Danny Mills says that it is “worrying times” for Tottenham fans as he suggests a trio of attacking stars will be considering their future at the club in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Manchester City and England defender says that the concerning situation at the north London giants is “unprecedented” after emerging as a heavyweight of the Premier League.

The Lilywhites are currently a couple of points outside the top four after an indifferent start to the season, while their European campaign has got off to a shocker after a draw versus Olympiacos and a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich.

With the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen all linked with the exit over the summer, Mills says that the Spurs faithful need to worry about Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-min Son looking towards leaving if things continue the way they are.

Mills told Football Insider: “The worry is that Alderweireld was happy to leave, Jan Vertonghen was allegedly happy to leave, Danny Rose almost left the club, called back at the 11th hour, Eriksen has said he wants to leave – that’s four big players.

“If you lose those, how much do you have to spend to replace them? If you don’t, what does Harry Kane, what does Dele Alli think, what does Heung-min Son think? They’re thinking: ‘We’re now weakened than we were last season. If I have ambitions to win things, do I start to have to look elsewhere?’

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“It’s unprecedented and worrying times for Tottenham fans, especially when the manager’s come out and said he doesn’t control the transfer policy and the squad is very unsettled.” 

Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld all see their contracts expire at the end of the season, meaning they could sign pre-contracts with foreign sides come the January transfer window.

Alli and Kane are both on long-term contracts until 2024, while Son is tied down in north London until 2023.

In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has ripped into a pair of senior stars who were “passengers” against Bayern Munich.