Hugo Lloris is the player Tottenham fans would least like to leave according to the the HotspurHQ end of season 2013-14 survey.
Q. 8: Which player would you least like to see leave White Hart Lane this summer?
During every transfer window Tottenham fans fear losing some of their top players. It’s happened too often for it not to be a genuine concern for Spurs supporters. Once again, with no Champions League to offer, players could start to think it’s time to move on to a club with better prospects of winning trophies as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale demonstrated in the past two summers.
A combination of worry over players’ ambitions and Daniel Levy’s willingness to negotiate and then accept a sizeable transfer fee leaves fans uncertain about the club’s future plans and worried that some of this summer’s top players will opt to push for a move away from White Hart Lane.
In response to the question on which player, fans would least lie to lose this summer, the two obvious candidates were Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen. Fans are hoping that Mauricio Pochettino will have the opportunity to build a team around those two players plus the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho.
In the survey, Hugo Lloris received 27% of the votes, just one point ahead of Eriksen. As the top performers for Spurs last season fans are hoping to see them in a Tottenham shirt next season.
Surprisingly, the next three players in the poll are ones who had an indifferent season last year but fans want to give them another chance to prove themselves.
Erik Lamela: injury and lack of playing time brought this response in the survey,
Lamela needs more time on the pitch.
Sandro: struggled to recover his form after injury and recurring minor injuries kept him out at intervals last season before he fell out of favour with Tim Sherwood. A fans favourite, few want to see him leave Spurs but are aware that a number of clubs are interested in signing him.
Roberto Soldado: failed to justify his transfer fee or produce the goalscoring form he had displayed in Spain over the previous 5 seasons.
Another comment suggested that both Lamela and Soldado needed to have another season to prove themselves and expressed concerns over the consequences of the possible departure of other players.
Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado both need more time to settle and if Spurs let Hugo Lloris, Sandro or Christian Eriksen go then a top 8 finish is unlikely.