'Get Rid' - Exclusive: Mourinho tipped to bin Spurs 27yo straight off but his big pal will stay
Kevin Phillips claimed Jose Mourinho will look to “get rid” of Serge Aurier this summer but his big Tottenham pal Moussa Sissoko will stay.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the social-distancing incident the duo were caught up in was symptomatic of the team’s dreadful season.
It comes less than a month after Jose Mourinho was seen breaching coronavirus guidelines when he trained Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez in a north London park.
Phillips believes Jose Mourinho will be looking to overhaul his squad this summer and expects Aurier to be one of many casualties.
“It is the story of Tottenham’s season,” he told Football Insider.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“There has been more issues off the pitch than on it. We are constantly talking about it.
“Mourinho will want a couple of transfer windows to get rid of people. Aurier, probably, one that will go.
“Sissoko is a great player and he has been a massive miss for them this year and I think he will stay.
“Mourinho is using this time to identify which players he wants in that squad and which he does not.
“He is having to deal with so many things off the pitch – contracts, rifts in the squad and it has just been one of those seasons. Disappointing to hear but Jose will deal with it.”
The Premier League is currently suspended amid the Coronavirus pandemic with preparations being made for a mid-June restart, if possible.
The government guidelines state people should only leave their home “alone or with members of their household.”