Ok, so before you get nervous, apprehensive, or excited, don’t, as the seven players Tottenham released, aside from Lucas Moura, aren’t exactly household names.
Moura’s departure was well-document, common knowledge among Tottenham supporters. The Brazilian hasn’t committed his future to any club yet but will be dearly missed in north London.
While by no means prolific during his tenure at Spurs, Moura is a cult hero in north London for his heroic three-goal performance in Amsterdam, booking the club’s place in its first Champions League Final.
It wasn’t just his hat trick but the way in which it came about. I’m sure I don’t have to remind anyone of the details.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) June 30, 2023
He only made 15 appearances in a disappointing final season, but few people will hold that against him.
Moura will forever be held in high esteem by supporters due to his inconceivable accomplishment against Ajax and his affable character and devotion to the club.
His best goalscoring season with Spurs came in 2018-19 when he bagged 10 in 32 appearances.
Unsurprisingly, it was the same season he lifted Spurs to the Champions League Final, scoring five goals in 12 contests, the bulk of them coming on that storied Amsterdam evening.
Of the other six names on the list, only Romain Mundle is somewhat known. The 20-year-old turned down a new deal, instead signing with Belgium’s Standard Liege. He wanted more first-team action, which was the main reason for leaving.
The other five players were development squad players, including Marqes Muir, Kallum Cesay, Jamie Bowden, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, and Roshaun Mathurin.