Jose Mourinho’s reign at Tottenham Hotspur is now in full motion but we’re yet to see what kind of plan the Special One has for the first transfer window at his new club.
One thing is for sure, however, and that’s the fact some players on Spurs’ books should be sold as soon as possible. So without further ado, here are two players Mourinho should be looking to ship off in January…
Life hasn’t been easy for Wanyama at Spurs for a while now.
The 28-year-old defensive midfielder has been on the fringes for quite some time and his constant injury problems have definitely not helped his cause.
Having missed a total of 21 games due to a knee injury in 2018/19, the Kenyan ace was out of the squad for most of that campaign and his bad fortune has carried into this one as well – he’s currently ruled out until late January.
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As a direct result of that, he has only tallied 23 minutes this season and with the likes of Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele to contend with in central midfield, it’s debatable whether he’d be getting into the team anyway.
Injury problems may make him hard to get rid of in January but if a club is willing to take the chance, Mourinho should offload the powerhouse midfielder.
The million dollar question – should Spurs be looking to cut their losses with the Danish playmaker or should Mourinho be working hard to somehow make him sign a new contract?
Obviously, Eriksen is a talented midfielder – he showed that with his stoppage-time assist to give Spurs the win over Wolves recently – but if his head and heart are not fully in it, it would be for the best if he left the club.
Daniel Levy has insisted he’s not scared of selling Eriksen to a Premier League rival and that’s great news for Spurs because if they don’t find an English suitor next month, the former Ajax man will be free to negotiate pre-contract terms with foreign clubs.