Six players whom Tottenham need to shed over the Summer
Giovani Dos Santos
A haunting reminder of the Damien Comolli days. Quite clearly purchased without anybody making any kind of check on his personality, as he’s never seemed the slightest bit interested in making a contribution.
A strange case, because as reluctant as Harry Redknapp is to play him, Daniel Levy seems equally resistant to selling him. There’s always a Spanish club interested in ‘resurrecting’ his career, so this Summer might just be time to call it quits and send him back from whence he came.
The £17m spent on bringing Bentley back down to London from Blackburn retrospectively looks like one of the worst uses of money in Premier League history. A primadonna party-boy with no sense of positioning, zero workrate, and the haircut of a lesbian.
Nobody in their right mind will pay a fee for Bentley, but it’s most definitely time to chop him out of the wage bill. The archetypal over-hyped English player, maybe Liverpool might want to add to their collection? Buy him a one-way ticket to the MLS, and let us never mention his name again.
A talented footballer, but one no longer has much use. In an ideal world, having a technically-gifted midfielder who’s capable of winning a game sitting on your bench would be great, but not when the club is evidently struggling for transfer funds and that player still has a resale value.
Not good enough, and nor will he ever be to play at the kind of level Tottenham aspire to. The argument could be made that one of the weaknesses of this Spurs’ side is its over-reliance on Scott Parker, which isn’t flatter for the players who deputise for him. No Parker, no security, no backbone, and ultimately no performance.
Livermore wouldn’t get into any of the starting elevens of the league’s top-half, which I suppose says it all - if it really needed saying after his calamitous contribution against Norwich.
An outstanding defender in his day - five years ago. Now seems incapable of staying on the pitch for an entire half without tweaking/pulling/tearing a muscle. The poster-child of Tottenham’s fragile backline.
Yes, he’s still at the club. A legend in the Eredivisie, a punchline in the Premier League. People forgot his frequently brilliant contributions to the 2009/10 season, and prefer the more slapstick moments associated with the Brazilian. Find a club who are willing to pay a fee, and reclaim some of the £8m outlay - nobody will ever trust him in England again.