The three most likely big-name players to quit Tottenham this summer
COMMENT By Matt Farr
Tottenham will continue to put pressure on leaders Chelsea in the Premier League title race with 11 games remaining this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are also in a strong position to earn a second consecutive top four finish, although their late slip in last season’s title race will remain fresh in the memory.
But regardless of Tottenham’s finish this term, Pochettino is expected to continue his development of the first team squad this summer, and that could see a number of senior players head for the White Hart Lane exit door.
Here, Football Insider analyses the three most likely big-name players to leave Tottenham in the next transfer window.
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Janssen only moved to White Hart Lane at the start of the season, but his Tottenham career simply hasn’t gone to plan.
The 22-year-old has scored just one Premier League goal, with three in other competitions, and has recently been axed from the matchday squads.
Tottenham forked out roughly £18 million to sign him last summer, but he has proven to be a big financial loss and Pochettino could make amends by cashing-in on him in a few months’ time.
As soon as it was confirmed in August that Fazio had joined AS Roma on a season-long loan, his career at Tottenham was as good as over.
It is Fazio’s second loan spell since joining Tottenham in 2014, suggesting that Pochettino does not see him as part of his long term plan at the club.
Argentinal international Fazio is set to make the move to the Italian club a permanent one if he reaches a certain number of appearances for the club, and given his current role in the first team, it appears the most likely outcome.
The 29-year-old would struggle to break into the Tottenham first team ahead of star duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld if he were return to north London in the summer.
The form of first-choice full back Kyle Walker has seen opportunities at a premium for Trippier, 26.
Walker has been brilliant for Tottenham over the course of the season, restricting Trippier largely to cup appearances.
The former Burnley defender has made 11 appearances this term, of which just three were in the Premier League, and his lack of regular action could see him force a move in the summer.
He could be a valuable first team player at a number of Premier League sides, but his talent is being wasted on the sidelines at White Hart Lane.
In other Tottenham transfer news, fans on Twitter have urged Daniel Levy to sign up this reported 25-year-old target.