Midfielders Tottenham should offload this summer
Before I get into the crux of the piece, let me just say that selling these players is predicated purely on being able to find suitable replacements while garnering market value. By no means is offloading players an easy task, but Tottenham will, if possible, want these players to find new clubs to ply their trade with prior to the start of next season.
Moussa Sissoko — Contracted until June 30, 2023
It’s the end of the line for Moussa Sissoko at Tottenham. The Frenchman, other than his first season at Spurs, enjoyed his worst campaign with the club. Inconsistent, error-prone and way off the pace, the 31-year-old, who turns 32 in August, has ran his last race with Spurs.
Transfermarkt currently has the Frenchman valued at just below £10 million, a fair evaluation of his worth on the open market. He still has the capability to impact proceedings in the centre of the park, just not for Tottenham.
Take nothing away from Sissoko’s tenure at Spurs. After a horrendous time adapting to the Premier League, Sissoko came into his own under Mauricio Pochettino‘s tutelage. He was a guaranteed starter for an extended period and contributed massively to the side.
Harry Winks — Contracted until June 30, 2024
I never thought I’d say this, but the time has come for Harry Winks to find a new setting to revitalize his sputtering career. Winks has endured possibly the worst regression of any Tottenham player since Pochettino left the club.
Slower, indecisive, unconfident and not nearly direct enough, Winks has played himself out of contention at the national and, had it not been for the favouritism bestowed by Ryan Mason, club level.
There is every chance Winks, after a summer to regroup, can still experience a resurgence at Tottenham. I’m the first onboard with that scenario.
But Winks has been a shadow of his former self for over a year now, and a spell elsewhere is the best way to spark a new light on a career that is quickly darkening. A loan deal would be ideal for Spurs, letting him venture elsewhere to regain his form before returning to show he can still be a force with his boyhood club.