Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update on the remaining transfer business of Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, the Italian journalist revealed that, following the confirmed arrivals of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Clement Lenglet in the current window, Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte will now turn their focus in the market to offloading unwanted first team squad members.
The transfer insider went on to name Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks as four of the most likely candidates to depart north London prior to September’s transfer deadline, while the Evening Standard also report that Japhet Tanganga, Bryan Gil and one of Matt Doherty or Emerson Royal could also leave the club this summer.
Regarding Spurs’ remaining summer business, Romano said: “For the other opportunities, we will have to wait until August because now the priority is for Tottenham to sell players.
“Ndombele is one of them, Lo Celso is another. Reguilon is in a situation which needs to be clarified and Harry Winks could leave as well. They will try to sell as many players as possible – of course, only players that are not in the project of Antonio Conte – and then decide on potential additions.”
Considering just how much – expensive – deadwood there appears to be in Conte’s first-team squad at present, Romano’s update that Paratici is looking to offload a number of Spurs’ unwanted first-teamers this summer is sure to have left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faithful buzzing.
Indeed, all of the £200k-per-week Ndombele – who was sent on loan to Olympique Lyon in the second half of last season – the £70k-per-week Lo Celso – who was also shipped out to Villarreal CF back in January – the £53k-per-week Reguilon and the £50k-per-week Winks – both of whom were left out of Conte’s squad for the pre-season tour of South Korea – do not appear to a future under the 52-year-old in north London.
And, when taking into account the fact that this quartet are currently earning a combined £373k-per-week at Tottenham, it is clear to see why Romano suggests that further incomings this summer are dependent on Paratici managing to offload as many of the aforementioned players as possible in the coming weeks.
However, with the transfer insider also revealing that outgoings have now become Paratici’s priority in the current window – and with the sporting director quite clearly being an extremely savvy negotiator in the transfer window – it would appear more than likely that the Italian will be successful in shipping out Spurs’ unwanted stars – something that could subsequently see Tottenham making more exciting additions further down the line this summer.