By Derek Smithson
Tottenham could be set to lose five senior players over the summer, according to a report.
The Evening Standard has named the players that Tottenham could move on in the upcoming transfer window, including defender Kyle Walker.
It is understood that Walker is expected to complete a move to Manchester City, but the north London club will keep old of both Danny Rose and Eric Dier.
Meanwhile, the report details that Mauricio Pochettino is keen to get rid of fringe players in his squad and £30million flop Moussa Sissoko has been named as one of them.
The 27-year-old midfielder has struggled to make an impression since his move last summer from Newcastle and the Frenchman wants to leave to reignite his chances of playing in the 2018 World Cup.
Forward Vincent Janssen is also named as another who may depart after his disappointing return of six goals last season, while fringe man Georges-Kevin N’Koudou could move back to France after failing to make an impact.
Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm is the final of the five players that could leave and his departure depends on whether the club can secure a permanent deal for loanee Pau Lopez from Espanyol.
Football Insider verdict:
Walker will be the only major concern for Spurs fans out of the five potential departures, but they do have a ready-made replacement in Kieran Trippier and should receive good money for his signature. Sissoko has failed to impress since his move and should rightfully be shipped on, while adjusting the number two goalkeeper should not be an issue. Pochettino seems intent on adjusting his squad and if he brings in suitable replacements then Spurs can still compete at the top-end of the table. However, youngster Janssen and N’Koudou should be given a second year to prove themselves in English football.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they will have to double their offer to sign their goalkeeper target.