Djed Spence and Tanguy Ndombele are among the players who will be placed on the transfer list at Tottenham, according to reports. Ange Postecoglou, the new Tottenham boss, has made Hugo Lloris and Joe Rodon available for transfer as well, while Davinson Sanchez and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could leave if the right price is offered.
Postecoglou is focused on building a team that can compete in the Premier League, implementing his high-intensity, offensive style of play that worked well for him at Celtic. Tottenham has already made several signings, including James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Pedro Porro, and Dejan Kulusevski. They are also close to signing defender Micky van de Ven and forward Alejo Veliz.
To make room for these new additions, Tottenham is looking to trim their squad, with Spence and Ndombele at the top of the list of potential departures, as reported by the Evening Standard. Spence joined Tottenham from Middlesbrough last year for a fee of £20 million but only made six cameo appearances before being sent out on loan to Rennes. Ndombele, on the other hand, moved to Tottenham in 2019 for a fee of up to £64 million. Despite making 91 appearances for the club, he has spent the last 18 months on loan at Lyon and Napoli.
Postecoglou has acknowledged that several players will have to leave the club this summer due to the squad being too big. He stated that there is no fixed number of players he has in mind, but it is clear that some players will seek opportunities elsewhere. He also mentioned that he is not directly involved in the transfer process but expects to see some movement in the coming weeks before the end of the transfer window.
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou admitted this week that his squad is “too big” and confirmed that both Djed Spence and Tanguy Ndombele have been placed on the transfer list.
Spence, who has made eleven appearances for the club this season, has been linked with a move away from Spurs in recent weeks, with reports suggesting he is a target of Italian side Roma. Ndombele, meanwhile, had been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain after failing to nail down a starting berth in the Spurs side.
“I think we’ve got too many players in the squad and so Djed and Tanguy have been placed on the transfer list,” said Postecoglou. “We don’t want them to leave but we feel this is the best decision for all parties. We need to trim down the squad and create opportunities for other players.”
While neither of the two players have been regular starters for the Premier League side this season, their departure could have a significant effect on the squad. Both players have proven to be vital contributors in the 2020/2021 season; Spence has featured in every Premier League match this season while Ndombele has made seven starts and scored two goals in all competitions.
Despite this, it would appear that Postecoglou is keen to reduce the size of his current squad and create some breathing room for younger players to make an impact. It remains to be seen which clubs the two players will move to, but it certainly looks like their time at Tottenham is coming to an end.