Tottenham transfers: Five players who could leave Spurs this summer
Tottenham transfers: The Sport Review takes a look at five players who could leave White Hart Lane this summer
Gareth Bale was linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur almost immediately following the north London outfit’s failure to secure a fourth-place finish in May. Real Madrid have openly expressed their interest in the Wales international, while newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester United have also been linked with the midfielder. Spurs aren’t keen to sell although a deal in excess of £50m could tempt Daniel Levy.
With Scott Parker entering into the twilight of his career, the England international has been linked with a switch away from White Hart Lane. The 32-year-old is already behind Moussa Dembele and Sandro in the pecking order, and the former West Ham United midfielder has been touted as a possible Fulham target. Martin Jol is reportedly plotting a £4m bid for the tenacious midfielder and Andre Villas-Boas could sell Parker to raise transfer funds.
Tom Huddlestone is approaching a vital stage in his career as the midfielder matures from a up-and-coming talent into a fully-fledged Premier League star. The 26-year-old has found his opportunities limited at the north London club, starting just 11 top-flight games last season. Huddlestone came close to completing a £5m switch to Fulham in January and the England international could seek a move to help his chances of selection for next summer’s World Cup.
Heurelho Gomes has found his first-team opportunities limited since the big-money signing of France captain Hugo Lloris last summer. The 32-year-old won’t want to spend another season on the bench at White Hart Lane. With the World Cup in Brazil next summer, Gomes will need to move to help boost his chances of being included in Luis Felipe Scolari’s squad. He spent the latter part of last season on loan at Hoffenheim and expect the goalkeeper to move on this summer.
Danny Rose was one of Sunderland’s standout performers during a difficult campaign which saw Paolo Di Canio’s men cement their top-flight status with one game remaining. Rose, who was on international duty with England at the European Under-21 championship in Israel, has returned to Spurs following his loan spell. But Sunderland have been linked with a bid to secure the full-back on a permanent deal, while Liverpool are also reportedly interested in Rose.