Will Spurs be forced to loan fringe players out again?

by Matthew Harris on May 5, 2011

t was pointed out on here in one of the comments that it’s not that easy to get rid of our fringe players if nobody wants them. Players such as Bale and Modric are naturally going to be in demand but there aren’t exactly a flood of rumours concerning the likes of O’Hara, Bentley and Keane.

Those three in particular are likely to return to Spurs in the summer and what will happen then? All of them have joined relegation threatened sides and apart from a brief flurry of goals from Jamie O’Hara, none have exactly played a major role in steering their side to safety.

We all know that Keane has a clause in his contract that makes his West Ham deal permanent if they stay up but that looks less likely with every game. QPR however, have emerged as possible candidates for his permanent signature.

Bentley has been getting mixed reviews from St Andrews, while O’Hara may well find himself having played for two relegated clubs in two years and that in itself could work against a player.

A logical step for all of them, assuming they’re to stay in this country, is to drop into the Championship, but could salary and ego work against them? Despite Daniel Levy’s words about ‘streamlining’ the squad, another round of loan deals could yet be on the horizon for some of these players.

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