Can we afford to release Gallas?

by Matthew Harris on August 7, 2012

We all suspected that there would be some clearing of deadwood at White Hart Lane and some newspapers are claiming this morning that as many as five players could leave Spurs before the season starts.

Most of those names won’t surprise anybody – Jenas, Bentley, Bassong and Naughton but the fifth player on the list may cause some debate.

William Gallas joined the club two years ago this month and when he’s been fit, has shown just what a quality centre half he is. Fitness is the issue however and last season he only featured in ten games for the club.

The Frenchman is also rapidly approaching his 35th birthday and on those bare facts, it might make sense to release him. This would also suggest that Steven Caulker is going to be given his chance by AVB and back up Dawson, Kaboul and Vertonghen.

However, do we have enough cover at centre half to release a player of Gallas’ quality?

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