Tottenham duo face massive summer to save futures after claim of mass Pochettino cull
Tottenham seem set for a big summer in terms of transfer spending as they look to push on from a mixed bag of a season – and that could have massive implications on those already in north London.
Spurs could argue that the progress made in Europe, with an unbeaten run in the group stage and a narrow exit to Juventus in the knock out stages, as well as their near-guaranteed top four finish, represents a successful campaign in light of previous years.
They are right of course, for the growth they have shown has been outstanding, but there are still those who believe that silverware is the be all and end all for a club – something Spurs have not picked up in a decade.
While the Premier League looks out of reach after Manchester City’s sensational season, there is nothing to stop the Lilywhites pushing for the FA Cup or even the Champions League, with the League Cup likely to be relegated to a competition for the youngsters in Mauricio Pochettino’s mind.
So just who stays and who goes this summer?
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Well Football.London have claimed that as many as seven fringe figures, all of whom has spent time out on loan this season, are bound for the exit, and that just three of the loanees could have a future.
Of those to survive, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Josh Onomah are the duo in line to make the step up to the senior side, and face their biggest summer of their careers if they are to make a name for themselves at Spurs.
The report states that Pochettino is set to run the rule over both of them amid the mass cull, which will likely mean significant playing time in their early pre-season fixtures.
It could be the only time they get to make an impression on the Argentine boss, and while he will consider everything that he has seen in the past, it is the present which matters most.
The duo are highly rated at both Spurs and their respective loan clubs – but that means nothing if they cannot perform when called upon.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are in a massive hunt for a 21-year-old powerhouse named player of the year.