Any new coach coming into a club will, sooner or later, make his mind up about the existing squad but some of the transfer rumours coming out of White Hart Lane will have surprised Spurs supporters.
While the club continues to offload the deadwood with the sale of Sebastien Bassong to Norwich, there are claims that AVB is looking to clear out five more players but those names include Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson.
Hudd has worked his way back to match fitness and it was thought he might get a place on the bench over the weekend at the very least. However, he was left out of the squad and later made his feelings known on Twitter.
Daws meanwhile was expected by many to partner either Kaboul or Vertonghen in defence but all the stories today suggest that the pair are surplus to requirements. Stoke and QPR have been put in the frame for both although some reports are pointing at a loan move for Tom.
Bentley, Dos Dantos and Jenas are the other names mentioned and while you would presume that reinforcements must be coming in, would the club be making the right decision to lose Thudd and Daws?