Tottenham need to bring in top stars if they offload quartet this summer

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell four of their first-team stars in order to raise £170m for the transfer kitty this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

What’s the story?

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will look to strengthen his squad in order to prevent continuing disappointment on the trophy front.

The club threw away their only chance of winning their first piece of silverware in a decade when they lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend.

Now it seems that the club are focused on bringing in new recruitments, but according to the Daily Mail in order to do that they need to sell.

The publication claims that Spurs will bring in £170m by selling Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele.

Aside from Dembele, who is believed to be valued by the club at around £20m plus, the players are expected to have £50m price tags.

Is this the right call?

With regards to Rose and Alderweireld, it would not be a huge shock if both left given that the former has rarely played this season due to injuries, while his teammate has also been in and out of the team.

In Alderweireld’s absence, which has spanned more than three months, Jan Vertonghen has stepped up to the plate and taken charge of the back line.

Losing Dembele would be a blow given that he has been instrumental this season, but as he is now on the wrong side of 30, there is a risk of frequent injury problems if he were to stay.

As for Wanyama, the midfielder still has a role to play at the North London outfit, but if he is to go, Pochettino needs to make sure that he brings in a good enough replacement.

The problem with offloading a handful of first-team players is that the pressure is on to find the right quality to come into the fold.