Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of selling two players before Tuesday’s transfer deadline…
According to renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Spurs have received an offer for right-back Serge Aurier, whilst Moussa Sissoko is in talks to join one of their Premier League rivals.
“Atletico Madrid have opened talks for Zeki Çelik as new RB – he’s one of the options. Tottenham have received an approach from Lille for Serge Aurier in case Çelik will leave,” he tweeted.
“Tottenham are also progressing in talks for Moussa Sissoko to Watford. It’s close.”
It has been a real summer of change for the north Londoners – but one that has been completely necessary. A lot of the same players that let Mauricio Pochettino down are still contracted to the club, so it’s no wonder they have stagnated in recent seasons.
Erik Lamela has gone and now it appears both Sissoko and Aurier will follow him out the door.
The French veteran has seen his form drastically tail off in the past year or two – as per WhoScored, Sissoko averaged 1.4 dribbles per game during the 2019/20 campaign but that halved to 0.7 in 2020/21, whilst his key passes and tackles also dropped massively.
He cost the club £30m and is on wages of £80k-per-week, so many should be glad to see the back of him.
Similarly, Aurier’s time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been marred by off-the-pitch controversies and calamitous displays on it.
Last year, the Ivory Coast international was fined for breaching the country’s lockdown regulations for the third time, whilst Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher lambasted him as “one of the biggest liabilities in the Premier League” after their Carabao Cup final defeat to Man City.
Again, if Fabio Paratici can offload him, then it’s fantastic news that’ll win over the Spurs faithful even more.
On the above evidence, this latest development should leave many around N17 absolutely buzzing. Spurs are embarking on a new era under Nuno and co, it’s an exciting time to support the club right now.