Trio near WHL exits as Pochettino wields ruthless Spurs axe

Tottenham Hotspur have informed outcast trio Nabil Bentaleb, Clinton N’Jie and Federico Fazio to find new clubs this summer, according to ESPN.

Ahead of the club’s venture back into the Champions League, manager Mauricio Pochettino is hard at work in a bid to improve his squad in North London.

Having already signed Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen, the Argentine coach has reportedly now turned his attentions to potential exits.

Bentaleb emerged under Tim Sherwood and penned a new deal only last season, though the emergence of Eric Dier in a holding midfield role has pushed him down the pecking order.

Cameroonian winger N’Jie has been linked with a loan move to Marseille after struggling for both form and fitness during his first season at White Hart Lane since a £14m switch from Lyon.

Fazio, meanwhile, is believed to be a target of Espanyol’s, having spent last season on loan with former club Sevilla.