wants to leave he will do.

“Bale behaved in the same manner, he signed a five-year deal and then we got £87million for him from Real Madrid, so if the same happens with Lloris then fine. But I hope he stays because he’s absolutely top draw, Lloris is the key for Spurs.

“One of the problems the club has had in recent years is that we’ve let all our best players go. If we had been able to keep hold of the likes of Bale, Modric and Berbatov we could have qualified for the Champions League and maybe even challenged for the Premier League.

“It’s a problem the club has to address, we can’t keep letting our top players go because they always go on to be successful somewhere else.”