Which players will come to and which players will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer?
With the constant hearsay of football gossip upon us this summer, we will make our assumptions on which players will come to and which players will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer? This follows over a year in which the North London side who finished fourth in the league and will be playing in the final of the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool FC, is yet to offload or sign any players in both the summer and winter transfer markets.
Players who may leave Tottenham Hotspur
You only need to read the daily tabloids at least once a week, to find some news feature about two of Tottenham's most influential players who are yet to put pen to paper, by extending their contracts by a few further seasons. Of course, we are referring to 27-year-old Danish playmaker, Christian Eriksen, and 30-year-old Belgian centre back, Toby Alderweireld who are entering into their last year of contract at Spurs, with several big football clubs from England and Spain after their services. Many are already betting on whether these players will remain at Spurs at all after the end of this summer transfer window, a gamble on this may make a punter a bit of money in the same way that the best online casino can make money for some, if they're lucky.
Should Spurs beat Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final, on Saturday 1 June 2019, it will be hard to believe that Eriksen and Alderweireld will still want to leave Spurs, potentially the best team in Europe, and also after Spurs finally started to play at their brand-new stadium only a few months ago. However, none of us will be surprised if they decide to leave, should Spurs finish as runners up to Liverpool FC. Should that happen, then one would expect the Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy, to want to get as much money as he possibly can by selling the duo this summer.
Much has already been said about Spurs triggering Toby Alderweireld's £25million release clause, so any team that want to grab a bargain may wait until the winter transfer market, that's a gamble too seeing as a team like Manchester City or Real Madrid may wish to get him sooner for double that figure in this summer's transfer market.
As for the Danish magician, Christian Eriksen, many journalists are already tipping him to join Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid for a figure in the region of £100million as Real Madrid are desperate for some new galácticos signings, following a miserable season by their standards, which included 12 La Liga defeats and 21 points off champions FC Barcelona in third place, not to mention an unexpected early exit from the UEFA Champions League quarter finals at the hands of newly crowned Dutch champions Ajax.
Therefore, in theory Spurs could make a net profit of £150million by selling both Eriksen and Alderweireld this summer, should these players wish to put in a transfer request.
Players who may join Tottenham Hotspur
It is no secret by now that the Argentine Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed his frustrations at the lack of big signings at his current club. He rightly voiced his concerns that should Spurs expect to achieve more at the top level of the English Premier League, money has to be spent on bringing new quality players.
The players that Pochettino will want to bring to his Spurs side may include, Manchester City 23-year-old German winger, Leroy Sané, who is valued at £50million, Real Madrid outcast, 29-year-old Welsh winger, Gareth Bale, who is valued at £59million and 26-year-old Moroccan international and Ajax right winger, Hakim Ziyech, who is valued at £55million.
Should all of these players be coming and going to and from Spurs, at the figures stated above then Spurs will be looking at a net loss of £14million, which by all means is a drop in the ocean when it comes to a football club fighting for the top four and one day the top one position of the Premier League table.